When a vision for the future becomes reality
When Elizabeth Segerstrom met her late husband, the real estate developer and arts philanthropist Henry Segerstrom, he was on business in Manhattan. One of my favorite stories Elizabeth tells involves how he always talked on their dates about a place... Full story
A House Divided
The fragile partnership of architects Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler
In the year 1953, architect Richard Neutra suffered his second heart attack. Removed from intensive care at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Cedars-Sinai), he was placed in a room with another architect, Rudolf Schindler, who happened to be Neutra&rsq... Full story
Art with Attitude
Crass commercialist or artistic virtuoso? Mike Kungl’s success proves there isn’t an either/or
Nothing sucks the life out fine art like the snooty aspirational baggage that can cling to it like toilet paper on the heel of a shoe.  While viewing the collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art can be breathtaking, the experie... Full story
Out to See
The architectural wonder of Mar Adentro comes together with Gala de Danza for a beautiful ballet in Baja
The relationship started unexpectedly, as they so often do. “I was traveling on holiday to Los Cabos a few years ago,” says Christina Lyon, whose lithe body betrays her past as a professional ballet dancer. “I wasn’t expectin... Full story
Your passport to living
My mother, Deanne, was 44 when she decided to take on the most unlikely adventure imaginable. Deanne was a divorced single mother and a career woman who had risen from a staff nurse position into the administrative ranks at the tiny regional hospita... Full story
Flying high at Eagles Nest
Exploring the lush beauty of New Zealand’s North Island
We had to share a helipad. Our destination at seemingly the end of the world offered luxuries we had no idea we desired and a picturesque escape from the crowds we knew we needed to avoid. From handcrafted chocolate eggs – and a frog – t... Full story
Lanai: The island less traveled
Exploring the new Lanai
It’s a rough life for a visitor in Lanai: I wake up in a spacious and impeccably designed room offering ingenious high-tech touches, including a TV beautifully embedded in the bathroom mirror and a toilet lid that lifts as I enter.  Befor... Full story
Some like it haute
The gilded version of Paris shines for refined travelers
What can be said about Paris that hasn’t already been said? City of Light. One of the world’s most romantic destinations. Fine wine. Famous art. Luxurious lodging. Home of haute couture and haute cuisine. In fact, it boasts the third-high... Full story
Till Kingdom come
A camper's quest for happiness
The night before our first camping trip, my boyfriend waltzes in with a $400 tent called The Kingdom. We already have a dome tent that works fine, so I gripe about the purchase. “Why sleep in a dome when you can have a Kingdom?” he says.... Full story
Travel Tech
Must-have trending gadgets make life easy as a digital nomad
It’s not enough that our travel gear be portable. Now it must surpass our expectations to do more with less – less bulk, delay and inconvenience – all while offering more beauty, quality and ease. These travel essentials pack... Full story


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