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Reader's FindIn Paris last summer I discovered an incredible bed-and-breakfast occupying a private barge on the Seine, docked near Notre Dame. The two Americans who own La Vie en Rose [888/866-4730 or 33-1/43-54-03-46, fax 33-1/43-29-79-15; www....
I live in Earl's Court in London, but I spent a lot of time in Notting Hill recently while I was shooting the movie, with Julia Roberts. We filmed among the locals -- shopkeepers and all that, who were great. I play the owner of a bookstore that...
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from the terminal for as little as $7.50 and be there in just over an hour. That's what you call a n...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...
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...
Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not there. Plastic lighters: zippo. In their place, you're likely to spot regional crafts, chic place ...
News on where to stay—what to see—what to buy… English Country ModernBabington House — an 18th-century estate 12 miles south of Bath — turns traditional country-house décor on its ear. Brushed-steel staircases and suede pillows have replaced chin...
Many of the city' s coolest bars and clubs are members-only. Where there' s a will, however, there' s a way to get in. Pretend You' re Going for the Food Soho' s louche new below-ground K Bar (84-86 Wardour St.; 44-171/439-4393) is nominally the ...
As an unapologetically superior Londoner, I have come to Manchester and Liverpool armed with the usual array of prejudices about urban life "up north." Neighboring cities locked in the past, I thought. Poor, derelict, and down-at-heel, victims of ...
On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
q. It's summer but I'm dying to ski. How do South America's resorts compare with, say, Vail or Chamonix?Which is the best value?—D.R., Denver, Colo. a. Argentina's San Carlos de Bariloche, a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires, is the largest and mo...
The current magnet for stylish Londoners, Cornwall is a realm of improbable conjunctions: tumbledown castles alongside Bronze Age stone circles, subtropical gardens cheek by jowl with barren fens. On August 11, this millennium's last total solar e...