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Alone in the City: a Christmas Day walk around London

The City of London is yours on Christmas Day. The cordon of noise replaced by a calm that allows a walker to take in history, heritage, beauty – and change<p>Head straight for the belly of the sleeping beast. The place is deserted, which is a once-in-a year situation. Start at the Tower of London …

Top 10 Places to Explore When Visiting the UK for Your Next Holiday

Many times in my pursuit of searching for the best holidays abroad, I forget I live in the UK, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the …

European Travel

A bookworm’s tour of Barcelona’s librerías

The Catalan capital may be more famous for Gaudí and tapas, but it has dozens of great bookshops, too<p>“Every bookshop is an invitation to travel,” observes Jorge Carrión, the Spanish author who has offered me a walking tour of Barcelona’s <i>librerías</i>. Carrión, also a lecturer at Barcelona’s University …

Make Your Life Easier: 17 Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes

With a little make-ahead savvy, these breakfast options are perfectly portable.<p>We get it: Most mornings, you're dining on the go. With a little make-ahead savvy, these breakfast options are perfectly portable and don't require repeating "YES, I SAID EXTRA HASH BROWNS" into a drive-thru microphone. …

Breakfast

World Heritage Site Pictures: Works of Antoni Gaudí

Travel<p>The fantastic world of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is preserved in seven sites around Barcelona, combined into one World Heritage site.

The Huntsman: Winter's War - Official Trailer (HD)

Trailers

Five Trips That Changed My Life

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Traveling has its challenges—canceled flights, lost passports, maxed-out credit cards, security scares, you name it. But more often than not, at the end of the day, the thrill of becoming acquainted with a new place—and the people who call it home—outweighs the risks of …

Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.<p>Scientists know that people who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and keep mentally stimulated generally have …

The French Girl Beauty Secret That’s Worth Trying This Season

French women are globally recognized for the je ne sais quoi of their “I woke up like this” tousled hair and flawless skin. But when it comes to those glowing complexions, anyone who has visited a Paris pharmacy can tell you their secret: micellar water, the cult beauty product that hydrates, …

Skin Care

How to piss off a Brit

<b>A land of</b> rolling green hills and tea parties, girls with tramp stamps vomiting on city streets on a Saturday night and hooded teens rolling through …

How Do I Use My Cell Phone While Traveling to Europe?

As We Travel - Traveling Tips, Destinations, Videos & Travel Blog A lot of travelers prefer to use their own cell phone while traveling to Europe, …

5 Ways to Look Cool in a Suit This Spring

When you think of a great suit, where do you picture it? In a boardroom, on a woman leaning against a cold, marble wall with her arms crossed? Or perhaps it’s 80s style, with briefcase and brick-size cell phone in hand? This vision of the suit is a symbol of power dressing: armor for the workplace, …

Clothing

Bonjour, Couture: Style from the Rue

Diego Zuko is in Paris in July for the Couture collections to bring you all the style off the runways of Fall 2015.<p>Diego Zuko is in Paris in July for the Couture collections to bring you all the style off the runways of Fall 2015.

Style Rules from Designers and Fashion People

How often do you give your personal style a cold hard look? Only after major life changes? Hardly ever? If the answer isn't every five years, you're doing style all wrong—at least according to designer Tom Ford.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the 2012 Oscars<p>In this week's <i>The Edit</i>, the designer …

Red Carpet

The 8 Pairs of Flats Every Fashionable Woman Owns

It goes without saying that there's no shortage of heels among the chic set. From trendy sculptural stilettos to timeless sleek pumps, heels are …

What the Most Stylish Women Wear 9 to 5: Fashion Buyer Catherine Lerer Anderson of Brooklyn’s Bird

<b>Catherine Lerer Anderson,</b> associate buyer at pioneering Brooklyn retailer Bird, has a lot to say about fashion. Trained as a textile designer, with a wide-ranging list of stints (from assisting <b>Judy Collinson</b> while she was at Barneys to being the communications coordinator at luxury textile company …

L.L.Bean

5 Cool-Girl Puffer Outfits That Are Actually Flattering

We're convinced there's little worse than looking like a human marshmallow on your morning commute. In fact, even though we're not entirely sure what …

Clothing

1 Piece, 3 Ways: The Bro Sweater

Whether you acquired that sweater from your big brother, your dad, or you're "borrowing" it from your boyfriend, it's clear: The men's-inspired …

Mid-Season Styling Ideas to Make Your Summer Wardrobe Fun Again

A summer uniform can be a good thing: you know your pieces, assemble accordingly, and go. After weeks rotating the same combination of tops, bottoms, and dresses, though, the sweet easiness of a uniform can sour into a banal march (and, possibly, a hefty dry cleaning order). It may be time to add a …

9 Key Pieces to Model-Off-Duty Style

From the perfectly tailored blazers to colorful kicks, shop 9 pieces to achieving cool model-off-duty style.<p>Even when running from show to show during fashion month, models still manage to look impossibly stylish at all times. Their secret? Well, aside from perfect genetics, these runway stars …