Litchfield County

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See the London Insider’s Guide. At the Sportsman, a seaside pub on the pebbly Kent coast, I recently ate the best lamb I’ve ever tasted. A pale pink chop, a hunk of crisped shoulder confit. Outside the window the animal’s brethren grazed in the m...
It is a cold, raw morning; a dusting of snow and ice crackles underfoot. My fingers are numb. The damp air seeps into my gloves and manages to get through my heavy boots as well. The sky is leaden. But all along the path I am following are elegant...
San Francisco to Calistoga, California A day of spas, with a side of Syrah Distance 80 miles Driving Time 2 hours The Appeal San Franciscans seeking a holistic holiday have been decamping to Napa Valley’s northernmost town for 150 years. Over ...
See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments. Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing a futuristic, egg-shaped pod. Opening the lid, she motions for you to climb into the molded f...
Kent, Connecticut, has long been a refuge for Manhattan fashion designers and writers looking for elbowroom. Now the Litchfield County town is also becoming a stop on the East Coast shopping circuit. Four of the local favorites: For Style-Setters...
Suffering from a case of the colonial blues?Then check out the Lakeview Inn, whose unconventional design is rattling the roofs of covered bridges throughout northwestern Connecticut. The 200-year-old, five-room guesthouse overlooking Lake Waramaug...
After Le Corbusier visited Hartford in 1935, the Modernist architect proclaimed that a man named A. Everett Austin Jr. was turning the "little town in upper Connecticut" into "a place where burns the lamp of the mind." Philip Johnson went even fur...
Judging from the interiors of the Boulders Inn, you'd never guess it was built more than 100 years ago. That's because businessman Steven Goldstone and managing partner Martin O'Brien, a former executive at Ian Schrager Hotels, gutted the Ehrick R...
The blink-and-you’ve-missed-it Litchfield county town of Warren, Connecticut, has officially become a destination, thanks to the single-block stretch of Cornwall Road that residents call “downtown.” Four months ago, Lambertson Truex cofounder (and...
Boston Emerge Day Spa Though only open for a short time, Newbury Street’s Emerge spa has already established itself as the go-to place for relaxation. Think flat-screen TV’s in the Men’s Club, a fireside lounge and a roof deck, and treatments lik...
Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I was simply adding an affordable splash of style to my wardrobe. Since then it’s become my passion...
“My intention is not to transform, but to enhance,” says Alexandra Champalimaud, the interior designer known for her work on hotels like New York’s Carlyle and the St. Regis Beijing. Champalimaud could easily be discussing her quietly elegant aest...
The Seth Bird House, a three-story saltbox structure of approximately 3,000 square feet, is not an unusual sort of dwelling for residents of the Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut. In a region that’s been wealthy since colonial times, the house ...
Stylish New Yorkers know that the best home accessories are found outside the city—in Litchfield County, Connecticut, to be exact. The area's latest addition?York Street Studio's showroom (15 East Shore Rd., New Preston; 800/967-5811), which stock...
It’s almost impossible to deny the appeal of a classic New England inn, especially in winter—when fires in guest rooms are actually encouraged, hearty roasts appear on dinner menus, and old-fashioned sleigh rides are the best way to enjoy a quiet ...