Stories written by Kelly Phillips Badal
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5 Stylish Vacation Rentals Close to Rome’s Top Attractions

The Colosseum. The Spanish Steps. Trevi Fountain. The Pantheon. Whether you’ve not yet visited Rome or it’s your tenth time, no trip to the Eternal City is complete without taking in some of its most celebrated sights. But why not take sightseeing a step further and actually stay among Rome’s greatest wonders? Imagine gazing down […]

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How a West Hollywood Designer Styles Her Weekends in L.A.

Laurel & Wolf CEO Leura Fine founded her flourishing online interior design service when she realized how many people lived in a space that didn’t make them happy. Her solution? To bring the skills of a professional interior designer to everyone by streamlining the process and moving it entirely online. Recently, the service has even […]

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Spain’s Newest Restaurants Making a Name For Themselves

It would take more than a solid month’s worth of meals to truly taste the best of Spain’s restaurants, as its gastronomic traditions are as rich and varied as the country itself. There’s Andalusian cuisine, famous for introducing the world to gazpacho; the Basque Country, with its strong culture of pintxos; a wealth of Catalonian […]

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How to Plan an Epic Honeymoon in Beautiful Belize

As a destination, the tiny country of Belize doesn’t have near the name recognition and nightlife as popular places to the north like Cancun or Tulum. That’s a good thing. Because if you’re seeking a more private, unspoiled slice of the Caribbean for a honeymoon, Belize is second to none. What you’ll find are tropical […]

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What’s Hot In The Los Angeles Art Scene

The Broad Museum opened in 2015. Hauser & Wirth opened in 2016. The Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICA LA) found a new home downtown in 2017. And in 2019, the international contemporary art fair Frieze of New York and London is adding a fair in Los Angeles too (a major stamp of approval in the art […]