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Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
Burgundy: La Colline du Colombier, Iguerande Even legendary French chefs with Michelin three-starred restaurants nurture pastoral dreams. “Don’t expect Relais & Châteaux—simplicity is the beauty of La Colline,” says Michel Troisgros of his new...
See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. Who liked potato chips in their sandwiches as a kid?Superstar chef Bobby Flay, that’s who. At Flay’s latest venture, Bobby’s Burger Palace, the award-winning chef is recapturing his yout...
Super Size Me may have put you off burgers and fries for good, but there's still hope in Europe. Organic fast-food joints have been popping up in major cities, proving that quick bites can be good for you, too. Move over, Big Mac! —Hillary Gerone...
Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover's white cliffs. Today you can hop a train at Waterloo Station in London, arrive at Paris's Gar...
It's easy to mistake Bubó (10 Carrer Caputxes; 34-3/268-7224; www.bubo.ws), Barcelona's grooviest new patisserie, for an exclusive jewelry shop. Master pâtissier Carles Mampel treats each dessert like a precious gem—from the long glass cases that...
RESTAURANTE GUGGENHEIM At Guggenheim Bilbao, 2 Avda. de Abandoibarra; 34-94/423-9333; lunch for two $60. Only Martín Berasategui, the guru of Basque nueva cocina, and his young protégé, Bixente Arrieta, could create a menu worthy of Frank Gehry's ...
Having trained his mind on (deep breath) shopping centers, suburban offices, museums, performing arts centers, department stores, houses, universities, a hockey rink, and a retreat for cancer patients, it was only a matter of time before he got in...
In the resort town of Cala en Porter on the island of Minorca, the cliffside seats of Cova d'en Xoroi offer some of the best views in the Mediterranean not to mention a tranquillity nearly impossible to find on the better-known Balearic islands of...
See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. “Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a group of ‘80s revival, thrift-shop girls on their way to a party that’ll be DJ’d by a transvestit...
See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. Meet the Jury Architect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary studio has designed restaurant interiors for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotels for the M...
A grassy knoll beside the sleepy city of Santiago de Compostela seems an unlikely site for one of Spain's foremost architectural innovations. But there, in February, the American architect Peter Eisenman—known for his love of oblique lines and obl...
I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my reservation, I was asked what furniture I'd like in addition to a bed and armchair. As I was on...
Poverty turns our country into a foreign land, and riches our place of exile into our home. For the whole world, in all its diversity, is one. And all its inhabitants our brothers and neighbors. — Abu Muhammad al-Zubaydi, Seville, A.D. 926-989 F...