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Hôtel de Nell, Paris
When traveling through a destination city full to the brim with expectations, stumbling upon a hidden gem is extra special—and extra rewarding. That's exactly the feeling after a stay in Hôtel de Nell, located in the residential-feeling 9th arrondissement...
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Summer Getaway Essentials
For most weekends away during summer, all you need is a half-filled duffle bag—which is all the better if you need to face rush hour on public transport. Forget the seven different outfits and all your tech gadgets. We've rounded up a few summer getaway...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Skate Girls of Kabul Award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson's powerful "Skate Girls of Kabul" series is currently on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery and is set to be published in an upcoming book. Dobson traveled to...
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The Watch Wallet by Discommon
For travelers, there's never been an appropriate, reliable and dedicated place to stow a wristwatch. That's about to change, thanks to California-based DISCOMMON's debut product The Watch Wallet. Not only is it a safe, thoughtful location for a watch...
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The Monocle Travel Guide Series: New York
Since 2007, the cultural purveyors at MONOCLE magazine have kept a bureau in New York City. During this time, they've explored the inner workings of a city in constant change. They've dug into every lifestyle sector worth exploring and presented...
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All That Dazzles at the Wynn Macau
A visit to Macau, the SAR region of China more widely known as the Las Vegas of the East, isn't complete without having all of the senses overwhelmed at once. And with mega hotel-casino complexes competing with one another to entice new visitors (and...
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Seven Highlights at World Exposition Milan 2015
This year's theme at World Exposition Milan is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Each one of the 140+ participating countries is aiming to show their nation's present state of agriculture and advances in technology regarding transformation and...
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Word of Mouth: Macau's Small Shops
There's much more to the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau than high rolling and mega-luxury hotels. The peninsula has a unique story, other than being the only Chinese territory where one can legally gamble in a casino: it was formerly...
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Square Nine Hotel, Belgrade
In a city known for repurposing abandoned buildings and transforming them from crumbling caterpillars into bright shining butterflies of contemporary style, it is unsurprising that what is now regarded as the chicest hotel in Belgrade was—until recently...
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A First Peek Inside The New York EDITION Hotel
After spending much of our 2014 Miami Art Week at the cultural and events epicenter that is the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, we have been eagerly anticipating this spring's launch of Ian Schrager's latest, The New York EDITION Hotel. First, because...
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Park Hyatt Seoul
While there isn't a cloak of glamour surrounding it like its sister venue in Tokyo (the backdrop to Sofia Coppola's film "Lost in Translation"), Park Hyatt Seoul balances design and luxury in a respectful, low-key manner. From its modest height at...
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Word of Mouth: Art Museums of Cartagena
by Leora Novick As enticing as the rainbow-colored, sun-soaked streets of the old city of Cartagena, Colombia may be, the city’s museums hold an abundance of art, both modern and historic, to fill your days with design inspiration. From hand-stenciled...
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Le Collectionist's Italian Villa Giulia
For those not familiar with Le Collectionist, imagine a service much like Airbnb—only with 24-hour concierge service on-call and only the most magnificent hand-selected, and carefully approved properties around the world. From a 20-bedroom chateau...
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Milan
For centuries, Milan was at the crossroads of trade between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The city's skyline has changed a lot in recent years and is constantly evolving. Newly built skyscrapers dot Porta Nuova while the constant construction...
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Pisacco
Born from the passion of a group of friends who love art and cuisine, Pisacco is a charming restaurant and bar. It's a place characterized by a direct relationship with contemporary art: from the name (an intentional misspelling of Picasso) to the...
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Unique Vinyl Experiences in Paris
There are certainly plenty of disquaires, or record stores, in Paris to keep up with the regrowing interest in vinyl. From the collector's goldmine at Superfly Records (whose in-house label also reissues their favorite rare records at more affordable...
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Isa e Vane
Isa & Vane are Isabella Coppini and Vanesa Pellizza Tricarico, two friends and colleagues who conceived and now run one of the most interesting delis in Milan. Food is freshly prepared each day by kitchen staff who also takes care of other external...
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Three Exceptional Berlin Bars Offering the Unexpected
People from all over the globe venture to Berlin for the excitement its diverse nightlife scene has to offer. Famed nightclub Berghain commands one of the best global reputations for a wild night out—and its acclaimed Panorama Bar features a Long Island...
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Generator Paris
"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with...
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Word of Mouth Philadelphia: Food + Drink
by Mark Likosky Philadelphia seems to get a bad rap from many people who visit the city for work and get stuck in Center City with no idea where to go for lunch. The reality is Philly—as one of the largest cities in the US—is brimming with great places...
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Word of Mouth: Lyon, France
France's second-largest metropolitan area may be well-known for its historic lights festival every December—but when the sun rises, Lyon will take you by surprise. Stumble upon ancient Roman amphitheaters dating to 15 BC (which transform into an outdoor...
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Exploring Design in Thailand and Tokyo
With a long list of recommendations and high hopes, we recently left NYC behind for a week exploring Thailand and Tokyo by way of All Nippon Airways (ANA). Though the trip from New York's JFK airport was lengthy, ANA's business class kept us well...
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ANA Business Class By Design
Air travel is exhausting. There's no way around it. From taxi rides to long security lines and extended layovers, each step in the process is often as unpredictable as the last—especially when traveling abroad. Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA...
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