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Saturday night in Seattle, and the gleaming foyer of Benaroya Hall is filled with black gowns, black heels, even black-tie. Among the elegant crowd, you notice a tiny diamond nose-stud glinting in the light. Its owner wears a wine-red satin sheath...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. Does your generic local multiplex get you down?Are you pining for a little movie action under the stars, snack bar included?A legit drive-in theater is hard to come by these days, but if you’re a...
Pike Place Market- Seattle's famed farmer's market, going strong since 1907- is one of the city's biggest attractions. It's also just plain big. We asked restaurateur Tom Douglas, of Seattle favorites Palace Kitchen, Etta's Seafood, and Dahlia Lou...
Seattle, WA One Pot dinners (OnePot.org; $35–$60 for three courses, BYOB) sometimes include boldface names, such as Gore Vidal and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Oakland, CA You might be entertained by a stand-up comic or serenaded by a Spani...
Seattle | New Orleans | Minneapolis | Philadelphia Seattle By Kimberly Brown Seely Long an industrial-strength zone of low-slung warehouses, truck yards, and miles of chain-link fence, SoDo (which stands for South of Downtown or South of the...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...
Play hide-and-seek between the curved panels of Richard Serra’s Wake at Seattle’s new Olympic Sculpture Park, on nine grassy acres. With a map (and organic PB&J’s) from the park’s sleek steel-and-glass pavilion, wander the zigzag path through the ...
Nau The Concept This Portland, Oregon–based outdoor clothing company uses innovative online retailing to create a pioneering shopping concept. The Stores At locations in Chicago, Boulder, Portland, and Bellevue, Washington, customers get a 10 pe...
Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon, paper-free e-mail receipts. 164 Newbury St.; 617/267-3684; shopenvi.com. New York City Kaigh...
THE HUDSON | NEW YORK CITY Manhattan is deservedly notorious for obscene hotel rates; the average tariff recently topped $250, and even that sounds low to those who have tried to book a room here lately. Fortunately, there are exceptions—and we d...
Madrona Set on the edge of Lake Washington, Madrona feels like a small town, complete with historic buildings, green plazas, and a quaint business district. But not everything here is old-fashioned: independent designers are setting up shop behin...
Summer is on its way out the door, ushering in the brisk, fresh fall weather. To answer the questions of where to go and what to do, we’ve found six serene places perfect for taking advantage of this time, when the summer’s heat begins to dwindle....
The call of the wild meets upscale comfort at a trio of new wilderness retreats. Spend the day hiking on 525 acres at Alderbrook (7101 E. State Rte. 106, Union, Wash.; 800/622-9370; www.alderbrookresort.com; doubles from $140), and by night retrea...
What is "American cuisine" now?In search of answers, we traveled to 10 of our most forward-thinking food capitals to bring you the best examples and the top tables in each. As we discovered, choice is the new buzzword: from "small plates" to big i...
Boston Emerge Day Spa Though only open for a short time, Newbury Street’s Emerge spa has already established itself as the go-to place for relaxation. Think flat-screen TV’s in the Men’s Club, a fireside lounge and a roof deck, and treatments lik...