The Medieval Treasure of Saint-emilion

By Hillary Latos At the heart of the medieval UNESCO world heritage village of Saint Émilion is its Grand Dame, the Hostellerie de Plaisance. Beauty, history, and a gourmandise are united as one in this stately five-star luxury Relais and Chateau property overlooking the vineyards of one of Bordeaux’s most renowned wine making appellations. Step…

FOGO ISLAND INN

By Norah Bradford fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, is an island off an island, off the radar and off the edge of one of the four corners of the Earth. Fogo Island Inn is a contemporary structure utilizing outport architecture throughout every one of its 29 suites, where floor-to-ceiling windows open onto the wildest and most…

A Regal Chartreuse in Pauillac

By Hillary Latos Relive the joie de vivre of the noble class in the heart of the Bordeaux wine appellation. Chateau Cordeillan Bages is connected to the esteemed vineyard, Chateau Lynch Bages, and designed around a stately 19th century chartreuse with turrets dating back to the 17th century. The decor marries modern day comfort with…

A Fashionable Milanese Retreat

A Fashionable Milanese Retreat Milan epitomizes the 3 F’s Italy is known for: food, fashion, and furniture; with the Milan Expo 2015 fully underway it’s the unequivocal capital to showcase the best of Italy. What better way to experience the Milan Expo in the lap of luxury than through one of the Leading Hotels of…

Hamptons Salt Company Wants You to Start a New Affair This Summer

By Peter Elston Salt is an essential nutrient, flavoring ingredient for cooking world-wide and yet has a much maligned reputation. Due largely to the industrial preparation of salt using chemical compounds, it has become a target for doctors concerned with the use of processed salt in industrialized food production. All this causes us to forget just how wonderful naturally raw, infused or smoked salts…

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux

By Hillary Latos Recognizing a need to promote the excellent yet lesser known Bordeaux wines of the left and right banks, Docteur Alain Reynaud established the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux in 2002, which showcases nearly 200 Bordeaux wines selected for their superb quality and reasonable price. The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by…