Travel

The Wright Stuff

Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was built in 1935. We all know that traveling involves a bit of role-play, an escape, of sorts, from the mess of one’s real life. At home, most of us are encumbered—necessarily cluttered—with well-worn belongings and quotidian responsibilities (dishes to wash, oil to change). …

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City Smart March

Bjork New York City You never know what you’re going to get from Björk. And that’s the magic. The “swan dress” wearing superstar’s adventurous electronic music (or is it alternative, classical, trip-hop?) has wowed global audiences for more than 20 years—and we can’t forget that she’s also a talented actress, …

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city smart january february

Northern Virginia It’s the age-old food lover’s dilemma: Eat delicious, fatty food and sacrifice three hours at the gym per day, or stick to a strictly healthy diet and be left craving McDonald’s french fries. Luckily, you can get the best of both worlds if you head to True Food …

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Skiing the Blues

Spring break at Crested Butte in Colorado is all blue, the deep azure of a sky against white snow so bright on a sunny day it’s nearly impossible to take it all in without a pair of Maui Jims. They’re called bluebird days, when the sky matches the blue square …

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City Smart December

Brooklyn, N.Y. No, you didn’t just walk into a Lady Gaga video circa 2009. The Brooklyn Museum is putting a new spin on the phrase “those shoes are to die for” with Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. Curated by Lisa Small, this pump-tastic exhibition examines the power …

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Mountain Majesty

It’s like discovering a pearl in the wilderness,” says a Versace-clad woman to her dinner companions while I sip a glass of Cabernet and savor a bit of eavesdropping at Blackberry Farm. It is the perfect description.  Few would expect such refinement in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains …

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City Smarts

Washington, D.C Remember detective Lester Freamon from “The Wire”? Long before Clarke Peters played the smart cookie who solved crimes in the streets of Baltimore, he wrote a hit musical called Five Guys Named Moe—an homage to swingin’ songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan—which debuted at London’s West End Theatre in …

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Traveling With The Queen

“Since the discovery of America by Columbus, nothing has occurred of so much importance to the new world as navigating the Atlantic by steamers.” I may not have the maritime chops of shipping magnate Samuel Cunard, who uttered those words in 1840 as he was set to launch the first …

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New york city Hugh Jackman performing onstage is something to behold, as shown by his Emmy-winning turn as a Tony Awards host and a starring role in 2009’s “A Steady Rain.” The Australian heartthrob returns to Broadway in “The River,” Jez Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated “Jerusalem.” Also starring Laura …

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NATURE & NURTURE

Beach season is upon us. And maybe that means the same lazy traditions we have always held dear: boardwalk browsing in A.C. while munching caramel popcorn, cooking a sunburn while scarfing Grotto Pizza in Rehoboth, or enjoying an afternoon beef-and-beer at Abbey Burger Bistro in Ocean City. And that’s OK! …

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