Elianna Wasser

Sneak Peek: Hotel Monteverdi, Tuscany

Hotel Monteverdi opened in early August in the restored 11th-century Tuscan village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, joining three other Monteverdi villa properties that opened in the village over the past year. It has five rooms and two suites, which overlook the hillside and cypress fields (from about $300 per night), along with a pool, café, […]

Jewelry with a Masculine Edge

Jewelry for men isn’t an easy proposition. Most men don’t want sparkly jewels, but they’re seeking distinctive, masculine pieces, and designer Todd Reed has captured that wearable style in his new collection. Reed established his pioneering style with handmade jewelry designs for women featuring rough diamonds and textured metals, and he uses those same strong […]

Capturing Aspen: The Little Nell Photography Adventure

The Little Nell, the renowned Aspen hotel, is hosting a Fall Photography Adventure—a two-and-a-half-day workshop led by photographer and Colorado native Peter McBride, whose photos have appeared in National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine. Offered from September 11 to 14 (about $2,300 per person), the workshop comprises outdoor excursions to photograph Aspen’s famous landscape, lessons on […]

Sneak Peek: Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley, Australia

Kingsford Homestead opened in July in the Barossa Valley wine region of Southern Australia. Originally a 19th-century sheep station, the 225-acre property features a main building with six suites, a farm-to-table restaurant, a detached cottage with a lounge room, and a private walled garden, all of which overlook the Barossa Valley and the North Para River. […]

Sneak Peek: White 1921, Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez’s famous bar Maison Blanche, which occupied a historic mansion, has reopened as White 1921, an eight-room seasonal hotel. Open from July through early October, the hotel’s big draws are its cocktail bar in an outdoor garden and its wine cellar. The bar features a wide range of cocktails and Champagnes, including rare vintage bottles […]

Sneak Peek: Hoshinoya Okinawa

Hoshinoya Okinawa has opened on Taketomi Island—a remote, 6-mile-perimeter island and national park located off the main island of Okinawa, Japan. Hoshinoya Okinawa is the island’s first full-service resort. It has 48 villas, each with its own private garden; two spa villas; and a pool, restaurant, and lounge. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, cruises, sunset […]

Sneak Peek: Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain

Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville has reopened after an extensive restoration to its interiors. The hotel has 151 rooms and suites that still feature the original 1920s architecture, three restaurants, a bar, a pool, extensive gardens, and more. Located in the city center, the hotel is in walking distance of art museums, ancient ruins, and […]

Sneak Peek: Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Castello di Casole—a 10th-century castle-turned-hotel set in the Tuscan countryside—opened on July 1. Located 45 minutes outside Florence, the 4,200-acre private estate features the 41-suite hotel (rates start at $800 per night), as well as vineyards, olive groves, lemon orchards, and a game reserve. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a spa, an infinity […]

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