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Long before E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View and Frances Maye’s Under the Tuscan Sun made this part of Italy all the vogue, the Medici family was making Florence and the surrounding area the playground for gilded aristocrats.
PROVENCE, FRANCE-Many travellers to Provence long to visit the famous markets, but do they know how to pick the right one? There is at least one market in session somewhere in Provence each day and the best ones are often based on a theme.
This hotel has no lobby, no restaurant and no spa, but it may be the most indulgent luxury hotel you can find in the Caribbean.
Anyone can own a Louis Vuitton bag, but that can hardly match the truly authentic and immersive LVMH experience at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, a hidden gem of luxury set in the French West Indies.
Anguilla is regarded as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, and this resort is named after the art of cuisine. It is foodie heaven in tropical paradise...
Royal Ontario Museum puts on a good show, but nothing matches a visit to the actual site.
Portugal's second largest city is famous for its wine, but it will also delight food-lovers. From Michelin-starred affairs to homemade delicacies, Porto delights the taste buds without breaking the bank. Visitors can graze along our suggested foodie walking tour, savouring local fare while taking in the sights. http://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2015/06/09/the-pleasures-of-porto.html
Some serious aerial gymnastics are required to reach Saba, St. Barts and St. Maarten, making them a top choice for aviation lovers.
When it comes to food and drink in Mexico, most people think of cerveza and tacos, but, just two hours north of Mexico City, in the semi-desert state of Querétaro, lies a wine-and-cheese route where you can see grapes growing alongside three-metre cactuses, and also taste farm-fresh cheese.
Stopping over in Copenhagen? Here's how I managed to enjoy four memorable meals and rode a century-old roller coaster, all within my 30-hour stopover. Experiences reviewed include beer tasting and lunch at Carlsberg, dinner at Relae and Amass restaurants, both manned by former head chefs from world-famous NOMA, the Tivoli Gardens, the Lego Store, and the Royal Smushi Cafe.
Review of La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation in Tepoztlan, Mexico, where you can shop at the local market and cook authentic Mexican dishes with renowned TV chef Ana Garcia.
Move over, Cleopatra. Milk baths are so... ancient Egypt. Take a hint from the elites in Baku, Azerbaijan, and go for a crude oil bath instead.
Food and Drink
How do you pair French wines with Asian food? EliteGen editor Leslie Yip seeks answers from Etienne Hugel, a 12th-generation member of the venerable Famille Hugel winery in Alsace.
History and classification of port wines. How to serve port wines. Travel tips to Porto, Portugal, including transportation, accommodation and activities.
An insider tour at harvest time in Reims, the de facto capital of champagne.
FASHION & BEAUTY
In a quest for the source of inspiration for Chanel’s high jewelry and watches, EliteGen editor Leslie Yip travelled to Paris to visit Coco Chanel’s private apartment.