War and Strife Have Come to Prosecco Country

VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY — Small pickup trucks carrying mounds of green grapes wound through Prosecco Road. Workers harvesting in the terraced vineyards squinted in the sun. Tipsy tourists stopped in for tastings. Couples clinked glasses in the town’s quaint Prosecco bars. But behind the effervescent front, producers of Italy’s wildly popular sparkling white wine in the…

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The Parisians Are Over FOGO

PARIS — On a recent sunny afternoon, a cluster of young women in short dresses and high boots crowded into a special elevator at Cheval Blanc, a new hotel in the La Samaritaine complex along the Seine, and were whisked up to the restaurant Le Tout-Paris. Reinvented as a Pop-inspired contemporary brasserie offering classics like…

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Overcoming Their Busy Schedules

A year into his relationship with Abigail Pesta, Joel Oestreich, a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, moved to Africa. Ms. Pesta, 52, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author, had mixed feelings about his departure. “It was sad to see him go,” she said, but she also wanted him to enjoy the experience —…

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Side By Side With a Real Trooper

Elizabeth Catherine Wessel is definitely a love-me-love-my-dog person. So she couldn’t be happier when Trooper upstaged her in February 2017 after Matthew Stephen Ross spotted their photo on the dating app Hinge. “That’s not even fair how cute she is,” messaged Mr. Ross, smitten with Trooper, her Cavapoo, in all her Muppet-like glory. Mr. Ross,…

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