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Tips and Articles in England

There’s a story that circulates through the London art world about the gritty Hoxton/Shoreditch area in the mid 1990’s, when it was just beginning to be frequented by the YBA’s (Young British Artists). Before the pioneering White Cube Gallery open...
“I never stay anywhere for longer than three days,” claims DVF, whose peripatetic lifestyle was the inspiration for a collection of 20 new rooms that she created for Claridge’s. The hotel is a frequent stop for the designer, when she’s not off to ...
Around the world, hotels are putting art and design at the forefront. In Uruguay, the seaside Playa Vik José Ignacio (doubles from $900), by Montevideo-born architect Carlos Ott (best known for Paris’s Opéra Bastille), is filled with works by Jame...
Paris With close to 200 works, including figures and still lifes, “Claude Monet (1840–1926),” at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais (Sept. 22–Jan. 24; monet2010.com), offers a complete overview, from the artist’s travels along the Normandy a...
Paris The 25th Biennale des Antiquaires (Sept. 15–22; bdafrance.eu) has old masters, Midcentury Modern furniture, serious jewels—it’s all here—under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Four leading French chefs cook up lunch and dinner at a resta...
As pubs go, the Running Horse was unremarkable. You’ve seen its ilk all over London: the finger-smudged brass and tobacco-stained mahogany, the framed equestrian prints, the dowdy carpet redolent of spilled lager and pipe smoke. It was, purportedl...
When one of the two battling collectors finally conceded defeat, the gavel banged and the victor bagged Peter Doig's colorful painting White Canoe for $11.3 million. Not only did it sell for more than five times the Sotheby's estimate, the painti...
“Very good, and for you, sir?” You is me and I just don’t know. “What I will have…obviously…is…. What I shall in fact have is the…the….” Now, this kind of dithering is very much not what I’m about. You can ask anyone. When it comes to acting dec...
If you’ve been looking for an English country weekend straight out of a Jane Austen novel (minus the heartache), look no further than Temple Guiting, a private estate in the Cotswolds, where Sophie Conran hosts custom and all-inclusive getaways. T...
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 ...