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Like cigars and martinis, barbershop shaves are in again. What's behind the trend?Part nostalgia for the days when men gathered (and burst into song)... Read More

YEOHLEE TENG, Fashion DesignerI travel all over. This year I've been to Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Paris, throughout the States, and to Malaysia (where... Read More

News on where to stay . . . what to see . . . what to buy . . . south african seascapeFamous among the surfing set, the waves off South Africa's Long... Read More

'People characterize my work as very Japanese,' says fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. 'That always surprises me. My generation has no sense of... Read More

Thanks to Madeline, the Hunchback, and Pascal's red balloon, most children have a vision of Paris long before they ever set foot in the city. They... Read More

My theory about visiting a city for the first time is that it's best to try and live like a local. So instead of wandering the Louvre with other... Read More

François Payard provokes squeals of laughter from family and friends gathered hastily for one of his lightning visits from New York City. The scene is... Read More

Five years ago, if you'd told Kate Moss that one day she would own a Louis Vuitton handbag, she might have been more than a little doubtful.For while... Read More

Mention Park Avenue, and one image comes to mind: armies of doormen guarding towers of Classic Eights, as Chanel-clad ladies scurry by with diminutive... Read More

Steeped in StyleTea boutiques are taking artisanal brewing to new levels.ParisThe legendary Russian-style blends of Kusmi Tea have been a Paris staple... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters.In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces... Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark$265While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

"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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

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

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