Wall Streeters are making a mass exodus for the sunnier, tax-lite shores of Palm Beach
Behind a semicircular brick drive and a lawn as manicured as a putting green sits a 30,000-square-foot masterpiece of Italian Renaissance architecture called Casa Nana. John Porter, a real estate associate for Corcoran who oversees some of the largest sales in Palm Beach County, Florida, points out the spiral staircase, ... More
What you get when you charter Jean Pigozzi's Isla Simca—an eco-friendly and totally exclusive slice of Central America
It’s not hard to feel like you may have stumbled into an episode of Lost on Isla Simca, and not just because of the howler monkeys. Their howl—a cross between a gang of barking dogs and a strong wind cutting through a canyon—bounces between the hills and valleys ... More
The hotel that hosted Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding divulges details on the room highest in demand
From its picturesque location on the Adriatic Coast to the charming stone villas that surround three different swimming pools, there are plenty of impressive elements about Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy. (Perhaps most noteworthy is the fact that the resort played host to the wedding of Justin Timberlake ... More
On the grounds of Provence's eccentric paradise Domaine Des Andeols, you'll find Warhols, avant-garde architecture, and a century's worth of family history
In the charming Provençal region of The Luberon—where quaint villages and sweeping lavender fields are the main attraction—seclusion certainly isn’t hard to come by. It is perhaps most pronounced, though, within the confines of Domaine des Andéols, an 81-acre secluded haven just an hour’s drive east of Avignon. ... More
Thirty minutes up the coast from Lisbon lies the town of Cascais, a summer enclave for the capital’s well-heeled. The definition of charming, Cascais is a twisty cobblestone hamlet, full of ornately tiled houses, Spanish-style roofs, bougainvillea and, of course, deep blue Atlantic beaches. Situated on a small ... More
See inside Lake Como's premier waterfront resort destination
Lake Como has been the setting for many contemporary films over the years—Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Star Wars: Episode II and Casino Royale, to name a few—and for good reason. The shockingly beautiful surroundings play host to jet-setters and celebrities alike. It is, after all, where George Clooney famously owns a vacation home.
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Touching, tasting and even sniffing my way through the new Ritz-Carlton, Bali
Serenity: The state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.
In this hyper-connected world? Good luck. But could I find this elusive tranquility on an Indonesian island 10,125 miles from New York? I thought, Why not embark on a peace-of-mind scavenger hunt—and try to fully engage the five senses often dulled by daily ... More