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L.A. sojourn: I usually stay at my brother's house in Pacific Palisades. He's a painter and has a great library of beautiful art books. Film is so image-oriented; I'm always inspired when I visit him. On directing Xiu-Xiu: The Sent Down Girl...
Remember when the future used to be cool?By the year 2000, we'd all be wearing silvery space suits, living under glass domes, and buzzing around in electric cars. Didn't pan out—for the most part. After years of being scorned as glorified golf car...
la dolce villaCardinals, counts, and Russian aristocrats have called Villa La Massa home; little wonder that the owners of Italy's fabled Villa d'Este hotel chose to turn this 15th-century mansion into a 39-room resort. Under a canopy of plane and...
THE CITY OF ANGELS IS A HEAVENLY PLACE FOR FAMILIES. Sure, see Disneyland and Universal City. Beyond that, follow your own road. Step into a role -- cowpoke or surf dude, Beverly Hills princess or culture queen -- and step on the gas. Have a blas...
Welcome to Los Angeles. Are you cool? Serenely suave? You'll fit right in. Located in the Mondrian Hotel, Skybar is a simple, open-air hut offering a panoramic view of Los Angeles and Los Angelenos. Reticence is the theme. You may even oversho...
H. L. Mencken called it "nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis." But the City of Angels has outgrown this old gripe. There's new construction everywhere, from the Staples Center arena to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Getty Center has spur...
Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low-cost, deep discount, satisfaction-guaranteed values. The fact is, there are more ways to save mo...
turkey's posh new padTurkey's nightlife capital, Bodrum, now has two landmarks: the seaside Castle of St. Peter and, perched on a hill above it, the striking Marmara Bodrum hotel. Earthy architect Ersen Gürsel and interior designer Christian Allar...
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 Beach, a half-hour drive from Cape Town, can reach 35 feet. It was while watching her surfer son...
San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to tickle the senses at Metreon, a new San Francisco entertainment complex. Find out where the wild thi...
The chefs we talked to bring adventure and wisdom to the American table—and they treat eating out en famille with equal parts passion and good sense. No, they don't feed the kids foie gras. But you won't (usually) catch them at Burger King, either...
It was 1978. I was fresh out of college, 21 years old, sitting at a table with five women just like me. We all had Dorothy Hamill haircuts and shiny lipstick. We all had smiles frozen on our faces. The interviewer, who hadn't stopped smiling eithe...
Coming to L.A. is always such culture shock, and staying at Shutters on the Beach sort of eases me into it. I can wake up, put on my Rollerblades, go exercise. Then come back and have breakfast on the porch, with the fresh sea air blowing. The roo...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
Lodging, Kiwi-style Imagine returning from a sheep muster to partake of a five-course meal. At New Zealand's Wharekauhau (pronounced "forry-ko-ho"), you can encounter an honest antipodean farm while living in luxury. For 17 years Bill and Annette ...