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10 Devices for a Smarter Home (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Departures Magazine

Combining your smartphone, your home WiFi network and the right apps can make the average home a lot savvier than it used to be, and give you more freedom, whether you're out of the country or just lounging in your backyard.

Where Bartenders Like to Drink (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste
Departures Magazine

After a long evening of shaking and stirring cocktails, even bartenders need a drink. But as many of the nation's best will tell you, this sacred moment typically isn't the occasion for trying something new. Instead, cravings tend toward the familiar, the reliable.

Best New Chef's Tables (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Departures Magazine

The buzz around chef's tables may have hit its apex over a decade ago, but whatever feelings of importance and status the experiences promised then have inspired more creativity from kitchens ever since.

Perfect Wine Gifts

Departures Magazine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Departures Magazine

Sometimes showing up to an occasion with a ubiquitous bottle of nonvintage Veuve Cliquot Champagne just isn't enough. But giving a well-conceived wine...

High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste
Departures Magazine

t the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the high-tech kitchen of the future featured push-button appliances that assembled automated meals made by machines. Fifty years on, technology is giving us more individualized--and efficient--control of home food preparation.

Hotels With Live Music

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Whether it's sunset concerts sung in the local language at Malawi's Kaya Mawa resort, up-and-coming musicians performing at the Santa Monica beach club Casa del Mar or access to one of the most renowned music venues in the world at the W Austin, hotels have found a way to truly shape their atmosphere.

On the Wall: Murals of New York

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

In a city where tastes, whims, styles and neighborhoods change constantly, the relative permanence may be one reason why the large-scale artworks are an attractive choice.

Must-have Items to Golf With Now

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Departures Magazine

Straight from the PGA Merchandise Show, swing-analysis technology, stylish apparel and more aim to elevate your golf game.

Top Airport Restaurants

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

While the promise of a favorite restaurant at the end of a flight can be incentive enough to get through a long day of travel, eating at the airport can be just as rewarding.

Top Wellness Escapes

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Once upon a time, a vacation was an excuse to form bad habits: drink a little extra, eat a bit more, laze indefinitely. But nowadays, healthy habits and a refreshed mind are the ultimate souvenirs.

Cult Coffee Shops

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

The coffee culture you once knew has undergone tremendous changes over the last decade, upending your daily routine with new brands, a specific language, philosophy and taxonomy -- and, of course, a more expensive price tag.

The Places To Stay Now

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

From high-design hotels to intimate inns, these 40 plus accommodations have one thing in common: singular style. --The Departures Editors More ...

Top New Apps For Travelers

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Lounging on a sun-kissed Caribbean beach. Rifling through exotic jewelry at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Bombing down a mogul run in the Swiss Alps. No matter what your idea of a vacation is, it should be a time of relaxation and enjoyment free of obligations or logistical problems.

The Food Hall Revolution

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
Departures Magazine

Forget what you know about the food court; there's a new definition on the rise.

Dining in Washington, D.C.

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Even if Washington's politicos can't come to a consensus on policy, one thing all District residents can agree on is that the city's restaurant scene is booming -- especially in these three new foodie neighborhoods.

High-Design Home Items

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Departures Magazine

From gold-foil notebooks to a heated cast-stone bench, update any living space with one of these fresh pieces.

New Whiskeys For The New Year

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.11.2014 | Taste
Departures Magazine

It's why so many top-notch bourbons, Scotches, ryes -- and everything in between -- tend to hit shelves during the colder months.

10 Warm-Weather Destinations

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

From the Caribbean to Africa to Mexico, our recent favorite hot spots all provide much more than simply a rise in temperature.

Restaurants for Vegans

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Cooking without meat, dairy or other animal products (even honey, in some cases) requires an entirely new kind of culinary creativity, which has brought a new breed of fearless yet elegant meatless eateries to the fore.

Movies to See at Sundance

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Departures Magazine

While Hollywood elders spend January in Brentwood mansions contemplating their Oscar votes, the next generation of film pioneers braves soul-challenging winter winds to sample 187 selections culled from an eye-popping 12,218 submissions.

The Most Spectacular Hotel Breakfasts

Departures Magazine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. But while its pragmatic benefits aren't lost on most, what of its more indulgent possibiliti...

PHOTOS: Memorably Luxurious Hotel Suites

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

In Marrakech, the Atlas Deluxe Suite at Selman is perched on 15 acres of parkland and offers unprecedented views of the Atlas Mountains,

PHOTOS: America's Best Rooftop Bars

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High above the bustling din of Midtown Manhattan, Morris found what he was looking for atop the 21st floor of the Strand Hotel.

PHOTOS: 5 Excellent Yoga Retreats

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

When it comes time to roll up your sticky mat and dash off to an exotic locale, there are plenty of options.