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At the dazzlingly futuristic Yas Hotel, in Abu Dhabi, the curvilinear buildings are draped with a giant, LED-lit glass veil and straddle a Formula One racetrack. The structure resembles a multicolored UFO waiting to take off. For the inside, the b...
La Fille In her compact shop, German expat Marie Jennings offers bold and breezy Margit Brandt silk dresses and vintage classics like 1980’s Givenchy, sourced from stylists across Europe. Zombie Counting DJ’s and bartenders among its owners, ...
Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “You can often purchase advance or special-entry passes through a website affiliated with the museum or its city. Dodge the ...
Southern Arizona (330 miles round-trip from Phoenix) All hail the saguaro—a plant that can weigh up to eight tons and live more than 150 years, and thrives in the harsh light of the Sonoran Desert. It’s the de facto icon of southern Arizona, a pa...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...
Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only thing that helps when his back coils up like a mattress spring. It's a bizarre picture, a hard-c...
“Airstreams are vintage, iconic, unique,” says Jody Aufrichtig, who spent months and millions to buy, import, and renovate a small fleet of vintage Airstreams. The point? To put them on the roof of his four-star Cape Town hotel, the Grand Daddy, a...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
The Spanish Tourism Office has informed us that donations to the Fundación Víctimas del Terrorismo 11-M can be made at www.fundacionvt.org Click on the 11-M link to find out more about how you can contribute. The site is written in Spanish, so n...
Rolling into the New Mexican village of Galisteo, 22 miles southeast of Santa Fe, is like traveling back in time. Dwarfed by high desert plains, the tiny town has dusty red dirt roads that wind their way among low-slung adobe houses, i...
AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence: handcrafted marble floors, mosaic walls, Medusa logos everywhere. Donatella Versace and her broth...
As the creative director of Gucci, Tom Ford circulates in a world that is high style, high profile, and, well, frequently high on itself. But while fashion is all about surfaces, Santa Fe reaches into the depths—in its history, its landscape, and,...
I've come here the past two summers to perform in the Santa Fe Opera festival. It's held in an outdoor theater, and nothing starts until the sun goes down. From backstage, we get to watch the sunset every night. OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: At 7,000 fee...
Past an adobe Jiffy Lube and the Hacienda Home Center, past Woofy Bubble's Woowear in the hippie ex-mining town of Madrid, we zoom from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, capsuled in a big blue Buick. I haven't come here to nurse a chili addiction, stock up...