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THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. They come to eat well at beautiful bistros and sleep well...
My first trip to Napa Valley was in the late 1960’s, during my senior year at U.C. Berkeley. I had just turned 21, and here was this amazing place only an hour’s drive away with rolling blond hills and the sunny climate of Provence, where you coul...
Since 2005, Burgundy-born Gilles de Chambure, director of wine education at Napa’s Meadowood resort, has arranged vineyard visits and tastings for guests and nonguests alike. Arrive during the fall harvest or in early spring for fewer crowds, and ...
Who He Is: A serial digital entrepreneur who launched his first start-up at the ripe old age of 26, Lewis has long viewed the Internet as a vehicle for empowering consumers. It was only a matter of time before this road warrior turned his sights ...
“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...
Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself, called her "gallant" and "remarkable.") In 1927, she sailed to Lebanon to learn Arabic and went...
sonoma valley How does a green and gold valley roughly 17 miles long and eight miles wide absorb 21/2 million visitors a year?By luring them to the main route, Highway 12, then leading them off it. Set atop ridges and buried in leafy canyons are ...
todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's pure Oldham, from the crush-dyed robes to the bath tiles, all individually painted with stripe...
The brainy chef behind French Laundry in Yountville, California, is known for reinventing such iconic American pairings as macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and coffee and doughnuts. Lately, Thomas Keller has been away from his Napa Va...
Every few years a flock of new, would-be cult wines appears in Napa Valley. Most of them are turkeys; a few soar like eagles. One of the more impressive newcomers has been a merlot-dominated blend from Blackbird Vineyards ($80, blackbirdvineyards....
From New York to Bangkok, we've got the dish. Here, four of the best new tables across the globe. TELEPAN, NEW YORKChef Bill Telepan has taken Manhattan's Upper West Side by storm with innovative American dishes such as caram...