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AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence: handcrafted marble floors, mosaic walls, Medusa logos everywhere. Donatella Versace and her broth...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
For Angelenos, shopping may be a Zen exercise second only to Porsche-waxing, Rolodex-flexing, or embarking on strange high-protein diets. Los Angeles stores therefore offer more selection than those in any other city on the planet. Surprisingly, t...
Who are you? If you're the average business traveler, you . . . • Travel 17 weeks a year • Are away six days on each trip • Have joined four frequent-flier programs Where did you go in the past 12 months? 1. New York 2. San Francisco 3. London ...
so you want to see The Lion King?Everyone knows that if you're hoping to absorb some culture on a trip, you should buy your tickets ahead of time. Trouble is, language barriers, time differences, ticket availability, and exchange rates can make it...
No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
Long shunned by the film industry in favor of hipper locales, Hollywood is once again a hot spot teeming with actors, artists, and hungry young studio executives. In-the-know denizens of this L.A. 'burb forsake the tawdry, touristy pop of Hollywoo...
The good news: Based on statistics from major United States airports, in-terminal theft has been steadily declining for the past several years. "And in contrast to general U.S. crime statistics," says LAX crime analyst John Eells, "the numbers ar...
telephone zoneThe new luxury perk: your own cell phoneRemember when cell phones were considered status symbols?Nowadays, business has become so wired (or, more to the point, unwired) that they're being given away. If you fly first-class on Singap...
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...
Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not there. Plastic lighters: zippo. In their place, you're likely to spot regional crafts, chic place ...
If you have a quarter to feed a coin telescope, you can see forever from the Smurf-blue, AstroTurf deck of the new Standard hotel, past the turrets of West Hollywood châteaux, over the Beverly Hills flats, toward the purpling mass of distant Catal...
In the early 1970's a big outing for my Ohio family usually meant a night at the drive-in, because it was easier on my young parents' tight budget than a regular cinema. Dad would carry my sister and me—bathed and in pajamas—out to our Oldsmobile ...