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You take an elevator up 60 feet and step out into your room, which is decked out with Eames chairs and plasma TV’s and has a panoramic view out over Holland’s Wadden Sea. Sure, the luxuriously appointed room has a touch-screen lighting system, a s...
Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
Q: I’ll be visiting my son in Cologne, where he’s studying. What should we plan to do while I’m there? —Judith Levy, Newton, Mass. A: Artsy and sophisticated Cologne is the perfect base from which to explore the history-rich southern section of t...
Known for endowing contemporary luminaries such as Richard Meier with lavish budgets, Germany's leading retailer Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf (65–67 Schildergasse, Cologne; 49-1803/211-900; www.peekundcloppenburg.de) commissioned Renzo Piano ...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
Toast of the coast Cornwall's just-opened Hotel Tresanton — a former yachting getaway — has a pedigree that's irresistible to royal-watchers, food lovers, and design mavens. The new owner Olga Polizzi is the daughter of Lord Forte; the chef ju...
James Kelly James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, N. Mex. hot spot The Tate Restaurant (in London's old Tate). It has completely old-fashioned service, excellent food, and you always see great artists—I recently spotted Ellsworth Kelly there. worst ...
OCCUPATION Conductor and music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia HOME BASES Fort Worth, Texas, and Auckland, New Zealand FACE THE MUSIC The 36-year-old Peruvian-born, American-trained maestro made his Colo...
BEACH WHERE Grand Cayman WHY The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one forma...
DESTINATION Cologne HOW TO GET THERE Continental Airlines recently began nonstop flights from Newark BEST TIMES TO VISIT Cologne is a mecca for artists (Gerhard Richter calls the city home), and the biggest event of the year is the fair Art Cologn...
When illustrator Marc Stüwe and graphic designer Raimond Radtke—passionate collectors of furniture classics—ran out of space in their apartments, Cologne's latest design oasis was born. Belle Histoire (1 Hirschgässchen; 49-221/860-5684) is filled ...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...