Open-House Planner It's hard to imagine throwing a holiday party that goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but, with planning, it might be the best party you've ever had. Ripe restaurant group of Portland, Oregon, plotted out a strategy for feeding 20 friends—day to night.
Baking: Sweetest Party of the Season | A Kids' Decorating Party Six kids get a lesson on decorating cookies and cakes from sugar artist Margaret Braun.
Beach Blanket Basel | Miami Art Tour

Cutting-edge artists and voracious collectors come to Art Basel Miami Beach for the adrenaline rush—and the Cuban sandwiches. Jennifer Rubell gives the ultimate art-food insider's guide.

Modern Holiday After a $425 million renovation, New York's Museum of Modern Art is finally reopening with a thrilling new restaurant, The Modern. Here's an exclusive preview of the menu at a dinner party with the team that made The Modern: restaurateur Danny Meyer, F&W Best New Chef Gabriel Kreuther, and the principal architects at Bentel & Bentel.
The Very Best Cookbooks of 2004 Every year we review dozens of good cookbooks to find the great ones. Here's a preview of our picks for the next edition of F&W's "Best of the Best."
Essential Gift Guide Our editor-tasted and expert-tested choices of the most spectacular food, wine, design and tech gifts of the season.
Lessons: Classes with Glasses | Wine Schools Thirsty for knowledge? Go to wine school. Here, the top seven across the country.
Gifts from the Cucina | Alisa Barry's Homemade Holiday Gifts Sachets of cinnamon and cloves, salt flecked with lavender: Bella Cucina's Alisa Barry shares her trade secrets with friends at a party where everyone prepares gifts to bag, box, bottle and wrap.
Where to Go Next: The Alps Courchevel | Cortina | Gstaad
Shelf Help | The Year's Finest Wine Books An opinionated selection of the year's finest wine books.
Vienna: An Uninhibited Tour of the City's Idiosyncratic, Playful Design and Seriously Fun Food Our trusted guide, Renée Price, director of Manhattan's Neue Galerie, shows us the very best places to scout for tableware and to stop for delicious meals.
Shattered Sugar Melanie Thernstrom tells how she was tempted to pilfer the best toffee recipe in the universe but found redemption in a different kind of sweet.
Urgent Dispatch From a Trusted Correspondent | Kerala, India From: Sonali Laschever
Subject: Kerala, India
Bobbi Bares All | beauty guru Bobbi Brown An inside look at how beauty guru Bobbi Brown's stripped-down makeup philosophy translates into healthy organic eating at home.