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The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When I say the heart of the city, I mean the geometrical center, not necessarily the most vibrant or intense area of Paris. For that, practically each district has its own heart, and one can find points of interests in every section. Some are intellectual hearts; some are fashion hearts.

A Paris Landmark Evolves With the Seasons

Architectural Digest | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Architectural Digest

Although it is famous for its spring flowers and a pond where children sail model wood boats in the summer, I have come to appreciate how beautiful -- and dramatically different -- the park is throughout the year.

Why Women Love France

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

Often -- when I stood on the beach at Bidart, or sampled Calvados in the middle of an apple orchard in Normandy -- I ran out of power. The emotions caused my wiring to short out. This is what France will do. Confront you with the eternal so gently and so forcefully.

Move Over, Eiffel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel

Move over, Eiffel: there's a new tower in town. The Triangle Tower -- a massive cone of glass windows -- would poke nearly 600 feet up from the Par...

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

A Chocolate Lover's Guide To Paris

Fodor's | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all...

48 Hours in Paris: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Amy Chan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Amy Chan

Two days is surely not enough time to even scratch the surface of this city of buttery-rich French cuisine and romantic sites. But if you only have a short span of time, here are my top picks on where to eat, stay, and play.

10 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Paris

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

All things considered, Paris is everything you recollect from seeing the city's most iconic architecture flash across your television screen or from thumbing through your favorite glossy travel magazine.

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling In France

EuroCheapo | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
EuroCheapo

So you're feeling like you've mastered the "bonjours" and "mercis"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

Le Louvre in the Desert

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The grande dame of all museums of the world is getting a baby sister/brother. A sibling in any case.

Top 5 Artists to Watch at Paris Photo 2014

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.

Petrossian -- Caviar to the Stars!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

discussion about the state of caviar in the world today.

A Luxury Museum for Paris

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Joan Z. Shore

Now completed, at a cost of $143 million, the structure is an amazing tour de force. The glass units are neither roof nor façade: they are simply bulging, overlapping segments supported by an intricate mesh of steel.

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

The Importance Of Polaroid - Why I Still Love To Shoot With Instant Film

Emily Soto | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Emily Soto

My fashion photography is grounded in art. I love the old, painterly feel that a Polaroid gives and the excitement of seeing how it will turn out, and never really knowing. Polaroid film is old, and often that makes it imperfect and each frame is unique - I love that. I also love the instantaneous nature of seeing something coming to life on print.

Picasso's New Home

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Joan Z. Shore

One thinks of his cluttered studio on the Rue des Grands Augustins, on the Left Bank, and one wishes he could pop in here and mess things up a bit.

This 86-Square-Foot Paris Apartment Is Totally Livable

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

How much does size really matter? Judging by this tiny home in France, not a whole lot -- as long as the space is functional. On the seventh floor...

Alfa Castaldi: History and Mystery in Paris Graffiti

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

his son is working with Duncan Miller Gallery to preserve and expand awareness of his late father's extensive estate -- which he recently discovered includes an archive of largely unknown photographs documenting written and pochoir (stencil) graffiti on the streets of 1980s Paris.

Astoria Characters: The Plant Sculptor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At day's beginning and end, it's black along the patch of 24th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets. The scarce shops, shuttered, are slumbering. Luludi Living Art serves as a grow-light.

How to Get Someone to Change His Mind: A Film Review of Diplomacy

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

As a psychiatrist, I loved the movie. I saw enacted how to change the mind of someone resolute in his decision. Life or death can hang in the balance, as it did in the film and as it does, for example, in mental health care and countless other instances when someone has exited from reason and responsibility.

Why The World Needs Paris

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Thebarge

"I am sorry for the decadence of Paris," he said, apologizing to me on behalf of the entire city. He said the city's investment in food, architecture, wine and incredible art seemed so wasteful in light of the world's troubles.

Paris Opera Cast Refuses To Perform Until Woman Wearing Full Veil Leaves Audience

The New York Times | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full veils in public places ...