Listen to Patrick Wilson, see his new paintings in Chelsea (at Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe) and take away some art history. What Wilson has done for 20 years—works of elegant color, flatness and right angles—may seem, at first, the offspring of other art born out of geometry since the mid-20th century...

Eat Seattle tour

There is a lot happening at Pike Place Market. Even after more than a decade in Seattle, I still haven’t discovered everything this 108-year-old farmers market contains. Case in point: a lovely patio that is home to the senior center garden, where you can admire gorgeous herbs, lettuces and other...

Thailand food tour

In 2011, Sanne Meijboom had been working for years as an international business consultant, but the lifestyle had started to run its course, and she was wondering what to do next. She was feeling "a little bit done with my job as business consultant, working for big companies, working hard and not...

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Rome

When it comes to traveling with the kids, especially in another country, their comfort is always priority. And these five luxurious hotels in the Italian capital know that, offering top notch kid-friendly amenities and goodies that make the kids feel—after a busy day of exploring—like they're...

Dalya Luttwak knows metal, from her days as a goldsmith/jewelry maker to her current sessions bending steel red-hot from a furnace. Years ago, with small-scale, wearable designs, she showed, for example, at the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museum of fine craft in Washington, D.C. Now,...

Island of Pulau Ubin, Singapore

For the cost of S$2.50 I was on the bumboat to Pulau Ubin, watching the Changi Village harbor grow more distant as the vessel’s motor rumbled loudly and churned the waters off the coast of Singapore.  When I type the word harbor, you probably imagine a dozen rows of concrete or heavy wood docks...

Anita Funtek and her Better Beach Award

When you take on a city as ever-changing as Miami, “Innovative” has to be a word that describes all that you are- Anita Funtek is just this person.  CEO of Miami New Construction Show, Anita is the masterful strategist for this annual event that brings together both ideas and realities for the...

Seattle's International District

Seattle’s International District, nestled behind Pioneer Square and the sports stadiums, can be divided up into three sections: Chinatown, Japantown and Little Saigon. It’s a dense part of the city, best explored on foot so small storefronts aren’t passed by. Chinatown is probably the area most...

Bacon-wrapped hot dog

The return of baseball season means the smell of hot dogs, popcorn and Safeco’s infamous garlic fries. But this city of fresh, sophisticated food doesn’t slack when it comes to ballpark food. Sure, there are licorice ropes, warm peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but there are also tacos, seafood, pizzas...

What to do in Kauai with kids

Hawaii’s oldest island, Kauai has a diverse collection of cultural areas, from geological wonders and sacred sites to small towns where locals have been operating family-owned businesses for generations. You’ll need a car to get around, but be sure to explore on foot and mingle with locals to...

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