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13 Dec

This Mailroom Is Serving Up Chic Cocktails And We’re Obsessed

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The Financial District is known for classic establishments like Delmonico’s and Harry’s Bar, but the downtown area around Wall Street has begun to move away from the stuffy banker’s bars of decades past, heralding new trendy spots that would make any New Yorker relinquish the Lower East Side and move even further downtown. Case in point: Mailroom. Situated beneath WeWork’s latest concept, WeLive, the space acts as part mailroom to the residents that live above, and part speakeasy bar to the fashion set and young professionals alike. While WeWork has become known for its shared office spaces that foster small businesses and freelancers, WeLive aims to create a living space that fosters community, flexibility and those looking to forgo the traditional living environment. Their New York City location, right on...
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4 Dec

Seven Christmas Markets In Europe

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From Prague to Rome, via Copenhagen, Europe's biggest capitals go all-out each year for their popular Christmas markets. Head to one of the best this winter, to pick up a treat and keep you feeling festive all month long.

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The Prague Christmas Market Every year, the Prague Christmas market sets up shop in the magnificent main square in the Old Town. Gathered at the feet of a giant, twinkling Christmas tree, the stalls let Czech handicrafts shine, offering a variety of wooden puppets, handmade jewelry and the regional specialty vánocvka, a kind of braided brioche with raisins. However, it's the procession of Saint Nicholas - accompanied by an angel and a devil - that really draws in the crowds, as...
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28 Nov

Celeb Stylist Karla Welch On How To Pack For Any Vacation

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Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For November, join stylist-to-the-stars Karla Welch in her personal-style bootcamp. This week, make your life easy: How to pack for any vacation.

If you’re headed for the snow…
Pair: A cute fitted sweatpant with a sweater and a little scarf around your neck — not a big wooly scarf, a chic little scarf.
Pair: A turtleneck underneath a sweatshirt plus tights, comfortable footwear, and a cute sock.

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H&M

H&M Cashmere-Blend Sweater, $60; hm.com SHOP

For a vintage ski look, pair: A high-waisted corduroy pant with a little sweater, tucked in plus suspenders.
To get dressy, pair: A knit turtleneck dress with Timberlands.

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24 Nov

Fast-Fine Dining Is The New Restaurant Frontier

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Media Noche—a Cuban joint in San Francisco’s Mission District—looks like a traditional restaurant. At dinnertime, its tables are full of people lingering over glasses of Riesling and turquoise-rimmed enamel bowls of slow-cooked ropa vieja. Its gorgeously designed, brightly tiled interior has made it a much-Instagrammed spot. But there is one difference between Media Noche and a typical restaurant: The people waiting aren’t vying for a table; they’re waiting to order food from a counter. That’s because Media Noche is one of a new wave of so-called fast-fine restaurants, which provide the design aesthetic, ambience, and quality food of higher-end establishments without the formality (and the operating costs) of actual fine-dining restaurants. These places offer a quick-and-easy eating experience while also, as...
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17 Nov

This Season’s Surprisingly Cheap Weekend Vacations You Should Book Now

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We’re all working for the weekend, but why spend all of that hard-earned cash on a vacation when you can score one for less? Here, the best places to go (and what to eat and where to stay) to save some dollar dollar bills.

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Charleston, South Carolina STAY: Nestled in the heart of the city’s Historic District, Andrew Pinckney Inn dates all the way back to the 1860s. Their West Indies style décor is a coastal living dream at a reasonable price. Take advantage of the outdoor rooftop to enjoy breakfast or a sunset cocktail sipping. BOOK IT: Andrew Pinckney Inn DO: For great deals on coveted antiques, head to King Street, where you’ll be transported back in time...
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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

Four Good Reasons To Drop Everything And Go To The Salon Du Chocolat 2017

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Crunchy or melted, cocoa can be enjoyed in every way possible at the Salon du Chocolat 2017. From sugary treats tothe origin of cocoa beans and transporting your taste buds to Japan, here are 4 game changing ways to make most out of this 100% chocolate event.

An insight into the production of cacao ‘What if chocolatiers and pâtissiers were the New Adventurers?’ This is the theme of the Salon du Chocolat 2017, which invites everyone on a journey. It’s a tasteful journey which transforms the Cacao Show space into a world tour for the senses. Accompanied by international music, the public is invited to learn more about the countries which produce the precious cocoa bean: from Colombia, to Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Ghana, Venezuela...
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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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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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INSIDE MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME THAT OPENED THIS MONTH IN...
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