Where will July take you? Where should it? What are the best luxury travel destinations in the month of July? You could visit a cosmopolitan city, view some wonderful art, stroll in the parks, and have your meals at chic outdoor cafes (we’re thinking Paris, New York, London and Berlin). Want something more bucolic? You could head to Provence for the lavender. Feeling the need for adrenaline-fueled adventures? You can follow the snow and ski in Chile, Argentina or New Zealand. Or head to Kenya for a safari followed by a beach idyll. And island life is at its perfect peak in many parts of the globe, so you could ditch your shoes and set up shop in the Seychelles, Corsica or Sardinia. It’s all waiting for you. It’s July!
We’re just gonna put it out there: scones, jam and clotted cream are among the best micro-luxuries available on Planet Earth right now. You feel us, right? If you’re lucky enough to be in London and you’re in search of a spot for luxury afternoon tea with friends (or on your own), the hardest part is going to be choosing where to go. Our correspondents Jillian Tangen and Meredith Lepore have collaborated on a list of some of the best most luxurious places for afternoon high tea in London, including Brown’s, Sketch Gallery, Claridge’s, the Goring and more.
The concept of tea time is an excellent one, if you ask us. Especially if you’re visiting a new city or hosting visitors yourself. You’re on the go all day and right about 4:00P you just want to sit, rest, chat, rehydrate and refuel. So why not do it in a gracious setting, with pretty little bites to eat and lots of fragrant beverage options served in china cups? If this is your idea of a good time, and you find yourself in New York City and in search of a place to have tea, read on. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of the 7 best most luxurious places for afternoon high tea service in New York City, including spots in Brooklyn, the Plaza Hotel, the Carlyle and more.
Chic summer dinner parties start with new tabletop buys for the season. With summer in full swing, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 14 of the best new summer tabletop items and home décor essentials for luxury dinner parties all season long, including glassware and serving pieces.
Red food and drink are what to eat to honor the traditional customs of Juneteenth, and here are the best places to find them this year to celebrate. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 of the best events and festivals showcasing heritage red food and drink to celebrate Juneteenth this year.