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By Maria Neuman

It never occurred to Roxy Sternberg that she had grown up in one of the coolest cities in the world, until she moved across the pond. "When you live somewhere, you can end up taking it for granted," says the actress, who moved from London to Brooklyn in 2019 after landing the role of Agent Sheryll Barnes in FBI: Most Wanted. "I'm swept up in New York now and excited to discover places, but London is absolutely brilliant."

She's equally enamored with her on-screen character, who can go from steely undercover agent to nurturing mom without breaking a sweat. "She's so serious and a grounding force, but I love that she's also a family person." With that in mind, Sternberg reveals where she goes in London when she returns home to visit family and friends.

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PICK UP SOME FISH AND CHIPS

Illustrated map of London

Illustration by Sara Mulvanny.

If you walk to the top of Portobello Road, there's a street called Golborne Road, which has this amazing lunch spot called Hassan Morocco Fish. It's super popular with locals. You queue up outside and either sit to eat (they can accommodate about six people), stand, or sit on a nearby doorstep. There's a list of different fish, and they cook it while you wait. I always get the sole that comes with chips and a salad.

FANCY A PINT?

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It's very British to go on a pub crawl, which I like to do by the River Thames. My favorite pub is The Dove in Hammersmith (where I had my first date with my partner) because you can sit outside, while inside it's got exposed bricks and wooden beams, as well as a lovely fireplace, so it feels like you're in a small cabin. There are tons of pubs in the same area, so you can also walk to The Black Lion and The Old Ship, which means you can get a bit of exercise in while eating and drinking.

DINE ALONG THE RIVER

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There's a famous restaurant in Hammersmith called The River Café. It's an Italian restaurant with an amazing view, and it feels like going to a museum. If you really want to treat yourself, it's a great experience, from the staff to the food presentation. It's so delicious, and the last time I was there the actor Jack Whitehall sat near my table.

GRAB A BIKE IN THE PARK

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Hyde Park is beautiful and well groomed and also home to Kensington Palace as well as the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, which is really worth seeing. Any time of day there are people exercising and Rollerblading—it's what I imagined New York would be like before I arrived. You can rent bikes and cycle all around on certain paths, and it's amazing for people-watching, which is one of my favorite things to do.

SIP AN AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional English high tea service

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Brits don't eat scones every day (we'd be huge if we did!), but The Wolseley by Green Park is the place to go when you want to indulge. You feel like you're in a greenhouse with the eatery's dramatic ceilings. They also have lovely little finger sandwiches and breakfast, which for me is scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.

ENJOY A PERFECT SATURDAY

Portobello Road in London

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My favorite area is Portobello Road because it's a mix of tourists and locals. The outdoor market is open every day but Sunday, where you can pick up everything from groceries to souvenirs. Once upon a time, Portobello Road and Notting Hill had a very strong West Indian community, so every year [except this summer, due to the pandemic] they have the Notting Hill Carnival with floats, amazing food, and steel drum music. You can end the day at the Electric Cinema, with its big leather seats.

STOCK UP ON SOUVENIRS

Hobnobs biscuits

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When people come to my house in Brooklyn, I like to offer them English cookies. So I always keep Hobnobs, as well as wine gums and other confectionary stuff, on hand. I can get it all at the duty-free in the airport. There's also a chili sauce called Lingham's Chilli Sauce that's sweet, spicy, and delicious.

HIT THE STORES

Shopping on Oxford Street in London

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I lived in Westbourne Grove before I moved to New York, and it has brilliant shops like Sandro, Maje, and The Kooples. I'm not a big mall person. I love coming out of a shop, getting some fresh air, and then going into another shop. For an even wider variety, I head to Oxford Street, where there is the huge Selfridges department store, an enormous Topshop, an Urban Outfitters, and Nike.

SEE THE CITY FROM ON HIGH

London Eye observation ferris wheel

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Everyone should visit the London Eye (observation wheel) because you'll see amazing panoramic views of the city and get a real sense of where things are; you can spot everything—Greenwich, East London, and even Buckingham Palace.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

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Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

By Mona Buehler

C'est vrai! This photo collection of fabulous CBS stars frolicking in France is fantastique! Scroll to see more stunning photos captured in the City of Light.

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French Connection

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan standing tall in Place Vendôme, the center of Parisian high society.

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Model Behavior

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

Dressed in vintage Christian Dior, Bridget Moynahan strikes a pose.

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Luminous Lady

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

She's a caped wonder on Pont Alexandre III, Paris' famed bridge.

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Starry Nights

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

NCIS: Los Angeles hunk LL COOL J lights up Paris.

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Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J channels his artistic side.

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Parisian Stroll

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Sam Hanna takes it all in stride.

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J'adore!

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

The Neighborhood star Beth Behrs gets gorgeous in Paris.

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À la mode

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Head-to-toe vintage Chanel? Oui, oui!

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All That Glitters

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Confident and chic, Beth Behrs makes a statement.

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Paris Match

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

The Good Wife stars Matt Czuchry and Archie Panjabi meet up for a sexy rendezvous in the City of Light.

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Chemistry Lessons

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

This hotshot prosecutor and mysterious private investigator are clearly sweet on each other.

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Ooh La La!

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

Cary Agos and Kalinda Sharma sizzle in Paris.

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Must Love Dogs

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Cote de Pablo walks French poodles down Paris' fashionable Avenue Montaigne.

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Très Chic

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Ziva David is three times charming in these pretty portraits.

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Haute Cuisine

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Cote de Pablo relaxes in the famed restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée.

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Picture Perfect

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Cover girl and Under The Dome star Rachelle Lefevre is ready for her close-up.

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La Vie en Rose

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Rachelle Lefevre takes a load off.

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Lovely In Lace

Photography by Christopher Ross.

No doubt about it. She's got that je ne sais quoi.

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"A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons," says The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan. A look back at some of the best—and brilliantly titled—challenges that tripped up teams over 31 seasons.

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A contestant on The Amazing Race traverses a zipline high above the city of Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Christie competes in "The Zips or Chips" challenge for The Amazing Race.

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ZIPS OR CHIPS

From a penthouse of the Conrad Hotel, traverse a zip line hand over hand 210 feet above the ground, then take a second zip line 18 stories down to the hotel pool to receive the next clue. Or play roulette in the hotel casino with 20 chips and receive your clue if you win a game.

DOG POWER OR HORSEPOWER

Ride a dog sled 11 miles or snowmobile 30 miles to your next clue.

Contestants don traditional military uniforms and learn a traditional Russian military march.

The Amazing Race contestants Ken and Tina don traditional military uniforms and learn a traditional Russian military march.

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BOOTS OR BORSCHT

Dress in a Russian military uniform and learn a Russian parade march, then fall in line and perform a full lap with a drill team. Or put on a chef's hat and apron before serving each of the 75 soldiers a bowl of borscht.

COUNT THE MONEY OR RUN THE NUMBERS

Count an insane amount of Swiss currency inside of a jar right next to the safe. Or search the streets of Zürich to find the combination to the safe that contained the next clue.

The Amazing Race teams drinking a shot of vodka from a glass balanced on a ceremonial sabre

The Amazing Race teams participate in a traditional Cossack ritual, drinking a shot of vodka from a glass balanced on a ceremonial sabre at the Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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BLOCK 5 SHOTS OR DRINK 1 SHOT

Dress up in goalie gear and block five slap shots by pro hockey players. Or balance a shot glass of vodka on the blade of a saber and tilt the sword to your mouth to drink the vodka without dropping the glass.

SUDS OR DUDS

Hand-wash a bunch of laundry to reveal the next clue printed on a piece of clothing, or search through hundreds of saris to find one with the clue printed on it.

Contestants struggle with a plow and Carabao in a deeply muddy field while farmers look on in the Philippines.

Teams must lead the Carabao through a muddy field in Victoria, Philippines, to find their next clue in The Amazing Race.

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PLOW OR FOWL

Use an ox-drawn plow to till the soil until your plow gets caught on a buried rope attached to a hidden clue. Or herd 1,000 ducks from one pen to another 50 yards away.

BEER OR BRATS

Search the tables at the crowded bar for five coasters bearing your team's name and picture, then exchange two full steins of beer to the patron in exchange for each coaster. Or use a hand-operated sausage-maker to create one rope of five 7-inch bratwursts.

Contestants on The Amazing Race attempt to perform a native dance on stilts.

Nate and Jen must impress the local judges in Burkina Faso with their dance moves.

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SHAKE YOUR PAN OR SHAKE YOUR BOOTY

Use traditional methods to pan for one ounce of gold. Or learn a traditional local dance, and perform it with Winiama masked dancers for a crowd. If three local celebrity judges deem your dance to lack creativity—or just plain suck—you would incur a 10-minute penalty.

TEACH IT OR LEARN IT

Teach schoolchildren who did not speak English to memorize 10 words of English. Or learn from locals 10 words in the Mossi language.

A contestant on The Amazing race pours 7 cocktails of different colors into 7 different cocktail glasses stacked into a pyramid.

In the "Smarter, Not Harder" challenge, father/son team Connor (left) and David (right) must mix seven cocktails and pour them simultaneously into a pyramid of glasses.

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MIX MASTER OR MASTER MIX

Learn to scratch on a DJ table and then perform in front of a DJ and crowd. Or stack seven cocktail glasses into a two-tier pyramid and pour different colored cocktails into each glass simultaneously so none of them mixed.

CATAPULT CRASH OR CANNONBALL RUN

Use a catapult to hurl a watermelon 150 feet onto a wooden target to retrieve the clue hidden within. Or push a cannon uphill to the castle courtyard, then carry 55 4-pound cannonballs and stack them into a pyramid next to the cannon.

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The Amazing Race contestants Rachel and Brendon must decorate an elephant for a local festival then clean up after her in order to receive the next clue.

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PACHYDERM OR PACK A BOX

Decorate an Asian elephant with ornate accoutrements, then transport 15 wheelbarrow loads of elephant manure to a nearby truck. Or collect 10 empty boxes, fill them with sifted ginger, stencil a label on each box, and deliver the boxes to a shipping depot to receive your next clue from the manager.

MAIDEN OR MESSENGER

Transport a young Japanese woman, via traditional Japanese palanquin, to a tea ceremony pavilion. Or assemble bikes and ride them through the streets of Tokyo to deliver packages.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

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Photo Credits: Sean Walrus (Missick); Neves & Nina de Camargo (Illustration).

By Maria Neuman

Although she was born and raised in the Motor City, by the time Simone Missick was making it big she'd moved most of her family cross-country to the City of Angels. "I think I got most of them to L.A. by 2014—everyone except my sister, who is still holding down the fort in the Detroit area," says the actress who plays Judge Lola Carmichael on All Rise. "She's a woman who had dreamed of being a judge since the fifth grade," says Missick of her character. "It's not your typical legal drama because it's more about the people than the cases, and there's a lot of humor."

An illustrated map of selected Detroit Landmarks.

A map of Simone Missick's hometown of Detroit.

Illustration by Neves & Nina de Camargo.

While her home base and work space may now be on the West Coast, Simone Missick returns to Detroit at least once a year. "It's a city that is culturally rich with music and history, but for me Detroit is a love letter to food." Let's eat (and shop and sightsee)!

Originally published in Watch Magazine, September-October 2019.

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Snap A Selfie

Everyone should go downtown and take a photo in front of The Spirit of Detroit. It's a huge, iconic statue, and underneath the sculpture there's a scripture that reads: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

An image of the public statue called The Spirit of Detroit.

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Right across from that statue is a memorial to [boxing hero] Joe Louis that is often called The Fist. Practically every car commercial that shoots in Detroit shows that giant bronze fist.

Spend A Day Outside

I used to go to Belle Isle Park from elementary all the way through high school. It's got fountains and a zoo, and if you want to tap into your inner child you can ride down the giant slide. It's 987 acres right in between Michigan and Ontario. You can drive over the bridge or just walk; it's a huge outdoor space in the middle of the city and another great spot to take pictures.

The large fountain located in Bell Isle Park

Photo Credit: Bill Bowden.

Rest Up!

The Atheneum Suite Hotel is a gorgeous inn where my friends and I stayed when we went back for a friend's bachelorette party and wedding. It's smack-dab in the middle of the city and has a spectacular mural in the lobby.

The impressive lobby of the Atheneum Suite Hotel.

Photo Credit: The Atheneum Suite Hotel.

Pick Up A Souvenir

Personally, I bring back boxes of Detroit's Red Hot Better Made potato chips. But if you want something easier to pack, go to one of the Detroit vs. Everybody stores and get a T-shirt.

Black T-shirt with the phrase Detroit VS Everybody across the front in white letters.

Photo Credit: Detroit Vs. Everybody.

The brand was started by entrepreneur Tommey Walker. He came up with the idea to put the slogan on shirts, but it became immortalized when Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown, and a bunch of other rappers released a song by the same name. The "vs. everybody" slogan has now cropped up everywhere from L.A. to Brooklyn, but Detroit was first.

Snack On Southern Comforts

There's a great restaurant called Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles, which is owned by a guy I went to high school and college with, former NFL player Ron Bartell. The restaurant whips up fried chicken and red velvet waffles, shrimp and grits, and fried green tomatoes.

Close photo of fried chicken and a waffle.

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It's on a street named Livernois, which is known as the Historic Avenue of Fashion. Back in the day, it was where every Motown star and music exec bought clothes. Now it's making a comeback—shops, art stores, and restaurants.

Visit History

Growing up, I did a lot of community theater and once had the good fortune of doing a play at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. It's a great space located in central Detroit; they do all types of things there, from art displays to community events.

A photo of the entrance to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Photo Credit: Michelle and Chris Gerard.

See Outsider Artwork

While there is a new art scene in Detroit, there's also a scene that has been there forever. Visit The Heidelberg Project, created by the artist Tyree Guyton in one of Detroit's forgotten neighborhoods. It's on the east side, where I grew up, and it's a huge outdoor statement on poverty and plight in the city.

A photo of a house and yard covered in artistic polk dots.

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Sip A Classic Cocktail With Wings

I'm vegan now, but there's this place, Sweetwater Tavern, that has been around forever—I want to say their wings were [named among] the best in the United States. Wings with blue cheese dressing and a gin and tonic cocktail on the side are great.

The awning and entrance to the Sweetwater Tavern.

Photo Credit: Sweetwater Tavern.

Hear Some Motown

Visit the Motown Museum, aka "Hitsville U.S.A." It's in the original house where legendary producer Berry Gordy created many recordings with soon-to-be superstars like Marvin Gaye and The Supremes.

Night time view of the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

Photo Credit: Curt Clayton.


If you want to hear some live music, there's also the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (pictured above). They have outdoor concerts all summer, and if you're sailing by on the Detroit River you can hear the music from your boat.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, September-October 2019.

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