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Tips and Articles in France

When the author Janet Flanner called her famed collection of essays Paris Was Yesterday, she wasn’t, of course, referring to handbags. But she might have been. The City of Light is responsible for many enduring reveries (both sartorial and otherwi...
The walls of the Gallo-Roman amphitheaters in the Rhône Valley city of Lyons will shake to the beats of the music festival Fourvière Nights (33-4/72-57-15-40; www.nuits-de-fourviere.org; through August 6). In attendance: Ravi Shankar, Lenny Kravit...
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...
White Mojito Plaza Athénée A blend of elder flower, violet, and rose essences adds plenty of zing. Garden of Eden Hotel Bel-Air Don’t miss this tart concoction made with organic honey, cucumber, and lime juice. Endless Summer New York Palace...
You’ve chilled out in an ice hotel, slept in a jail, and holidayed in a tree house. What’s next? In Stockholm, entrepreneur Oscar Diös is redefining the term airport hotel with the Jumbo Hostel (doubles from $150), in a revamped 747-200 parked at ...
How often do you travel? I travel at least once a month for work and have become a bit of a nomad. Each year we go on one big trip as a family. I usually take my children–Elettra is 21 and Roberto just turned 10–to France and Italy so they can pr...
I'll be in the south of France this summer and am curious to see how perfume is made. Are there any factories that offer behind-the-scenes tours?—C.B., ORLEANS, MASS. With its abundance of jasmine, lavender, orange blossoms, and roses, Provence i...
Portofino This small fishing port on the Italian Riviera draws the big names—and the big boats—of the beau monde. Getting Around The best beaches are accessible only by sea, but if you won’t be chartering your own yacht, take a half-hour ferry ...
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Can I still get tickets for the summer Olympics—and an affordable hotel room in Athens? —K.M., GUILFORD, CONN. The official ticket agent of the United States Olympic Committee, Cartan Tours (800/360-2004; www.cartan.com ), projects that tickets...
When Brooklyn-based Dan Storper started making global music compilations to play in his Putumayo clothing and handicraft stores, he never dreamed that his hobby would develop into a record label known for introducing such artists as Oliver Mtukudz...
See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s Lower East Side. A direct route to my favorite bars and restaurants, the street was lined with te...
Anyone who's ever whiled away a morning in Paris, watching children play with sailboats in the Luxembourg Gardens, has had to wonder: How is it that French kids always look so perfectly turned out?Here's your cheat sheet: an up-to-the-minu...
"Walk the block from the fromagerie to the boulangerie . . . to the fruitier, crémerie, charcuterie, and . . . you have walked the world," writes André Aciman in Entrez: Signs of France (Artisan, $18.95). Steven Rothfeld's detailed photos of Frenc...
Here was my fantasy: to create the perfect summer wine, something decent, light, and drinkable with anything, everything, or nothing. I wanted it to be inexpensive enough to keep around by the case, refreshing enough to hit the spot on a hot...