After a few days of surfing in Waikiki or hiking Koko Head Crater, strap on your cutest walking shoes and hit the pavement. Find the perfect souvenir that will invoke memories of salty breezes and warm skin that don’t scream, “hula girl bobble head!” Although, those knickknacks are pretty fun, too...

Raising the Bar With so much construction going on in the city, it was only a matter of time before the ubiquitous scaffolding made its way into fashion. Enter Raising the Bar, NYC-based jewelry maker W. Britt’s addition to her debut collection, Assembly Line. Using solid bars of bone, onyx, rose...

Force Field “The incredible thing about theater is that it’s not an individual experience, it’s a social encounter,” says Diqui James, director of Off-Broadway’s Wayra: Fuerza Bruta, a nonverbal, interactive spectacle that is all about reaching out. Audiences stand rather than sit and move about...

Art may be in the eye of the beholder—and a gallery representing 200+ creators is set up to be a boon for many types of beholders. Work of Artists gives exposure to various traditions and media throughout the rooms, vignettes and hallways of its 6,000 square feet, copping to one bias: Its roster is...

Quilting supplies galore at Crimson Tate, on Mass Ave.

Fantastic retail finds abound in this town, from only-in-Indy souvenirs to gifts and staples for anyone on your list…yourself included! Here, a few recommendations for three areas of town most likely to already be on your way. Broad Ripple Just-so touches for hearth and home are tucked into every...

The upscale fitness facility Fit Republic opened during summer at the Scottsdale Waterfront. From a street-level entrance just south of the relocated Urban Outfitters store, an escalator ascends to an array of spinning, yoga, boxing and high-intensity workout studios, luxe locker rooms and a juice...

The Brooklyn Museum kicks off a new high-heels exhibition this month, so we’re celebrating with a guide to this season’s wildest footwear. Shoe Showcase If fashion were a religion (and some say it is), high heels would certainly be a cult. Names like Manolo, Choo and Louboutin have been elevated...

Dallas is a playground for the retail junkie. From independent boutiques to designer showrooms to national department stores, shoppers will find a vast array of offerings among Big D’s shopping centers, districts and malls. Highland Park Village, Knox-Henderson, NorthPark Center, Bishop Arts, the...

Appearances matter at these fine restos with attire requirements for men. 21 Club Nostalgic American fare in a country-club setting. the code: Jackets optional, but strongly suggested. Loaners available (Men’s Warehouse and Ralph Lauren). 21 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.582.7200...

Fashion Week frenzy is upon us, and as new looks hit runways (Sept. 4-11), a wave of fashion-forward A-listers take to top-tier NYC restaurants. (Yes, stars and supermodels eat, too . . . sometimes.) Dine, see and be seen at these haute spots. Jean Georges Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a...