Weekend Away

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Offers Signature Scenic Drive

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Offers Signature Scenic Drive

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has unveiled a new driving experience which takes advantage of the resort's stunning coastal location and its access to some of northern California's most breathtaking scenery.

Weekend Away: Palm Beach

Weekend Away: Palm Beach

The glory of America's Gilded age can still be experienced at one of the world's quintessential resort destinations: The Breakers in Palm Beach. Early 20th century tycoons including Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan came to revive and hobnob with Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Astors. We decide to follow in their footsteps, if only for a weekend getaway!

Weekend Away: Glamour in the Country at Glenmere Mansion

Weekend Away: Glamour in the Country at Glenmere Mansion

The pristine white tub was calling me: I couldn't resist an end of the day soak. Tossing aside a fluffy robe, I sank into steaming water, a whimsical rubber ducky already lost in a deep sea of suds. Instead of the flat-screen TV, I watched flames from the gas fireplace dance and reflect on marble.

Weekend Away: London's Lanesborough Hotel

Weekend Away: London's Lanesborough Hotel

The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel, captures the grace of the Regency period. Ideally located in elegant Knightsbridge, the residence is minutes away from the exclusive shopping of Harrods and Sloane Street.

Weekend Away: L'Auberge Del Mar

Weekend Away: L'Auberge Del Mar

The pitch-black room floods with light when I flip open the shutters. Stepping onto the balcony, I spot surfers catching waves in the Pacific. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee drifts up from the terrace below. It's my first morning at L'Auberge Del Mar, a getaway north of San Diego on the California coast.

Weekend Away: San Diego

Weekend Away: San Diego

The scene was one that could only be California: two pale New Yorkers fresh off the plane and a convertible with the top down. As I placed the car into gear, it was official: not only had we arrived in sunny San Diego, but we were about to check into the one hotel that has brought sophistication and sex appeal to the Gaslamp Quarter.

Weekend Away: Bal Harbour

Weekend Away: Bal Harbour

Looking for a beach getaway with the WOW factor? High rise and high style, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in the exclusive enclave of Bal Harbour, Florida delivers the ultimate "room with a view".

Weekend Away: Shanghai

Weekend Away: Shanghai

China is open for business. The days of Mao suits and government-controlled tours are all but forgotten.

Weekend Away: The Hamptons

Weekend Away: The Hamptons

Opening the door to a boutique hotel in the Hamptons, I was met by a burst of color. In 2008, this historic 18th century inn was transformed into a showcase of Scandinavian cool.

Weekend Away: Downtown L.A.

Weekend Away: Downtown L.A.

Considering Los Angeles for a weekend escape? Downtown L.A. is the latest hotspot for the arts, entertainment, sports, dining, shopping and, of course, nightlife. With the opening of the dazzling new Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, your accommodation will be another of the many pleasures that await.

A Magical Winter Weekend at Blantyre, in the Berkshires

A Magical Winter Weekend at Blantyre, in the Berkshires

With the strike of a match, the wood-burning fireplace in our suite leapt to life. A knock on the door delivered decadent hot chocolate to accompany the crackling fire. This was the perfect way to end a day of country pleasures at Blantyre, a turn-of-the-century summer home turned Relais & Châteaux hotel in the Berkshires.

Weekend Away: Washington DC

Weekend Away: Washington DC

My first day in our nation's capital began the same way as many of our political leaders: a knock at the door. Instead of paperwork, appointments, and phone calls, I opened the door to an elegant trolley delivering breakfast.

Weekend Away: New York City

Weekend Away: New York City

Tucked away in an oasis on the Upper East Side, I was far from the vast, impersonal hotels that sometimes pass for luxury in New York City.

Weekend Away: Irish Country Escape

Weekend Away: Irish Country Escape

The fairytale forest of the Powerscourt Estate was lit by a bright twinkling of stars. Our twilight arrival to the 1,000-acre estate was a romantic beginning to an active weekend for two.

Weekend Away: The French Alps

Weekend Away: The French Alps

A serenity that can't be found in the city was revealed as the French Alps came into view on a crisp December day. The boughs of evergreen trees were heavy with snow and began to form a canopy over the road. I was approaching one of the world's most prestigious ski resorts, Megève, for a winter getaway with a twist. Not only has the quality of the landscape earned the destination such a reputation, but this winter resort has mastered the French art of living.