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Tips and Articles in Florida

The Florida Keys are a raffish place, a scruffy archipelago that draws the indolent, the adventurous, and the just plain weird. Key West (founded 1823) is one of the oldest towns in Florida, but the rest of the islands were largely uninhabited unt...
the redder the better in miami Having practically invented fusion at New York's China Grill, restaurant czar Jeffrey Chodorow just keeps on fusing—this time marrying Moscow to Miami Beach. At Red Square, revolutionary Russian posters hang on distr...
intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
Roman Feasts "How to Eat Well in Rome" [June] was essential for the grand finale of our recent Mediterranean trip. Both the Replay Café and Dal Bolognese lived up to your praise. We loved Rome-- and if the coins we tossed in Trevi Fountain are any...
It's not easy for a city to recover from a tragic event like the one that bloodied Ocean Drive in Miami's South Beach in July. With the violent death of designer Gianni Versace, the town lost one of the most visible architects of its remarkable re...
The chambermaid couldn't resist. She had to peek inside Madame's cosmetics bag. (After all, it was her job to pack up the suite by checkout.) There it was, lying open on the marble vanity, contents scattered. Next to it was the gentleman's dop kit...
For nine months of the year, our household is governed, a hair too sternly, by three sheets of paper taped to the refrigerator. Three schools, three calendars: nursery school for Catherine, age four; grade school for Maura, 11; and the college whe...
I am a critic in every way. I hate to travel and I am hard to please, but even I could not resist the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. I was reminded over and over again of the way I felt the first time I stayed at the Hotel Ritz in Paris—as if I had been tr...
On a 90-degree Miami day, you can find the true meaning of cool in Little Havana. In contrast with the fast-paced glitz of South Beach, the serene luxe of Coral Gables, and the funky mellowness of Coconut Grove, Little Havana is the real Miami— a ...
The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most of the resorts have resisted planning celebrations, but a huge soiree is not why you go to a pri...
See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
On an evening of deranged opulence in Miami Beach, the Fontainebleau—the iconic hotel that heralded a new order of glamour when it opened in 1954 with such guests as Walter Winchell and the mayor of Fontainebleau, France—is relaunching itself with...
Read New York’s Algonquin Hotel has taken its literary legacy into the digital age by lending guests Amazon’s Kindle e-books, available free at the front desk. Listen You can borrow pre-downloaded iPods at resorts such as the Mandarin Oriental...
Leave the television coverage of the Times Square Ball drop and sad strains of Auld Lang Syne at home this year. Instead, strap on your party shoes and welcome 2009 with some of today’s hottest young celebrities in some of America’s hottest destin...
Juniors jump-start their career training at two new Florida attractions. Teens can enlist in Kennedy Space Center's ATX-Astronaut Training Experience (Cape Canaveral; 321/449-4400; www.kennedyspacecenter.com; $225 for the day). After a briefing, "...