Lots of Italy, in many collectible plates

To celebrate her 73rd birthday in April, Felice Macchi had lunch at La Bettola Del Gusto, a restaurant in Pompeii, Italy, specializing in seafood. He ordered the house specialty: spaghettoni, a thicker spaghetti, in fermented anchovy sauce with black truffle and butter made with water buffalo milk native to the Mediterranean region. The food was…

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There has been an emergency on the plane. This is what the flight attendants do next.

To prepare for these terrifying but rare inflight crises, new flight attendants on all commercial airlines must undergo four to six weeks of training. Additional one- to two-day training is conducted annually, primarily focused on safety. It varies from one airline to another. We recently visited Alaska in Seattle to learn about flight attendant training,…

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Read your way through Accra

What should I read before packing my bags? “From Nii Ayikwei Parkes”blue bird tail”gives life to the city. This short novel is set in Accra and Sonokrom, a small town. Kayo, a forensic pathologist working in Accra, has been forced by a high-ranking police officer to investigate a sinister discovery in the village. The novel's…

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Take a tour of T's Salone del Mobile party with Ramdane Touhami

For T Magazine's annual Salone del Mobile party, which this year also celebrated the magazine's 20th anniversary, designer and entrepreneur Ramdane Touhami oversaw a festive installation in the garden of Milan's Villa Necchi Campiglio, a rationalist-style house that dates back to 1935. Running his creative agency, Art Recherche Industrie, Paris-based Touhami founded the Société Helvétique…

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Now arriving at a nearby airport lounge: Peloton bikes, Nap Pods and Caviar service

A handful of new lounges opened by credit card issuers, including Capital One and American Express, have recently landed in airports across the United States, promising stylish havens for select travelers awaiting their flights. At La Guardia Airport, caviar service will be available for pre-order. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, travelers can receive complimentary massages,…

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Discovering an Omani paradise

High in the mountains of Oman and along its coast, I stumbled upon an unexpected slice of heaven thanks to a friend's recommendation. I even looked for some additional amenities for a combination of poverty and paradise. I visited Oman for the first time in 2018 after making regular one- or two-day stopovers in Abu…

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Finland is broadening its luxury appeal

When construction of Hotel María is completed in June, 159 chandeliers will hang from the ceilings of its 79 rooms, 38 suites and public areas. Their bar will serve 31 types of champagne. And renovations to its four buildings, two of which opened in December, will have included restoring 42 kilometers (26 miles) of original…

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