Stories written by Kelly Phillips Badal
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7 Hidden Gems In London’s Toniest Yet Least Touristy Neighborhood

Marylebone, London doesn’t boast the instant name-check factor of “cool” London neighborhoods like Hoxton or Shoreditch, but among affluent Brits in-the-know, this low-profile locale is where the real cool resides. Marylebone High Street is the ‘hood’s heart for edgier luxury label shopping, but there’s also a menagerie of independent sellers and epicurean emporiums tucked among the streets. […]

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Travel

Why Redchurch Street Is Your Next Shoreditch Stop in London

Label-chasers have long hightailed it to Bond Street, Oxford Street, and Regent Street for a fashion fix. Now, those in the know are making their way east to an edgier up-and-comer: Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street. Within the past seven years, this once-shabby lane has become ground zero for international, indie, and trendy brands. Here’s our hit list.  Test Your International Fashion […]

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Homes Travel

The Sunniest Spot To See 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

One absolute necessity for ideal views of the first solar eclipse of this century on August 21? Clear skies. And with 250 sunny days each year, Idaho’s Sun Valley region is a sure bet among the narrow, 70-mile-wide band of destinations stretching from Oregon to South Carolina that will experience a total eclipse. Imagine seeing the […]

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Homes Travel

The Arizona Town Defining Desert Luxury

Between fashion-forward desert festivals, the chic desert modernism design trend, and many culturati-approved desert art installations, deserts—and the saguaro-studded towns that adorn them—are having a moment like never before. While these arid environs long attracted free spirits, travelers seeking higher-end experiences have now discovered Scottsdale. This 184-square-mile city 10 miles east of Phoenix is the desert’s poshest […]