What are the best cemeteries to visit – with the burial sites of famous people, and grounds that are truly beautiful? Especially as Halloween draws near? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 13 most astoundingly beautiful, historic and haunting cemeteries in the world that would be perfect to visit during Halloween season. Perhaps this autumn, you’ll be inspired to visit one.
Who are you going to be for Halloween this year? Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala 2021? Your favorite member of the Bridgerton cast? Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics? Ted Lasso? Tough call. The best idea we’ve heard so far is dressing up as that guy who couldn’t remove the cat filter on Zoom in a court appearance and insistently repeated “Your honor, I am not a cat!“ Anywho, the only thing we’re sure of is that we need to find a world-class costume shop, since we’re not capable of DIY’ing this one. But where to find the best luxury Halloween costumes this year? We went in search of the best luxury Halloween costume shops at retail and online. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the rundown on the best places to buy a luxury Halloween party costume this year.
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.
Over 1.5 billion people celebrate Lunar New Year each year. The festivities range in location from China and Singapore to South Korea and Vietnam. And of course, in the cities in the West where there is a large population from Southeast Asia. Which made us wonder: how do you celebrate this momentous global holiday in style? Here’s how to celebrate a luxurious Lunar New Year, including what to know about luxury gifts, where to travel, what you need to know about food, drink, traditions and more.
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.