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8 Nov

This Luggage Brand Is Making Us Better Travel Companions

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NY-based Away will ensure you never need another suitcase ever again

Who is it?
NY-based luggage label Away
Why do I want it?
Meticulously considered design that will make you a better traveller
Where can I find it?
Only on the Away site, in their US stores, or at upcoming pop-ups

Photography courtesy of Away
Photography courtesy of Away
Who is it? In her role as head of social media at optical brand Warby Parker, Jen Rubio was clocking up over 300,000 air miles a year. On her travels she noticed that, monogrammed-trunkers aside, she couldn’t find a luggage brand that any of her peers loved or would recommend. Setting up with her best friend and then-colleague Steph Korey, Rubio sought to follow their eyewear brand employer’s direct-to-consumer business model, in the hopes that that...
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3 Nov

Where To Find The Best Food And Drink In Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina, might not be on every epicure’s list (yet), but it’s only a matter of time. It’s currently touted as an emerging food-driven city, following in the culinary footsteps of Charleston. Greenville is a big city with a small-town feel, nestled between some of the South’s biggest players: Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville, and the aforementioned Charleston. Mayor Knox White can be credited for bringing vibrancy downtown, along with Carl Sobocinski, president of Table 301 Restaurant Group, who has helped bring the city’s culinary scene to life. “It’s unbelievable to think that not so long ago we were the only ones in town,” says Sobocinski. “The Greenville culinary scene has evolved—rapidly—and with new spots being announced all the time, it’s...
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2 Nov

Beast In Toronto

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GO HERE: for meaty whole-animal feasts and one of the best brunches in the city, if your ideal brunch includes house-made biscuit sandwiches and booze. Chef Scott Vivian is an unofficial ambassador for Toronto’s food scene, lobbying out-of-town tastemakers like Anthony Bourdain to experience the city and bringing in guest chefs from all over the U.S. to host one-night-only dinners at his small restaurant, tucked away on a downtown residential street. It’s always been a popular spot with restaurant industry types. ORDER THE: whole menu. Parties of three or four can probably tackle all 15-ish dishes, which change often and frequently hit Mexican, South American, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, and Korean notes. The whole-animal dinners, which feature a different part of a selected animal...
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1 Nov

Where To Eat, Shop, And Party In London, According To Lady Clara Paget

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You would hardly know from looking at Clara Paget’s Instagram that her proper title is Lady Clara Elizabeth Isis Paget. Her account is a frequently updated mixture of goofy videos, memes, pictures from late nights out, and the occasional cameo from BFF Cara Delevingne. But maybe that’s why we like her so much—Paget is by definition an “aristocrat,” but she handles her pedigree with an ease that is both approachable and irresistible. The 28-year-old feels just as at home acting in front of the camera and posing on the red carpet as she does posing for selfies with her glamorous pack of girlfriends. And through that very feed, you can’t help but get the sense that Paget is the woman...
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27 Oct

Louis Vuitton’s New Paris Store Was Designed By The Architect Of Versaille

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This month, Louis Vuitton returned to where it all began in Paris, to open up a store like no other called the Maison.

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©LOUIS VUITTON STÉPHANE MURATET

THE EXTERIOR FACADE OF MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME, ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY JULES-HARDOUIN MANSART, THE ARCHITECT OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.

Located at 2 Place Vendôme, the grand 18th-century building was where the brand's story began over 160 years ago. It was here—below two hôtel particuliers and behind a facade designed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart, the architect of the Palace of Versailles—that a young Louis Vuitton opened his first store. Today, the address has come back to life with the help of architect Peter Marino.

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©LOUIS VUITTON STÉPHANE MURATET
INSIDE MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME THAT OPENED THIS MONTH IN...
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26 Oct

Paris Gets Its Mojo Back

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The city has hired a PR team as part of its feverish efforts to boost tourism after a string of terrorist attacks.

Why was Rihanna meeting with the president of France? In late July, the pop star wore a comically oversized navy blazer and an ostentatiously classic French designer purse (Dior) to meet with President Emanual Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, at their residence, Elysee Palace. “I <3 Madame First Lady #girlpower” Rihanna captioned her Instagram story pic of herself with Brigitte, who wore faded skinny jeans for the appointment.

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Rihanna/ Instagram
The buzzy photo opp belied a solemn purpose: Rihanna was petitioning the French president to pledge funding for global education as part of her work as an ambassador...
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24 Oct

Hart’s : A Super-Tasty, Postage-Stamp-Size Escape In Brooklyn.

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GO HERE: for chef Nick Perkins’ down-to-earth but beautiful Mediterranean-leaning food. He does wonders with fish and local vegetables, making you question how food so simple could be so dang good. ORDER THE: crazy-tasty clam toast, with pooling broth beneath She Wolf sourdough bread and pile of bivalves; the lamb burger (with anchovies, even if those aren’t usually your thing); some olive oil cake to finish the night. THE VIBE IS: EXTRA cozy. With only 30 seats, including a big communal table, you’re sitting close to your neighbors—in a good way. A backlit five-seat bar with a window into the small no-gas kitchen is the centerpiece of the minimally decorated space. THE WINE: is curated by beverage director and manager Nialls Fallon. It’s all natural and always changing. Feeling lost? Put yourself in his—or his staff’s—hands. GETTING IN: really depends on the night, but they take...
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16 Oct

Could Traveling To Green Destinations Make You Happier?

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I had woken up at 6:00 a.m. to get to Waimea Canyon State Park on Kauai by sunrise, squeezing it in ahead of a packed day. After about an hour of driving from the Grand Hyatt in Koloa, I pulled over at a lookout and leaned against the metal fence, staring out into the gorge where chestnut browns met emerald green hues. I stood there for 10 minutes, completely entranced by the rugged terrain and distinctive grooves that ran through the hills, before jumping back in my car and continuing upward. I stopped at three more viewpoints along the way, ending in Koke‘e State Park, catching glimpses of Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coast, and spent about an hour completely wrapped up...
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27 Sep

Uber Now Lets Your Driver Give *You* Feedback

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If you’ve ever gotten curious enough to take a peek at your Uber rating, chances are you were either incredibly disappointed or pleasantly surprised to see a picture-perfect rating. No matter how many nice conversations you hold with your driver or how many times you’ve kept them waiting, you might still be wondering why your rating is so high or low. But that's about to change. Starting Tuesday, UberPOOL and UberX riders in the U.S. and Canada will be able to receive feedback from their drivers that might just help you improve your rider rating once and for all. This new update to the Uber app allows drivers to offer feedback when giving a passenger a rating of less than five stars, in the...
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14 Sep

The Trans-Siberian Railway Might Soon Take Passengers From London To Tokyo

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A journey on the Trans Siberian Railway is often hailed as the trip of a lifetime, mostly because the 6,152 mile route between Moscow and Vladivostok is believed to be the longest you can take on just one train. Yet the historic railway could soon become even more spectacular, thanks to an ambitious proposal from the Russian government.

Russia has recently announced its plan to link the Trans-Siberian Railway from London to Tokyo, The Independent reports. Beginning in Britain's capital, the 8,400 mile route would take travelers through Germany, Poland, and the Russian mainland before finishing in Hokkaidok, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, where it would link with the Japanese rail network.

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Trans-Siberian Railway in Krabarovsk, Russi

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