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...
Lavender Foot Soak
A stroll through the gardens of the family-run Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm provides a tapestry of scents not commonly found in such a small patch of land and is as pleasant to the nose as it is to the eyes. Their lavender is picked and distilled...
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...
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...
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...