Swedish skin-care guru Kerstin Florian grew up in Stockholm, but the summers she spent at her family’s cottage in Värmdö, a Baltic Sea archipelago, proved formative for her latest spa therapy.
Decades of dealing in historic documents have led Kenneth Rendell to an intriguing observation about the presidents of the United States: The greatest were invariably skilled letter writers.
The scarcity of unmistakable sensations can make connoisseurship a challenge.
Carlos Camarena fills three snifters with the blanco, reposado, and añejo varieties of his El Tesoro tequila.
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Procrastinators will find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries from Berry Gourmet (800.430.6650, ww
Vincent Van Gogh once bartered paintings for pieces of Debauve & Gallais chocolate, but visitors to the French company’s new Manhattan boutique (212.734.8880,
No historical records indicate which American hotel opened the first presidential suite, but the concept probably was borrowed from the royal suites of European hotels.
“A little bit of the theater in a hotel doesn’t hurt,” architect I.M. Pei once opined.