Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism

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Eons ago, the theory goes, back when human beings first began planning structures, the buildings they designed were of two types. There were houses, to satisfy everyday needs, and there were temples, to satisfy the need for something beyond the everyday. In both cases, the function of architecture was to nurture culture by uniting souls, joining families and congregations into societies and states. Continue reading “Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The spa is dead. Long live the new wellness.

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On my first morning at Eremito, I woke up with the sunrise and listened to the silence until my ears began to ring. Was my brain rebelling against the quiet? No, I decided: it was the sound of my own listening—a sound I had not heard in a very long time. I live in a big city, with cars and rowdy bars and perpetual construction. My workdays are a losing battle against the Internet’s carnival of distraction. And in my free time, whenever I feel the creep of boredom, I do the same thing as everybody else: I fiddle with my phone. Continue reading “The spa is dead. Long live the new wellness.”

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

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