The Luxe Life of Paris

By Hillary Latos For over a hundred years, the Plaza Athénée has been synonymous with haute living in Paris among the beau monde—from jetsetters and A-listers to royalty and moguls. After undergoing a massive 200-million Euro renovation, the newly refurbished Plaza Athénée is poised to be the epitome of Parisian luxury on Avenue Montaigne—home to…

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…

The Maine Attraction Bar Harbor at its Best

By Jane Morris For a luxurious lobsterpalooza, head to Bar Harbor, Maine, where the scenery is as delectable as the crustaceans. And for accommodations as satisfying as the seafood, do yourself a favor and book a stay at the Harborside Hotel, Spa, and Marina, sitting directly on Frenchman’s Bay. Located downtown, about three minutes from…

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…

Celebrating Southampton’s 375th Anniversary Year

By Clara Morgan Southampton Inn, which has stood as a well-loved focal point of the local Southampton community for almost 50 years, is participating in the town’s 375th anniversary celebrations throughout 2015, offering a host of specials, packages, events and more. Founded in 1640, Southampton, New York is considered the first English settlement in the state of New York. The Southampton Historical Museum is…