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Departures' Guide to Holiday Shopping

David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Interview


The Deep Dive

A light conversation with David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, the unified...

The Write Stuff


The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

The holiday season may be in full swing, but many of us arestill casting about for unique gift ideas. What to do when you’ve exhausted allyour resources, your go-to gift is sold out or you need to find that perfectlyunexpected present for the one who has everything? Departures called onten of our favorite people—experts whose advice and taste we regularly relyon—to divulge their picks for the season. From artist John Derian’s favoriteArmenian bakery to the Taffin ring that’s on interior decorator MurielBrandolini’s wish list this year, they offer their insights into the pleasuresof giving—and receiving.


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