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“Dress up! People wearing impressive clothes are treated better.” —Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys New York“Many major hubs like Dallas/Fort... Read More

There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby,... Read More

Steps from the Champs-Élysées, between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris embodies a glamorous, artistic sensibility.... Read More

I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in... Read More

In my 22 years as a fashion editor, I’ve logged endless hours packing and preparing for long trips to style capitals. Covering the shows requires a... Read More

celebrating the 20th centuryLONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern... Read More

With peak season winding down and airfares and hotel rates (and summer temperatures) beginning to drop, September is the perfect time to visit the City... Read More

A couple of years ago, François Simon, the influential restaurant critic for Le Figaro, told me that French gastronomy needed a “crisis” in order to... Read More

ChicagoConductor Riccardo Muti takes over as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with a free concert in Millennium Park (Sept. 19; cso.org)... Read More

ParisWith close to 200 works, including figures and still lifes, “Claude Monet (1840–1926),” at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais (Sept. 22–Jan.... Read More

ParisThe 25th Biennale des Antiquaires (Sept. 15–22; bdafrance.eu) has old masters, Midcentury Modern furniture, serious jewels—it’s all here—under the... Read More

The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound... Read More

The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of... Read More

Paris has been my home for the past 16 years. My first job here, in 1989, was working for Karl Lagerfeld in the Chanel design studio. Next came W... Read More

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Stella Cadente’s HomeFashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral... Read More

Stay in a... Leather FactoryOld Montreal’s Le Petit Hotel has 24 rooms with tall warehouse ceilings and exposed brick and stone; the property extends... Read More

Q: Where can I find the best hotel deals online? —Jacob Kipp, Lafayette, Calif.A: “New functionality at tried-and-true booking sites has made finding... Read More

“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer... Read More

“I first started visiting ’Sconset with my family when I was about eight years old. We rented a place near the Summer House Cottages, on Ocean Avenue,... Read More

There’s a youthquake afoot at these four shopping landmarks.ParisYou could forgive Printemps if it had lost some of its fabled luster after 145 years.... Read More

“The Rue de Lancry winds its way down to the Canal St.-Martin, a two-mile waterway in the 10th Arrondissement built under Napoléon. Now the street is... Read More

Looking east from the Pont de Tolbiac in the 13th Arrondissement you wouldn't know you were in Paris. As far as the eye can see, there are cranes and... Read More

Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour, Paris): Air FranceSample First-Class Meal: Red pepper, cucumber, and Parmesan tartare, foie gras,and fillet of guinea fowl... Read More

“A limo whisks me to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, where I’m escorted up, up to the high-rollers’ suite—bowling alley; pool table—and... Read More

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