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It’s tough to be a teen these days. High school plays out under a social media microscope, one that parents and young people can find difficult to free themselves from and focus instead on what’s really important. To help expand their children’s horizons, boost their...

In nearly three decades of visiting Paris, a highlight of my sojourns is shopping for the sort of Franco-distinct fashions impossible to find at home. Over the years, the proliferation of chain stores in Paris (and easy access to French luxury brands at home) has...

Inside Hoshinoya Tokyo, past Hinoki Kogei’s woven bamboo shoe lockers, through the futuristic zen reception area- awash in the glow of backlit washi paper-after you’ve accepted your green tea and settled into your room- a minimalist melange of tatami matting, shoji sliding doors, sleek bentwood...

Summer camp used to be for children. But in recent years (maybe because of their children’s Instagram posts of water skiing and spiking volleyballs) parents decided they wanted in on the fun. Now, resorts — some luxe, others more basic — are offering more than...

Pierre Hermé is the emperor of eclairs, the prince of pound cakes, the macaron maestro and now the chief of a new chocolate bar pop-up in Paris that will only be open until Easter (April 5). Pierre Hermé is the emperor of eclairs, the prince of pound cakes,...

Twenty-something size-twos have no issue wriggling into a teeny bikini. But for real women with lumps, bumps and bulges, there is a sense of dread attached to swimsuit season. Style expert and author of "Bump it Up" Amy Tara Koch gathered a group of real...

You know Grandmama’s mink you’ve had for a decade? With fashion’s love affair with fur, there is no better time to rework those pieces gathering dust in the closet. The past two years have yielded 2 major family deaths. And 3 fur coats. The boxes would...