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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... Read More

Some scents are olfactory icons. You've smelled them wafting from over-enthusiastic ladies in elevators, at department stores among islands of glass... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The other day, too long on the road, I remarked to a friend that I was homesick. "For where?" she asked, and I was stumped. ... Read More

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you know that making a long-distance call with a calling card can cost a fortune. But what are your options... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

See the slideshow of Dazzling Spa Debuts. ... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. ... Read More

Hedonists and oenophiles rejoice: French vinotherapy brand Caudalíe has recently opened a spa in the 19th-century hotel Les Étangs de Corot (doubles... Read More

No one loves a classic the way the French do. Witness the staying power of the Limoges teacup, the Chanel suit, the Vuitton satchel. As it is with... Read More

"You forget just how beautiful this city is, the way it looks at night with the river lit up. This photo was taken at the Place de la Concorde the day I... Read More

A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major... Read More

Christian Lacroix is Paris's most celebrated maximalist, artfully mixing baroque velvets, religious references, lace, and vivid white-on-black dots—and... Read More

Super Size Me may have put you off burgers and fries for good, but there's still hope in Europe. Organic fast-food joints have been popping up in major... Read More

The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South... Read More

In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on: ... Read More

todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's... Read More

If I had a car its bumper sticker would say I'd rather be sleeping. I am a congenital, incorrigible glutton for sleep. Sleep-bingeing is my last vice,... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

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