Nothing soothes the soul quite like fresh mountain air and immersion in nature — so it’s no surprise that the Alps abound with wellbeing-boosting hotels which have spectacular spas. From Italy’s Dolomites to the Bregenzerwald in Austria, here are 10 of our favorite spa hotels.
Fall is one of our favorite times of year, whether it’s for a city break, an off-season Mediterranean break, or a trip to the Alps. From Palermo to Athens, and Menorca to Portugal via a trio of mountain destinations, here are the destinations we’re bookmarking this October.
UNESCO-protected, with rolling countryside and snow-capped mountains on the horizon, Piedmont is Italy’s unsung hero. The region is peppered with fantastic wineries and Michelin-starred restaurants and is rich in truffles. Plus, a new clutch of stylish hotels is making a visit even more compelling — especially in the Fall, when its landscape transforms into a riot of ambers and reds. Here’s where to stay, eat and play.
Fall in the Alps is overlooked, but it is a glorious time to escape to the mountains. Days are still warm and sunny, with perfect conditions for hiking and biking, before the peaks become dusted with snow once again. Mushrooms and chestnuts are there to be foraged, and harvest time hits with wine tastings all around. Cooler evenings call for cozy drinks and dinner — and hunkering down in our edit of the best Alpine hotels for Fall, from the Dolomites to Bavaria.
The Mallorcan capital has a thriving restaurant, bar and coffee scene, a growing international community, and a strong local culture paired with a deep, rich history and magnificent Gothic architecture. This, in addition to palm tree-lined streets, lush parks and an Ocean Drive-esque waterfront, are what enticed jewellery designer Jourdana Davies to become a Palma local a few years ago. Here, she shares her favourite haunts — from food markets to rooftops and everything in between.
The month when summer starts to slowly transform into autumn, September is an idyllic month. The crowds thin out, kids go back to school and there are end of the season delights to be found in the Mediterranean, as well as delicious weekend breaks from New York to Somerset. Here are a few of our favorite places to bookmark for September:
A glamorous bastion of the French Riviera, Antibes is a spirited marriage of rich history, glittering Mediterranean coastline, and Provençal markets. It is also home to one of the Cote d'Azur's most iconic hotels, Belles Rives, which has been run by the Estène-Chauvin family for nearly 100 years. Here, its CEO Antoine Chauvin-Estène, who grew up at Belles Rives, shares his insider guide to Antibes and the surrounding area.
Part of the Vorarlberg region, the Bregenzerwald stretches from Lake Constance to the famed Arlberg mountains and is characterized by soft swathes of forest and scented meadows that come alive in summer, before transforming into Narnia in winter. Here are five of our favorite hotels to bookmark in the area for a summer fling, from historical guest houses to contemporary eco-lodges.
The most talked about Cycladic island of 2023, elegant Sifnos sets itself apart from its neighbors with its distinctive culture, which has been shaped by its gastronomy, ceramics tradition, and architectural heritage. Add in its handsome villages, connected by ancient hiking paths and crystal-clear swimming coves and you have an idyllic Greek summer stay.
From 11th-century lodges with a private chef to gastronomic hotels and the region’s first eco-hotel, here are ten of our favorite stays in Italy's beautiful northeastern Alps.
Founder of YOLO Journal and creative director, Yolanda Edwards spends part of the year in the unspoilt Médoc, where she and her husband, author and founder of Wm Brown magazine, Matt Hranek, now have two houses. Here, the travel tastemaker shares her favourite spots in the region, from coffee stops and vineyards to brocantes.
Creative director and founder of Made Some Souvenirs, Madelyn Somers shows us around Los Angeles’ East Side, where she has been living for the past 3 years after a stint in Brooklyn. From vintage stores and natural wine bars to alfresco Mexican restaurants, these are a few of her favourite haunts.
Travel writer and editor Kate Lough shares her favorite haunts around her Hackney home, from alfresco lunches in walled gardens to laid-back natural wine bars and vintage stores.
From Antiparos to Ischia, we’ve handpicked the most beautiful spots to while away a sundrenched summer holiday.
As summer in the Mediterranean beckons, Kate Lough curates her edit of the most breathtaking villas right on the water.
Kate Lough sits down with Julia Prestia, who owns and runs the Roncolo 1888 estate alongside her husband, to hear about the untapped magic of her home region, Emilia.
Our editorial director Kate Lough shares the spots which make this corner of Somerset ideal for a weekend away.
With its quintessential villages and idyllic honey stone cottages, the Cotswolds make for the ideal weekend getaway, especially in winter with its long walks and cozy pubs. Kate Lough curates the perfect itinerary, including the loveliest places to eat, drink, sleep — and get a seriously good massage.
After the excitement of the holidays, there’s no better time than January to jet off — whether that’s for a dose of winter sun or for a skiing jaunt in the mountains. Here, we share our pick of the best destinations to bookmark to start off the new year in style.
From under-the-radar villages in the Austrian Alps to iconic ski towns in the Rocky Mountains, we round up the best places to hit the powder as soon as the slopes open.
The holiday season is approaching, which means Christmas markets are in full swing, ski resorts are opening and there is winter sun to be had in the southern hemisphere. Here, we have curated our favourite destinations for December, from New York City to South Africa.
From Notting Hill to Hampstead. Here is our hit list in the capital.
From remote rifugios in the Dolomites to fondue hotspots near Gstaad, here is our edit of the cosiest mountain restaurants to bookmark for the new ski season — so delicious they are worth organising a trip around.
Kate Lough catches up with travel’s golden couple, Yolanda Edwards and Matt Hranek, to find out how they spend their weekends at WM Brown Farm.
As autumn gets fully underway and the mercury starts the drop, it paves the way for cosy breaks in the British countryside, retreats for food and wine lovers in northern Italy and — for the sunshine seekers among us — the start of the winter sun season, whether you feel like heading to Marrakech or Malibu.
The co-creator and creative director of Mona and Shila, Athens’ most exciting hotel openings in recent years, Eftihia is a voice to know in the city’s energetic new creative class. Having lived and travelled all over the world, she has now returned to the city she was born and raised in — and here, she shares her little black book of favourite places to eat, drink, escape and dream.
A weekend in the Eternal City is always a dream, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a solo city break. Our editor Kate Lough shares her ideal 48 hours in Rome with you, from the best place to stay, to the galleries and palazzos not to miss, via her must-book trattorias.
September is always a dreamy month to take a trip. In the Mediterranean, seas are warm and the high summer crush is over; in the UK, the delights of autumn are creeping in; and city breaks never look lovelier than when temperatures dip and crowds thin out.
Kate Lough speaks to the ‘Chef de Magic’ behind Hotel Il Pellicano about her favourite spots near Monte Argentario.
Our new series explores the stories behind our favorite small hotels around the world. To kick it off, our Editorial Director Kate Lough meets Domenico Ferrari, the owner of Prati Palai on Italy’s Lake Garda
Sicily is one of the most sun-drenched islands in the Mediterranean and a wonderful place to visit in the shoulder months. In spring, the crowds have yet to descend but the skies are brilliant and blue, creating perfect conditions for a road trip that explores its beautiful Baroque towns, hearty food culture, and breathtaking scenery.
Ibiza aficionado and Sotheby’s events manager Marta Jaku shares her most treasured spots around the White Isle, from laid-back beach restaurants to hike and cocktail bars.
Elegant, intimate, discreet and with a dash of opulence — Kate Lough on the new breed of townhouse hotel sweeping the UK.