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Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to-Brussels market, the airline abandoned that route. Instead, it rebooked passengers on the high-spe...
IT'S MIDNIGHT, AND I'M DRIVING AROUND PARIS WITH A FEW Americans, several French Algerians, and Mohamed Khelifati, a 35-year-old musician better known as Cheb Mami. It's his first night back from Oran—a city on Algeria's Mediterranean coast that's...
Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels. They are just two of the many high-end hotels that have started offering personal shopping se...
"Turin is terrible," said my friend Remo Guidieri, a writer and an anthropologist, of his native town. "Don't go there." He himself moved to Paris—the city on which Turin was, after all, modeled. But Remo might not have his delicious contempt for ...
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...
Just when you thought fashion minimalists were talked-out on the subject of T-shirts and tank tops, along comes Robert Merloz. T-beauty, his serene new Paris boutique, is filled with nothing but. The hook: colors borrowed from makeup, including th...
Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane, and regain your literary bearings on arrival by visiting a great bookstore. But where to go?Here,...
high style, few francs A new Paris hotel, the Libertel Quartier Latin, takes its decorative cues from its location at the crossroads of the city's intellectual life: in the Fifth Arrondissement near the Sorbonne. Designed as a study in bookishness...
Owner Jean de Rotalier may not serve only fifth-growth bottles, as the name of his 5è Cru (dinner for two $38) cheekily suggests, but he’s got every terroir of France covered. The ocher-hued salon has only three pine tables, plus a few barrels tha...
Some scents are olfactory icons. You've smelled them wafting from over-enthusiastic ladies in elevators, at department stores among islands of glass bottles, and on too many of your friends. These are the powerhouse perfumes that take the world's ...
Renting an apartment can be the most convenient and least expensive way to visit a city, especially for stays of more than a few days. Not only are the per-night rates often cheaper than at a hotel—a one-bedroom flat with a pull-out bed in the liv...
Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not the creature. A fashion designer famous for ingeniously rethinking women's classics, Kors is part...
Fortune-tellers say that when one takes a trip, the course of one's life is altered forever. Come August, all French men, women, and children abandon their homes in Paris, seeking to alter their lives forever. In a city where the primary political...
CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...