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A Barcelona Restaurant With a Dash of Creativity

Photo Ratatouille tacos at Cometa Pla in Barcelona, Spain, which highlights organic Catalan producers. Credit Cometa Pla Depending on your priorities, Cometa Pla is a wine bar with small plates or a tapas bar with wine. Our group of three was there for the food, but both menus maintain a focus on organic and local ingredients. The small, rotating wine ...

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Family Lodging for Part-Time Nature Seekers

ROUNDUP MARCH 19, 2017 Image The Inn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in northern Kentucky. CreditShaker Village of Pleasant Hill Family-friendly attractions like dude ranches or national parks offer full immersion into nature. Which is just fine until it storms. For those seeking a connection to nature, and an escape plan in case the weather — or tempers — ...

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Navigating the Fair: Highlights of Art Basel Hong Kong

EMERGING ARTISTS A consistently rewarding feature of each Basel fair is the “Discoveries” sector, devoted to emerging artists. The sector is also an opportunity for up-and-coming galleries: Of the 25 in Discoveries, 12 are new to Hong Kong this year. Photo A painting by the Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum. Credit Courtesy Jhaveri Contemporary Among the highlights are a series of ...

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A Father-Son Bonding Mission in the French Alps

“Sascha wants to spend more time with you,” my wife, Lori, had said to me late one night that fall. “He and I were talking on the way home, and he said, ‘I really want to do something with Daddy.’” Continue reading the main story Ouch. Since we’d moved to Paris from New York three years earlier, I had been ...

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In Vietnam, a Doyenne of Food Expands to Tasteful Lodging

Photo The welcoming, reasonably priced Maison Vy in Hoi An is the creation of the well-regarded chef Trinh Diem Vy. Rates Doubles from $120. Basics Maison Vy, a stark-white, colonial-style hotel, is from Trinh Diem Vy, the doyenne of food in Hoi An, a charming Unesco World Heritage town in central Vietnam. Ms. Vy (pronounced “Vee”) runs four of the ...

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A Restaurant That Brings the Italian Coast to Miami Beach

Photo Ravioli with smoked mozzarella, pachino tomato and basil. Credit Karen Fuchs Forte dei Marmi is a tale of three seaside resort towns. You have Miami Beach, home to this pale, airy and nicely tailored restaurant that opened in late 2016. Then there is its name, which comes from a popular Tuscan beach town. Finally, there is Nerano, down on ...

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Seeking Style in the Markets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Look MARCH 17, 2017 Video “If you want to shoot fashion in New York, you’re probably going to hang out in very trendy spots,” the photographer Émilie Régnier said. If you want to photograph fashion in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, you do the same thing. In the city’s vibrant markets, every day feels like fashion week, Ms. Régnier said. “This ...

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Beer on a Budget in San Diego

Two men were loudly discussing politics at the bar (this was my first post-inauguration trip) and I got roped into the conversation. “I didn’t vote,” Chuck Hogan, 33, said. “But I’m a conservative. If I had, I would have voted for Trump.” I asked him why, and he replied: “Hillary would have just been more of the same. At least ...

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Millennial Entrepreneurs Give Sleepy Montevideo a Fresh Jolt

On a recent afternoon in Montevideo, a young couple approached the counter at Futuro Refuerzos, a snug sandwich shop that features artisanal breads, house-made spreads and locally sourced meats. The woman was wearing a wide-brimmed felt halt and carried a vintage leather handbag; the man sported tousled curls, forearm tattoos and skinny jeans. There was nothing remarkable about this scene ...

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Tasting France in the Cuisines of India, Vietnam and Beyond

Photo Tessa Kiros said it was important to understand the food origins of the places she visited, given the French influences that were present. Credit Manos Chatzikonstantis When it comes to French cooking, the Caribbean and East Asia usually don’t spring to mind. But the cultural remnants of France’s colonial empire still reveal themselves in many intriguing ways. In her ...

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