Travel

Block Party: Miami’s South Beach

Sun. Sand. Sweat. Sex. Stone crabs. These are a few of South Beach’s favored things. They make up the SoBe stereotype. And yet, the stereotype falls short. South Beach is much more than a winter wonderland for the jet set, a spring break sanctuary for bikinis and board shorts....

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SIXTY Visits: The Empire State Building

The age of this place begins to reveal itself halfway into the elevator’s vaguely clunky ascent. Leapfrogging your way skyward, reaching the very top of the Empire State Building requires switching elevators three different times—an indication of just how high you actually are. The last of which is the...

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Route SIXTY: Paso Robles is Closer than Napa and Almost as Cool

As the hot summer days wind down into temperatures truly meant for human existence and children everywhere get to ring in the season with back to school outfits and inspired lunch boxes, I find myself getting jealous. Why we all decided to stake our resolutions on the heart of...

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Block Party: Abbot Kinney

Inventing the Abbotts was a 1997 coming-of-age drama starring a young Joaquin Phoenix who still wanted to get busy with real women (not husky voiced computers a la Her). ’97 was about the same time that Abbot Kinney— just one T—that famed street running through Venice, CA, was in...

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Block Party: Coney Island

You begin to feel the age of this place somewhere around the top of Deno’s Wonder Wheel. There you are, all of Coney Island swaying before you while you swing from the park’s eponymous Ferris wheel, trapped in a rickety cage running on in a series of rusted, sea...

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The Underground with CONFETTISYSTEM

The materials are the same—the sparkling metallic strands, the colored tissue paper, the glitter and shine we’ve associated with a riotous good time since our first childhood birthday party—but the execution is altogether new. Peculiar-shaped piñatas hang from ceilings, fingers of gold Mylar layer over one another in a curious shag,...

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Block Party: York Boulevard

York. It’s a word made famous by the City That Never Sleeps (that’s you, New York) and those delicious peppermint patties first produced in York, Pennsylvania. But head west to the Golden State and a little-known neighborhood tucked in between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, and you’ll stumble upon a...

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Route SIXTY: Get Out of LA and Get Into Some Trouble

There’s a biker bar outside of Los Angeles where Harley Davidsons are lined up like Christmas trees or soldiers or all the people waiting in line to ride Superman at the Six Flags you pass to get here. Which, no thanks. Sometimes it’s best to skip the tourist stuff...

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The Underground: Taylor Patterson Crafts a Perfect Day in NYC

In just three short years, Taylor Patterson’s Fox Fodder Farm floral design studio has become something of a New York City darling. With an uncanny knack for mixing interesting textures and uncommon shades, the verdant results routinely manage to seem both organic and surreal—a deft combination of nature and an intelligent...

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The Underground: Randall Slavin’s Guide for Tea-Drinking Urban Cowboys

Having shot everyone from Charlize Theron, Jon Hamm, Forest Whitaker, Clint Eastwood, and, yes, even Bill Clinton himself, Slavin has long been an artistic staple in Hollywood–the go-to guy for the dramatic, creating images where sex meets cinema. But as ubiquitous as Slavin is professionally, he’s equally so socially....

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