Some remarkable travel photographs from Hideaway Report readers Nick Shiren and Eric Rowe, who recently visited Jack’s Camp in Botswana and Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa. In their words: “The sunsets, the never-ending horizons and the hues of the Kalahari made our trip to Tswalu one not to forget. However, the highlight of our trip [...]
More than one winemaker recommended stylish American bistro Artisan, to us during our stay in Paso Robles. A joint venture of brothers Michael and Chris Kobayashi, the restaurant has a minimalist yet comfortable interior, and excellent contemporary cooking. To start, I tucked into a rich, tasty abalone tostada, served with avocado and pork-belly carnitas. And [...]
Helicopter tour around Mt. Aspiring in the South Island of New Zealand, near Wanaka. Took my breath away. The photo above is this week’s choice for “Travel Photo of the Week” and the winner of a one-year Andrew Harper Premier Online subscription. Congratulations, Allison! New Zealand’s two narrow islands contain breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery, which you captured beautifully in the [...]
The Peninsula House, a plantation-style guesthouse set on a lush hillside overlooking the coastline of the Samana Peninsula, is my favorite property in the Dominican Republic by a country mile. The six airy suites and striking public areas are distinguished by a museum-quality art collection, the life’s work of French proprietor Marie-Claude Thiebault and herAmerican [...]
New rooms and restaurant lounge at Meadowood. Westcliff hotel to become Four Seasons Johannesburg. “Savoy of the East” Great Eastern of Kolkata reopening after 7-year renovation. Ritz-Carlton to open property in Kyoto, Japan. Small Luxury Hotels posts positive first quarter. “False start” for Rocco Forte group in Abu Dhabi. GM of Crosby Street Hotel [...]
One of the joys of our wine journey was the glorious California coastline. –A.H. From the May 2013 Hideaway Report.
My preference is to taste wines where they are made, but in the case of smaller producers, this may not always be possible. On my most recent trip to California, I took advantage of local tasting rooms. I particularly liked The Los Olivos Tasting Room (five miles from Santa Ynez), where Chris Benzinger offers selections [...]
India’s palace hotels are living links to the era of the maharajahs, the 200 years prior to independence when semi-autonomous princes ruled much of the country. The newly restored Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is now perhaps the most opulent palace hotel of all. -A.H.
Pictured below: suite 1007 of the Crosby Street Hotel. Owner Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels has mentioned that this suite is among her favorites.
Heirloom Book Company — After owner Brad Norton had collected some 4,000 cookbooks, he opened this light-filled store to deal with the overflow. I could have browsed the new and rare vintage cookbooks for hours. Tempting titles included “Cooking with Italian Grandmothers” and an 1871 edition of “Mrs. Porter’s New Southern Cookery Book.” [...]