Dreaming of a visit to the City of Light? Maybe for the first time. Maybe for the hundredth time. Either way, you can get into a Paris state of mind by reading some iconic works before you go. So what are the best books and poems to read before visiting Paris? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenberg has compiled a list of the best books set in or written about Paris, including novels, poems, histories, essays, memoirs and shopping guides.
Where you can you find a craftsman for a tailor-made pair of custom couture eyeglasses or sunglasses that are precisely designed for your face? Our intrepid correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has tracked down the artisans who specialize in custom eyewear, and she’s sharing her list of the best brands in the world right now for chic bespoke luxury eyeglasses and sunglasses tailored for your eyes only.
Whether you’re planning a journey to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, or just a book worm who also loves traveling the world, you may (as we often do) find yourself in search of a luxury literary boutique hotel with a bibliophile’s sensibilities. Which made us wonder: what are the best luxury hotels in the world for book lovers? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the world’s best luxury literary hotels with a library and a focus on books, reading and story-telling as their sine qua non. Intrigued? Read on.
If you’re inclined to embrace the winter weather, instead of grousing about it or fleeing to warmer climes, you’re not alone. The winter-chic rooftop bar or outdoor luxury terrace restaurant experience is hotter than ever right now. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury rooftop bars and outdoor terraces in the world to visit this winter.
What are the romantic fine dining eateries in Paris that are best for a first date, an anniversary meal, or a special night out with your beloved? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the most romantic chic Parisian restaurants – here’s where to eat for a special night out in Paris this year.