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For its freshly pressed clubhouse at Los Angeles International Airport, Virgin Atlantic has called upon classically California themes: an apothecary... Read More

A lissome brunette in a Prohibition-era dressing gown introduces herself as Charlotte, the “madam of the house.” She flips a switch, revealing a... Read More

Following similar bans by San Francisco and Seattle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday he intends to sign an executive order that will ban... Read More

We talk about Kimpton Hotels a lot around here: the brand, recently acquired by IHG, is busy growing its portfolio and upping the ante on affordable... Read More

If you’ve been stalling on a trip to Napa in hopes of experiencing the currently-closed bastion of California fine dining, it’s time to book those... Read More

It was only a matter of time before the family that gave the world Mama Shelter hotels brought their egalitarian vision of cool stateside—and what... Read More

Can’t wait for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to re-open in 2016? Get a sneak peek of the museum’s new collection when its American Icons... Read More

Calling all future Leslie Knopes! Visiting America’s National Parks is about to get a little easier. Last week, President Obama announced a new “Every... Read More

In 1921, a middle-aged Frank Lloyd Wright had already established himself as the progenitor of the Prairie School of architecture, having flood the... Read More

Hotels love a good attention-grabbing amenity, especially one that involves health and wellness. We looked at some of the latest offerings to see which... Read More

The hippest hotels now have juice bars. Kimpton is serving fresh-pressed blends at its U.S. properties. Miami’s Metropolitan by Como specializes in an... Read More

Thanks to these innovations, you can rest easy on the road. ... Read More

David Kaplan and Alex Day, the cocktail geniuses who rewrote the book on bartending at New York’s renowned Death & Company, are now conquering Los... Read More

January 31 is the perfect day to get a dose of culture in Los Angeles, when the city is hosting the tenth annual Museums Free-For-All program. More than... Read More

The Chateau. The Pink Palace. The Riot Hyatt. L.A.’s big and buzzy glamour-puss hotels have served as sceney backdrops for the indiscretions of nearly a... Read More

THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to... Read More

It’s rare that anyone actually enjoys being in airports these days, but if you’re obliged to wait out, say, a seven-hour layover, you’ll likely find it... Read More

“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. ... Read More

Nail salons across the country are putting a luxury shine on the typical no-frills manicure—and the women (and some men) of the style set can’t resist.... Read More

Luxury behemoth Intercontinental Hotels Group went out and got itself a sexy Millennial hotel brand, dishing out $430 million in cash for Kimpton Hotels... Read More

He’s the first-ever winner of the televised cooking competition, Top Chef Just Desserts, and this Saturday, his new pâtisserie opens in Palo Alto,... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls. ... Read More

Editor’s Pick: The Visionary ... Read More

Wherever I go, I always seek out the “B sides” of town, undiscovered neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Inner Richmond. I learned about the area from... Read More

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