Stories written by Trish Friesen
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A Saturday in New York City

Keeping up with New York City’s latest and greatest is almost as hard as Keeping Up with the Kardashians – just with way less drama. Yet in a city where trends are passé as soon as you’ve spotted them, some staples stay forever chic. Whether it’s a walk in Central Park, brunch with friends, or […]

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How to Pack Like a Pro

Think you’ve read about every packing hack under the sun? Think again. We took a peek into the suitcases of the world’s most well-traveled jet-setters to learn their best tricks and tips for packing. Some ideas left us wondering “why didn’t we think of that?”, while others were downright genius. Beyond the typical advice of […]

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Bali… Off the Beaten Path

Ever popular with its Aussie neighbors and devotees of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, Bali’s crowded streets still give way to deserted beaches, awe-inspiring strolls, and private dining—you just need to know where to look. Beyond the hip boutiques, be-seen beach clubs, and monkey forests, we explored the Indonesian island’s otherworldly coordinates to […]

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A Saturday in Palm Springs

Cradled in the flatlands of the famous Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has been turning heads since Frank Sinatra hosted happy hour parties beside his piano-shaped pool. Iconic for its Midcentury design, sunny disposition and tableau of tastemakers, here’s how to make the most of a Saturday in the desert oasis – if you can tear […]

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Maui’s Top Spa Treatments

There’s a new breed of spa treatment washing up on Maui’s palm-studded shores. Beyond lomi lomi massages and organic sea salt facials, techno-treatments, like high-tech dermal and body remedies, are showing up on the island’s most sought-after spa menus. From hydra-dermabrasion with vortex extraction to a NASA-developed anti-aging LED light, we’ve tested four Maui spa […]

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7 Reasons to Love Big Island, Hawaii

On Hawaii Island – the ‘Big’ Island, cascading waterfalls, rainbow-hued botanical gardens, roadside coconut stands, and lava landscapes come standard with every stay. And you don’t need to travel far to find them—at any time, every one of these otherworldly sights is less than an hour away. Add in a fish- and farm-to-fork scene made […]

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7 Reasons to Love Capri

Rimmed with mega-yachts bobbing in the teal-blue sea, Capri lives up to its jet-set cachet—and then some. Think of it as a far-flung Rodeo Drive where luxury, loafers and linen outfit the isle. Long established as an “it” escape hosting the who’s who of history, think: Augustus, Napoleon, Jackie Onassis, the high-end hideaway has been […]

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A Saturday in Vancouver

Steeped in nature with a cosmopolitan flair befitting its Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a city where Louboutins and hiking boots are equally welcome. For a well-rounded view of the Glass City we’ve added activities for both shoe types to your mountain-meets-metropolitan itinerary, starting from the outdoorsy town of Whistler. Happy trails. 7:00 am We […]