Exquisite antiques and an expert eye make this Parisian apartment one for the history books. See why, here
Antiques dealer Sylvain Lévy-Alban lives like royalty. Take the inlaid marble on the floor of a passage in his Paris apartment. "It's Sicilian from the 18th century," he says, "probably from a palace." The tapestry in the sitting room of Emperor Constantine going into battle? "It's 17th century; it belonged ... More
Without vinyl albums or paper books on display, new rules exist for how to win kudos for having great taste
If you’ve ever watched the USA Network series Suits, you’ve probably admired the natty three-piece duds worn by suavely aggressive lawyer Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht). But you may have caught sight of something equally striking: that wall of vinyl in Harvey’s law office. Loaded up with new and ... More
Everything old is new again at these storied spots
Take a quick glance at the façade of Paris’ Hôtel Plaza Athénée—with its vibrant red geraniums dripping down over quaint Juliet balconies—and you might be fooled into believing that not much has changed since the property’s debut in 1913. But inside, it’s a different story.
The famed hotel recently reemerged from ... More
Never mind the toys. This is where the Oscar-winning director gets serious
Of all the mementos Ron Howard keeps in his Beverly Hills work space, the most eye-catching isn't an award, it's a can of beer.
"I did a couple of cameos on The Simpsons that I'm particularly proud of," Howard says, explaining the tallboy of the cartoon's fictional brew on his desk. ... More