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I’m a tea obsessive. I carry bags of loose tea on business trips and judge restaurants by the breadth of their selection. I know the names of specific gardens in Darjeeling, India, and age cakes of Pu-erh in my wine cellar. Still, I never thoug...
London Every weekend, some of the best food artisans in Britain assemble under railway viaducts in southeast London to display their wares at Borough Market. Amid the profusion of pork pies, puddings, and chutneys, you’ll find the Golden Company ...
For me, a trip isn’t complete unless there is afterward something tiny and preferably sparkly in my possession. Of course, buying a new piece of jewelry is usually a wonderful experience, but when you go vintage, you are also purchasing a bit of t...
Seen that commercial in which a raggedy summer of love bus morphs into a modern-day minivan, and the freewheeling hippies inside become yuppies?To most people, that's Marin County in a nutshell. But while northern California's wealthiest enclave i...
Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
It is a glorious morning, and Vivaldi is blasting from my car radio as I cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Not only is this oxblood-red span an architectural wonder, but it leads to some of my favorite places: the pastoral wine country of Sonoma Count...
Sustainability Sustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San Francisco As the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 sets a bold benchmark for airport sustainability—without compromisi...
Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look for Taste of Pat LaFrieda—which uses ingredients from New York’s king of ground beef—as well as ...
Like the consummate Californian, the City by the Bay is continually experimenting, working on self-improvement, getting in shape. Neighborhoods devastated by the 1989 earthquake are more magnetic than ever. The waterfront is reawakening. Major civ...
What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible option is to hop in the car and seek seedlings. And that's exactly what brings my husband, Greg, a...
San Diego just opened the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the first in the U.S. designed to meet LEED Silver standards for environmentally friendly construction. What's more, come winter ships will have the ability to “plug in” and avoid burning f...
Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness; 415/669-1034; doubles $145-$425. Sandpiper House Inn 5520 S. Hwy. 1, Elk; 800/894-9016 or 707...
I’ve prepared for my appointment with Mayor Gavin Newsom by stopping at Citizen Cake, a Hayes Valley restaurant where my iced coffee is made with organic milk and my chocolate cream-filled cookies, a sophisticated take on the Oreo, are spiked with...
With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly report on the markets with the biggest hotel discounts. At press time, the top 10 North American c...