We get it. You don’t want to waste precious luggage space by packing sneakers. Turns out, W Hotels and yoga guru Tara Stiles are on board with that. Which is why they teamed up to roll out FIT with Tara Stiles at the 45 (and counting) W locations worldwide. 

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April 23, 2015

The concept of a build-your-own-salad is one our tastebuds support. And with spring break on the horizon, we suggest applying that same logic to packing your carry-on. Choose items from each of the four categories below to avoid checked-baggage fees. That well-organized suitcase? It’s only a few steps away.

Carry-On Checklist

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March 13, 2015

Sandy dunes. Historic cobblestone. Fresh seafood. Just a quick trip from New York and New England, Nantucket is the quintessential summer getaway. Haven’t walked its world-renowned shores yet? Let us guide you to one of four sought-after destinations for a tailor-made island stay.

How Do You Nantucket?

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March 3, 2015

Ah, luxury hotel living. There’s the big cushy bed. Unlimited fluffy white towels. Service at the touch of a button. But a stay at any of the W’s 46 worldwide locations (like the just-opened W Bogota Hotel and W Beijing – Chang’an) goes beyond all that. Here’s what’s in store.

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10AM: Wake up wrapped in silky-soft cotton sheets and a down blanket in your plush W Hotels bed.

10:15AM: Sink a little deeper into the pillows and revel in utter comfort before you take on the day.

11AM: Shower. The scent of Bliss Lemon + Sage products is eye-opening. Slip on a W robe when you’re done.

W Hotels Yoga

12PM: Head to yoga. You’re going to want to keep this whole Zen vibe going. Hoping for something more intense? Get your sweat on at FIT – the W’s solution to making the gym more fun, it’ll be the chicest workout space you’ve ever seen.

3PM: Put that energy to good use. Dress to the nines and claim a seat at a fashion show.

W Hotels DJ

8PM: Kick off the evening with dinner. Indulge in room service while you freshen up or hit the hotel’s eatery to see and be seen.

11PM: It’s time for drinks and dancing – music will be flowing all night at the W Hotels & Burn Studios DJ Lab.

2AM: Snuggle into your W Hotels bed and pull the down duvet over your head. You’ve earned some shut-eye.

10AM: Wake up refreshed. Repeat.

Bring that luxe W Hotels lifestyle home. Our W Hotels The Store Boutique opened Friday, January 30, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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January 30, 2015

Every year, Art Basel, a week-long international art show, overflows from its Miami Beach Convention Center home base and permeates every inch of the area. Outdoor artworks are displayed in nearby parks. Music acts flock to the area. Performances spring up in random spots. Below, we’ve highlighted every Miami Beach must-do during Art Basel Week 2014 (including where to grab a little R&R away from the excitement).

Art Basel

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October 21, 2014

Looking for a luxurious vacation? How about a vacation packed with adventure? Whatever you’re seeking – it’s all right here. That’s the beauty of Freestyle Cruising® from Norwegian Cruise Line. Every ship in its modern fleet is thoughtfully designed from the anchor up, offering you the ability to do what you want, when you want. Check out the cruising styles below, pack a bag, and get ready for your best vacation ever.

Norwegian Cruise Line

The Luxe Traveler
Sail to: The turquoise waters of the Caribbean aboard Miami’s Ultimate Ship™, Norwegian Getaway.
Check out: The Haven by Norwegian®. With elegant villas and 24-hour butlers, it’s pure paradise.

The Cultured Traveler
Sail to: Bermuda, the Caribbean, or the Bahamas and Florida from New York City aboard Norwegian Breakaway.
Check out: Up to 29 dining experiences on board, including celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s renowned cuisine at Ocean Blue.

The Adventurous Traveler
Sail to: Four Hawaiian islands in seven days with overnight stays in Maui and Kauai aboard Norwegian’s Pride of America.
Check out: Kilauea – the most active volcano in the world – and the breathtaking Nā Pali coast from your balcony stateroom.

Can’t decide from all these amazing choices? No need to worry. The great thing about Freestyle Cruising® is that you can truly have it all. Visit ncl.com to learn more.

Our High-Seas Style Presented by Norwegian Cruise Line Boutique opens Monday, October 6, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 6, 2014

Think about it: days on end without a single email notification or text message. Nothing but you, your travel buddy, and clear-blue skies. Sounds peaceful, right? Well, you’re in luck. Zero-technology getaways – or “digital detoxes” as they’ve been dubbed by some – are on the rise. And we’re all for them.

Zero-Technology Getaways

Digital-detox retreats come in a range of intensities and locations. Below, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of your options.

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August 5, 2014

To hike (verb): the act of breathing fresh air and exploring awe-inspiring scenery, all while burning a huge amount of calories. Some of the best places to break out that walking stick? Canyon Ranch’s all-inclusive resorts in Tucson, AZ, and Lenox, MA. But before you set out on your next wilderness adventure, check out our list of trekking necessities.

Hiking

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July 29, 2014

Many of us adventure-seekers dream of hiking a mountain. You know, wake up at dawn, power your way to the top, and then snap obligatory “I-did-it!” photos. But have you ever imagined doing it in heels? Rima Suqi did.

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Image via Fathom

Okay, so the Fathom writer didn’t exactly hike up the entire mountain in all her heeled glory. But she did carry the Gunmetal stilettos in her pack during the grueling six-day journey, slipping them on the second she hit the summit. A swipe of Chanel red lipstick, a tourmaline cocktail ring, and a pair of shades completed her look.

As to what inspired this fashion-fueled hike? “I was turning 40 the day after climbing Kilimanjaro, and the timing was no accident. These photos were taken on the last day of my 30s, and I was perfectly happy to bid them goodbye,” said Rima. “But I had to do it in style.”

Thanks, Rima, for taking fashion to literal new heights. Next up, Mars in Louboutins.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 28, 2014

Summer is the official season of road trips. And this week at Rue, we’re taking our own. Each day we’ll pay tribute to a new stop along the way – and all the signature style that goes with it. Gas up the car and come along for the ride.

Road Trip Across America

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July 14, 2014