36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Augustine

If you think the Sunshine State is all about theme parks and frying on the beaches, you probably haven’t been to St. Augustine. In the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in North America, visitors get the glorious beaches along with a healthy dose of unexpected delights: Spanish colonial and Moorish-style architecture, interesting museums and history…

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It’s All About the Art

As glass condominium towers continue to push their way into city skylines like sunflowers squeezing up through walled gardens, some homeowners and developers have come to a realization: Floor-to-ceiling glass may provide breathtaking views, but it cuts down on opportunities for displaying art. And because art collectors represent a significant portion of the small pool…

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Steady as She Glows

Sometimes, when life throws you a curve, it can be a golden opportunity. Jasmit Singh Rangr was happily settled in Manhattan, running Rangr Studio, the design practice he founded in 2004, when in 2014, his wife, Abigail Dillen, was offered a vice president’s job at her longtime employer, Earthjustice, that required moving to San Francisco.…

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Merci Expands Its Living Space

Image From left, Arthur Gerbi, president of Merci; Valérie Gerbi, its fashion director; and Daniel Rozensztroch, artistic director, at the store’s new apartment-cum-shop in Paris.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times PARIS — Is the concept store over as a, well, concept? “What is a concept store? Personally, I don’t know any,” said Arthur Gerbi,…

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