Since the 19th century, stores have served as gathering places for people. American department stores had cafés and gardens and all sorts of places for people to hang out. But they would have never had the audacity to confuse themselves with town squares. The nice stuff was just a way of bringing customers to the store to purchase goods. … [Read more...] about The Great Thing About Apple Christening Their Stores ‘Town Squares’
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The current owners ride horses on the property. A walk constructed on large, flat stones leads from the home to an observation deck overlooking the beach. There's also an expansive terrace wrapping around part of the home—perfect for sunset cocktails, alfresco dinners, or entertaining. Which sounds like sweet harmony to us. … [Read more...] about Perfect Harmony: Amazing Ranch Perched on California Coastline
According to the listing, “He and his lovely wife have enjoyed Danza del Sol for more than a decade: Resting, rejuvenating, refreshing, resurrecting their spirits, and regaining their balance, whenever they needed to get away from it all.” … [Read more...] about Robert Redford Sells Picture-Perfect Napa Valley Estate for $7 Million—See Inside
Instead, grab a shrimp pancake ($18) baked in a tiny cazuela. Think Dutch baby — but the flavor is closer to the Korean seafood pancake. If you’re still not feeling the fish head (please reconsider!), the golai hagon suni ($23) is similar in format to Indian saag, but with an addition of fried Japanese sweet potato for texture. The interplay of creaminess with fried crunch is pleasant, and the coconut curry sauce is well-spiced and slightly sweet. Throw in an order of red rice ($6) or titiyas ($4). … [Read more...] about Prubechu’s Guamanian cuisine is multifaceted and complicated
A friend who is suddenly sick asks that I drive him home on his motorcycle. I've never driven a motorcycle, the trip will take an hour on the highway, I have no helmet, and there's a second passenger. I ask if we could use surface streets; he says no. I ask what's the slowest speed we can go; he says 50 mph. I say I won't do it. Others crowd around, pressuring me to drive that bike. I say I'll order Uber and pay for everyone. I am smart enough to know that I should not drive that bike, but not smart enough to know that I am dreaming. … [Read more...] about Why Sleep? Why Dream?