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Last year, I went to Copenhagen for the first time. It was late May and the city was at peak bloom. I also ate and ate and ate. Rolling our bags from the Nørreport metro station to Ibsens Hotel, it felt like my friends Anthony, Brian...

Last fall, I (Chantal) moved to a new place. It's in LA's no-longer-so-hidden gem of Atwater Village, which Barbara Bestor in Bohemian Modern calls "a funny little flat neighborhood just across from Silver Lake." My place has a garden out back with four lofty camellia trees, a...

You know that feeling a garden can give you—when you're wandering around and suddenly you have to remind yourself what town/city you're even in? That's the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Just outside Los Angeles, its campus encompasses a library with more than...