Worth Flying For
The wooden owl’s eyes entranced me.
The France They Loved
Before Julia Child became Julia Child, she and her husband, Paul, a career diplomat, lived from 1948 until 1954 in Paris and Marseille. In addition to his work in the civil service, Paul was an accomplished photographer who continually documented his surroundings. In this exclusive excerpt from France Is a Feast, a book of Paul’s work, out October 24, ALEXPRUD’ HOMME—the Childs’ great nephew—captures the bygone world the couple inhabited.
Return Of The Crillon
After a four-year closure and lavish renovation, Paris’s storied hotel unveils a daringly modern new look.
New England Modern
In Connecticut, works by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century are hiding in plain sight. Carol Kino takes the wheel for a high-design sightseeing tour.
My Photographic Education Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Shoot A Giraffe
The Emakoko, a luxury safari lodge, stands by the Mbagathi River on the edge of Nairobi National Park, in Kenya. Although barely 45 minutes from the airport, it’s a place of serenity and wide-open spaces.
Land Of Pain And Promise
The photographer ANDREW MOORE has spent the past half-decade documenting the wounds, traditions, and haunting beauty of the Deep South. For the author KIESE LAYMON, who was born and raised in the region and recently returned home, this is the emotional landscape that helped make him who he is today.
My City, My Self
In a new portrait project, photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden explores how places in Atlanta and across America have shaped the lives and worldviews of their black residents.
Giving The World A Human Face
Whether traveling through Ethiopia, North Korea, or any other of the long list of remote countries she has visited, writer and photographer Wendy E. Simmons finds nothing builds bridges quite like the act of taking a picture.
A Day In The Life
Photographer Stephen Wilkes—who shot this month’s cover—documents the passage of time at landmarks around the world in his series “Day to Night,” currently on view.
Le Grand Musée Du Parfum in Paris, France
A new Xanadu for fragrance lovers sits on Paris’s Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, across the street from the famed Le Bristol hotel, in an 18th-century hôtel particulier previously owned by Christian Lacroix (and before that, Louis Roederer).
Harlem restaurateur Karl Franz Williams returns to his Connecticut alma mater to revive a historic downtown institution.
Tango, tacos, arepas, olé! The City of Light has a new flavor—and it speaks with a Spanish accent.
The Rise of the Design District
One fine morning a year or two ago, at an open-air counter in the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg, South Africa, an elegant lady served me one of the world’s more perfect cappuccinos.
The Possibilities Of An Island
Obonjan, a summer resort on a tiny speck off the coast of Croatia, is part of a wave of seasonal retreats that mix rowdy good times with fervent self-improvement. Irina Aleksander tries her hand at both.
That Hawaiian Look
Honolulu artist Matthew Tapia’s hand lettering is the buzz of Oahu—and one more reason to check out the island’s red-hot culture scene.
To The Manor Reborn
Traditional English country-house hotels are trading their stiffness for an increasingly informal vibe.
Nica By Nature
On 1,300 acres filled with howler monkeys and organic gardens, a Central American philanthropist has built one of the region’s most luxurious eco-resorts.
The Gods Are In The Details
Spirituality infuses every part of Tamil Nadu, from the temples to the trees. Hor at io Cl ar e journeys through the state’s colorful layers of history and finds an India unlike any other.
Los Angeles Plays Itself
What once seemed like so much traffic and sprawl has suddenly become a close-knit and accessible city driven by culture and cuisine. ABBY AGUIRRE Wazes her way around town to discover how technology has rewired the way we experience L.A.
In the Arctic Wilderness of Swedish Lapland, an Otherworldly Communion With Nature Awaits Anyone Willing to Brave the Cold.
Wild At The Art
Australia’s Kimberley Coast is an isolated region of dramatic waterfalls, tides, and cliffs all best experienced by ship. Ian McGuire discovers one of the world’s final frontiers.
King Of The Mountains
Austria’s Most Famous Alpine Villages— St.Anton, Zürs, Lech—are About to Become One Massive, 87-lift Ski Area, One of the Largest and Most Diverse in the World. Tom Robbins Schusses Through the Arlberg and Discovers That Though Bigger Will Indeed Be Better, These Story Book Hamlets Haven’t Lost Their Small-town Charms.
History On A Hill
The holy village of Moulay Idriss only recently opened to non-Muslim visitors, which is why it is one of Morocco’s most authentic and untrammeled outposts. Anna Heyward takes a look around.
Coming Into Focus
After finding a following for her stunning travel images, chef turned photographer Lauren Bath traded her apron for a new life exploring the world one shot at a time.
Among The Whales
In the Waters of the South Pacific, Maggie Shipstead Enters the Domain of Some of the World’s Largest Creatures and Discovers That, Sometimes, Beauty Can Conquer Fear.
Bright Side of the Road
Stranded on a Mexican highway, an American couple gets a lesson in true hospitality.
Staying at the Plaza’s Eloise Suite sounds like heaven for little girls—but how do the adults fare? Curtis Sittenfeld (plus three) checks in for a family adventure.
Let It Snow!
In the natural wonderland of northern Vermont, a snowshoe novice finds a whole new reason to love winter in New England.
A serene, sylvan setting and a radical approach to city planning have made Greenville, South Carolina, a surprising new hot spot.
Motor City Maven
Roslyn Karamoko's Detroit-based clothing line is more than an ode to her adopted hometown—it's a bid to help an area still shedding an image of urban decay.