Here it is
Of course I want to go!
Here it is
Of course I want to go!
Quite a few of my posts these days are not so much about real things, but ways to transcend the limitations we are experiencing. I sue the word “fantasy” for that purpose — to open up the mind for a moment or two.
And what a way to open the mind!
Foie gras and caviar and wagyu beef, these are a few of our favorite things. As luck would have it, all three indulgences and more are on offer at The French Laundry in a new indoor dining experience that’s “like no other.”
Robb has the story. Go for it!
Yes, there are restrictions. I know. And yes, some of us are not “in the pink”. They won’t be able to join in … this year.
But we can all share what is going on in Paris this September. HIP Paris offers a preview of some great events. My fav
Prolonging summer with a celebration of the genre’s many nuances, Jazz à la Villette offers a fantastic musical lineup each September. The Festival is reformatted this year to address current health requirements. The program takes place at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Cité de la Musique, and the Grande Halle de La Villette. For two weekends, the international festival presents jazz in all its vitality and diversity. Paris Jazz Festival, usually held in July, has been rescheduled. This year, it will run until September 20.
It is the Logan Circle area and it is arty.
Viceroy is a boutique luxe hotel brand. How does it define itself? Glad you asked! From their !About us” webpage
Legendary locations are just the beginning. From chic suites in the city center to sumptuous villas on a secluded Caribbean beach, from poolside cocktails at dusk to two-hour massages in private cabanas, every setting is one of a kind. Viceroy reinterprets history, traditions, and modernity in innovative, uniquely timeless ways.
Errr … so there is no consistent idea running through their various locations? Not so! Read further!
Yet, within each individual environment, certain qualities are welcomingly consistent. Creativity, comfort, and service all make the signature Viceroy experience, where guest needs are always anticipated and graciously accommodated. Equally constant are the accolades earned by our distinctive hotels, including the pages of Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Departures, New York Times, and Vogue.
Welcomingly? There is more1
From arrival to departure and back again, it’s this blend of the indispensable, unexpected, and imperceptible that makes each Viceroy property a top choice among many, and a destination unto itself.
Hmmm … if one cannot perceive it, how can one notice it?
First, perhaps, get straight on how to pronounce it (ex).
Then get into the rhythm of this charming city in Provence. Lily Heise offers a nice overview of weekend options.
A special treat!
… if you’re looking for great modern cuisine, book a table at L’Alcôve, which sources ingredients directly from local producers,
I had low expectations when our group approached Mohonk Resort in upstate New York. It violated one of my personal preferences, being very, very big. Here is a pic
There is no hiding it. The Mohonk is a whopper.
But as our group started packing up to leave Mohonk a few days later, I didn’t want to go. Couldn’t we stay for a few more days?
Mohonk is like that. It has a unique charm that you have to experience. Fathom gives it a rec – and a fun one at that!
AFAR has a list of very cool roof top bars – and this might be the coolest
The Nixon-era Watergate Hotel is now a modern-day masterpiece, thanks to a $200 million renovation that includes a sprawling rooftop bar and lounge known as Top of the Gate. This bar is a go-to spot in the capital due in part to its innovative drinks like the Celebration, made with Avion Silver tequila and a grenadine spice mix, then topped with a float of sparkling rosé. But the terrace’s most attractive feature is its 360-degree view of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, including the Pentagon, Potomac River, and Washington Monument.
Of Special Note
Thousands of people recently attended a massive mask-less pool party in Wuhan, the city where the COVID-19 pandemic began. Here’s a look at how Wuhan has reopened since lockdown, as people return to movie theaters and music festivals.
From The Guardian
Germany hits highest cases since April; South Korea warns of ‘nationwide pandemic’