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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... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Donatella Versace she's not.Among fashion designers—especially hard-boiled, out-there, Italian fashion designers—Alberta Ferretti is an anomaly. The... Read More

Three superstar designers have upped the style quotient at a trio of just-opened bars in Europe. • In Paris, Terence Conran has transformed the... Read More

Taking inspiration from Milan's cultlike fashion source 10 Corso Como, a trio of new shops have moved in nearby. At Self Made (6 Via Bertini; 39-02/316... Read More

Dedicated style hounds are honing their hunter-gatherer skills by tracking down secret addresses known only by word of mouth. Five of our favorite... Read More

At the new fashion museums popping up across Europe, you can put this season's micro-minis andkaleidoscopic prints into historic context. Zandra Rhodes... Read More

Fashion and food go together like...well, traditionally they don't. And yet the most body-conscious of industries seems to have a taste for the culinary... Read More

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... Read More

Edgy streetwear and designer brands are giving Milan's Corso di Porta Ticinese—the strip near the Roman columns of San Lorenzo renowned for its custom... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I... Read More

For years, the guides to Paris, London, Milan, and New York included in Smythson’s Fashion Diary ($405; 866/769-8476; www.smythson.com) have made it the... Read More

Italy’s fashion and design capital has three new boutique hotels—and though each caters to a different budget, all of them more than meet the city’s... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

Golf | ShoppingPALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing... Read More

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