Milan + the Lakes Region

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Toast of the coast Cornwall's just-opened Hotel Tresanton — a former yachting getaway — has a pedigree that's irresistible to royal-watchers, food lovers, and design mavens. The new owner Olga Polizzi is the daughter of Lord Forte; the chef ju...
On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked velvet and silk brocade. This is Pinco Pallino (freely translatable as "whoosiemajibbit"), a near-pe...
Like cigars and martinis, barbershop shaves are in again. What's behind the trend?Part nostalgia for the days when men gathered (and burst into song) around the barber's chair, and part New Man: Don't men deserve to be pampered, too?And most repor...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
Most certainly, I would spend some time in Bellagio, Italy, on Lake Como. What could be better than dining alfresco on the region's best food under rows of lime trees, and gazing at the aquamarine lake while sipping Chianti?It's heaven. Linda Pa...
We've seen flamboyant California rolls, Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese-Peruvian tiraditos, even Brazilian "frushi." Now a new, gentler wave of raw fusion is washing over Spanish and Italian shores: sashimi and sushi mediterraneo, which reinterprets Jap...
Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not the creature. A fashion designer famous for ingeniously rethinking women's classics, Kors is part...
Near Florence PRADA For the past few years, having the address of the Prada outlet, like knowing the unlisted number of the hottest restaurant in town, has been a source of keen satisfaction (and great clothes) among the fashion cognoscenti. But ...
It is six o'clock on a boiling-hot Tuesday morning in Rome, and my friend Mark, in anticipation of our trip to the Villa D'Este hotel in Cernobbio, is reading from a letter Franz Liszt wrote to Louis de Ronchaud in 1837. "When you write the story ...
For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house. Yet one does not always enter what Jean Harlow would have called a "rafeened" atmosphere. To be s...
Looking for a place to chill—literally?Head to Absolut Icebar Milano (12 Piazza Gerusalemme; 39-02/8907-8513; www.townhouse.it; by appointment on weekends), in the Corso Sempione neighborhood, where the temperature is always a brisk 23 degrees. Dr...
Tired of having to traipse around Milan to make the scene at the city’s fashionable haunts, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have brought the action to their front door. Gold, the duo’s new café-restaurant, is a five-minute stroll from...
Donatella Versace she's not. Among fashion designers—especially hard-boiled, out-there, Italian fashion designers—Alberta Ferretti is an anomaly. The windows of her car aren't smoked (although she does drive a Jaguar, bottle green with a beige gl...
Three superstar designers have upped the style quotient at a trio of just-opened bars in Europe. • In Paris, Terence Conran has transformed the cavernous space once occupied by the Whiskey-A-Go-Go into happening Wagg (62 Rue Mazarine; 33-1/55-42-2...