Andrew Keh and Ben Dooley (The New York Times) In his two decades as a consultant to organizations vying to host the Olympic Games, Terrence Burns helped write and review official bids and plans from dozens of potential candidate cities. In all those bids, he said, discussions of potential disruptions to...
Nora Walsh (The New York Times) For many travelers, packing a suitcase is a stressful endeavor; packing light, a perpetual fantasy. To help guests ditch excess baggage, hotels are partnering with fashion companies to deliver Instagram-worthy outfits directly to their guest rooms. Don’t Pack It: Rent It In December, W Hotels teamed...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) MILAN – In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on February 23...
Max Horberry / The New York Times /   PETER, Minn. – Mark Forgy owns the largest collection of work by Elmyr de Hory, one of the most notorious art forgers of the 20th century. In the 1950s and ’60s, de Hory is believed to have forged over...
Shannon Sims (The New York Times) Gone are the days when a hotel meant simply a bed, a desk and perhaps a minibar. A new wave of accommodations has bumped traditional lodging out of the way by offering unique experiences that are endlessly, irresistibly Instagrammable. Want to cozy up in...

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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...
When the straight, long rays of the sun moved into her room, she started writing the first words on the yellowing tissue-thin paper – “I loved you at first sight”. Carefully tucking her portrait into an envelope – she had picked one where she’s wearing a neat updo –...
There are three things the Draper Startup House Yangon is full of – young startups, entrepreneurs and worldwide travelers. Take a seat at the hostel’s watering hole, a bar supported by HAPA Coffee & Cocktail, and the murmurs of startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and digital nomads at neighboring tables will...
by Zin Thu Tun For six years, the government of Myanmar has made a concerted effort to promote tourism. It has worked to establish community-based tourism and adopted policies to encourage inbound tourism. The emergence of travel bloggers following increased internet penetration has stimulated travel interest among local people and contributed...
Written by Stephanie Li If you believe in investing in a vision rather than just in companies, Myanmar’s first tech hub, Phandeeyar, will give you the lowdown on the country’s burgeoning startup market. Nowadays, buying a SIM card for $1.5 or less has become commonplace, yet it would have been unthinkable...