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Tag: beach

2 Sep

BookHampton: The East End’s Storied Gem

On the lovely east end of Long Island, a bookstore has been reinvigorated by a friend of mine, Carolyn Brody. About a year ago, Carolyn purchased...

30 Sep

Meditations #59

Who would have thought to find, at the edge of the world, a bay so graceful, a beach so perfect, and water of such clarity? They say that here,...

15 Dec

The Dominican Republic’s North Coast

I have spent the last few days on a reconnaissance trip on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  What a gorgeous surprise!  My last...

6 Sep

Goodbye to Lamu

Maisha Marefu Na Matamu May You Have a Long and Sweet Life A sunset cruise begins with flower petals strewn from an unfurled sail.

27 Dec

At The Sea in Jose Ignacio

There is something healthy and invigorating about the Atlantic Coast.  The ocean has character and mood.  It is chock full of marine life...

10 Aug

Maca Kizi

There are these places – sexy, vibey, relaxed, stylish – that crop up the world over like distant cousins with a family resemblance. ...

16 Dec

Ocean House Rhode Island

With almost 60 degree weather a week away from Christmas, I’m thinking summer and the glorious Northeast Coast.  And my favorite state...

2 Dec

Casa Zinc: Uruguay’s Most Surprising Hotel

There are these gems around the world, small, owner-operated hotel homes, tucked away up a mountain road or down a sandy beach lane, that you...

24 Nov

The Stalwarts

Those of us who come down to Uruguay’s Atlantic Coast year round have two restaurants to applaud – Baby Gouda in La Barra and La...

10 Nov

Brazil’s Unexpected Rustic Charm

Brazil’s coast is, of course, magnificent.  It’s hotels, to my eye, have never had the same beauty.  The resorts never quite sparkled...

26 Oct

Meditations on Travel #28

It is there in the eyes of a face different from ours halfway around the globe, in the fingertips of an artisan’s handshake, in the irrepressible...

10 Sep

Les Maisons Marines d’Huchet

I have a bucket list of places that I want to see, and Huchet has been right up there since I first came across photos of it.  It has that...

3 Jul

Cuixmala’s Casitas

I have just returned from a short stay at one of my favorite places in Mexico, Cuixmala.  Set in 25,000 acres of unspoiled land, lagoons and...

9 Feb

Playa Vik Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Sister property to the ranch-like Estancia Vik, Playa Vik opened in 2010 in the oceanfront resort town of José Ignacio, Uruguay, a calmer alternative...

20 Jan

The Chedi-Muscat

My favorite hotel architect is Jean-Michel Gathy, one of the three architects who has designed AmanResort’s properties and the choice...

20 Jan

Glitz Not Glam

I drove back early to Dubai from Zighy bay, Six Senses Hideaway on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, to catch my midday plane back to Oman’s...

8 Jan

Brazil’s Coast

Manhattan has, as extraordinary as it is for us who live here to believe, been brought to its knees by a snowstorm.  The season’s leaden...

12 Dec


There is a saying, “If you live in Corsica, when you die and go to Paradise, you will be disappointed.” At 180 kilometers long and...

13 Oct

Punta del Diablo

An hour and a half from our home in Pueblo Garzon, straight up the Atlantic Coast on the way to southern Brazil, is the slightly trashy, quite...

9 Jan

La Huella

For three weeks a year Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, has its high season. Probably the shortest in the world but, because of it, this littletown gets...

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