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16 Jun

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

The Napa Wine Auction With The Coppolas

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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.

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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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8 Jun

The Flower Shop’s New York edit

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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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8 Jun

See The Great Barrier Reef — Before It’s Officially GONE

Calling a destination "a place you need to see before you die" sounds like a hyperbolic trope for travel listicles, but the phrase isn't far off when it comes to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. That's because this cluster of corals — the world's largest — is very much in danger, with a large swath of it already irrevocably destroyed. As the breeding ground of a vast collective of exotic fish, birds, reptiles, and mollusks, the reef is an essential ecosystem to the world. However, its deteriorating state is reaching unprecedented levels: Environmentalists have reported that in just the last two years alone, mass bleaching has devastated about two-thirds of the coral reef. With the Trump administration withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement,...
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