- July 20, 2018
- Bradley Lincoln
The Domaine de Manville was once a progressive farming compound devoted to agriculture, with sheepfolds, barns, and rustic outbuildings dotting its 250 acres. The conversion of the estate into five-star boutique hotel accommodations (complete with a sprawling, naturalistic golf course, soaring atriums, shaded interior courtyards, a spa to disappear in, and nine private villas) was accomplished by architect Mireille Pellen and interior designer Annie Zeau. They combined luxed-up accouterments with traditional construction techniques in order to maintain the historic rural charms of its location in Les Baux de Provence, nestled in the Alpilles mountains.Executive Chef Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal is creative and spontaneous and draws gastronomic inspiration from outings to the mountains and markets of the surrounding region. Breakfast, Domaine de Manville.
Lying between the Rhône and Durance rivers, not far from La Camargue, the Alpilles range...
- March 28, 2018
- Sophie Maarek
Perched above the sun-drenched beaches of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel has been a neighborhood institution for nearly a century. Known as the “Pink Lady” for its distinctively rosy stucco facade and red roof tiles, the hotel holds a soft spot in the hearts of locals and vacationers alike. The rooms, available in four varieties—the Vintage, Classic, Villa, and...
- January 13, 2018
- Christie McCollum
Sleep—we spend a third of our lives immersed in it, but it rarely comes under consideration when we plan vacations. It falls by the wayside as a necessary pause, not an attraction in its own right. But on a wilderness safari in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, sleep is magical.Your room is...
- November 03, 2017
- Sophie Maarek
As a bohemian coastal village in Northern California, Bolinas exudes serenity. Far off the beaten track, it’s discoverable only to those who specifically seek it out. The initial thought of a first-time visitor might be to sing the praises of this free-spirited community, but you’ll soon realize it’s better to keep quiet and let the village continue on as it is. So tick a lock: You didn’t hear it from us.
The small paradise of Bolinas hides in Marin County,...