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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

ArtEuropeLondon"Hogarth" at Tate Britain (through Apr. 29). This wide-ranging retrospective, the most comprehensive devoted to the 18th-century British... Read More

New OrleansBarLe Phare 523 Gravier St.; 504/636-1890; drinks from $7.The ClassicSazerac Absinthe, rye, or bourbon; simple syrup; Peychaud’s bitters;... Read More

You can now savor Paris in slow motion. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée (25 Ave. Montaigne, Eighth Arr.; 800/650-1842; plaza-athenee-paris.com; doubles from $1... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through... Read More

In an effort to help the City of Light go green, the French outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has partnered with city officials to launch the largest... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

I was gazing at the perfect pink town houses of Place des Vosges from a private balcony one evening last summer as a fellow dinner guest, an auctioneer,... Read More

Bruno FrisoniArtistic Director, Roger Vivier Hometown: Bouzy, FranceFor almost a quarter-century, 46-year-old Bruno Frisoni has created everything from... Read More

ShoppingU.S. + Canada1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership... Read More

The past is another country, and it's the only place I ever want to go. When the air collects into soup at the bottom of the bowl that Paris sits in,... Read More

french bliss Hotelier Grace Leo-Andrieu, who transformed Paris's Hotel Montalembert and Le Toiny on St. Barts into stylish enclaves, has once... Read More

Mid-February. Ads for Presidents' Day sales pad the newspapers, offering relief from the flat-line lull that sets in after the holidays and lasts until... Read More

Rising in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Jean Nouvel's sweeping Musée du Quai Branly (222 Rue de l'Université; 33-1/56-61-70-00; www.quaibranly.fr)... Read More

ParisLe Relais du Parc, at Sofitel le Parc 55–59 Ave. Raymond-Poincaré, 16th Arr.; 33-1/44-05-66-10; www.sofitel.com; dinner for two $170; doubles... Read More

Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered,... Read More

Musée du Quai BranlyPoised like a giant wood-and-metal tortoise on the roof of Paris's newest museum, Les Ombres (27 Quai Branly, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/47... Read More

Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price.ParisParis Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris... Read More

AMSTERDAMMost Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day.Scenic but... Read More

"Hello, I'm Brad." We're standing outside the Mabillon Métro stop in St.-Germain-des-Prés, but Brad could pass for the mayor of Margaritaville. He is... Read More

Designer ClassicsTHE SHOP The sexy red leather soles from Christian Louboutin (19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, First Arr.; 33-1/42-36-05-31) have been... Read More

BarcelonaThere's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique... Read More

From New York to Bangkok, we've got the dish. Here, four of the best new tables across the globe.TELEPAN, NEW YORKChef Bill Telepan has taken... Read More

BostonBook: The anecdote-filled Boston Foot Notes: A Walking Guide (Saben Books), by Jane Grossman and Felice Yager, follows five popular beats, from... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

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