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23 Mar

The Locals-Only Guide To Kona, Hawaii

Photo: Wasim Muklashy

Although it's the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kona is at its core a small town. The rural topography is peppered with every kind of escape, from white and black sand beaches to pockets of both rain forest and desert. Navigating the Big Island is best with a seasoned local guide. Mine came in the way of a trifecta—dear friend, bartender, and Kona native—who personally squired me about to the following spots over the course of my weeklong sojourn. Keep scrolling for the inside track to everything my favorite local recommends.

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Photo: The Four Seasons Hualalai
Photo: The Four Seasons Hualalai
WHO: The Four Seasons Hualalai WHAT: Calling The Four Seasons Hualalai an oasis is not an overstatement. The sprawling property of immaculately groomed grounds, golf courses,...
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23 Mar

The Best Time to Shop in Seoul? Model Irene Kim Says After Midnight

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For the foreign buyers and editors who flock to Seoul Fashion Week each year, no trip is complete without a visit to one of the city’s famed night markets, where hotteok pancakes and other Korean street snacks live alongside supremely affordable clothes. There, an after-hours shopping spree often yields an impressive haul of oversize denim and sleek faux-fur collars, but the challenge of winding your way through the crowds and among the narrow wood stalls can be deeply intimidating. Enter Irene Kim, the Korean model and street style star, who is an expert at navigating the local shijang—Dongdaemun, in particular, which remains the chief shopping market. “It’s really the only place in the world that I’ve seen where you can...
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22 Mar

2016’s Most Important Fashion Exhibitions

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Looking for a little culture and couture on holiday? Plan to visit some of these upcoming and ongoing exhibitions at fashion museums around the world. Some galleries have a monographic focus on a particular designer or fashion house, while others attempt to convey the history of a period through a survey of its dress. The sustained popularity of recent Alexander McQueen exhibitions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum have demonstrated the viability of blockbuster fashion exhibitions, and their critical successes have revived curatorial interest in dress and costume history in general. Major exhibitions opening in Boston and New York this spring will examine the expanding role of technology in fashion – from the construction of 3D-printed garments to...
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18 Mar

A Menswear Street Style Star Opens L.A.’s Coolest New Store

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On an industrial stretch of Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles’s Culver City, with the Expo Line buzzing in the background, sits a new men’s concept shop that’s hoping to change the landscape. Conceived by former Bloomingdale’s men’s fashion director Josh Peskowitz, alongside partners Simon Golby and Christophe Desmaison, Magasin is a place where ideas come first and craftsmanship is a very close second. Or, as Peskowitz notes, the store translates old-school technique to new-school ideas. “The thing that is still desired and missing in a lot of ways is the filter—what’s the point of view?” Peskowitz said of the unique lens through which he and his partners, all menswear veterans, will present an edit of labels including Massimo Alba (“the...
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17 Mar

The Power Lunch

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It's no surprise that the country's most metropolitan locales are full of modern spots for cutting deals, shaking hands and perhaps even an afternoon glass of prosecco. To impress your lunch date, seek out menus that offer something for your meat and potatoes type as well as the delicate diner who prefers leafy greens. Let's not pretend one isn't judged for their power-meal restaurant choices. When in doubt, choose uptown over downtown and formality over fast-casual. And, while each city will always have its staples–which each still have a place on our power lunch short-list–a more modern venture requires a slightly more innovative restaurant choice. Whether you choose chicken paillard atop arugula, steak tartare (with a side of frites) or...
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14 Mar

Just Back From…A Girl’s Trip To Tokyo

Liza Voloshin

Just Got Back From… Tokyo
Trip Duration: 1 week
Where You Stayed: The Ritz Carlton Tokyo in the heart of Roppongi, with a 49th floor pool and an epic traditional Japanese breakfast. I traveled with my female arts collective chez conversations, and my darling boyfriend that organized the whole trip.

Liza Voloshin
Liza Voloshin

Sleepless mornings with Margot

Liza Voloshin
Liza Voloshin

Chez Conversations

Best Thing I Ate: Everything in the 7-Eleven! You can have the most delicious and healthy lunch of onigiri and matcha tea for less than 1000 yen ($9).

Liza Voloshin
Liza Voloshin

Late night snacks at the 7-Eleven with Margot

Liza Voloshin
Liza Voloshin

Records and coffee with Margot

Best Hang Out Spot: Make your own private dance party in this teeny wall-to-wall record bar,Jazz Blues Soul. JBS; 1-17-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-Ku.  Best Daytime Activity: The beautiful...
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13 Mar

Instagram Stars Share the Secrets to Taking Amazing Photos

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Want to take your Instagram feed to the next level? Or just want to snap better vacation pictures? We reached out to some of our favorite ’grammers to get their secrets. But don’t worry—while they expertly capture gorgeous landscapes, the perfect latte, portraits of friends, and mesmerizing street scenes, they are all self-taught photographers and have some seriously down-to-earth advice. Here, from the cameras to use (yes, they actually use their iPhones sometimes) to the secret to capturing the perfect light, these are the tips and tricks you need to seriously elevate your photos.

There are just a couple of spots left in our food photography, styling, and recipe development workshop in April in Puglia, Italy. It’ll be packed full of...
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10 Mar

Ready For Spring Break? JetBlue Is Having A Major Sale

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If you missed your chance to book a spring break trip in March, there's still time to take a trip in the months ahead. Especially withJetBlue's latest sale, which offers flights as low as $46 and other cheap getaway deals. Now through March 10, JetBlue is offering major discounts on flights from the U.S. to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some of the big discounts include $59 one way from New York to Hilton Head, S.C; $99 from New York to Fort Lauderdale, FL; and $89 from Boston to Fort Lauderdale. There are also discounted flights to Mexico and Saint Croix. In addition to the cheap flights, JetBlue is offering getaway deals, which include airfare and hotels. For round trip flights from Boston to...
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