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Cresting over the international cultural landscape are the openings of two much-anticipated centers for the performing arts, by architects known for their path-breaking design: Santiago Calatrava and Frank Gehry. The Auditorio de Tenerife (34-922/...
Searching for red-carpet glamour without a $500-an-hour celebrity stylist?These Los Angeles boutiques can give you free star treatment, access to exclusive clothing labels, and a wardrobe makeover—even if you're just a nobody. At Jack Henry (141 S...
Sushi, dim sum, and dancing?So it goes at Los Angeles's latest crop of Asian restaurants, which are doubling as popular after-hours venues. At Koi (730 N. La Cienega Blvd.; 310/659-9449; dinner for two $90), which sparked the trend, the line of Fe...
You don't need to go far to recover after you shop till you drop. Gianfranco Ferré has welcomed E'SPA, the British spa gurus, into his recently opened Milan boutique (15 Via Sant'Andrea, Milan; 39-02/7601-7526). A discreet door leads to a parallel...
OCCUPATION Fashion designer HOME BASE Milan HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD Armani was recently in Beverly Hills for the unveiling of his star on the new Rodeo Drive Walk of Style. "I have been fortunate to have many wonderful collaborations with Hollywood. ...
Since art deco began looking good again in the 1970's, the French, in that endearing French way, have convinced themselves and the world that they were solely responsible for it, that it was introduced in 1925 at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs...
The Kor Group, known for eccentric hotels like the Viceroy Santa Monica and Maison 140, is taking its design sensibility to the home. The husband-and-wife duo tore down the Rossmore House apartment complex in Los Angeles's Hancock Park and rebuilt...
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...