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In Slovenia's Capital I spent two years stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy, during which time I became an adopted Slovene and Ljubljancan, so I was happy to see Robert S. Boynton's "Is Ljubljana the Next Prague?" [August]. For years, the city...
The majority of people who land at JFK International never even realize that they are on Long Island— and regrettably, the airport is the most they will ever see of it. Others view this slim strip of land as just a summer playground or a bedroom c...
Behind a stucco wall in East Hampton, New York, is a refuge along the lines of an English manor, a wonderfully intimate house, idiosyncratic in this place where high style is defined by the perfectly weathered shingle. The new J. Harper Poor Cotta...
“I love to go fishing, and that’s how I first discovered the North Fork—I was looking for stripers and tuna. Then, five years ago, my wife and I bought an old farmhouse in Mattituck, which we’re now renovating. It was built in the 1850’s and looks...
You can tell a lot about a person by the car she drives. I drive an 11-year-old Volvo sedan with no radio, a cracked windshield, and a heat shield that rattles like a diamondback when I go over 30 miles an hour. Cars, in my book, are a means to an...
(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in Australia So you want to escape civilization and flee to that mythical undiscovered beach, a place where it's just you, the sand, and the sea (okay, and a nice meal after a sunbaked day)?Well, we've found it, but...
30 Summer officially begins for me when I see my friend Polly waiting at the Seaview ferry dock with her red Radio Flyer. I was practically raised on Fire Island; my parents had a summerhouse among Seaview's dunes in the 1960's and 70's. As a kid,...
The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B&B's and restaurants. Today wine tourism has exploded—not only in California, but around the wo...
Pinafores, Ahoy When Brigid de Guzman sent her sister's four-year-old a hand-stitched dress, her sister secretly whisked it away to the buyers at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan, who put de Guzman in business. She has since opened her own shop (49 A...
First came the fishermen. Then came the surfers. Now the formerly scruffy enclave of Montauk, at the easternmost point of Long Island, has been colonized by fashion-forward boutiques and hotels that are one-upping the rest of the Hamptons with a r...
It's all about access in the Hamptons. And there's no better way to get on the inside track than to spend the night with a couple in the know. Year-round residents Sylvia and Gary Muller, owners of the Mill House Inn (31 N. Main St., East Hampton,...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...
India Like the luxury house’s 2008 fashion collections, the new Hermès fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson, takes its cues from the subcontinent, with a spicy-smelling blend of pepper, vetiver, coriander, and ginger. Japan Traditional incense ce...