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Leave the television coverage of the Times Square Ball drop and sad strains of Auld Lang Syne at home this year. Instead, strap on your party shoes and welcome 2009 with some of today’s hottest young celebrities in some of America’s hottest destin...
One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions, elephants, and camels would not escape and attack. Today it's the wilderness that seems unde...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's pure Oldham, from the crush-dyed robes to the bath tiles, all individually painted with stripe...
It's time to celebrate the new. Not just the new new but also the reinvented, re-created, and incomparably well preserved. T+L's Critics' Choice Awards, new themselves this year, honor the innovations that keep us traveling. Our distinguished pane...
Groucho Marx once said, "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Frankly, I’m with Groucho—with a possible exception for destination clubs. After a freak accident trashed my family’s weekend home, resulting in frustratin...
I'm out on the deck behind the Delano. There's a little bar back there, and they can set you up on the beach with a tent over your lounge chair. You order a couple of Cosmos, take a dip, get a tan, sleep it off, and then start all over again. I al...
It took visionary hoteliers like Chris Blackwell and Ian Schrager to divine the potential behind the gritty early-nineties façade of Miami's South Beach. Now, in what can only be called the bandwagon effect, everyone wants to get in on the act, fr...
We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade. We're allowed three tries; on my last I hit double fives. Yes! My friend Tracy and I check into ...
We eat many of our 30 billion—plus burgers a year as Slyders, Hockeyburgers, or Liplockers at places like Bob's Big Boy or In-N-Out Burger—or hot off the backyard grill. If you're looking for something more grand, here's where to find high-end bli...
Philippe Starck wants to decorate your apartment—as long as you live in one of his ICON buildings, which he designed with Siger Suarez & Fullerton Diaz Architects. Last year, the concept—finished apartments with layouts personally selected by Star...
Everyone knows about South Beach—the Delano, News Café, and Liquid—and it's still hotter than hot. But that short stretch of Miami Beach simply couldn't contain all the action. Where do locals go when they're undercover?And what's new for jaded re...
Hold the nuggets—and the fries. A new version of the family getaway has emerged, and it's all about being health conscious. Pritikin runs one- and two-week camps for parents and kids (ages nine and up) at the Yacht Club at Turnberry Isle resort ne...
OCCUPATION Dancer and choreographer with Ballet Hispanico HOME BASE New York City SONG AND DANCE Ruiz was visiting family in Miami, but the highlight of his trip was seeing Cuban singer Malena Burke. "She does everything from rumba to romantic bal...
Are those champagne corks or cannonballs flying over Collins Avenue?A turf war is brewing in Miami as three of the nation's hottest hoteliers—Ian Schrager, André Balazs, and Jason Pomeranc—transform landmark properties and vie for the coveted SoBe...