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Swank List Fall 2016

Admired for its long tradition of gracious hospitality inspired by local cuisine and culture, Relais & Chateaux presents The Art of Entertaining. The stunning coffee table cookery book called the The Art of Entertaining brings to life 17 seasonal parties with world-renowned food and cocktail recipes (including entertaining tricks, menus, flowers, table settings etc) from 85 Relais &...

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The Chanler at Cliff Walk Newport

Gilded Age mansions abound in Rhode Island. The coastal towns are where it’s at, and the Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport enjoys a brilliant position perched directly on the water’s edge. John Winthrop Chanler, a New York State Congressman, built what is now an upscale boutique hotel as a private summer residence, the first […]

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The Hermitage, Nevis

In Nevis, you’ll find a special property that feels like a home away from home. It’s The Hermitage and, in fact, it’s the oldest wooden house on the island and notably one of the oldest such structures in the Caribbean. The main house is earthfast-constructed, meaning roofbearing timbers are in direct contact with the ground, […]

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The Sherry Netherland

New York City The city that boasts an array of swanky offerings and elegant stays is the perfect home for the Sherry Netherland. It’s New York…It’s going to be in a tall building. Yet this apartment hotel is hidden in plain sight, right on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park. Location, location, location… and space, space, […]

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Letter from Europe: Windsor, England

  It’s been many trips back and forth to Ireland, England and the continent. I’ve been on planes, in trains and driven myself all over Ireland – for the first time. Now it’s time to unwind. Of course I had to bypass London this visit. When I’m there, I never want to miss a thing. […]

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A Letter from North America: Miami

During my stay at The W South Beach in Miami, I realized that just as that brand made standard hotels “boutique,” so did the hotel’s thoughtful design encourage me to make normal directions “artistic.” The environment had me unconsciously translating standard navigation into something more unexpected and unique. The desk clerk, Marc, said “Sir, you’ll...

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A Letter From Africa: Kenya

Sleeping Under the Stars I landed in Kenya with a safari bucket list. I returned with adrenaline still pulsing through my veins. But it wasn’t due to the close proximity to wild animals or the resonating beat during a local Maasai dance…  I fell in love with the solitude of sleeping under the stars. After […]

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Letter from North America

  A mere 80 mile-drive South from Miami International Airport, you’ll find the cozy and relaxing charm of Islamorada. The journey along green mangrove-lined US 1 (also known as the “Overseas Highway”) brings you to the northern part of the Keys, the island chain that forms a narrow spit separating the turquoise waters of the […]

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