| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Providence, Michael Cimarusti's celebrated seafood-centric restaurant in Los Angeles, has announced it will close briefly May 19 and reopen May 28 after a full redesign.
Providence has been listed as the No. 1 restaurant in Los Angeles by Times...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Justin Roberts doesn't think it's all that unusual that he went from being a Montessori preschool teacher to a Grammy-nominated musician. The Chicago-based singer-songwriter wrote intelligent, catchy songs to sing to his young students. Roberts has...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:36 PM
The understated but ultra-contemporary Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, Calif., combines exceptional amenities with impressive personal service. This boutique hotel is as "green" as it is luxurious: With geothermal heating and solar panels, it uses...
| Dec 8, 2013
If a jug of wine and loaf of bread does it for you, stay put. On the other hand, if you crave life's full pleasures — the best of the best wines, the most luscious breads to accompany a wealth of assorted gourmet delights — head to Burgundy,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:04 PM
In this glitzy seaside resort town in Basque country, locals in black berets mingle with tourists along the narrow stone streets edged by the gleaming Bay of La Concha, just 12 miles from France.
You know it's a mecca for foodies because there are...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!"
Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: When we were in Britain a couple of years ago, we got a great spiral-bound map book, about 12 by 14 inches, that was large scale. It was easy to find back roads. We will be in Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary, and I cannot find a large-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Valentine's Day approaches. Whether you can make it across town or across the ocean, here are some romantic recommendations for every budget.
Close to home
Hotel Indigo, Santa Barbara
For an affordable, hip escape, try Hotel Indigo in the heart of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me.
But tooling down...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.