Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …

Four&Sons: Dog-Friendly City Guides For NYC + London

On Kickstarter now, two inspiring hardcover books for dog-lovers and their canine companions

From the founder and creative director of dog-dedicated magazine Four&Sons Marta Roca and NYC-based photographer Winnie Au, with editing by former CH staffer Karen Day and contributions from current CH editor in chief David Graver, two new Dog-Friendly City Guides offer insight on exceptional places to visit with canine companions. Published by Hoxton Mini Press, and funding on Kickstarter now, one book is dedicated to the …

Puglia’s Nine-Suite Palazzo Daniele Design Hotel

A grand, neoclassical palace from 1861 welcomes guests into comfortable, modern amenities

Some hotels support a vacation; other hotels are the vacation. At the very bottom of the “heel of the boot” that defines the sunny Italian region of Puglia, Palazzo Daniele is the latter. This five-star establishment pairs minimal, modern design with the architectural majesty of a neoclassical palace built in 1861. There are only nine suites, wrapped around a central open-air courtyard—coupled with an outdoor pool and …