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Amy Tara Koch is an author and journalist who has the unique pleasure of traveling the world for her job. She contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, The Daily Beast, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and Chicago Tribune.

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High Anxiety: Keeping it Chic at 32,000 Feet   Each time I board a plane, I hear my grande dame of a granny's words booming in my ear: "Always dress to impress! You can never make a second first impression." Here, for STYLELIST, I dissect the fashionable, functional...

Luxury Lessons from Provence  DISCOVERY:The only way that I can truly relax is to leave the country, no car pools, no to- do list, no early bird dinner preparation. And, most important, limited ability to social mediate (international service is too cost prohibitive) This summer, I...

On the fashion front, at least I'm lucky. I travel frequently for work and get to Europe at least once a year. An exuberant shopper, I pick up bits and baubles from each and every jaunt. But, even if you cant get to your dream destination...

How to transform $50 worth of Costco into a glamorous spread! I love to entertain. And, crafting a dramatic and creative table is my favorite part. So, when AROUND TOWN anchor Ana Beleval asked if I wanted to turn my passion into a segment, I was thrilled. Yesterday...

Pump up your look without spending a dime: throw a mommy swap meet! Life is expensive. And, a new wardrobe is pricey. Why invest your hard earned cash for fash when you can swap? Tip du jour: create a mommy swap meet. Research 8-10 friends who have excellent...

Summertime is all about BBQs, picnics, and- if you are lucky-an invitation to a house by the shore. Style expert ATK is here to show us how to say thank you with fabulous hostess gifts that are sure to get you invited back next year....