California

Tips and Articles in California

There’s never been a better time to get to know your agave. Artisanal tequilas are turning up on cocktail menus across the globe thanks to the arrival of small-batch, handmade bottlings such as Casa Dragones (casadragones.com; $275), a sipping teq...
Decked out like a 1970’s diner, The Waffle (breakfast for two $25) serves breakfast all day and past midnight. What to order? Red-velvet waffles with cream-cheese frosting and a soul-food version prepared with jalapeños and fried chicken. Slaw Do...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of Le Baratin, a bar à vin/bistro in the 20th Arrondissement. A skilled sommelier and manager, Pin...
“Outside of New York, L.A. is the place I spend the most time. We shot a whole season of The Apprentice there a few years ago, which was a lot of fun for all of us. Between the success of the show, my business ventures, and the Trump National Golf...
Fairmont @FairmontHotelsExpect real-time property news, customized hotel packages based on Twitter follower feedback, prizes (“mini-bar” baskets), and free rooms. Recent Tweet: A giveaway of a night in the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite at Montr...
With hotel occupancy rates on the rebound, are last-minute bookings still a bargain? To find out, we reserved a standard room for one night at hotels in five U.S. cities two days, one week, and three months in advance. Across the board, one week o...
Number of New Hotel Rooms Las Vegas: 7,010 Orlando: 5,223 Houston: 5,145 San Antonio: 4,032 New York City: 3,920 Washington, D.C.: 3,082 Dallas: 2,936 Los Angeles: 2,929 Phoenix: 2,436 Atlanta: 2,154 * Figures from February 2009 to Fe...
The only true requirement of a great hotel is that it have a decent bar somewhere on the premises. They could leave out the front desk, room service, even the beds; surely we’d all find spots at the bar to keep us safe and warm until morning. Reg...
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“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer “Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into...
My parents tasted their first kiwi at Trader Vic’s in San Francisco in the spring of 1962. My mother grew up in Minneapolis, and Vic’s was the most exotic place she’d ever seen. “Everything was sprinkled with coconut and served in a hollowed-out p...
America is finally catching up to what Angelenos have known—and happily devoured—for years. Many of today’s food trends took root in L.A.: the devotion to local, seasonal ingredients, readily available from year-round farmers’ markets. The eschewi...
New York City: Haus Interior Head to the back of this cozy Nolita boutique and you’ll spot German designer Nina Freudenberger creating eclectic interiors for stylish Manhattanites. The shop’s vibe—streamlined Scandinavian chalet meets European...