A lovely new bolthole in North Sonoma wine country

Located in the heart of California’s North Sonoma wine country, Hotel Healdsburg stands on a historic town square, minutes from some of the world’s best vineyards. This summer it will be joined by another extraordinary Sonoma property, Harmon Guest House, a locally minded accommodation where sustainability and authenticity rule the day. Located just off the historic Healdsburg Plaza in what the locals call SOHE (Southern Healdsburg), the property is surrounded by excellent restaurants, galleries, and one-of-a kind shops. Continue reading “A lovely new bolthole in North Sonoma wine country”

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Soaring ‘rough luxury’ on the cliffs of southern Bali


There’s a new reason to visit Bali’s fabled southern peninsula, one of the world’s most renowned surf spots. The newly opened Suarga Padang Padang is a masterwork of Balinese architecture, a soaring ‘rough-luxury’ complex of stilted wooden structures shaded by sculpted bamboo-shingled roofs perched on dramatic limestone cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Continue reading “Soaring ‘rough luxury’ on the cliffs of southern Bali”

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

A new holistic marvel on the island of Mykonos


Check out these beautiful images of the newly completed Myconian Avaton, set on a private section of one of the longest beaches on Mykonos, bookable now for stays beginning May 11. A showpiece on the famed Elia Beach, the property is defined by its stunning panoramic views and unique mix of traditional and modern Cycladic architecture, blending local stone with white walls and wooden windows. Sublime spa and wellness facilities complement 85 harmoniously designed rooms, suites, and villas, where modern and vintage furniture match the eternal spirit of the surroundings, and private pools and Jacuzzis abound. Continue reading “A new holistic marvel on the island of Mykonos”

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

A new retreat rises on Santorini’s black sand beaches


This May, a new must-visit property, Istoria, is set to open its doors on the Greek island of Santorini, characterized by its extraordinary juxtaposition of crystalline blue waters and volcanic black sand. Brought to life by the people behind Santorini standouts Mystique and Vedema, both part of  The Luxury Collection, the 12-suite retreat constitutes a new kind of hospitality for the island, where a stripped-down contemporary aesthetic animates a next-generation social hub for sophisticated travelers. Continue reading “A new retreat rises on Santorini’s black sand beaches”

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018