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21 insanely lavish hotel suites to stay in before you die

When you're on vacation, some hotels will make you feel like royalty — and others will treat you like it.<p>These 21 opulent hotel suites are guaranteed to do just that.<p>Most are accompanied by a lofty price tag, but when they include personal butlers, pillow service, and once-in-a-lifetime views, you …

World’s Most Extravagant Restaurants

There’s a lot that goes into crafting the perfect dining experience, from a unique setting, to impeccable service, to innovative, world-class food. …

Where to Spray Perfume to Make It Last Longer on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding is the perfect excuse to test-drive a new signature scent, and since a new perfume can be an emotional memory trigger for years to come, …

Italy and France pounded by heavy rain

The severe weather triggers flooding and landslides.<p>Rain has poured over southern Europe over the past few days.<p>The start of 2014 has been unsettled across the region, but over the past week the rain has turned very heavy.<p>A number of roads have been blocked by landslides, floods and avalanches in …

Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

This healthy chicken dinner comes with roasted peppers, courgettes, onions and tomatoes - four of your recommended 5-a-day<p>Ingredients<p>3 x bags baby …

19 Subscription Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party (or Yourself)

We have a confession to make: We're totally into subscription boxes. For starters, who doesn't love getting (fun) snail mail? Not to mention it's the …

From Italy to Santa Fe, the Best Hotels of 2014

Luxury Digs<p>From Italy to Santa Fe, the Best Hotels of 2014<p>From Amsterdam to Australia and from Santa Fe to Switzerland, check out some of the most …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

Stylist Diary: Jeanann Williams Preps Naomi for Golden Globes

Click through to see Williams' process, from picking the jewels to selecting shoes.<p>Naomi Watts worked with stylist Jeanann Williams on yet another red carpet hit for this year's Golden Globe Awards. Click through to see Williams' process, from picking the jewels to selecting shoes—as well as Watts' …

Cruise Lines Set the Table for Afternoon Tea

There’s something almost aristocratic about afternoon tea. It’s a long-standing tradition in Britain (where the practice was born in the mid-1800s) …

10 Wedding Dresses for Diane Kruger

Actress and Chanel spokeswoman Diane Kruger recently got engaged to long-time boyfriend Joshua Jackson — you know, Pacey from <i>Dawson's Creek</i> (visions …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Allow us to state the obvious: It's cold out there. So cold, in fact, that you're probably having trouble mustering the will to pull out your …

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7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Balsamic-Roasted Shallots

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Your shallots want to be heroic -- this is how to let them.</i><p>I bet you have shallots in your kitchen right now. They are your right hand man: they're the thrumming …

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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Classic Lasagne alla Bolognese

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A classic dish from Emilia-Romagna that's a classic of the Christmas table.</i><p><i>Lasagne</i> hardly needs an introduction. Famous the world over, it is a …

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Sunday Night Roast Chicken

Julia Berger, founder of Julia B. linens, shares her Sunday Night Roast Chicken recipe. See her fall tablescape.<p><b>Serves 2 with generous leftovers.</b><p>• 3 ½ - 4 pound chicken<p>• fresh rosemary<p>• fresh thyme<p>• fresh sage sprigs<p>• lemon juice<p>• salt and pepper<p>Clean chicken with cold water and rub lemon juice all …

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Tea Time with Herby Provolone Scones

Brunch gets a tea time spin with herby, savory, freshly baked scones<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>We should all take a lesson from the British: Tea time should be part of our daily routine, but most of us …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

Holiday Roast: Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder -- Pear, Ginger Chutney

Roasting requires only a few simple steps that will ensure a delicious end result every time.<p><b>Holiday season is roasting season!</b><p>Roasting is a sure and easy way to prepare a delicious main course meal that can feed a great number of people with minimal work for the cook. Roasting requires only a few …

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The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …

Shea Butter Is The Beauty Product You Can Use For Just About Anything

I love double-duty beauty products, not only because they save me tons of money, but also because they help to cut clutter in my bathroom. And one do-it-all cream that I can't seem to get enough of is shea butter.<p>The buttery cream is made from nuts of the African shea tree and is generally sourced …

A Classic Thanksgiving Menu

This is what your family wants on Thanksgiving eve: simple turkey, straightforward, buttery mashed potatoes, and lots of pumpin pie

Une montre pour lui

MARIAGE BIJOUX<p><b>Sanglés dans leurs bracelets de cuir noir, ces garde-temps à offrir à son fiancé revisitent les codes de l'horlogerie traditionnelle</b> …