Story-building: check-in at Rosewood Munich

Dancer-turned-noble Lola Montez and a heady cast of characters populate German glamourpuss Rosewood Munich. Stephanie Gavan follows in their footsteps and finds the city's wilder side…


Seven days in the mountains is covetable but not compulsory… Kate Pettifer finds a short ski weekend in Stowe is long on charm (and easier on the legs)

A weekend skiing in Vermont

As the fashion crowd descends on Milan for Fashion Week, Stephanie Gavan checks in at the Ferragamo family’s Portrait Milano hotel, a sartorial stay where every hallway is a catwalk...

A night with Ferragamo at Portrait Milano

We hail the United States’ future-facing icons in honour of Palm Springs’ Modernism Week…

Marvellous modernist motels and hotels
Hotel lovers

Creative director, editor and more Susan Bender-Whitfield loves Gothic architecture, classical literature, margaritas and Jamaican-style mac and cheese, and once spent the night in a haunted hotel…

In Quotes: Susan Bender-Whitfield

The suites that think outside Valentine’s Day’s heart-shaped box

Ain’t love grand: romantic hotel rooms around the world
Food & drink

February might be January’s hangover, but there are many celebrations afoot – and decadent dining to go with them – to get you through this rather-long-feeling shortest month

A month of celebratory comfort food

Looking for hotels for the Easter holidays? Get 'baa' from the grind with these chic countryside retreats

Count sheep in style: the best shepherd’s hut stays in the UK

Country Life journalist Rosie Paterson finds that the best spa hotels in Mexico take you outside the treatment room for wilder wellness experiences…

The Yucatán and the ancient art of healing

Style scribe Scarlett Conlon went in hot pursuit of pastéis de nata at a well-dressed Portuguese crashpad

Vinha Boutique Hotel: Porto's fashion-forward

Leafy boulevards, industrial playgrounds and cooler-than-your-average locals – Stephanie Gavan shares where to be and what to see in Copenhagen's edgiest 'hood.

The ultimate Vesterbro neighbourhood guide