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The Perfect San Francisco Day Trip: Monterey

The Monterey is just two hours' drive from San Francisco, it feels worlds away with its sleepy seaside charm and abundant natural offerings.<p>WHY YOU’RE GOING: This picturesque coastal city along Monterey Bay is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. Though it's just two hours' …

Hot List 2014: Best New Design Hotels

How many great home-design ideas—whether colors or furniture or technology—have been inspired by hotels? We’re celebrating the properties whose architecture and interior design are defining style today, from Copenhagen to Shanghai.<p>The Wall of Records at Ace Hotel<p>Downtown Los Angeles has been called …

Where to Get the World's Best Bagels. The Answer Might Surprise You

Noah Bernamoff, co-owner of Manhattan’s new Black Seed Bagels, tells us where to find the world's best bagels, among other foodie travel secrets.<p>For those who love bagels—and in New York City, who doesn't?—Manhattan’s Black Seed Bagels has become the city’s newest must-try. Co-owned by Noah …

Gold List 2014: Beautiful Hotel Pools

There's just something about a beautiful hotel pool...especially when you know the hotels themselves are some of the best in the world, like these, all of which made our 2014 Gold List.<p>Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa<p>Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve<p><b>About the resort:</b> Stretching out over 160,000 …

10 Best Yoga Retreats in the World

We asked a handful of yoga pros where they travel to get their Om on: book any one of these yoga retreats, and you’ll come back feeling zen, tan, and bendy.<p>Yogaworks Retreats<p>Mandy Ingber, yoga teacher to the stars (including Jennifer Aniston), loves heading to this "inspired location" in Mexico. …

Take Me There: Provence's Hotel Crillon le Brave

Provence has been the ultimate travel fantasy for so long that it’s almost a cliché, but the Hotel Crillon le Brave reminds us why that dream holds true.<p>“Some spots on Earth are the cradles of genius. Provence is one,” wrote the novelist Lawrence Durrell. And along with genius, few regions have …

Marc Jacobs Has A Couch Tattoo

Marc Jacobs hosted the Free Arts Annual Auction on Wednesday, where his friend, artist Scott Campbell, was honored. Campbell did most of the designer’s 33 tattoos, and Jacobs says they have a collaborative relationship. “I mean, it’s always his hand, and it’s his interpretation of a subject or an …

The Culture List: Grace Coddington Knows Nudes

<b>“No Clothes: Grace Coddington Curates an Auction of Nudes”</b><p><i>Through May 16, 2014</i><p>Grace Coddington, a woman who has been canonized for her breathtakingly inventive use of clothing as <i>Vogue</i>’s creative director, curates a selection of artworks united by a distinct lack of dress called “No Clothes.” Taking …

Dylan Penn Gets Modeling Contract

Thanks to her mega-influential parents Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Dylan Penn has been famous since she basically exited the womb. However, in the last year, some post–Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson rumors and sexy spreads in <i>GQ</i> and <i>Treats!</i> have further pushed this aspiring model into the limelight.<p>…

The 10 Surprising Items on Every Editor's Vanity

And how to assemble our dream beauty kit at home—flowers, containers, $0.99 pharmacy finds, and all.<p>Much like Everlane "Petra" totes and Rag & Bone "Talia" sweaters, some glam products carry enough cache to become longterm editor staples. Here, we break down how to assemble our dream beauty …

Cate Blanchett Picks a Signature Scent for Each Role

Cate Blanchett may have just introduced a brilliant new level of method acting.<p>In a new interview with <i>WWD</i>, the Oscar-winning actress reveals that for every role she plays, she picks a different fragrance to help her get into the part. And no, her Oscar-winning performance in <i>Blue Jasmine</i> didn't …

Who Invented the Food Truck?; Eater's Brooklyn Heatmap

· Who Made the Food Truck? [NYT]<br>· The Brooklyn Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now [Eater NY]<br>· Top Shelf: Mexican Booze Steps Up [Modern Farmer]<br>· Getting to Know Texas' Female Pitmasters [TMBBQ]<br>· The Most Calorie-Filled Italian Chain Menu Items [Consumerist]<br>· Street Food on the Mexican/American Border …

Girl Meets World Finally Gets A Premiere Date

Photo: Courtesy of ABC.<p>Good news, <i>Boy Meets World</i> fans. The show's spinoff comedy, <i>Girl Meets World</i>, officially has a release date. Cory, Topanga, and …

Julian Schnabel, Dairy Art Centre, review: 'irrefutably awful'

The paintings in Julian Schnabel's exhibition Every Angel has a Dark Side are among the most overblown and forgettable ever, says Alastair Sooke<p>Julian Schnabel is not known for humility. Since he set the art world alight in the Eighties, the painter and Oscar-nominated filmmaker (Basquiat, Before …

Jean-Michel Basquiat for 1800 Tequila Bottles 2014

1800 Tequila continue their Essential Artist series with the exciting addition of Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s artworks to their bottles. 1800 has worked …

The Best Art Deco Designer Who Almost No One Remembers

Hildreth Meière's huge mural commissions were rare for a woman in her day, but it was her fusion of classical and mid-century style that brought her fame.<p>Radio City Music Hall is an Art Deco jewel. Its most notable—but somehow little-mentioned—features are the three metal and enamel roundels around …

Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls

"Be chill and don’t be a downer, act like a dude but look like a supermodel."<p>What’s your favorite Jennifer Lawrence moment? When she tripped on the way to accept her Academy Award, or when the paparazzi snapped photos of her drinking Veuve Cliquot straight out of the bottle? Or maybe it was the …

Bringing Design Thinking To Social Problems, Ideo.org Focuses On The People In Need

The nonprofit spin-off of the huge design firm takes on issues like sanitation and clean cook stoves from the unique perspective of the design world.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This story is part of Change Generation, our series on young entrepreneurs making a difference.<p>Jocelyn Wyatt and Patrice Martin are the …

Little Town of Champions

The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success?<p>“Running is in my blood,” says Tolo Debele, feeding his 3-month-old boy Dawit in his gated compound in the Ethiopian capital of …

A 26-Story History of San Francisco

What Yelp's new headquarters, the recently renovated landmark 140 New Montgomery, could teach the city's tech scene<p><b>1</b><p>140 New Montgomery is the San Francisco headquarters of Yelp. The local business information company occupies nine floors of a newly refinished building that once served as the …

My Week with James Franco

I spent four full days watching James Franco movies. I think I finally know what drives him.<p><b>The last employee walks up the aisle</b> to my left and says into his radio, "Ready to seat Theater 1," and then finally, luxuriously, wonderfully, for about a full minute, I have the entire theater to myself. …

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The New Face of Heroin

The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which …

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …

Guide to the Derby spectacle

This Saturday, all eyes will be on Churchill Downs in Louisville, the site of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. If you've never been there in …

How the 1% roll at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby means big money.<p>And, it's bigger than ever now, especially for the opulent class. Take a look at Millionaires Row, the most exclusive area of the Churchill Downs (CHDN) racetrack.<p>This weekend, a table for eight in this section will set you back by about $50,000 -- the highest …