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I'm always so smitten with beautifully designed restaurants and hotels, so why not recreate the vibe at home? Leo's Oyster Bar in San Francisco instantly made it onto my Pinterest board of lovely cafes. I love everything about it, and so many of the elements would be perfectly at...
I have to admit that I chose Out of Africa for this costume series as much for the inspirational quality of Meryl Streep's wardrobe as anything else. It is however, a legitimately great movie-- one that will have you sniffling at the end, and dreaming of Africa afterwards. (For a...
The 1902 French short film A Trip to the Moon might not be your typical travel movie, but it is a very trippy, imaginative gem. Thanks to its highly stylized sets, the movie has stood up surprisingly well, and is worth a viewing if you haven't seen it (free...
I couldn't do a collection of travel movie costume ideas without at least one Wes Anderson film! It's hard to pick a favorite, but The Darjeeling Limited feeds my train travel obsession (and that luggage!), as well as some featuring seriously wanderlust-inducing backdrops. Whichever brother you'd like to be, start...
   If you're a travel lover, chances are you have at least one favorite travel movie that you can watch over and over, that isn't safe for Sunday night viewing because you might just find yourself on a plane instead of work come Monday. This week and next, I'll be...
Love that iconic landscape from your travels enough to have it tattooed to your legs? While I might not be ready to make that big of a tattoo commitment, these tattoos from Thieves of Tower (Houston Patton and Dagny Fox) are stunning! See more on...
The Los Angeles Public Library has an impressive archive of vintage menus, mainly from the area, but with a smattering around the US and internationally. These are some of my favorites, but it's worth browsing for yourself. Above, the restaurant at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1955. The General von...
 Some people aren't squicked out by bringing their Starbucks cup into the lavatory when nature calls, but how many can say they made a point to sip their latte in front of a urinal? Now Londoners have that option at The Attendant, a coffee shop housed in a subterranean...
Paris' Ornano train station was built in the late 19th century, then shuttered and left to rot in 1939, leaving it in a sorry state. Fortunately, someone saw the potential and brought the property back to quirky life as La REcyclerie restaurant and bar. The bright, airy space makes...
Does anyone buy non-ironic souvenir t-shirts anymore? While I'm less inclined than I was at 12 to proudly sport the name of my latest destination, there's something really wonderful about that worn out vacation tee from summers past. Here's my favorite picks for faking it. Above, Anthropologie's Bonjour Tee...