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  • Buying A Home Sight Unseen Is Easier Than Ever—and More Common

    June 23, 2017 3:18 PM 8

    It takes a confident buyer to purchase a house without stepping foot in it first. Advances in virtual reality and other technology have taken away some of the surprises. The first time Angelo Smyrnios pulled up in front of a Mediterranean-style home with a red-tiled roof and palm trees in Lighthouse Point, Fla., he got out of the car and said, “OK, let’s

  • The Expert Way to Arrange Flowers—Inspired by a Paul Klee Painting

    June 22, 2017 9:39 PM 19

    For a June bouquet, floral designer Lindsey Taylor takes cues from a Paul Klee painting that evokes musical notes I ASSOCIATE EACH month with a color. For June, it’s pink, due to the parade of roses, peonies and foxgloves in my East Coast garden. Accordingly, I chose a painting loaded with the pale hue to fuel my June arrangement: “Hardy Plants” (1934) by Swiss-born

  • How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

    June 22, 2017 8:24 PM 118

    The home-sharing revolution is rewriting the rules of vacation accommodations. Here, 12 rental sites that cater to sophisticated travelers. Which one is right for you? WE’D PROCRASTINATED in booking a room for a spring visit to Charleston, S.C., and were priced out of the good hotels. So I told my sister we’d Airbnb. Once a sharing-economy platform becomes

  • Ford Bronco to co-star with Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage'

    June 22, 2017 4:45 PM 23

    The action-movie star posted an image to Instagram from the set of next year’s film “Rampage” that shows him and co-star Naomi Harris along with the 2004 Ford Bronco concept. The silver SUV is illegally parked in a handicap spot, but since the movie is based on a classic videogame about a trio of city-destroying monsters, they can probably get a pass for the infraction

  • Recipe for the Tastiest Thai Rice

    June 21, 2017 4:16 PM 18

    At Long Grain in Camden, Maine, the dish to order is kao klug kapi. Rich and refreshing, this fully loaded rice dish is tasty enough to make even staunch Yankees forgo lobster rolls IF I TOLD you that one of the most captivating Asian restaurants in the country is a hole-in-the-wall in a pretty little town on the coast of Maine, would you believe me? Forget

  • McDonald's grills up bacon mac n' cheese sandwich and 'corn cheese toastie' for Hong Kong menu

    June 21, 2017 2:30 PM 33

    McDonald’s has introduced a couple of new sandwiches, and they're both hot off the grill. The fast food chain has recently debuted both a Bacon Mac and Cheese Toastie and a Corn and Cheese Champignon Toastie — "toastie" being the British term for a grilled sandwich — on the McDonald’s Hong Kong menu, reports Brand Eating. The Bacon Mac and Cheese Toastie

  • Channel Jackie O’s Vacation Style: The Timeless Skirt

    June 20, 2017 8:09 PM 35

    Especially on holiday, the ex-First Lady was far more unbuttoned than she was in the White House...literally. Here, three modern versions of her freewheeling skirt THOUGH THE influence of the 1970s in shaping fashion has simmered down slightly, it’s still going strong (and boiling over when it comes to Gucci). If you want to partake in the neo-’70s trend

  • The Awesome Incan Ritual That Still Spooks Travelers

    June 20, 2017 6:25 PM 24

    Every June, descendants of the Incas build a 100-foot bridge high in the Peruvian Andes made of nothing but grass. Cross if you dare YOU DON’T WEIGH too much, do you?” Those were the words of a woman behind me as our group of five nervously stepped onto an Inca suspension bridge swaying high over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes, hoping it wouldn’t snap. Earlier

  • Bill Elliott sells Georgia home for $1.5 million

    June 20, 2017 5:34 PM 41

    Bill Elliott sold his six-bedroom, six-bath house that sat on 4.62 acres in Ball Ground, Georgia for $1.5 million. The house, which is about an hour north of downtown Atlanta, and 30 minutes west of his hometown of Dawsonville, sits on the banks of the Etowah River. The home was decked out with amenities, including a wine cellar, exercise room, three-car

  • The Swedish Car Ferrari Owners Envy

    June 20, 2017 2:16 PM 51

    When a supercar isn’t good enough and money is no object, the most die-hard auto-lovers go for a hypercar like the 2008 Koenigsegg CCX Jeffrey Cheng, a private-equity investor from Newport Beach, Calif., on his 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, as told to A.J. Baime. Years ago, the word supercar came into vogue. A supercar is a rare, expensive performance automobile