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It takes 70 dips in frigid water to become a member of Sydney's Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club. But you can take advantage of the scene without even getting wet. The Icebergs, a Sydney institution since 1929, recently built a five-story Moder...
Ebisu Tokyo By Erika Lederman The area around Ebisu train station is finally living up to its name. According to Japanese folklore, Ebisu is one of the seven gods of good luck, and the statue of this fat little man at the entrance to Ebisu s...
In Sydney, beauty is everything. Which explains why the Banyan Tree resort group chose the harbor city for its first day spa. Angsana Spa Double Bay lists 39 Eastern-influenced treatments on its menu, such as the Indonesian deep-tissue massage and...
My favorite childhood photograph is from the early seventies, from one of my family's annual pilgrimages "up north" from Melbourne. In the picture, my mother, my three sisters, and I are fanned out on the steps of the Sydney Opera House; its famou...
Billed as the world's finest short-stay hotel, Stiletto, (www.stiletto.net.au), a new $9.3 million building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Camperdown, has everyone in Sydney talking. Its swank suites were designed by Hip Group, best known for ...
Some people unpack when they first arrive in a city. Me, I look for Chinatown. It started, I suppose, with my grandparents. Traveling halfway around the world from Hong Kong, they settled in New York's Chinatown in 1960. Even after moving to anoth...
Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch, available in three styles. "I wanted it to be heavy, with simple chromatics," says Slimane, who is alwa...
British conceptual artist Tracey Emin took her passion for travel and sent it packing. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Longchamp's classic Le Pliage bag, Emin applied her avant-garde sensibility to a three-piece collection. Only 200 of the "I...
After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. This venture coincides with the publication of Raw (Ten Speed Press), for which Trotter, a p...
SINGAPORE SIMPLE Two openings have added long-overdue sass to the Singapore hotel scene. In the suddenly happening Robertson Quay, a former warehouse district, Gallery Evason (76 Robertson Quay; 800/337-4685 or 65/849-8686; doubles from $153) is r...
Melbourne has always been Australia's most Europeanized city, but Sydney is suddenly overflowing with Italian restaurants, many of them in the trendy enclave of Surry Hills. Housed in an elegantly restored warehouse with a sprawling open kitchen a...
Australia is known for its obsessive coffee culture, but half a century ago, it was Bar Coluzzi (322 Victoria St., Darlinghurst, Sydney; 61-2/9380-5420; breakfast for two $15) that first weaned Sydneysiders off Nescafé. Founded by Roman immigrant ...
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 of pulling out some extra yen and leaving a healthy 20 percent tip. But suddenly things go hor...
What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch palazzi drift by from a gondola, try a tango in a steamy Argentinean dance hall, or view a bus...
Manhattan-based designer Tony Chi (Chicago's restaurant NoMI; Spoon in Hong Kong) has given the classic French brasserie a Modernist makeover at Glass, the newly revamped Hilton Sydney's shimmering dining room. A traditional marble terrazz...