Standard Hotels - Culture: Winter Drinks: The... →
standardhotels: (Get Your Fancy Eggnog On. Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson) If you want to mess with the egg drink during holidays, you’ll need a real mixologist to master the tricky genre. But when it all comes together, a proper cocktail from this family of drinks is a cozy beacon of light during a cold… A few drinks for New Year’s Eve Eve, from our friends over at...
Our aviation correspondent, Barbara Peterson,...
I’m not the first person who feels that it’s the writer’s true...– James Salter, as interviewed by Edward Hirsch for The Paris Review, 1930. We recommend: A Sport and a Pastime
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jetsetfarryn: Five-year-old Siberian tigers Wassja and Mandschu play with a giant snow ball at Wuppertal Zoo in Germany via allcreatures Ok. I had to. I mean seriously, look at this. I so want in. Us, too!
More seductive than any of this, however, are the streets and byways of Pest,...– Excerpted from “Baths, Beauties, Budapest!,” January 2011
As the design of the station made quite explicit, railways were never just...– Excerpted from The New York Review of Books’ “The Glory of the Rails”
Longreads: Paul Brady: My Top 5 Travel Longreads... →
longreads: Paul Brady is an editor at Condé Nast Traveler. *** This isn’t a list of the best travel writing of the year, but if this is what travel writing could be every time, the genre wouldn’t have such a shaky reputation. I didn’t pick anything from Traveler because that would be lame.
The drinker, the eater, the thrill seeker—2011's... →
Varanasi has at times this feeling of being an insider’s secret, marked on...– Excerpted from “Maximum India,” January 2011
Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction →
theatlantic: In a conversation with David Hockney, Alex Hoyt ponders the aesthetic changes for artists wrought by the iPad: Like most of us, these paintings were conceived in bed. Two years ago, watching the dawn tread across the North Sea and toward his Bridlington home, Hockney realized he could quickly catch the moment on his iPod (he has since then upgraded to the iPad). As he tells...
Behind Europe's travel nightmare at London's... →
Unlike, say, the studied physicality of Rio’s beach scene, Uruguay’s...– Excerpted from “In the Mood for Maldonado,” January 2011
NYC —> Europe, less than $300 round-trip this... →
The last place we visited was the beguiling island of Ste. Marie, which features...– The Times’ Jeffrey Gettleman on Madagascar. Oh yes, and one adorable bamboo lemur.
Google Maps rolls out offline reliability and... →
Gorgeous archival photos of NYC from MCNY →
A 111 gigapixel virtual tour of Seville →
For a personal experience, we recommend booking a weekend at EME Catedral.
But I really love the foods that don’t have names attached—the ones that...– MoMA’s Paola Antonelli on the design of food. We concur.