Hotels right on the beach: eight of the best

Spend your next summer break a flip-flop shuffle from the sand and sea


The most stirring settings around the world for ‘putting a ring on it’ in style

The best hotels to propose at

Will a warm welcome at this architecturally arresting address tempt journalist Cassia Geller to embed herself in the Catalan capital for good?

Casa Sagnier: a Modernist marvel

With Frieze set to land in the City of Angels we sought some tried and tested design-shop recommendations from our in-the-know friends

Shopping in LA: a design lover's guide

Add a certain je ne sais quoi to the school holidays at our pick of the region’s child-friendly stays

The most luxurious family-friendly hotels in the South of France

Author Rosa Rankin Gee and her newly betrothed Mrs Smith are swept off their feet by this soaring New York stay

ModernHaus SoHo: a higher love

Our writer bags a passenger seat on a pioneering journey – and checks in to Como the Treasury in Perth for a full recharge afterwards

Sydney to Perth: the ultimate Aussie road trip goes electric

Step away from the supermarket flowers. Our his and hers gift guide includes classic pyjamas, affordable art, and wheely good luggage

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Branch out and live your wildest childhood dreams by taking to the trees for your next adventure

Seven spectacular treehouse hotels
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The roaming writer and photographer on the sartorial allure of spy novels, the sentimentality of negronis, and the aphorisms of Kate Hudson

In quotes: Chris Wallace

Dive into one of these less-obvious destinations and take a (city) break from the predictable

Europe's best alternative city breaks