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Tips and Articles in China

In Shanghai, Vivienne Tam finds not only antiques shops but plenty of inspiration too Canton-born designer Vivienne Tam has been making twice-yearly pilgrimages to Shanghai for more than two decades to find inspiration. "In the early 80's, the co...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...
Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before sundown and not drive out after dark. White lights—like conventional flashlights—aren’t allowed. And...
The new 650-foot Seabourn Odyssey is small. From the Sun Terrace on the top deck—an intimate, loungy sort of place with a few dozen woven wicker daybeds and a very intuitive staff (“Bellini?” the waiter asks; “Why, yes,” I reply)—it feels like you...
Thailand During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa at Anantara Si Kao guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. China Set high above Victoria Harbour, Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong offers a...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Food, food, food, food, food. it’s been a month since my intensive two-week tour of Hong Kong restaurants and the non-fat, low-taste yogurt and Whole Foods berries staring back at me from the typical American breakfast table bring to mind a fallen...
Thanks to a few visionaries who are combining modern design with cutting-edge technology, a green building revolution is under way. Spain First up: Bodegas Portia (bodegasportia.com), Norman Foster’s winery for the Faustino Group in the Ribera de...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ricardo Legorreta were once indelibly connected with the most important hotel projects of their day (the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the Camino Real in Mexico City). Though the boutique-hotel era put the emphasis...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
The highlight of a visit to the new Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is the extraordinarily detailed scale model of the city that projects what China’s capital will look like in the year 2020. English-speaking guides dressed in scarlet-and-black s...
The Cultural Revolution's national ideology—fortunately—has gone the way of the Little Red Book, but the distinct style that emerged out of China's heyday of state-issued propaganda is back by popular demand, at the five-room Red Capital R...