December 2014

  By Bobbie Leigh The greats have done it again. This is the year of the rock-star chefs. Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt )is every bit as great as her best seller, Around My French Table. Whether you

By Gerrie Summers Just a few days after returning to the States from a trip to Switzerland, I realized one of the things I loved the most about the Swiss capital. As someone who has witnessed the destruction of old brownstones in Brooklyn for the creation of modern atrocities, I

We’re thrilled to be partnering with ExOfficio for a great gear giveaway. We’re giving away one pair of Kukura pants and one Rain Logic Jacket, for either a man or a woman. We’re also giving a 40% discount on both items for those who don’t win the big prize. ExOfficio

By Richard West   The perfect day in Geneva doesn’t break. Far too messy for this ridiculously bijou city, cozily nestled between the Swiss Juras and French Alps and neatly stretched along the edges of Lac Leman and the Rhone River. No, it unfolds, it rises, spreads like a stain,

A family ski trip offers the rare opportunity to spend quality time with every member of your family, including your significant other. In the morning, kids can improve their skills at ski schools, while you hit the slopes with your number one squeeze. In the afternoon, children can show off

By Larry Olmsted In this week’s holiday gift guide, I tackle two of my favorite sports, skiing and snowboarding. My picks range from high performance to comfort, at every price point. Unlike many magazine gift round-ups, I have either bought or tested a manufacturer sample, and personally tried and approved each product

By Shari Hartford One of the first hotels I visited for this column was the Conrad. And, I loved it. That was in early 2012 when the landscape of downtown was changing, but not yet changed. That was then. With the opening of the September 11 Museum and Memorial, the

By Monique Burns Exploring the Baltic led me first to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, the world’s second-largest port and one of the planet’s liveliest cultural centers.  Then it was on to the Polish capital of Warsaw, once devastated by World War II and the Holocaust, now one of Europe’s greenest

By Jules Older Photos by Effin Older When my fellow Americans tell me they’re about to visit Australia and New Zealand, I say, “Choose one or the other, not both.” For their European trip, I give the opposite advice. “While you’re in Paris/London/Amsterdam, think about saving some time for Luxembourg.”