Asaba Ryokan
A 90-minute train ride to the south west of Tokyo on the Izu peninsula, in a small village called Shuzenji, is Asaba, a 500-year-old ryokan that, since our recent visit, has become the sole destination of our continued daydreams. Known for Wasabi...
Heyday: Facials for All Without the Fuss
The word "facial" contains layers of unnecessary trepidation and intimidation—especially as you never know exactly what to expect behind those closed doors. New Yorkers can finally experience a quality facial without hassle, guilt or generic New...
All That Dazzles at the Wynn Macau
A visit to Macau, the SAR region of China more widely known as the Las Vegas of the East, isn't complete without having all of the senses overwhelmed at once. And with mega hotel-casino complexes competing with one another to entice new visitors (and...
Word of Mouth: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley
by Leora Novick Strategically situated at the fork of Italy, France and Switzerland, Chamonix is no ordinary Alpine retreat. Home to the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 and situated at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Western Europe...
Best of CH 2014: Travel
Travel serves as one of the greatest sources of new ideas, perspectives and creative inspiration. Over 2014, the CH team was lucky to have ventured around the world to renowned and remote destinations alike. Adventure remained a constant theme throughout...
Tokyo High Low
When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked...
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast
by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed...
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal
by Ross Belfer As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere...
Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream from Red Flower
The benefits of investing in healthy skin are not only evident in the present, but long into the future. Seeking products that are both natural and effective, NYC-based aromatherapy experts Red Flower are known for their holistic approach to wellbeing...
Surf Sauna
To score the best waves in the Northeast it takes three things: dedication, luck and a thick skin. Though the water warms up to a comfortable trunks-only temperature in the summer, the best waves pound the shores of New England, New York and New...
Bulgari Hotels London
Bulgari invited us to spend the weekend at their recently-opened 85 room hotel and spa in London's suitably posh Kensington neighborhood, right next door to Cutler & Gross and across the road from Harrod's. True to the brand's luxurious, Italian...
Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
This unique hydrating mask, which incorporates red algae as well as coconut, was originally developed to speed healing for burn victims. Ideal for super-dry skin types, the serum boasts 53% deeper moisture penetration than typical masks.
The Royal Mansour
Anyone who books a luxury hotel surely wants the service to adhere to the old adage about being treated like a king, but Marrakech's decadent Royal Mansour palace—originally intended to serve actual nobility—truly delivers such an...
A Week at Whistler: Resort Highlights
Recently spending a week at Whistler Blackcomb (my annual snowboarding destination), I stuck to some of my favorite gear and places but also used the trip as an opportunity to try some new things. This first story, in a series of three, focuses on...
Soho Beach House
Despite sandy beaches and tropical influence, when it comes to social life, Miami isn't known as the warmest of places. Inundated with velvet ropes, crowded clubs, big cars and bigger jewelry, the Florida metropolis recently received an attractive...
Minx Fantastic Flags Nail Art
In light of the popularity of this year's World Cup, Minx Nails came out with yet another way to support your favorite team as they (hopefully) go into the quarter finals. Their new Fantastic Flags line of nail art features fourteen different countries...
Parrot Cay
Part of the north Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay was once a refuge for a notorious duo of female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Reid. Nearly 300 years later, tranquility prevails over the private island, covering 1,000 acres...
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Recent winner of a 2009 Green Good Design Award, Bali's Alila Villas Uluwatu sets a soaring example of what it currently means to be a luxurious green resort. Stylish clifftop villas, designed and constructed according to a strict Environmentally...
Six Senses Spa
Situated in the center of Paris, the calming Six Senses Spa services and interiors offer visitors an afternoon of otherworldly respite from daily life. Recently-opened within the Westin Hotel (one of the chain's better properties thanks to its location...
Jetsetter x Cool Hunting Miami Sweepstakes Deadline
The CH-curated Miami getaway ends soon! This all-expenses-paid trip, created with Jetsetter, includes private museum tours, and three nights at the Viceroy Hotel. To enter, visit Jetsetter and sign up for their emails announcing exclusive travel...
CH x Jetsetter: Miami Getaway Sweepstakes
We love Miami and joined forces with Jetsetter to provide a lucky reader (and guest) with the opportunity to experience it in style—with visits to galleries and museums, checking out great shops, and eating at some of our favorite restaurants...
Canyon Ranch Living, Hotel and Spa Miami Beach
Known the world over for its weather, beaches, increasingly important art, design and cultural scenes and of course its celebrated night life, Miami Beach is perhaps not the first destination you think of when you're planning a spa getaway. But it...