Features - North America

On and off the National Mall

Washington, DC, is so much more than a seat of government. It’s a thriving urban landscape dotted with vibrant attractions, hip hotels, and Korean taco trucks. Nicholas Gill offers Oryx readers a packed itinerary around this famous capital.

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insight - Ramdane Touhami

Occupation - Creative Director, Entrepreneur

In November, the world’s oldest candle company, Cire Trudon, made its first venture outside France since its inception in 1643. And if you’re wondering what would make the candle company that served Louis XIV finally step out of its native comfort zone, look no farther than the man who, for the last five years, has been at the helm.

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5th Avenue, NYC

Sandy Spaeth is president of the company that has for decades created the iconic holiday window displays drawing thousands of Christmas revellers – and shoppers – to New York City’s top department stores, from Macy’s to Saks to Lord & Taylor. For Oryx, Sandy offers a glimpse at the street that serves as the window to New York’s soul.

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read - New York Art Book Festival

In a 100-year-old school building, international art lovers gather annually to celebrate contemporary creative brilliance at the New York Art Book Festival

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New England - The Colours of Fall

Within the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts sits Mt. Greylock, one of the Eastern USA’s most scenic places, boasting vibrant fall colours across much of its roughly 1,066m (3,500ft) – a height enhanced by a slope steeper than most mountains in New England.

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well read - The National Book Festival

Now in its tenth year, the National Book Festival, organised by the Library of Congress, is held on September 25 at the National Mall in Washington, DC, to celebrate the joy of reading.

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insight - Hobie Alter

AT THE AGE OF 16 a youngster nicknamed Hobie started crafting surfboards in his backyard. They became legendary in their own right – but not nearly as legendary as the catamarans that bear his name.

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insight - Dr. Coddington

Occupation - Associate Director of Research and Collections

In 1910 a new museum called the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened its doors to the public on Washington’s National Mall. Dedicated to ‘understanding the natural world and our place in it’, it was the third museum in the expanding Smithsonian Institution.

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Summer’s Sweetest Fruit: The Big Apple

Whether you’re seeking music and the arts, walking tree-lined paths or shore-hugging boardwalks, choosing fine wines from abundant vineyards or hovering above the spectrum of colours of summer leaves, there is no place quite like New York to enjoy summer.

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