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See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
Super Size Me may have put you off burgers and fries for good, but there's still hope in Europe. Organic fast-food joints have been popping up in major cities, proving that quick bites can be good for you, too. Move over, Big Mac! —Hillary Gerone...
It's easy to mistake Bubó (10 Carrer Caputxes; 34-3/268-7224; www.bubo.ws), Barcelona's grooviest new patisserie, for an exclusive jewelry shop. Master pâtissier Carles Mampel treats each dessert like a precious gem—from the long glass cases that...
It's peak tanning hour on a typical weekend: the public beach is lined with outstretched locals, and in between the sandy towels, a statuesque drag queen is strutting as if on a runway. Like Barcelona itself, she is determined and fearless, sexy a...
Heading to this seaside Mediterranean city?We’ve found pieces that are modern—and travel easily. Stay warm on the plane with a Loro Piana cashmere scarf. Piazza Sempion.’s cotton-and-silk dress goes from day to evening. People-watch on the b...
After a decade of adventuring at new-wave restaurants, I recently landed in Spain with a yearning to immerse myself in the country’s most traditional social rituals, to connect more deeply with its compulsively sociable culture. And so, to plumb t...
When it comes to the sport of divining the next great food trend all bets are off in experiment-driven Spain, where traditional notions of dining are being pushed to their limits. Is there life after liquid nitrogen caipirinhas and calcium chlorid...
With a pair of palace hotels leading the way, Europe delivers a king's ransom of notable debuts this season. The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest (5-6 Roosevelt Tér.; 36-1/268-6000; www.fourseasons.com; doubles from $335), an Art Nouveau...
For travelers to Barcelona who would never fill their suitcases with Gaudí snow globes or Sagrada Família thimbles, Xocoa (11 Petritxol; 34-93/301-1197; www.xocoa-bcn.com; from $3), the city's cult chocolatier, delivers the ultimate edible souveni...
Miguel Fluxá Camper Shoes Which airport makes flying a pleasure? The new Richard Rogers–designed Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas Airport has high, noise-absorbent bamboo ceilings. And at Berlin’s Tegel International Airport, many of the gates ha...
Ask a sophisticated Barcelona native where he’ll be this weekend, and the answer is often the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Since it opened in 1994 inside a gorgeously rehabilitated 18th-century hospice in the Raval neighbor...
Café de la Princesa This 14th-century stone palace houses the minimalist dresses and suits of Barcelona designer Julie Sohn (think Jil Sander with an Asian twist), and narrowly cut men’s wear from Danish haberdashers Sand, as well as travel b...
Morning Cacao Sampaka Hot cocoa goes haute at this sleek shop and café part-owned by Ferran Adrià’s pastry-chef brother, Albert. Dark and dense, the liquid easily qualifies as an alternative energy source. The chocolate-smeared tostada might be ...
Camisería Pons This 100-year-old clothing store stocks a slew of Catalán designers for women and men (including Josep Abril’s impeccable linen shirts). Look for the reduced-price off-season racks in the back. 49 Gran de Gràcia; 34/93-217-7292. L...
Bar Raval Slide into a leather booth at this watering hole and you’ll be immersed in the chatty camaraderie of the professors, writers, artists, and theater types who live nearby in the streets surrounding the Museu d’Art Contemporani. 19 Doctor ...