Word of Mouth: Banff

Family-style dining, stunning views, and even a swinger-friendly venue—this Canadian town is more than snow-sports

The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is encased by mountain peaks; Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain—all you have to do is look up for a …

citizenM Takes London

The boutique hotel chain expands to three locations in the city, art collection in tow

Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they’re getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map of target cities here; NYC is finally getting its second—on Bowery and Delancey—by 2018). While their Taipei outpost is still nearing completion, the ambitious brand surprisingly …

Word of Mouth: Madrid

Don't skip the classics, but be sure to visit these lesser known bars, stores and restaurants

Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital, this capital city is ever-evolving, full of energy and oozing with influences from all over the world; creating a delightful fusion of styles and tastes that will dazzle even …

City Guide Spotlight: New York City

Ahead of this week's art bonanza, we update our list of must-visit spots

A few days ahead of NYC’s hectic and inspiring Armory Week, Scope and Pulse Art Fairs, we embarked upon an overhaul of our NYC City Guide. While there were some stalwarts that needed to be added, New York City‘s ever-evolving nature means plenty of brand new spots made the list. Whether you’re looking for a serene but well-located hotel (The Ludlow), an unforgettable dinner (Rebelle), …