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Cocktail Attire

Dress up your drinks with a sharp retro flair this season. Baccarat Vega tumbler ($150, set of two), gearys.com; Greenwich highball ($95, set of two), ralphlaurenhome.com; Voda Madison double old fashioned ($75), tableartonline.com; Vista Alegre the Avenue tray ($205), gearys.com; Artel Mod double old fashioned ($150), gearys.com; Voda Madison martini ($95), tableartonline.com; Moser Bar double […]

Great Escapes: Paris

The 14th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine River, is home to the catacombs and a variety of only-in-Paris boutiques. Here, in the district known as Montparnasse, Villa Alesia is an oasis within the bustling city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an abundance of natural sunlight and afford views of the four-bedroom home’s outdoor […]

What’s Hot: Remarkable Rentals

These exotic rental selections from around the globe provide all the stylish comforts of home.  Playa del Carmen, Mexico The 1,600-acre Rosewood Mayakoba resort has ensconced its guests in secluded, stylish suites since it opened on Mexico’s Riviera Maya five years ago, and now the property is upping the ante on waterfront design. Casa Laguna, […]

Great Escapes: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

The 1,600-acre Rosewood Mayakoba resort has ensconced its guests in secluded, stylish suites since it opened on Mexico’s Riviera Maya five years ago, and now the property is upping the ante on waterfront design. Casa Laguna, a 9,500-square-foot villa completed in September, stands tall above Mayakoba’s jade green lagoon, which is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows […]

Smart Showings September 2013

Sag Harbor, New York “A hulk of a building and an acre of parking lot” was Jack Beyer’s first impression when his architectural firm, Beyer Blinder Belle, signed on to help transform a former factory that made watchcases for Bulova into a Hamptons rarity: a residential development occupying a city block just off Sag Harbor’s […]

The Elysian

Amid a sea of skyscrapers on the corner of Walton and Rush streets, the 60-story Elysian hotel opened in December as the newest addition to Chicago’s chic Gold Coast neighborhood. A circular driveway leads to the black-and-white lobby (top and above right), where several of the hotel’s 65 contemporary artworks—including two face sculptures by Mexican […]