The rather cool thing about having hotels dotted across several continents, is the international talent pool that comes with it. To wit, the W Union Square hotel (, which itself boasts a restaurant (Oilves) run by The Gerber Group, has just recruited the Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola from its new Swiss sister hotel W Verbier for a rather unique undertaking... Read More >

Fashion Window Walking Tour

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | April 4, 2014

FASHION WINDOW WALKING TOUR 349 5th Ave New York NY 10016 (646) 827-2288 New York is a capital of art and fashion. To catch the best of both in one place, round up your style maven friends for the WindowsWears Fashion Window Walking Tour. You’ll get started at legendary Macy’s Herald Square, one of the first stores to use windows to draw in customers. An expert guide illuminates the pas... Read More >

New York Aquarium – Undersea Wonderland

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | March 23, 2014

NEW YORK AQUARIUM 602 Surf Ave New York NY 11224 (718) 265-3474 The “oh, wow” shouts start from the moment you step inside the door of the New York Aquarium, where a gigantic reef teeming with sea life greets you. Your kids will be thrilled with this family day out, as they rush to the tank glass to get better views of vibrant queen angelfish, stealthy moray eels, and ginormous hogfish. Yo... Read More >

The Langham London hotel’s parade of famous faces reads like a veritable who’s who: Madonna, Lady Gaga, that Bieber kid. But its unerring sense of class and sophistication far transcends any gossip page column inches it may have racked up over the years. Its impossibly chic Artesian Bar, named the world’s best bar in 2013 by Drinks International, epitomizes said sophistication. And with... Read More >

Venetian Pool – Different Strokes

Hotels | By. Lesley Abravanel | March 19, 2014

VENETIAN POOL 2701 De Soto Blvd Coral Gables FL 33134 (305) 460-5306 You’ve splashed around in swanky hotel pools and frolicked in the ocean, but it’s not every day you get to plunge into an 820,000-gallon historic landmark. Take your bathing-beauty best guy or gal to Miami’s Venetian Pool for your next romantic outing. You’ll feel like stars in a Fellini flick, sunning and swimming... Read More >

HEIMBOLD FAMILY CHILDREN'S PLAYING AND LEARNING CENTER 58 Park Ave New York NY 10016 (212) 779-3587 On your next family fun day, give your kids a Scandinavian adventure. The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center makes a great toddler outing, rain or shine. Let the kids dash off to whatever is calling out to them. Active play is to the right, filled with the Nordic toys ki... Read More >

It can be reasonably argued that the only people who experience art on a significant level of purity are children—those not subject to the celebrity, sycophancy and monetary corruption of its essential value. Of course, quite a bit of money will be changing hands during this year’s edition of New York’s annual Armory Show (March 6-9, But the Langham Place Fifth Avenue... Read More >

Mondrian LA Replaces Asia de Cuba with Herringbone

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | February 21, 2014

Asia de Cuba, with its glamorous tentacles reaching from Madison Avenue to Miami Beach to Sunset Boulevard, seems now as if from a different century (well, okay—it actually was). Designy Asian Fusion could hardly compete any longer with chemical cuisine and twee organic mac-and-cheese. And so WeHo’s unceasingly chic Mondrian is now to be found replacing its glittery culinary relic with that wh... Read More >

MoMA – Modern Art for Modern Kids

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | February 20, 2014

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 11 W 53rd St New York NY 10019(212) 708-9400 After a visit to an art museum you view the world with different eyes. It’s no different for kids, which makes NYC’s Museum of Modern Art an intriguing pick for your next family day out. Head straight to an information desk and pick up some of the museum’s art cards for children. They’ll help guide your kids as they ... Read More >

Hotel Hugo Set For March Debut in West SoHo

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | February 12, 2014

We admit we’re not precisely sure who this Hugo actually is (Weaving? Boss? Victor? Use your imagination…); but whomever he is, his soon-to-open hotel ( is certainly stirring up something of a buzz.In the still slightly isolated West Soho neighborhood now dubbed Hudson Square, which was once decisively lorded over by late nightlife legend Don Hill, hotelier and Developer Ma... Read More >