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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, but that's another story.) Rolling our bags from the Nørreport metro station to Ibsens Hotel, it felt like...

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...