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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on Why They Are Helping Save Rwanda’s Gorillas

Ellen DeGeneres may have just wrapped her last gig of 19 years — the final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show aired May 26 — but she’s already making moves for the future. That’s thanks to wife Portia de Rossi, who came up with the ultimate gift four years ago when the host turned 60: […]

South African Surf Brand Mami Wata Pops Up in Venice

African surf brand Mami Wata has just a debuted 4-month-long pop-up shop in Venice. Co-founder Selema Masekela — a TV host (Vice World of Sports), sports commentator and producer — had long dreamed of creating a surf brand reflective of African people. Cut to 2017 when a friend connected him with guys doing just that […]

Six Exciting New Hotels to Visit in Mexico From Riviera Maya to Punta de Mita

Nothing is more appealing than a short flight south to a warm spot, specifically one off the well-trodden path with inspired design, well curated amenities and next-level cuisine. Here, a handful of hot Mexican options making their debuts. Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya With a name that means ethereal and a Mayan life-cycle motif […]

All the Reasons to Visit Napa and Sonoma Right Now

During the course of the COVID pandemic, the California wine mecca counties of Napa and Sonoma seem to have taken a cue from the grapes they grow so beautifully: strain and adversity have produced a bold bounty of new ventures. As tourism ground to a halt in so many places, vintners, chefs, designers and hospitality […]

Inside Los Angeles’ New Short Stories Hotel, Across From The Grove

A new chapter has been written for L.A.’s shuttered Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, where Julianne Moore stayed while reading the Boogie Nights script. The 1962 property, on three-quarters of an acre across from The Original Farmers Market and The Grove, is now the casual chic 66-room Short Stories Hotel (from $300 a night; Hotelier Leo […]

Forget Aspen: The Colorado Mountains Where Hollywood Goes to Really Ski

Aspen is the most buzzed-about, see-and-be-seen spot each winter, with the likes of the Kardashians, Kate Hudson and her family, and so many more holding court. But for stars and execs who wish to ski or snowboard in relative peace, these three other Colorado destinations — all of which are Epic Pass resorts — beckon […]

Where to Stay in Malibu: Two Hotels Get Inviting Updates

In the mid-’70s, Bob Dylan holed up at the circa-1949 Malibu Riviera Hotel to write Blood on the Tracks. The Point Dume hideaway is also where Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield were rumored to have gotten away from the glare of Hollywood. Now, the property — which was turned into the Native Malibu hotel in […]

Hawaii Travel: How to Avoid Being a White Lotus-Style Visitor

  The cast of The White Lotus, including Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge and Lukas Gage, were lucky — the fortunate few who spent much of the pandemic in the otherwise off-limits Polynesian archipelago of Hawaii, filming Mike White’s devilish satire at a top resort. Following a months-long voluntary closure after government officials asked tourists to […]

Where to Go Surfing Next Year in Palm Springs (Yes, Palm Springs!)

Seeking waves in the parched California desert sounds like the delusion of a stereotypically stoned and sun-bleached surfer, but it’s about to be reality, thanks to three high-tech wave pools coming to the Coachella Valley. This should come as no to shock to Chris Hemsworth, Shaun White, Diplo and Oscar-winning Free Solo director Jimmy Chin, […]

California Beach Town Oceanside Emerges as Foodie and Getaway Destination

For the past 35 years, the North County surf town of Oceanside was likely only known in Hollywood circles for being home to the sweet Victorian cottage where Tom Cruise’s Maverick visited his love interest, Charlie (Kelly McGillis), in Top Gun. But, just as the long-awaited film’s sequel is on the horizon in 2022, the […]

Why the Ultra-Wealthy Are Paying $150K a Year for This Luxury Concierge Service

“People are spending money like it’s going out of style,” says Jaclyn Sienna India, founder of Sienna Charles, a boutique travel company that she has transformed into a lifestyle concierge firm. Its new membership model runs its clients — billionaires, studio heads and celebrities — $150,000 a year. For the one percent, according to India, […]

New California Getaways Offer Staycation in Charlie Chaplin’s Old Haunts

Early A-listers vacationed a bit differently from today’s stars. In the 1920s, silent movie actor brothers Noah and Wallace Beery — with the help of investors including Charlie Chaplin — opened Paradise Trout Club in the Angeles National Forest, where Hollywood’s brightest (Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, John Wayne) partied (and fished for rainbow trout) away […]