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16 Best Most Luxurious Places for Afternoon High Tea in London
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.
7 Best Luxury Hotels to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
In February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen of England became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee: 70 years on throne. The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history. That calls for a celebration of epic proportions! Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of the best 5-star luxury hotels in London and New York with special packages, parties and more to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
The 8 Best Ballet and Summer Dance Festivals in the World 2022
Summer dance festival. Three little words that conjure up a world of beauty, grace, refinement – and also provocation, wild abandon, and heat. What could be better for a weekend adventure or a glorious week away this summer? Abbie Martin Greenbaum has compiled a list of the best ballet and modern dance festivals in the world for summer 2022, including Jacob's Pillow, Avignon, Vail, Saratoga and Spoleto.
The 10 Best Places in the World for a Luxury Easter Holiday
Spring is just around the corner, which means Easter is not far behind. Lots of kids will have a school holiday - and you might be in dire need of a vacation. What's the best place to travel for a Easter destination trip? Even if you're not celebrating the holiday itself, where is the best place to spend a week during Easter school break this year? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy created a list of the best places in the world to enjoy a luxury Easter holiday trip this year.  
10 Luxury Wedding Planners Rated the Best in the World
The period between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is the time when the majority of wedding proposals occur. If you or a loved one are now planning a wedding, one question you may have is whether or not you should hire a wedding planner. And if you decide to do so, who are the best ones? our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has done the work, and she has answers on how to find the best luxury wedding planners in the world - including in NYC, LA and London - and a list of questions to ask before booking one.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day This Year in 10 Surprising Places
Saint Patrick's Day is a joyful time, and it can also be a perfect time to take a mini-vacation. But where to go? The top trips have some historic or thematic tie to the holiday, and a luxurious hotel to stay in, and at least one fantastic party, or parade, or wild bacchanalia. Good food and drink are preferred, but not required. If money is no object, and you can get away for a few days, here’s our surprising list of the 10 best trips to the top places in the world for a vacation to celebrate Irish heritage and Saint Patrick's Day this year.
8 Orchid Shows in 2022, with New York, For Exotic Luxury Beauty
In the depths of winter, sometimes the spirit needs a reminder of the glories of spring. Surely that’s why so many of the best luxury orchid shows in the world happen in February and early March. For those who love gardens and are becoming deeply weary of cold and snow, here’s our list of the best orchid shows in the world, with their dates and themes for 2022 - including the famous New York Botanical Garden show and the one in Kew Garden London. Plus some fun facts about orchids to make your visit even more enjoyable. Even if you only travel to these in your mind, we hope it’ll leave you feeling restored.
10 Maternity Wards Best in the World for Giving Birth in Luxury
A friend of ours is expecting her first baby. And in the flurry of preparations for the Big Event, we began to wonder: what are the best and most luxurious maternity wards in the world? If money is no object, how can you welcome your little princess or prince into the family? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 10 best and fanciest luxury maternity wards in the world, used for giving birth by celebrities, royalty and the global elite.
What are the Best Luxury Hotels in the UK Countryside?
For serious fans of Bridgerton, Downtown Abbey and The Crown, a weekend away in the English countryside manor is the stuff of dreams. Luckily, there are several seriously luxurious places to stay in the bucolic and beautiful rural areas of the UK. And many of the region's beloved classic properties have been updated with all of modern luxury conveniences, too. So if you're looking to get out of the major cities in Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to explore some the rustic charms of the country life, what are the best luxury hotels in the UK countryside right now? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the answers. Here' are the most luxurious places to stay in rural areas and best luxury hotels, manor houses, castles and estates in the English and UK countryside.
Splendor in the Grass: Stunning Freize Sculpture London
Combining fresh air and contemporary art has proven to be a winning formula in several of our adventures this summer. Further proof is the annual Freize Sculpture show in the Avenue and English Gardens in Regent's Park in London. The installation transforms the park into one of the most stunning sculpture gardens in the world, for just a short period of time. Visiting is a magical experience. Here are the highlights of Freize Sculpture 2019.
Adventures at the Pat McGrath Mothership in London
Pat McGrath Labs launched with a great deal of fanfare in 2015. Now, the Mothership has landed in London. Exclusively at Selfridge's, it's a playground of bright shiny objects and makeup colors for all. We visited on a recent trip to London, and here's what we saw. It's our photo journal of our excellent adventures at the Pat McGrath Mothership in London.
The Best Bookstores in the World: Maison Assouline London
What are the best bookstores in the world? London is blessed with several of the book shops that we have on our list. We recently visited Maison Assouline on Piccadilly in London. Dear reader, next time you're in London, definitely visit this shop. It's a stylish book lover's dream. And it's not only one of the best bookstores in London - it's one of the best in the world.
How to See the Big Baseball Game in London this June
Major League Baseball is coming to the UK this June for the first time ever. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will play two games at London Stadium. The Yankees-Sox match-up in London is sure to be epic. It's a perfect day out for kids and families, or sports fans of all ages. Are you in? Here's how to see the big baseball game in London this June.
What are the Best Books to Read Before Visiting London?
You're going to London. Maybe for the first time. Maybe for the hundredth time. What to read before visiting London? If you have time, of course, you can read the collected works of Charles Dickens. But in case you're just looking for some quick reads on the plane, we've got you. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenberg shares our selected reads to unlock the true spirit of London: a list of some of the best books set in or written about London, including novels, poems, histories, essays, and memoirs.
Beauty and Grace at the Wallace Collection in London
On a recent visit to London, we had just enough down time to visit a house museum near Mayfair that came highly recommended. The Wallace Collection has been open to the public as a museum for over 100 years, and it's a wonderful experience. Here's a photo journal of the beauty and grace we saw and felt at The Wallace Collection in London.

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