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“I first started visiting ’Sconset with my family when I was about eight years old. We rented a place near the Summer House Cottages, on Ocean Avenue, every August. Most days we’d bike the five miles from our front lawn to the town’s general store...
New York City: Haus Interior Head to the back of this cozy Nolita boutique and you’ll spot German designer Nina Freudenberger creating eclectic interiors for stylish Manhattanites. The shop’s vibe—streamlined Scandinavian chalet meets European...
America’s poshest shopping centers are no longer just about retail therapy: north of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops hosts art exhibitions, outdoor film screenings, and salsa performances. Look for lavish dinners at New York City’s Time Warner Cent...
New York is a 24-hour town, and night meets day at the breakfast table, where after-hours revelers mingle with barely awake visiting moms and dads and their ravenous children. As any kid will tell you, pancakes and waffles are among humankind's gr...
The last time I visited New York, it seemed as if the artist Christo had been there before me, wrapping the partially restored lobby of my hotel with drop cloths, enveloping Times Square in cheap plywood, draping the Metropolitan Museum with scaff...
On a spring morning in downtown Manhattan, nine new employees of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, gather in the Liberty Room for the start of orientation. Like freshmen on their first day, they exchange nervous smiles over coffee and Dan...
Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Cities: New York SIGHTS There's as much to take in on the sidewalk as th...
Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour, Paris): Air France Sample First-Class Meal: Red pepper, cucumber, and Parmesan tartare, foie gras, and fillet of guinea fowl served with artichokes and scalloped potatoes. Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Da...
“For most of my American life—I came here from Florence about twenty years ago—I have lived in the East Village. I arrived in New York when I was a young man, and though I’m not so young any longer, the East Village makes me feel that way. It’s al...
Exhibition An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (March 5–July 4; nyhistory.org) demonstrates the Grateful Dead’s enduring legacy and wide-reaching cultural influence, drawing on the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Grateful Dead...
I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere. A decade into the 21st century, much of the populace seems to believe it’s the late 19th to mid...
Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a recipe. It was years ago, in the kitchen of another eatery. "We suddenly just looked up at each...
Fort Defiance, a little bar in Brooklyn, recently threw a party for Evacuation Day, the long celebrated but now forgotten holiday marking the final retreat of British forces from New York Harbor in 1783. Nothing wrong with a little retro patriotic...
Fans of the venerable Hermès label have reason to celebrate: this month, the 173-year-old brand opens its first boutique exclusively for men in New York. The four-story space will sell everything for the style-savvy traveler: custom-made suits, s...