The city known for old world charm has a few new tricks up her couture sleeve
Signing up for “Sprunch,” a spa treatment and brunch offered exclusively at the swanky Philippe Stark-designed Le Royal Monceau Hotel, took some thinking.
Should I eat first and spa after, or vice-versa? I finally decided that if it came to it, a hungry, gurgling stomach was preferable to the possible sounds ... More
Relive the golden age of locomotives while taking in splendid views and stopping at grand hotels
Before private jets, the upper crust travelled by train. In the gilded age, wealthy passengers, royalty and politicians rode the rails in private cars appointed with observation platforms, full kitchens, dining rooms and staterooms. Their destination: even more opulent grand hotels and resorts.
In the 19th century, Canada, with its familiar ... More
The Twin Cities-native on “The Catch”’s bold second season and his unconventional hometown glory
On television, actor Peter Krause has played lawyers, con artists, and funeral home directors, but in his early life, the occupational stakes weren’t quite so high. “I worked at the fish and chips stand at the Minnesota State Fair in high school. We were in between the horse barn and ... More
Parasailing, pink flamingo floats and pristine beaches: a weekend dispatch from the posh Per Aquum Niyama resort
Scroll through Instagram’s Explore page on any given day, and you’re bound to stumble upon a wanderlust-worthy image of the Maldives, a South Asian island nation located in the Indian Ocean that is arguably the most Instagrammable country in the world. Known for its abundance of luxe five-star hotels, sparkling ... More
A few of London’s least traditional takes on teatime
Nothing says London like little finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and of course, Earl Grey. In a quest to feel utterly authentic, tourists might attend teatime at The Ritz, Claridge’s or any number of high end hotels offering traditional experiences in the most elegant of surroundings. The thing ... More