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Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch,... Read More

Winter may be just around the corner, but that's not stopping a group of renegade mixologists from going glacial. New Yorkers are sipping icy dessert... Read More

Folded into a stolid 19th-century building on a hectic Haussmann thoroughfare, the 52-room Murano Urban Resort offers itself up as a hipper-than-thou,... Read More

British conceptual artist Tracey Emin took her passion for travel and sent it packing. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Longchamp's classic Le... Read More

OCCUPATION Soprano HOME BASE New York SWEPT AWAY Since making her Paris Opéra debut 13 years ago, Fleming has developed an affinity for the city and its... Read More

LONDON Nigella Lawson, author of Forever Summer and host of her own show by the same title on the Style Network.• MARKET Borough Market 8 Southwark St.;... Read More

Frenchwoman Valérie Schlumberger—a part-time resident of Île de Gorée, off the coast of Dakar—is bringing African culture and style to Paris. On behalf... Read More

We had longed for a vacation in France, but didn't relish the thought of sharing a hotel room for two weeks with our 13-year-old daughter, Megan, and... Read More

"This is where you would have bought your jewelry in the nineteenth and early twentieth century," Janet Mavec tells me as we sweep across the Place... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels.As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year... Read More

See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants.Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on... Read More

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

Museum BrasserieBeaux Arts Museum, Brussels (3 Place Royale; 32-2/508-3580; lunch for two $110). Portuguese designer du jour Antoine Pinto and Flemish... Read More

Martin Bethenod, curator of the FIAC fair in Paris (October 23–26; fiac.com), gives the lowdown on the Paris art scene.What’s the most significant... Read More

See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions.Guests at W Hotels have come to expect “Whatever/Whenever.” But this year’s... Read More

PragueHilton Old TownDesigner Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired... Read More

Edgy Spanish shoemaker Camper looked to the streets of Barcelona—literally—for the design of its men’s walking shoe, pictured here. The pattern on the... Read More

ParisOn the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, is Alain Ducasse’s new Le Jules Verne (Ave. Gustave-Eiffel, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-55-61-44; dinner for two... Read More

You’ve only just cleared security, and your neck is already in knots. Be Relax (berelax.com; one-hour table massages from $160), a European chain of... Read More

Berlin | KadeweThe PlaceA veritable Disneyland of comestibles, the sixth floor of the KaDeWe department store showcases all the latest food trends and... Read More

Planning a monthlong trip to Paris, I realized I wanted to live in the city, not just stay there. So I decided to rent a furnished apartment, figuring I... Read More

Le FloorsBurgers are made to order with a list of 10 special sauces in a three-story glass-walled space. Try the one with crisp bacon, cheese, onion... Read More

For years, the guides to Paris, London, Milan, and New York included in Smythson’s Fashion Diary ($405; 866/769-8476; www.smythson.com) have made it the... Read More

Bons vivants may already know the Lucien Barrière group, which owns such legendary palace hotels as Deauville’s Normandy and the Majestic in Cannes. Now... Read More

Secluded Scottish CastleBy Shane MitchellAny faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice... Read More

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