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Spring is surely the best time of year to enjoy Montreal. A new coolness is strikingly palpable in the city's new hipster neighbourhoods, fine restaurants, and irresistible fashion stores. While attending the Grand Prix, be sure to experience the sweetness of life in this remarkable city, and to follow your own path, away from the predictable tourist attractions.  Your own panoply

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria :: <P>In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' – a qualitatively new phase in the city’s historical evolution. The conce...

Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel by Sherill Tippins (11/13). Very excited to be reading this book!

Before I moved to Chicago in 2005, I didn’t even know cities had their own flags. In Chicago, the flag is everywhere. It’s incorporated into all different aspects of city life and the design elements are used on businesses, websites, clothing and apparel. So when I moved back to San Francisco in 2008 I looked

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Amstrdam Highlights.

Over the weekend my partner and I took a trip to amsterdam for our 2 year annviersary. This isnt the first time I have been to this beautiful city. Amsterdam can be quite a busy city, but there are…

The magic of Paris always endures, whether it’s the first time you’re discovering its charms or it’s a city you find yourself drawn to again and again. Explore everything this city of love, lights and the finer things in life has to offer by spending quality time before or after your cruise vacation. We’ll arrange luxurious accommodations that exude classic French charm and provide the perfect home base from which to experience this city’s world-class museums, gorgeous monuments and…

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The Perfect Autumn Day: Gyeongju Itinerary

For those seeking a full itinerary on how to have the best time in the cultural and historical city, check this out.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel, The City The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened … and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

Pin for Later: 50 Times SJP Was a Real-Life Carrie Bradshaw This Nina Ricci silver sorceress gown was heavenly, she wore it to the Sex and the City movie New York premiere in '08.