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Lifestyle

The Luxe List: What We Love Right Now

The Luxe List: What We Love Right Now

DEPARTURES' Editor in Chief, Richard David Story, on his current obsessions—and disappointments—in the worlds of travel, shopping, and luxury.

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Shopping with Big Brother

Shopping with Big Brother

By now, we all expect to be tracked when we shop online. But thanks to new retail technologies, even brick-and-mortar stores are falling prey to the Internet’s watchful eye.

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The Wi-Fi Barbecue

The Wi-Fi Barbecue

A new, voice-enabled smart grill can cook a T-bone to perfection—when it’s cooperating. Do we really want to let the robots in the kitchen?

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Racing’s Revival

Racing’s Revival

The Breeders’ Cup has established itself as one of the most competitive racing events in the world. The challenge? Appealing to a new generation.

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True Confessions of a Foot Doctor

True Confessions of a Foot Doctor

What happens when the socks come off? Dr. Suzanne Levine tells all.

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Food | 2015 Issues

Forget lean or extra lean, MIMI SHERATON wants her New York City corned beef and pastrami smooth and juicy (“I never say ‘fatty’”)—be it 
from the Lower East Side or from Ralph Lauren’s new Polo Bar, right off Fifth.

Hold the Mayo: An Homage to the Pastrami Sandwich
Sport

Melding martial arts, Thai kickboxing, and a touch of Dharmic mindfulness, Punch Fitness Center attracts New York’s well-to-do for a reason.

A Heart-Pumping Workout, with a Side of Therapy
Sport

With short, intense bursts of exercise that work out your whole body, the My7 is perfect for those who can't devote large amounts of time to exercise. 

Feel the Burn: New, At-Home Equipment from Power Plate
Wine & Spirits

The reconstructed historic vessel carries equally historic cargo: Hennessy Cognac.

Historic French Ship L'Hermione Docks in Virginia
Wine & Spirits

Although a smaller number of white wines end up for sale on the auction block, this scarcity can mean more chances for collectors to snap up interesting and unique bottles. 

Wines at Auction: White Wines to Buy Now
Food

Where to go, what to eat, and what to drink this month.

Dining Agenda: New Restaurants and Food News this June
Wine & Spirits

A good day means a glass of wine with dinner; a great day includes a tasting menu with wine pairings; and something really special—well, that’s when the words “wine festival” come into play.

8 Wine Festivals Worth Traveling For
Lifestyle | May/June 2015

A new gadget that links scents and smartphones aims to become "the iTunes of aroma."

Olfactory Texting: The oPhone
Technology & Gadgets | May/June 2015

A new digital service for storing and archiving photos.

The New Photo Album
Automobiles

With this much speed, agility, and comfort to boot, commuting to and from Manhattan was never more fun than behind the wheel of this all-new coupe. 

Test Drive: Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review