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The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound CD’s, and light levels are adjusted according to findings by the hotel’s “sleep institute.” Iro...
Angela Hunsinger Assistant director of recreation, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South CarolinaYears on the Job: 4 The Comforts of Home: I love to create memorable experiences for guests. I’ve taught children to ride bikes on the village green, whi...
When my husband, George, and I decided to take a holiday house at Berrington Hall, a Neoclassical mansion in England’s West Midlands owned by the National Trust, we blithely ignored a warning note that appeared on the trust’s website. About our...
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Good news for sybarites: three haute spas have opened in Britain. With white-gold mirrored screens and a 72,000-pearl chandelier, the spa at the Dorchester (doubles from $572) is a maximalist’s dream. Serene and Asian-inspired, Amanresorts’ first ...
“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer “Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into...
“My job, my life, is travel,” says New York–based Keith Johnson, whose 16 years as the buyer at large for Anthropologie have taken him from boutiques in Buenos Aires to markets in Bangkok, Cape Town, and beyond. Man Shops Globe—the Sundance Channe...
There’s a youthquake afoot at these four shopping landmarks. Paris You could forgive Printemps if it had lost some of its fabled luster after 145 years. But thanks to a $100 million top-to-toe renovation, the famous stained-glass Art Nouveau cup...
Somewhere in my house, there’s a leather-bound Latin copy of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, purchased in London 35 years ago with money I borrowed from a Bryn Mawr student who was disgusted to find I’d spent it on a book. I can’t remember why I borrowed mo...
Whether it’s bonbons fit for a queen or princely tailoring, Buckingham Palace awards its favorite retailers with Royal Warrants. Here, three that also get T+L’s stamp of approval. Charbonnel et Walker, known for its dusted truffles and chocolat...
Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “You can often purchase advance or special-entry passes through a website affiliated with the museum or its city. Dodge the ...
Oxford is a secretive place. The university’s colleges turn inward, clustering around courtyards, unlike rival Cambridge, where some of the colleges spread along one bank of the Cam River. Until the queen opened its new building this past December...
Fort Defiance, a little bar in Brooklyn, recently threw a party for Evacuation Day, the long celebrated but now forgotten holiday marking the final retreat of British forces from New York Harbor in 1783. Nothing wrong with a little retro patriotic...
I was having lunch at a favorite spot in London, the Wolseley, when one of our group asked me whether I had seen the obituary of the renowned French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss in the Financial Times a few days before. It led off with this ...