Few places in rural England prove more enchanting than The Cotswolds and Lake District.
Not long ago I visited Baltimore and loved it so much I returned several months later to share it with my husband. This infatuation with Charm City can be attributed in part to staying at The Ivy Hotel, a restored 1890’s red-brick mansion, which opened two years ago in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.
Until recently, owning your own condo near a ski mountain was the epitome of luxury. Now, members-only clubs with their own ski mountains are the ultimate extravagance.
Nestled in the woods, steps from downtown Kennebunk, you'll find The White Barn Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property whose recent updates beautifully marry the spirit of old New England with the comforts, amenities, and services of a modern-day, luxurious getaway.
Mexico City is having a magic moment, thanks to citywide efforts to bring this Aztec capital back to its former glory. The city is cleaner and safer than ever with refurbished neighborhoods, a slew of posh new hotels, restaurants, and museums, and a thriving art, craft cocktail, and locavore food scene.
Italy abounds with gorgeous five-star hotels, yet, most are either international brands or run by outside management companies. Not so with Baglioni Hotels.
In the heart of Lexington, Massachusetts, only fifteen miles from Boston, you'll find The Inn at Hastings Park, a posh Relais & Chateaux property where the historical past and modern face of “The Birthplace of American Liberty” convene.
In the Thai southern province of Krabi, along the pale blue Andaman Sea, lies a little slice of paradise, the luxury resort Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
As its name suggests, Hidden Pond lies secreted away on 60 acres of enchanting woodland in Kennebunkport, Maine, making it a luxurious escape in a bucolic, New England setting.
Lately it seems everyone's visiting Charleston and for good reason. This Southern port city not only has a rich history, but cool, hipster bars, farm-fresh restaurants, fun shopping, and a buzzing art scene. You'll find constant balmy weather, warm and welcoming locals, and a wide range of excellent places to stay.
Imagine being outside in a swirling snowstorm wearing only your bathing suit. Sounds unappealing right? Well, it is if you're at Topnotch Resort soaking in the 85-degree outdoor pool, as I was recently.
Just off the bustling Champs-Élysées brimming with cafes, designer boutiques, and cinemas, lies a tranquil home away from home, the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe.