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23 Jun

How To Travel In Venice Like a Chic Ceramicist

A disappearing gondola.
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You might think it’s strange to travel all the way to the Venice Biennale to look at cups. But as a New York-based ceramicist, the opportunity to attend the 25th Anniversary of Illy’s Art Collection—designed by Robert Wilson alongside The Watermill Center—I can only liken to an American chef traveling to Paris to taste real ratatouille. Landing in Venice from JFK, water taxis ferried directly up to the airport and porters gingerly carried our small group’s luggage onto the boat. The smell of the motor’s gasoline and the salty air whipped our jet-lagged faces as we began our journey to The JW on Isola delle Rose, a small private island 15 minutes from Venice, where Israeli artist Ron Arad greeted us...
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16 Jun

6 Off-the-Grid Meditation Retreats to Reboot Your Life


There’s no denying meditation works wonders on our mental and physical state — some even claim meditating regularly can make your skin glow! But for the overworked, always-on, ambitious boss ladies of today, turning our minds off isn’t always easy. There are plenty of apps, classes, guides, and articles promising to make it happen, and those are good places to start. Another choice? Fully commit to your practice at one of these six meditation retreats, which benefit from their natural surroundings and professional-led workshops to encourage frazzled newbies and seasoned zen-masters alike.

1. Mii Amo, Sedona, AZ: The Southwest’s rust-colored land feels charged with a deep-rooted healing energy, and Mii Amo takes advantage in its adobe resort surrounded by majestic Boynton Canyon. The staff’s focus on...
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15 Jun

A Summer Road Trip Along The Mississippi Gulf Coast

William Faulkner once said, “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” It is a complex state, that’s certain. Up north, there’s Oxford, where literati, James Beard chefs, and students buzz about the square. Nearby snakes the Blues Trail, where towns like Clarksdale and Indianola dot the floodplains of the Delta. And there’s the Gulf Coast of the state, spanning 62 miles—26 of which are a swath of sugar-sand beaches. Decimated by Hurricane Katrina, this area is coming back to life with a burgeoning food scene and a new batch of coastal artists who’ve followed in the footsteps of visionaries such as Richmond Barthé and Dusti Bongé. Jessie Zenor and Kait Sukiennik, the impossibly cool duo behind...
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15 Jun

Fjords, Food, And Fewer Crowds: A Visit To Bergen, Norway

This summer, instead of the usual beach vacation, consider a visit to Bergen, Norway. While the capital city of Oslo tends to top travel lists, the country’s second-largest city is wooing travelers with its natural beauty (it’s surrounded by the stunningly picturesque Seven Mountains), history, cultural gems, and world-class cuisine. But luckily, this destination is relatively under-the-radar, meaning you won’t have to deal with those typical summer crowds. And if touring in the blazing summer heat isn’t your idea of a good time, perhaps best of all, the temperature in Bergen hovers around a refreshing mid-50s all season long. Here, a primer for what to do on your visit: What to DoFor a panoramic view of fjords, sea, and city, take...
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14 Jun

The Dreamiest Hotel Gardens for Your Next Romantic Getaway


When it’s summer and hot as Hades outside, you might as well embrace it. Picture this: you in a twirly sundress with your beau or BFF by your side. You stop, smell the roses, seek shade under a tree, have a picnic on a grassy knoll, pose in front of a glassy lake. No, you haven’t walked onto the set of a Nicholas Sparks movie; you’ve chosen to hunker down at a hotel with a keen eye for landscape architecture and a solid commitment to keeping up those lush grounds. We found five spots from coast to coast whose lawns give The Secret Garden a run for its money. Keep scrolling to follow us to paradise.

1. Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, GA: One of...
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12 Jun

The Napa Wine Auction With The Coppolas


Just Back From…Napa Valley. Namely, the 37th annual Auction Napa Valley weekend hosted by the Coppola family: Francis, Eleanor, Sophia, Roman, and Gia.
Trip Duration: 3 days, 3 nights.

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Flight Plan: I flew directly to SFO from New York, and then hopped on a scenic ferry ride through the San Francisco Bay to Vallejo, followed by an hour-long drive to Napa Valley. When traveling, I never leave home without a good book for the plane, Rodin lip balm, and Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mist.

Briana Marie Photography for Napa Valley Vintners
Briana Marie Photography for Napa Valley Vintners
Tour Group: I was traveling with friends–and fellow wine lovers. Where We Stayed: Meadowood, a chic resort with cozy rooms nestled up in the trees. The property has absolutely gorgeous grounds, complete with...
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12 Jun

Kim Kardashian Spent a Crazy Amount of Money on Kanye West’s 40th Birthday Celebration

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Over the weekend, reality star Kim Kardashian West flew her friends, family and entire entourage to the Bahamas for a luxurious bash to celebrate her husband, Kanye West, for his birthday.

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The superstar, who turned 40 on June 8, was treated to four days at the exclusive Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club near Great Guana Cay, according to E! News. The group reportedly rented a villa home on the grounds. As E! Explained, in order to stay at Baker’s Bay one must be invited by a member or resident. Mansions on the island can go for as much...
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12 Jun

10 Expert-Approved Secrets to Saving Money at Disney

LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -2/21/13 - “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan broadcast four shows from the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  The special broadcasts will air Monday, February 18-Thursday, February 21, 2013.  The Emmy-winning talk show airs each weekday morning in national syndication and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Todd Anderson/ABC via Getty Images)

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Dreaming of a Disney adventure? Want to cast spells at Hogwarts? These days, it doesn’t come cheap.
As our investigations estimating what it really costs to bring a family to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Florida show, a family of four can easily spend $700 per day just on admissions and food inside the resort. Lodging, transportation, and assorted fun (souvenirs! VIP tours!) bring the tally higher still. How can you limit the damage?

We asked theme park experts for their most practical tips to save cash no matter when you're visiting, and the best nuggets of advice are below.
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1. NEVER BUY ADMISSIONS AT THE GATE. Instead, purchase online via the...
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8 Jun

The Flower Shop’s New York edit


Dylan Hales and Ronnie Flynn are the Australian expats behind New York go-to The Flower Shop, the restaurant and bar in the Lower East Side that has become a staple among the downtown set. From the tried and tested local haunts to the stand out favourites found beyond the downtown periphery, here Hales and Flynn share with RUSSH their edit of the places they return to, time and time again.

 The Ear Inn @earinnart. Dylan - "It’s the oldest bar in New York City. Even prohibition did not stop them from serving booze! There is a landmark law that allows customers to drink outside on the street, which is illegal everywhere else in New York."   Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle...
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