Life & Art

Travel agents reveal their favourite under-the-radar vacation spots

A list from our favourite specialists, who professionally scour the Earth for the next big thing
By NIKKI EKSTEIN Travel trends come and go, but ...
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Pebble-grain shoes are menswear’s latest subtle power move

Time to consider texture
By MAX BERLINGER While women’s fashion lives and dies by large swings of the pendulum — hems sweep floors, then barely graze ...
Weddington Way

Gap follows J Crew in giving up on the bridal-wear industry

By JUSTINA VASQUEZ
Another major apparel retailer is giving up on a potentially lucrative but challenging clothing category: Bridal wear. Gap Inc’s ...
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Why the colour black continues to rule the food world

Among the reasons are the popularity of bitter, charred foods, the acceptance of squid ink as more than a novelty ingredient and the rise of activated ...
Lilia

Nine ways you’re cooking pasta wrong

If you’re pouring sauce on your spaghetti, you just failed chef Missy Robbins’ pasta class
By KATE KRADER / Pics BLOOMBERG In 2017, Italy landed the ...

If the Boston Marathon is too easy for you, try these crazy runs

None of these 26.2-milers is run-of-the-mill
by Naureen S Malik / BLOOMBERG For runners, one of the most storied — and feared — stretches is ...

Down on Burgundy? Give these lesser-known French wines a taste

From Saumur to Saint-Joseph, there are affordable, top-tier wines to be found if you know where to look
By ELIN MCCOY You love Burgundy, but oh, those ...

Is the Vail corporate machine killing the spirit of Whistler?

When Vail Resorts bought Canada’s famed Whistler Blackcomb ski mountain, locals were nervous. Now, after a record season of visitors, they’re enraged
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In northern Japan, samurai cuisine is racking up Michelin Stars

But you’ll have to go to a little-visited region to find the good stuff
By ROSS KENNETH URKEN In the town of Shiogama in Miyagi Prefecture, there’s a ...
Alicia Amin

In your face! A day with Alicia Amin

Face to face with her, you can sense that certain air of mischief of an adventurous person who is not very apologetic about all her ‘misadventures’
By ...
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Bordeaux 2017 Vintage ‘heterogeneous’ as sales start, Liv-ex says

By Guy Collins
The 2017 vintage from leading Bordeaux wine estates, due to be presented to global merchants in the region this week, is looking ...
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Set reminders with these elegant mechanical timepieces

This incredibly intricate set of wristwatches was able to set reminders for wearers a half-century before smartwatches existed
By MARK P BERNARDO In ...