NEW YORK TIMES The sprawling Grand Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France, was first founded in the 1300s and contains shops, restaurants and public spaces in addition to a five-star hotel. Lyon is among The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019. 1. Puerto Rico After a devastating hurricane, an island on its way back For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and their young son were there trying to catch an updraft to loft a plastic butterfly with a long blue tail into the sky. On Fortaleza Street, an art installation of colorful umbrellas hovered above pedestrians, triggering countless selfies. A short ferry ride away from the old city, at the Bacardi rum distillery in the town of Catano, visitors sipped cocktails in an open-air pavilion with a roof shaped like a bat in flight. … [Read more...] about New York Times recommends these 52 places to explore in 2019
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 6:47 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Image 1 of 38 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Marni Elyse Katz September 07, 2018 Expecting their first child two years ago, Lauren and Jeff Black left behind their Charlestown condo and bought an antique Cape within walking distance of downtown Hingham. They loved its location — the house abuts a 9-acre 18th-century farm — and relished the opportunity to make it their own. The couple hired Marblehead-based designer Helen Bergin to update the interiors, aiming for a modern coastal feel with a boutique hotel vibe while preserving the home’s character. “We’re in the suburbs, but we’re only 33 and 34,” says Lauren Black. “We want to have fun.”Built in 1814, the three-bedroom house has a well-integrated addition constructed in 2009 and was in excellent condition, but the kitchen needed some tweaks. The wood ceiling beams, while gorgeous, … [Read more...] about Jungle wallpaper on the ceiling? It works.
News Arts Music Food Movies Calendar Guides Contests SFR Fun About By Mary Francis Cheeseman | 24 minutes ago The newest addition to our town's food truck scene is the Santa Fe Juice Bar, a cheerfully painted white and hot-pink trailer offering a beachy, breezy menu of fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies. An envelope thanking the business for its donations to the Santa Fe Dreamer's Project is taped up next to an "Ecobrick.it" sticker from Upcycle Santa Fe. "They pick up my plastics to be made into building materials, or sometimes I drop them off," owner Abel Martinez explains of his business' recycling practices. He pulls at his plastic glove and gestures to the stacks of to-go cups and spoons. "People don't think about it, but restaurants generate a lot of waste. We're doing our best to cut down and help out." It's a sweet sentiment, and a natural one given that Martinez is committed to living a low-impact lifestyle that allows him the freedom to … [Read more...] about Main Squeeze
Grace Palmieri Arizona Republic Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Paradise is now open. Season 5 of "The Bachelor" franchise’s popular sister show premiered Tuesday night, with 18 former fan-favorite — and villainous — contestants meeting on a beach in Sayulita, Mexico. Or as Jordan Kimball, the model from this past season of "The Bachelorette," said: “A place as beautiful as me.” Thanks to shows like "Bachelor in Paradise" and ABC’s snowy spinoff "Bachelor Winter Games," Bachelor Nation never goes a season without their favorites. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from this summer. Colton and Tia How you know them: Colton Underwood just came off Becca Kufrin’s season of "The Bachelorette" after he was eliminated during hometown week. Tia Booth, from Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of "The Bachelor," was a favorite for the next Bachelorette before Becca’s dramatic breakup with Arie. … [Read more...] about Here are the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ couples to watch in season 5