RevisitRepost: When things go shaky, I seek the comfort of order and structure; and where better to find this than in clean, green Zurich. This largest of Swiss cities straddles two rivers – the Limmat and...

RevisitRepost: It was three summers ago that I was sitting one evening around a table in Koko Doko in Reims, the champagne capital of France, with Clos Driver Wine Tours, grower champagne producer...

Most people book ski trips in winter. I booked a massage at Haeckels, a 'wild fragrance and ecological skincare company' whose lab and treatment rooms are in the seaside town of Margate, on the part...

That time of year came round again: Paris Photo in November. My aim and my desire was to eat at Septime, No 15 in the ranking of the world's top restaurants and tucked away in...

A new luxury mindset is emerging. Out goes the starchiness of traditional luxury and in comes 'liberation' luxury. It's all about being curious, flexible and footloose – a feeling that put me on a...

A contemporary art treasure trove in the heart of the English countryside. That is how I would describe Hauser & Wirth Somerset. This gallery and arts centre is part of the Hauser & Wirth...

Sometimes the most obvious is the least noticed. It took Igor Ramírez García-Peralta, founder and editor-in-chief of Soler Magazine, to point out to me (and an audience at the Central Cultural Conde Duque in Madrid)...

I spent one night and two days in Paris this spring. The one night was at Hotel Amastan, near Le Grand Palais, in the 8th district. I kept on telling people I was staying at...