Review: Paris Secrets

Lovers of the City of Light will lap up the gorgeous photos in Paris Secrets: Architecture, Interiors, Quartiers, Corners — even if the book’s generic copy sets their teeth on edge. Author (and photographer) Janelle McCulloch has an obvious love…

News: Wright Synagogue To Open Visitors Center

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final projects and the only synagogue he ever designed, Beth Sholom will open a new visitors center this fall. Designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, the 1800-square-foot center will make this famous temple more accessible to the legions of architecture buffs who venture each year to Elkins Park, a quiet suburb of Philadelphia.

Promotion: Big (Apple) Bargains

NYC Restaurant Week returns from July 12–31, with some 250 eateries offering three-course dinners at $35 every night except Sat. Participants include hard-to-get intos like DBGB, JoJo, Megu, and Morimoto. The Third Night luxury hotel promotion runs through September 7,…

Zurich: Macarons, Swiss-style

There they were, mounded into a perfect pyramid of delicate symmetry. They looked like French macarons, and they were being distributed at Art Basel. A rosy pink inside and out, they were more lovely, more moving, more — impactful!– than just about anything else I’d seen