Word of Mouth: Glasgow

With design as a theme, we explore the wonders of Scotland's cultural hub

by Leora Novick A country dominated by lush countryside, Scotland is at first glance a mélange of greys and greens. Storm-streaked skies and rolling green waves dotted with grazing sheep are but a hint of the country’s appeal, and Glasgow is leading the colorful revolution with its hub of creativity. From culinary risks to brilliantly hued design, Scotland’s largest city is now glowing brighter than …

Word of Mouth: Art Museums of Cartagena

Four establishments bearing everything from Zenú artifacts to politically-charged photography

by Leora Novick As enticing as the rainbow-colored, sun-soaked streets of the old city of Cartagena, Colombia may be, the city’s museums hold an abundance of art, both modern and historic, to fill your days with design inspiration. From hand-stenciled gold relics from the early Zenú society to today’s well known and emerging Colombian artists, each individual museum has a very distinct voice and aesthetic, …

Word of Mouth: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley

A look at the conveniently located Alpine getaway's more refined, off-snow offerings

by Leora Novick Strategically situated at the fork of Italy, France and Switzerland, Chamonix is no ordinary Alpine retreat. Home to the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 and situated at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Western Europe, Chamonix quickly established itself as a must-visit destination. From world class skiing to indulgent beauty treatments, this mountainous region brings a certifiable …