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30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

Olives, Ranked In Order From Worst To Best (PHOTOS)

Recently, one of our favorite curmudgeons, Alex Balk, tackled the definitive ranking of olives over on The Awl. Spoiler alert: Balk <i>does</i> see color when it comes to olives and we think that the veritable Benetton ad's worth of olive diversity got lost in the kerfuffle.<p>Olives can be polarizing. Some …

24 Must-visit Chicago Restaurants From Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

<i>By Stephanie Marshall</i><p>Chicago is a city after any foodie's heart, but it can be hard to find places that fit a college budget. We've compiled a list of restaurants featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" so you can enjoy all the tastiness without having to watch Guy go to Flavortown.<p>…

How to Cook Lobster Mexican-Style, According to Chef Shannon Bard

Chef Shannon Bard from Zapoteca in Portland, ME, brings together Mexico and Maine in lobster tacos.<p>We never say no to lobster, pretty much as a rule, but when we heard about <b>Chef Shannon Bard</b> from Zapoteca restaurant in Portland, Maine, and her <b>chipotle chile lobster tacos</b>, the combination gave us …

Cooking

Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

Chances are good you’ve already seen Queenie Liao’s touching nap time photo series <i>Wengenn in Wonderland</i>. Late last year, the series went viral as …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The World's Newest Island, Niijima

10 Best French Fashion Blogs

Valentine Vanesse is a tea drinker, bicycle rider, the definition of Parisian chic. Her blog could be described in few words as “pure delight in …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

99% Invisible-93- Revolving Doors

This New Fast Food Packaging System Makes Eating Junk Easier–But Also Less Wasteful

If we’re going to eat fast food, at least we could use this revolutionary packaging redesign.<p>Every day, 50 million Americans eat fast food. And while that has obvious ramifications for our ever-expanding waistlines, it also creates quite a bit of trash in the process. Many recent innovations aimed …

Sustainability

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET<p>Oyster.com

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …