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'People characterize my work as very Japanese,' says fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. 'That always surprises me. My generation has no sense of nationality. It's hard to appreciate that, unless you were born in Tokyo in 1943 and grew up in a countr...
Thanks to Madeline, the Hunchback, and Pascal's red balloon, most children have a vision of Paris long before they ever set foot in the city. They picture parks with trees lined up like soldiers, stone bridges with fancy lampposts, schoolgirls all...
My theory about visiting a city for the first time is that it's best to try and live like a local. So instead of wandering the Louvre with other tourists, my friend Tim and I decide to spend a day cruising Paris by car. Not just any car: a rented...
François Payard provokes squeals of laughter from family and friends gathered hastily for one of his lightning visits from New York City. The scene is the terrace of his parents' villa high above Nice on the Côte d'Azur. The Mediterranean twinkles...
Five years ago, if you'd told Kate Moss that one day she would own a Louis Vuitton handbag, she might have been more than a little doubtful. For while the name Vuitton has always breathed status, it has not always been status of the cult kind. Ye...
Mention Park Avenue, and one image comes to mind: armies of doormen guarding towers of Classic Eights, as Chanel-clad ladies scurry by with diminutive dogs in tow. But that picture is getting a touch-up. While the stodgy co-ops remain stodgy, and ...
Steeped in Style Tea boutiques are taking artisanal brewing to new levels. Paris The legendary Russian-style blends of Kusmi Tea have been a Paris staple since 1867, but the bright little boutique and café, decorated with sleek tables and chair...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels. What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
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...
Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to-Brussels market, the airline abandoned that route. Instead, it rebooked passengers on the high-spe...
IT'S MIDNIGHT, AND I'M DRIVING AROUND PARIS WITH A FEW Americans, several French Algerians, and Mohamed Khelifati, a 35-year-old musician better known as Cheb Mami. It's his first night back from Oran—a city on Algeria's Mediterranean coast that's...
Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels. They are just two of the many high-end hotels that have started offering personal shopping se...
"Turin is terrible," said my friend Remo Guidieri, a writer and an anthropologist, of his native town. "Don't go there." He himself moved to Paris—the city on which Turin was, after all, modeled. But Remo might not have his delicious contempt for ...
the redder the better in miami Having practically invented fusion at New York's China Grill, restaurant czar Jeffrey Chodorow just keeps on fusing—this time marrying Moscow to Miami Beach. At Red Square, revolutionary Russian posters hang on distr...