Articles by Victoria Abbott Riccardi

The Hermitage Club: A Private, Posh Piste and More

The Hermitage Club: A Private, Posh Piste and More

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.

Pamper Yourself New England Style at The White Barn Inn

Pamper Yourself New England Style at The White Barn Inn

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.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. Completes Exciting Renovation

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. Completes Exciting Renovation

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.

Collection Baglioni, A Special Way to Experience Italy

Collection Baglioni, A Special Way to Experience Italy

Italy abounds with gorgeous five-star hotels, yet, most are either international brands or run by outside management companies. Not so with Baglioni Hotels.

A Visit to The Inn at Hastings Park, A Relais Chateaux in Lexington, MA

A Visit to The Inn at Hastings Park, A Relais Chateaux in Lexington, MA

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.

A Little Slice of Heaven at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

A Little Slice of Heaven at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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.

Hideaway in Maine at Hidden Pond

Hideaway in Maine at Hidden Pond

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.

Southern Comfort: Charleston's Wentworth Mansion

Southern Comfort: Charleston's Wentworth Mansion

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.

An Alpine Idyll at Vermont's Topnotch Resort

An Alpine Idyll at Vermont's Topnotch Resort

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.

A Tranquil Hideaway at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe

A Tranquil Hideaway at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe

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.