Amy Tara Koch (The New York Times) Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba,...

Fashion Month Is Here!

(The New York Times) We have gotten so used to the ever-faster cycles of creative director change at brands in the four big fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris – so used to “She is in!” and “He is out!” and “They are changing cities!” that a...
Elizabeth Paton (The New York Times) PARIS – When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close last week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend –...

How Do You Follow an It Bag?

Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...
  I was feeling down on my hometown, a fractured city of appalling inequality out of which has sprung an industry that’s contributed to the ruin of our country — and also, probably, my mind. The quirky tech scene had soured, while the houses had gotten grander and the homelessness...
Ideabox Myanmar announced a community of female technology professionals, students and enthusiasts, ‘Geek Girls,’ has been formed in Myanmar. The objective of Geek Girls Myanmar is to link female IT professionals and enthusiasts together, so as to create greater engagement and female participation within the technology sector as a whole,...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/sports/sydney-hobart-yacht-race-smoke.html John Clarke (The New York Times) Hundreds of sailors were about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Then one uninvited guest showed up: Smoke from nearby bushfires. An eerie layer of haze that cut visibility in Sydney Harbor to 0.1 nautical miles forced the cancellation...
Doreen Carvajal (The New York Times) MADRID – Manolo Osuna lacks a formal art education, but he has spent years roaming the galleries of the Prado Museum as a guard and leader of a seven-person moving brigade that hefts national treasures by Spanish masters like Velázquez and Goya around the...
Freda Moon(The New York Times) Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and...