Hans de Kretser

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Nili Lotan Collaborates with Inez and Vinoodh on a Pop-Up Campaign to Inspire Hope

Like many living in America today, the events of the past year have the left Israeli-born, New York-based designer Nili Lotan wondering how to react. And since her brand is such a personal one, she wanted to share how she was feeling with her customers via a politically charged four-month long …

Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …

Arianna Huffington’s Tips for Getting Shut-Eye on a Red-Eye

With these simple hacks, an overnight flight can transform into a snooze cruise.<p>Arianna Huffington doesn’t lose much sleep. In her new book, <i>The Sleep Revolution</i>, the former president and editor-in-chief of the <i>Huffington Post</i> advocates for frequent dozing off, and also offers tips for time …

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3 Perfect Color Combinations We Don't See Nearly Enough

Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. …

7 secret beaches in and around Toronto

Secret beaches in and around Toronto offer a reprieve from the crowds that you'll find at Woodbine and on the Islands in the summer. From quiet …

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Where to go in Montreal for poutine topped with lobster, foie gras, as well as classic picks for the ‘purists’

MONTREAL — Whether you like your poutine plain or fancy, there are plenty of options in Montreal.On its official blog, Tourism Montreal recommends …

Montreal: Best restaurant city in America?

What makes a good restaurant city? Not just the chefs, but the fearless appetites of its citizens, too.<p>Montreal’s strength on both fronts is what …

4 Reasons Organizations Fail To Fully Utilize Employees

I regularly ask groups of executives and managers the following question: “How much of your capability and talent does your organization use?” Yes, this is a highly subjective question, but I have been struck by the consistency of the replies I receive. The answer is invariably 40%. Ouch! Remember, …

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

A new bar in Paris’s 11th arrondissement specialising in traditional French ‘coquetels’ aims to be a history lesson in alcoholic drinks<p>With all the burger joints, Brooklyn-style bars and buzz over brunch, one begins to wonder which country Paris is in these days. But in spite of the US invasion, …

Word Of Mouth: Grünerløkka, Oslo

by Emily Millett<p>Oslo is officially one of the most expensive cities in the world. And although it is intriguingly enticing in all of its icily organized and spotless Nordic beauty, when a cup of coffee can set you back around $20, you'll want to make sure you're getting the full bang for your buck. …

Painting the Town Munch: Oslo

Norwegian painter<b>Edvard Munch</b> perfected the art of darkness and foreboding. Belying those moody themes is a colorful palette that perks up <b>Oslo</b>’s winter gray.<p>As the high-latitude capital celebrates the artist’s 150th birthday, Munch’s imprint on his adopted city is ubiquitous, in official venues and …

Free Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the largest city in Norway and the country’s economic hub, with a true-to-its-roots leaning toward maritime trade and industries. But a ruffian Viking heritage and a number two spot among the world’s most expensive cities in 2010 are no reason to plunder the capital city. Vigeland Sculpture …

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The Norwegian musician finds Grefsenkollen restaurant out of this world, but also deliciously down to earth<p>I first went to Grefsenkollen to play a gig. It’s a gourmet restaurant on a hill outside Oslo, in a log cabin dating back to 1926. It’s about a 90-minute walk from the city centre, and as you …

Paris Farm-to-Table Restaurants: Delicious, Local and Fait Maison

<i>Le Timbre, Palmyre Roigt</i><p>Over the past few years there has been a lot of conversation around the startling statistic that around one-third of France’s …

10 Places to Eat and Drink in Paris in the Fall

While people so often talk about Paris in the spring, fall certainly shouldn't be overlooked. Here in the city, leaves are changing, everyone is …

Paris for Food Lovers: Insider's Travel Guide

The insider advice on this page is from Wendy’s Trusted Travel Expert for France: Jack Dancy.<p>Trusted Travel Expert<p>Jack Dancy<p>A Brit living in …

Paris Bistros: Old and New (Video)

Paris: a beautiful, stylish destination that is on everyone’s list. But the bigger question once you’re there: where to eat? Sarah Spagnolo shares …

How to Shop a Paris Flea Market (Video)

Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt is an ideal Paris day trip for antiques collectors and travelers looking for great finds. Sarah Spagnolo shares how …

What NOT to do in Paris

1. Don’t… see the Mona Lisa.<p>More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this …