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Steve Cohen as The Millionaire's Magician.

We all know New York can be a magical place. But did you know that there's real magic happening here? You only have to know where to find it...

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Most guidebooks will tell you about the dime-a-dozen Italian restaurants that populate North Beach. But few, if any, will point you five miles south to La Ciccia, a little gem of a Sardinian restaurant in Noe Valley. This place is totally off the radar...

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Photo by Ally Winters
Sheri kills it in a surfing lesson at Bay Street, Santa Monica.

I grew up in Orange County — California's surfing mecca — so learning to surf was as natural as learning to ride a bike. Until recently, though, it had been a long time since I attempted to ride a wave...

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Brasserie Pushkin

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

And by that I mean the spate of new, fabulous Russian restaurants that have been opening in New York. All of them share a penchant for...

Shot by Thiago Da Costa. Edited by Justin Schultz

I spent a portion of my youth in Japan, so San Francisco's Japantown is a special place for me. If you want a crash course in everything that's hot in contemporary Japan, then New People is the perfect place...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Xiao Li Tan and Zao Wang.

New York's oldest dim sum parlor has been re-born, and is now one of the hidden highlights of New York's Chinatown — that is, if you can find it...

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Main Squeeze in Santa Monica.

Now that you know where to get a hot bikini (you read my last post, right?), it’s time to talk about maintaining that bikini body. Fresh juices are a great way to stay hydrated and healthy in the summer.

Here are my picks for where to score some...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos

Tucked in a back corridor off Grand Central's main hall, The Campbell Apartment is one of the station's most alluring secrets...

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Inside The Castro

San Francisco has more independent cinemas than most cities its size. How these single-screen treasures survive at all is a miracle — especially in an age of multiplex cinemas, on-demand home movies, YouTube, you name it...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos

Hommage Grooming Atelier is unlike any ordinary barbershop — though you could probably tell that from the name. Tucked inside a fifth-floor penthouse on Madison Avenue, Hommage has to be the most discreet men's salon in New York City...