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2018 2018 Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium. Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest.

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Go ahead and get tickets to The Shed, a 200,000-square-foot modular cultural institution of the future designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in the new Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The new neighborhood is a little too slick for my liking, but I must admit that the programming line-up at the theater is impressive and wide-ranging — like a kung-fu musical with music by Sia and an elaborate Björk show in collaboration with the director of the Harry Potter play. The immersive Reich, Richter, Pärt performance is striking and beautiful. —Jeralyn, editorial director

Speaking of things that are too slick for my tastes: Dubai. But if I ever find myself there on a layover, I'm going straight to the W Dubai hotel to check out chef Massimo Bottura's casual new restaurant Torno Subito ("I'll be right back"), an homage to cool, vibrant, Fellini-esque Italy. —Pavia, CEO

Spring has sprung! And I'm taking extra time to look out for blooming buds anywhere I can because I am a flower-power kind of gal. Now, imagining an ornate outdoor carpet made of hundreds of thousands of flowers? My mind is blown. Here's a roundup from Architectural Digest of the most extravagant, fragrant, and beautiful displays of fleeting floral tapestries around the world. — California, editorial intern

There's an entire page dedicated to life-changing pilgrimages in our new book, Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist), which has me craving an epic walk. Melbourne photographer Caitlin Mills got the same itch and made her way along Spain's spectacular Camino de Santiago trail. – Berit, senior editor

The Jewel, a massive airport mall with an indoor rainforest, waterfall, sky bridges, and a plethora of shops, bars, and restaurant, is opening at Singapore's Changi Airport next week. The project, designed by architect Moshe Safdie, may just make this airport a destination unto itself. – Daniel, editor

Earth Day is coming up this month, a reminder that we should all lower our carbon footprint — especially when we travel. Here are practical tips on how to be a green traveler. — California

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