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For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon,... Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark$265While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

There was a time when business travel was looked upon by travelers and providers alike as a necessary ordeal -- just think of the term road warrior. But... Read More

Don't just visit an architectural landmark—live in one. Santiago Calatrava, the man behind the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, has designed residential... Read More

After years of chic, simple interiors, decadence is afoot, and the most sensuous areas of the home—the bedroom and the dining room—are being indulged.... Read More

Everything tastes better on vacation, but that holds especially true for cheese. Do the Camembert and Brie you buy at home have less flavor, depth, and... Read More

I was making plans to buy a new car when word came that a seat belt in my father's 1995 Saab 9-5 had been chewed off by his dog. A pop quiz was soon... Read More

SÖDERIf you'd told a chic Stockholmer 20 years ago that the island of Södermalm (Söder for short) would become the hippest part of the city, he would... Read More

The night before I left for Stockholm I went to the opening of yet another New York restaurant that uses design as a backdrop. It was a clangorous... Read More

The Arts: MusicYou've memorized the CD and seen the movie, but if the Buena Vista Social Club isn't in town when you visit Havana, where do you go for... Read More

One grim winter morning, Kurt Wallander—the cop hero of Henning Mankell's Faceless Killers—gets the news that an elderly couple has been murdered... Read More

"I imagined the interiors as the physical expression of the food," says London-based design luminary Ilse Crawford of her latest project, restaurant... Read More

Just what is it with Scandinavians?Blessed with an innate neophilia, they embrace the avant-garde with uncanny ease. Provocative forms and ideas are... Read More

The Baltic Sea was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, so it's fitting that most of the 24,000 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago feel... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

In the past year, Stockholm's slightly haughty image as the epicenter of minimalist design has been shaken up by a new generation of trendsetters. In... Read More

This month, three exhibitions display fashion as cultural artifact. "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850's Fashion," at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (465... Read More

LONDON Nigella Lawson, author of Forever Summer and host of her own show by the same title on the Style Network.• MARKET Borough Market 8 Southwark St.;... Read More

PragueHilton Old TownDesigner Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired... Read More

9:00 A.M.I plot my day over a complimentary breakfast of homemade yogurt and knäckebröd (crispy bread) at Hotel Anno 1647 (3 Mariagränd; 46-8/442-1680;... Read More

It wasn’t quite Project Runway for Swedish designer Daniel Ostman. A cabinetmaker by training, he made his name serendipitously a few years ago with a... Read More

WHERE TO STAYThe 367-year-old Grythyttan Inn (2 Prästgatan; 46591/63300; grythyttan.com; doubles from $170, including breakfast; dinner for two $177) is... Read More

Francewww.autoroutes.frUnusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

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