Inside the Boro Hotel in Queens

New boutique lodging in Long Island City doubles as a design showroom, where almost every room has its own balcony

At the moment, all eyes are on the borough of Queens, as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s acrylic hard courts host this year’s US Open—where many wait with bated breath to hopefully witness Serena Williams’ first-ever calendar year Grand Slam. But there are plenty of reasons to stay and explore the area long after the championship finals are over. Travel guide company Lonely …

Four Seasons Seoul

A visit to the Korean capital's newest luxury hotel

While Psy’s catchy song “Gangnam Style” brought the urbanized, Western-influenced region south of the Han River to everyone’s lips across the globe, its counterpart Gangbuk (translating to “north of the river”) is where you’ll find the Seoul’s old city charm, thanks to many of its historic sites. The Gwanghwamun area is the capital’s heart and hub: home to Gyeongbok Palace, embassies, as well as a …

Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim’s PKK Ceramics

How a love for clay and coffee led this ceramic artist to open his own studio in Echo Park

When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim’s PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim’s passions manifested when he combined the two, most recently when he made a full set of cups, plates and bowls, for Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski’s coffee bar Go Get Em …