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28 Apr

12 New York Pools To Lounge By This Summer

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As temperatures begin to rise in the concrete jungle, New Yorkers scramble to get their bikini bodies in check and their summer plans underway. That’s right–New Yorkers who stay Manhattan bound during the summer months rather than escaping to the Hamptons, The Cape, Newport or Upstate have summer plans too, and some of them involve access to many sun-filled pools (read: oases) offering bar service, private cabanas and poolside dining. Battling the long, arduous weekend traffic to and from the city may seem silly when you can opt for a little staycation in the Big Apple and take a dive or dip into some of the amazing rooftop pools that the city has to offer. Gather your girls, edit your...
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27 Apr

Venzone Is The Most Beautiful Village In Italy You’ve Never Heard Of Before

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Italy is full of beautiful places, but you're going to want to bump the small town of Venzone to the top of your travel bucket list since it just was voted the most beautiful village in Italy in the 2017 Il Borgo dei Borghi competition. Venzone beat out 19 other shortlisted villages to win the competition, which was decided on by a combination of online voters and a panel of judges. Considering that Italy has been hit by several powerful earthquakes just in the last year alone, it's no surprise that the judges singled out Venzone as a prime example of post-earthquake recovery. Even though you've probably never heard of this town in Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region near the Slovenian border, here's a...
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27 Apr

Where To Stay, Eat, And Drink In Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires—the very name of the city invokes warm, nostalgic images of steamy Tango dancing and authentic epicurean delicacies, all in a lush city where past meets present. Steeped as it is in Latin influence, the Argentine city has undeniable Euro-charm with its Belle Epoque architecture, bustle of fusion restaurants, and buzzing night-time revelers. With this unique yet recognizable homage to Madrid, New York, and even a touch of Paris, for the intrepid traveler, the city gives way immediately and welcomes all into its breezy embrace.

Here we offer up a sample of musts for the best places to stay, eat, drink, and play, and sleep in one of the globe's brightest and most welcoming cities.

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26 Apr

What To Expect From Every Homesteading Hotspot In America

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Homesteading. It’s a concept that seems to be suggesting that you go home but is actually about hurling yourself into the American hinterlands to live off the land, grow stuff, and invest in your very own, self-produced self-reliance. It's fantastic. You're sold. Now where to? You could drive until your car runs out of gas (foolish, romantic), research where farmland is most fertile (sensible, tedious), or just consult this precise and honest list. Whomever you are, wherever you're escaping from, there's a remote but trendy locale for you.

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Hudson Valley, New York Popular Probiotic: Local spicy switchel from the Hudson Standard.Garnish of Choice: Charred flower petals.What Takes the Edge Off: Black dirt onion broth from The Roundhouse in...
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25 Apr

How To Find Love—And Maby a New Life—In Italy

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As the saying goes, "if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere." But what happens when you're bored of the city that has it all? After a decade in the Big Apple, personal stylist and journalist, Natalie Decleve, knew it was time to move on—the question was, to where…? Embarking on a search to find her next home, Decleve set out on a cross country road trip that forced her to compare her own hectic life with a much simpler one; and traversed the Caribbean for lusher pastures. Here, she gives Italy a go, before finally getting a taste of life in California with a tour along the west coast. Check back here each week...
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24 Apr

The Best Place To Live In America Is a City You’ve Never Heard Of

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The 86,000 residents of the city of Carmel, Indiana have a reason to celebrate today. Their suburban community just north of Indianapolis was just named the best place to live in the entire United States. It's not the first time the city has received such an honor, though. CNN Money magazine dubbed it the best place to live in America back in 2012, but that ranking was specifically focused on cities ranging from 50,000 to 300,000 in population. Data company Niche, which recently released its own ranking of the best places to live, says its new numbers take "into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities...
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21 Apr

What It’s Like Riding a Motorcycle Through The Desert—And Why You Should Do It Too

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y first bike was a Harley. It was shiny, with classic red and black details that shone in the light. It was a breeze to drive—easy to turn, with the engine roaring every time I gave it some juice. I felt free riding it down the pavement, wind blowing past me. I was four. My Harley was a Power Wheels toy. I have to be honest, it was not my first choice of vehicle. I wanted a car (a pink one, preferably Barbie), but my parents were all about practicality. With its relatively cheap price tag and the fact that I would be able to ride it for a couple of years without long legs/growth spurts being an issue, it found itself...
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20 Apr

The Stallone Sisters’ Fashion & Beauty Must-Haves

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Our cover stars, Sophia, Sistene, and Scarlett Stallone, share their beauty, fragrance, fitness, travel, culture and accessories picks, along with a few favorite looks of the season.

Sistene's Must-Haves

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IDEAL HOLIDAY: Rome

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Flower Power
Dolce & Gabbana, Spring 2017

Glow Getter

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64); Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in Rose Saint Germain, Coral Incandescent, and Fuchsia in Excess ($37 each); Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Soleil Afterglow ($108); Tom Ford Velvet Orchid ($120), all available at Sephora.com.

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On the Playlist
Rihanna's Anti

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Hair & Skincare Boosts
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence($179); Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Conditioner ($34), all available at Sephora.com.

Gold Standard

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Marco Bicego choker, $2,200, marcobicego.com; Prada bag, $2,280, prada.com.

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19 Apr

How To Escape Birthday Anxiety With A Solo Vacation

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The first day of the month my birthday falls in always plays out the same way. First, I drink a bunch of Bloody Marys because I was born in January. Then, I suddenly remember that I'll want to organize some sort of birthday celebration. My initial reaction is one of unfettered excitement. I love birthdays—the creativity that goes into planning a party, the chance to see people who bring you joy, the opportunity to let your loved ones totally spoil you, when, as women, and humans, it can feel like we spend a lot of time looking after other people's needs. Not to mention: Presents! Music! Cake! That part of me—the part that genuinely enjoys wearing pastel party hats—gets the mic...
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18 Apr

Finland Is Officially The World’s Safest Country

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Looking for a destination for your next solo adventure? You might want to start searching for flights to Finland, which was just named the safest country in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Scandinavian country beat out its neighbors Sweden and Norway, as well as New Zealand and Canada, to take the top spot in the WEF's "safety and security" section of their biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report.

See the full top 10 here:

The World's 10 Safest Countries, According to the WEF

Finland – score: 6.7
United Arab Emirates – 6.6
Iceland – 6.6
Oman — 6.5
Hong Kong SAR – 6.5
Singapore – 6.5
Norway – 6.4
Switzerland – 6.4
Rwanda – 6.4

Qatar – 6.3

Two reasons we love Finland: It's safe and you can see the Northern Lights there.
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Two reasons we love Finland: It's safe and you can see the Northern Lights there. / Getty
The WEF's safety and security rankings were measured...
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