Newport, Rhode Island is one of our favorite vacation escapes, especially in the summer. And one of many joys of this seaside resort town is the numerous historic and beautiful Gilded Age mansions that are open to the public for visits (at least they were until COVID-19 struck). If you’d like to experience what the attraction is, read on. And take a virtual tour with 25 of our photos of the luxurious and historic Breakers mansion in Newport, including the interior of the house and its surrounding gardens.
Historical romances are a delicious escape from the stresses of everyday life for lots of us. If you’re looking for your next great read, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has some suggestions. If you love Bridgerton, here are 10 hot new Victorian, Regency and modern royalty romance books set in England to read next.
Medical research indicates that spending time in a garden is a powerful way to increase personal wellness. To help you find the best lovely spots, we embarked on a round-the-world tour. The result is our five-part series on the most beautiful gardens in the world. We’re sharing our top picks of the best gardens in the United States and Canada; Europe; Asia; the Middle East and Africa. Here’s the list of the most beautiful gardens in Central and South America – the best gardens in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and more.
On a recent cruise to Alaska, we made a brief stop in the lovely and charming provincial capital of Victoria. Join us for the luxury of a magical evening visit at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Here are some of our photos of a full moon summer night visit to the famous Butchart Gardens, including the stunning Sunken Garden.
Here’s how to set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers, glassware and more. And all of these would work equally well for Galentine’s Day, or really any day that you feel the urge to celebrate love, affection and appreciation.