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This restaurant in Spain hasn't closed its doors since 1725

Botin Restaurant in Madrid has been in operation for 293 years, a world record. The owners claim the oven hasn't once gone out. The house specialty …

Barcelona

Ten things NEVER to do when dining in Spain

<b>Don’t turn your nose up at your plate</b><p><i>Callos. Offal that is super typical in Madrid and Asturias. Totally tasty and worthy getting locally made. Just</i> …

Recipes

10 Amazing Things to Do in... Berlin

Bring the house down in the park<p>You have never felt authentic joie de vivre until you watch a 70ish-year-old German man sing a tuneless Johnny Cash …

Galeries Lafayette Department Store in Paris

First inaugurated in 1893, the Galeries Lafayette department store is a fashion institution in Paris. Located near the stately Opera Garnier, the …

France

Three-Michelin Star Restaurants in Spain

When people talk about Michelin star restaurants in Spain, they are generally referring to three-star eateries, including three in the Basque city of …

Barcelona

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's …

Are Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars better than Starbucks'?

Starbucks' vs. Copycat's Cranberry Bliss Bars<p>December 01, 2017<p>It's that time of the year again! Starbucks' has released their Holiday menu. I'm not …

Netflix’s Dark is hard to watch, and impossible to stop watching

The service’s first original German series echoes David Lynch and David Fincher, but finds its own queasy, compelling ground<p>Netflix’s mesmerizing new German-language series <i>Dark</i> certainly is aptly named. A great deal of the new 10-episode season takes place in dim rooms and unlit garages, in an …

TV

Get Your Old Sweaters in the Best Shape of Their Lives

It's that wonderful time of year affectionately dubbed "sweater weather." But those sweaters that have been sitting in storage for two to three …

Knitting

The 21 Best Small Kitchen Ideas of All Time

Good news, all you small-space dwellers: There are lots of ways you can increase storage or workable room in your kitchen. We scoured the internet to …

Home Tours

The Best Secret Beach Towns in Mexico

With nearly 6,000 miles of coastline, ranging from the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean to the tranquil turquoise seas of the Caribbean, Mexico has …

Mexico

VIVA Lifestyle and Travel (vivatravellife)

This Infamous Hidden London Banksy Artwork Has Finally Been Restored 12 Years Later

Timelapse: 30 Days of a Cargo Ship in 10 Minutes and 80,000 Photos

Here’s a beautiful 4K time-lapse video by JeffHK that condenses 30 days of a cargo ship’s journey across oceans into 10 minutes containing 80,000 …

Langham Hospitality Group: What you need to know

With two new Cordis hotels having opened up in Asia-Pacific this year and many more in the pipeline, we give you the lowdown on this Hong Kong-based …

Hospitality

L'Oreal's Dark Roots Are On Display In 'The Bettencourt Affair'

<i>Nina Martyris</i> <i>is a literature-focused freelancer. Her writing has appeared on</i> The New Yorker's website, The Paris Review Daily, The Guardian, NPR <i>and elsewhere.</i><p>Liliane Bettencourt, the beautiful heiress to the L'Oréal cosmetics empire and richest woman in the world, had everything. But she was also …

L'Oréal

The Best Loafers for Men Can Be Worn with Everything in Your Closet

GQ’s Best Stuff is at it again, hunting down the best all-purpose shoes to add to your footwear arsenal.<p><i>GQ</i>’s Favorite:<p>Jack Erwin “Archie” Loafer<p>> $195, buy it now at Jack Erwin<p>The fashion world has a very serious sneaker obsession, and while that's a very good thing, no matter how cool or laid-back …

Schoolhouse Eclectic: 14 Ideas Using Vintage School Supplies

In case you missed it, school's almost back in session, and I'm feeling all sorts of nostalgia. Whether your school days were spent learning writing …

You're Only a Barcelona Expert If You've Done These 17 Things

Christie's alluring paradox: the compatibility of middle-England villages and homicidal maniacs on the rampage

A man gets into an elevator on the 20th floor. It has to be “elevator” because this is the Chrysler Building in Manhattan. He is smartly turned out, …

Secrets to Steal from an Interior Stylist's Chic Home

Blogger and freelance stylist Ruth Matthews shares her beautifully designed London home with her husband Dan and son Ted. Each room is filled with an …

El Palmar / David Cervera

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The palmar is a project of a summer house, located in the Port of Chuburna Yucatan Mexico.<p>With a very …

Are We Witnessing the Return of the Travel Agent?

Travel agent—it’s a job that seems to have gone the way of the television repairman or switchboard operator. But there’s a fresh new crop of travel experts—more aptly described as travel designers—who offer resources far beyond the basics of organizing flights, lodging, and tours. These designers …

Travel

Is Mexico City the New Iceland?

Are a lot of your friends in Mexico City right now, Instagramming tacos and museums? Here's why—and why you should join them.<p>Are you someone who likes to travel and have “authentic” experiences even if you know that “authenticity” is a slippery concept? Are you the type of person who loves street …

Gaudí’s First Built House Opens to the Public for the First Time in its 130-Year-Old History | Colossal

<p>Built between 1883 and 1885, Casa Vicens is the very first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. During most of the Barcelona home’s …

The Irish Adventure Bucket List: 25 days out to try before you die!

<b>If you like that, try this:</b> There are any number of waterski options at Watermark Wakeboard & Waterski Club (<i>watermarkskiclub.com</i>) in Lough Derg’s …

Keith Haring’s Easter mural at the White House - The Fox Is Black

On Easter day in 1988, Keith Haring painted an 8′ X 16′ mural on the White House lawn, and then donated it to the Children’s Hospital, National …

First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum

It has been confirmed that the museum opening date for the Casa Vicens in Barcelona has been rescheduled for the second half of 2017. Originally …

First Glance at the New Bar in the Old Four Seasons Space

Since Major Food Group took over the former Four Seasons space in Midtown, there has been much hand-wringing over what will become of the Grill Room and Pool Room, which have landmark status, but very little over the fate of the square bar that greeted patrons as they climbed the stairs to the …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation