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Designing an Authentic Adirondacks Lodge, With a Twist

Decorator Thom Filicia has designed lake houses before, but the Manhattan talent had never worked on an Adirondack great camp. Those palatial yet rustic compounds, which had their heyday a century ago, were private havens in upstate New York where the families and friends of Gilded Age tycoons could swim, canoe, hike, fish, play tennis, and share three hearty meals a day without ever leaving the property.

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10 of the best restaurants and cafes in Lisbon

As Lisbon’s biggest market is transformed into a gourmet food hall, we take a look at the best places to eat in Portugal’s capital, a city renowned for its seafood – and custard tarts • Have you been to Lisbon? Tell us about your favourite place to eat in the comments below • A Lisbon […]

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Top 10 budget beach hotels, hostels and campsites near Vancouver, British Columbia

British Columbia’s rugged beaches offer everything from wild camping to luxury lodges. All these places to stay near Vancouver start at under £100 a night A whiff of military utilitarianism still permeates the basic private rooms of this converted 1930s air force barracks, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, set amongst the beachside blackberry bushes. But […]

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A Line in the Sand

BEFORE IT WAS INCORPORATED AS NORTH MANHATTAN BEACH, THE EL PORTO NEIGHBORHOOD OOZED WITH SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. TAKE A TIME MACHINE BACK TO DAYS WHEN PILOTS, ROCK STARS AND DRUG DEALERS OUTNUMBERED THE REALTORS, RESTAURANTS AND YOGA INSTRUCTORS.

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Top 10 free things to do in Amsterdam

From galleries, boat trips and concerts to the city’s famous condom shop, there’s plenty of great things to do in Amsterdam that won’t cost you a guilder • Add your suggestions in the comments below The Van Gogh museum may be an unmissable (albeit very crowded and expensive) destination in Amsterdam, but the contemporary art […]