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Summer in the City: The Hot Spots in London, Paris, NYC and LA

See 4 designers' summer go-tos in their respective cities.<p>Summer weekends are often spent clamoring to get to the nearest seaside or pastoral get-away. In the interest of beating the crowds, we asked four designers to share their hot spots in their respective cities — New York, Paris, London and …

France

Behance

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

France

Dessert for Breakfast: Maple Bacon Ice Cream with Waffles

We’ve stirred up the ultimate breakfast treat just in time for the weekend! Maple syrup ice cream with bits of real bacon all over fluffy waffles, we’d even get up extra early for this one. No ice cream maker? No problem. We hacked this ice cream recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> – 1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>– 1 1/2 …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Temperatures are rising and no one wants to turn on their oven these days. The solution for your next summer soiree? No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes! Just assemble, chill, top with berries, and serve. Cool and easy.<p><b>Ingredients</b> (makes 16 cheesecakes):<p>– 15 graham crackers (8 ounces)<p>– 1 stick …

10 of the Most Fun Photo Projects on the Web

A picture's worth 1000 words, but these online photo projects might leave you speechless.<p>1. The Love Train<p><i>Courtesy of James Doernberg</i><p>College students …

Feelings We Need Words For

By P. Luna,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/119A2Ke<p>English is so bad at describing what it means to grieve. We use words like bereft or bitter or …

Articles about 6 iconic modernist residences on Dwell.com - Dwell

On view all summer, a new exhibition at Philip Johnson's Glass House provides the first survey to explore the relationship...<p>Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, …

Architecture

5 Fashion-Meets-Food Blogs You'll Want to Bookmark Immediately

Many people may think that fashion and food are an unlikely match, but I've seen a recent spike in beautiful, well-produced blogs and websites that cover both. Here are five that I'm loving.<p><b>The Spicy Stiletto</b>: New Yorker Serena Goh gives you the perfect mix of style and recipes in her seriously …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Landscape Photography

21 Iconic New York City Diners & Lunch Counters

Market Diner's final days marked another classic old-school diner closing, leaving just five freestanding diners in Manhattan. The beloved greasy spoons of New York City — spots with formica, cheap coffee, and corned beef hash — are on the decline. The ones that remain often feel frozen in …

From Paris With Love: Part Deux

Bringing you the latest in global travel, Marie Claire has brought you more très chic scenes of Paris. Between exploring vintage shops on Rue Saint Paul to hitting up the local bistros on Place Saint Paul, we brought you the best sites of Paris.<p>Bringing you the latest in global travel, <i>Marie Claire</i> …

5 Things You Need To Do In Order To Survive Your 20s

By Ryan O'Connell,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/LJdM5e<p>1. Learn how to drink.<p>You’re never going to make it to 30 unless you learn how to hold your …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

Pig Candy

Posted by Josh<p>There are few pleasures in life quite like <b>pig candy</b>. This sugar coated treat hits so many culinary high marks it's insane—smokey, …

Articles about modern prefab addition mid century california classic on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a …

Prefab Homes

The 10 Most Underrated Beauty Habits of All, According to Glamour Readers | Glamour

I recently shared what I think are the five most underrated beauty habits—and once the post went up, you ladies had a lot of thoughts to add. We've had so much fun reading your comments, and here I've rounded up 10 more of the most underrated beauty habits, according to you, our readers.<p><b>1. Applying</b> …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Articles about london and new york double exposure project on Dwell.com - Dwell

"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass...<p>Moooi crosses the ocean and lands in New York to open its first Showroom and Brand Store in the US, introducing a 'brand' new...<p>While in New York City last month, I …

New York City

Sir Francis M. Bacon cupcake from SLICE! Tahitian vanilla cupcake topped w maple cream cheese and candied bacon bits <3

Weekend in Vigan: 12 things to do

MANILA, Philippines - If you're looking for a weekend getaway, a trip that won't require filed leaves or missed classes, Vigan is perfect.<p>The tiny …