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In our high-octane culture, tea aficionados are picking up speed. Whether you have a penchant for hand-picked green anemone or jasmine pearls, new emporiums and specialty salons have finally let the tea out of the bag. —Francine Maroukian LAS VE...
Athough Angelenos don't sleep in hotels, they practically live in them. Back in the 1940's, the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel was the spot for the Hollywood power lunch; by the nineties the Hotel Bel-Air's cloistered restaurant was the pl...
Nau The Concept This Portland, Oregon–based outdoor clothing company uses innovative online retailing to create a pioneering shopping concept. The Stores At locations in Chicago, Boulder, Portland, and Bellevue, Washington, customers get a 10 pe...
Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon, paper-free e-mail receipts. 164 Newbury St.; 617/267-3684; shopenvi.com. New York City Kaigh...
America's low-carb craze shows no sign of fizzling. The latest proof?Cocktails at these three hotel bars are made with calorie-free green tea and fruits that carry a minimal amount of sugar, permitting even the most resolute Atkins addict to drink...
What's more painful than enduring several rounds of travel immunizations?Feeling the pinch once the bill arrives. (Some shots can run as high as $145.) Few insurance companies cover the costs of these inoculations, yet protecting yourself against ...
Not everyone falls in love with Venice at first sight; certainly not at first bite. For all its mythic enchantment, its wondrous changing light and shimmering reflections, its haunting intimacy, Venice can seem indifferent to the casual vi...
Philippe Starck is bored with the boutique hotel. “I want a revolution,” claims the man who is one of the progenitors of the movement. “I want to give people experiences not through gimmicks, but with elegance and intelligence.” Starck is hoping t...
Family vacations should be fun, of course, but we always hope they’ll do more—kindle an interest, inspire a career, or at least pry them away from computer screens. Here, the 10 U.S. sites guaranteed to rock young worlds.
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...
Raw cuisine may be the ultimate slow food: making "bread" by dehydrating nuts and grains can take up to three days. Devotees insist that the health benefits of raw food are worth the effort at these four restaurants from New York to California, wh...
Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch, available in three styles. "I wanted it to be heavy, with simple chromatics," says Slimane, who is alwa...
Rem Koolhaas created the just-opened Prada Los Angeles Epicenter to reflect what he calls "the unique condition of Los Angeles, a hybrid between the natural and artificial." The three-story aluminum-and-glass store, which has no sign and no displa...
The hamburger turned 100 this year. Or 110, or 127, depending on whom—or where—you ask. By most accounts, the burger made its official debut at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, though there are competing claims from places as far-flung as Texas...
In Los Angeles, you can never be too rich or too thin, and neither can your T-shirt. What began as a Fred Segal fashion gag—ripped and torn, beglittered and bejeweled $100 jerseys—has become an intensely competitive retail industry, with four main...