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By Ann Abel For all of the buzz about London’s emerging, edgy neighborhoods, there’s still something unabashedly delightful in visiting the posh precincts of the West End. Among the poshest of them all is Mayfair—especially on the heels of a £1 billion investment by the development company Grosvenor Britain &

Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh The first burst of anti-aircraft flak hit the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, sending seven airmen to their deaths. On its 21st mission, a bombing raid over Kassel, Germany, the bomber was hit three more times, killing two more airmen. Pilot Homer Still,

By Anita Stewart So many people, be they media or marketers, try to define what culinary tourism means…the term “a sense of place” is overused.  Meanwhile there are chefs and home cooks who are  so far ahead of any definition that they will never really fit into a particular box.

By Ruth J. Katz Legends take time to accumulate the burnished patina that renders them mythic. The glorious Fontenay Hotel is scarcely a year old, yet this shrine to the ultimate in lodging was the talk of le tout Hamburg before the front door was even unlocked. Touted to be

By Alexander Lobrano Coming through the door for the first time on a warm Sunday night, Au Petit Panisse delighted me, since it was such a perfect sketch of everything I miss about Paris when I spend a long period of time away from the city. This is because Paris is now

By Larry Olmsted In the past few decades, Las Vegas has gotten to be much less about chips and felt, and much more about food and entertainment. So, if you are headed to Vegas today, there is a very good chance you plan to take in a show, or two

By Shari Hartford As a veteran of print publishing I enjoy stories about “the good old days.” And since I was in the business for 35 years, those stories had better be long before my time. Enter the Life Hotel, or as it was known in 1895, the headquarters for

Story & photos by Julie Maris/ Semel In Piemonte, when the Wool Road changes course south of Biella towards Alba, the fiber connects textile traditions to centuries of wine production. The culture of wine and its landscapes resulted in UNESCO’s designation of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions as a World

by Geri Bain After driving from New Jersey, I am happy to hand my keys to the valet at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC and say goodbye to my car for a few days. Stepping into the lobby, I stop to pour myself a refreshing cup of cool

By Everett Potter Thanks to its deep snow, remarkable mountain scenery and venerable ski traditions, Alta is one of my favorite places to ski anywhere in the world. The legendary resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah is the ultimate playground for any skier keen to experience the state’s legendary