Chloe Blackwood

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When did Toronto get so cool?

Canada’s biggest city is often overlooked in favour of Montreal or Vancouver. But these days, it exudes the kind of cool that can only come from not really caring.<p>“Clock-clock-clock-clock-KUHwhoomp!” That was the sound of the Biblio-Mat, a one-of-a-kind refrigerator-sized book vending machine, as …

In Swiss utopia, the devil dwelled

Canton Uri, the birthplace of modern Switzerland, has the fog seas, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Alpine fantasies – but hardly anyone knows about it.<p>Uri is one of Switzerland’s most scenic cantons – yet it remains one of the country’s least visited. A jagged wall of 2,000m-tall Urner …

Our favourite images of the week

A selection of breathtaking travel photos from around the world, including back flipping fun in Australian waters and a tribe of sea gypsies off Thailand’s coast.

This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication at Magic Kingdom Park

This week, some of the most compelling images we shared on the Disney Parks Blog came from the May 2 dedication of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New …

The islands where foxes fly

Located 1,000km from Tokyo, Japan’s 30-island Bonin archipelago was never part of a larger land mass – leading to a wealth of biodiversity that’s worth the 25-hour ferry ride.<p>Our ship eased out of Tokyo Bay, leaving behind the noise and neon of the city. It was well before 11am, but a few of the …

The city of Salman Rushdie’s heart

Both the author’s birthplace and his favourite city, Mumbai permeates many of his renowned novels, from Midnight’s Children to The Moor’s Last Sigh.

The Manhattan mistake most people make

After years of being botched, New York’s classic cocktail is back, thanks to the revival of rye whiskey, bitters and bartenders who can put creative spins on the classic.<p>I ordered my first Manhattan at a work function not long after I moved to New York four years ago – probably because I felt like …

Paris to tourists: Stop locking down love

The tourist tradition of attaching padlocks to Paris’ Pont des Arts footbridge is ruining the structure – leading to some critics asking for the tradition to be outlawed.<p>Every year, thousands of couples make the pilgrimage to Paris’ Pont des Arts footbridge, where they attach to its railings …

Living in: The world’s top coffee cities

These six cities are known for their top-notch brews and caffeine-focused cultures – perfect for those on an extended stay.<p>In many of the world’s top coffee cities, the cafe is more than just a place to get a warm drink – it is also a hub of culture and conversation for locals and visitors alike. …

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AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

Which food trends are on the rise in New York, and which food trends are dead?

Cronuts and cupcakes are over, ramen’s on the rise, and kale ain’t going anywhere anytime soon<p>Most of 2014 has been spent mulling over what food will …

Channeling Your Inner Child

<b>NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) —</b> If you love New York City like we love New York City then tag along with Toni On! We uncover hidden city secrets, show you the …

Five Boro Bike Tour To Snarl Traffic Sunday

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Major street closures are on tap for Sunday as riders will take part in the annual Five Boro Bike Tour.<p>The bike tour will …

Mother’s Day Gift Guide! 9 Beauty Picks Any Mom Will Love

Because they’re the best, most moms insist all they want for Mother’s Day is a card (and a handwritten note inside that explains how much you …

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'It's the very definition of bittersweet': Kiernan Shipka opens up about filming the final episodes of Mad Men

Kiernan Shipka has opened up about the 'bittersweet' feeling of filming the final episodes of Mad Men, which is set to wrap up in 2015.<p>The …

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7 Indie Nail Brands You Should Have on Your Radar

The rapid growth of indie nail polish lines over recent years is a true blessing—especially for us who believe one can never have too many mani-pedi …

The Cara Effect: Eyebrow Surgery is on the Rise

Women who have plucked their eyebrows into oblivion are seeking a fuller, more natural look in the vein of Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins. Dr. Robert Dorin, a NYC Hair Restoration Specialist, tells us about the rising trend in brow transplants and why strong eyebrows can look great on any …