Artful Traveler

By Paul Clemence A good hotel offers not only comfort but also is able to transport you to another world. That’s the case with the Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, located at the tip of sprawling Copacabana Beach and the first outpost of the group in South America. The

by Richard West Amidst the world’s most beautiful city (or is it Venice?), minutiae spotted during two days wandering Paris’s back streets, quais, bridges, passages, parks, squares, an arcade or two in perfect back end of the year weather—sunny, 60f, calm—during a recent New Year’s Eve visit.      

By Brian E. Clark When Sonia Gil graduated from Cornell University with a degree in plant biology nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea what the future held. So Gil, who grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, returned to her homeland, joined an NGO (non-governmental agency) and worked in the

By William C. Triplett If you’re ever going to feel like you’ve somehow wandered into an absurdist play, I suppose it’s fitting that it happens as it did to me on a cold, drizzly afternoon in Paris last December, in the 14th arrondissement on the Left Bank, where I was

By Bobbie Leigh If we’re going to be sequestered again this coming year as a precaution against whatever new virus is raging,  one way to make the best of it is to cook, bake, and eat well. Here are some cookbooks that will  encourage you to be adventurous in the

By Karen Glenn Most people know Oahu as a place for tourists—Waikiki shines as a beacon for visitors from around the world, both during summer vacation months and, for obvious reasons, in the winter. But there is another Oahu, the spaces enjoyed by kama’aina, the people who live there. This

By Bobbie Leigh Salon 94, the newest Upper East Side art gallery at 3 East  89th Street  just steps from the Guggenheim  is a spectacular cultural  destination. It is also  the most palatial art  space not just in the  Carnegie Hill neighborhood but  most likely in the city   The five-story,

By Paul Clemence After skipping a year for, at this point, well established reasons, Art Basel is back to Miami Beach this week, attracting collectors, exhibitors, artists, art lovers, art media, critics, and the glitterati, all in search of great art, the newest next big thing and/or the most raucous

By Bart Beeson For Evan Cree, making a wooden lacrosse stick using traditional methods involves getting to know the piece of wood you’re working with. “I like to say that I take the stick and talk to it for a while,” he explains, while shaving down the piece of hickory

By Everett Potter What are you giving your nearest and dearest for the holidays? Amidst the whirl of seasonal spending, this is also the time of year when gift giving that has real meaning and influence is on many people’s minds. Vital Impacts, a new conservation organization and print sale