Word of Mouth: Nashville

Tennessee's capital appeals for more than its music, neon signs and cowboy boots

Part of the appeal of Tennessee’s capital city lies in its ability to retain its storied history as a lively, talent-rich musical destination while also thriving as a bustling metropolis of cultural institutions, worthy accommodation, excellent dining and more. Nashville has experienced significant growth over the past two decades, but plenty of favorites remain: Hattie B’s hot chicken, beloved honky-tonk bar Robert’s Western World, and internationally-acclaimed …

Upscale Hospitality at the Riggs Washington DC Hotel

In the shadow of the Capitol, contemporary luxury accommodation that reference a storied past

Situated inside the illustrious, nationally registered Riggs National Bank building, which was built in 1891, the aptly named Riggs Washington DC hotel (open as of last week) nods to the property’s storied foundation without succumbing to kitschiness or architectural constraint. With 121,000 square feet to work with, the Lore Group (known for the Pulitzer Amsterdam and Sea Containers London) took into consideration how each space impacts …

Word of Mouth: Coffee and Art in San Francisco

Within the Mission District and SoMa neighborhoods, our favorites are all within walking distance of each other

Much can be said of San Francisco, California‘s fourth-largest city, where culture abounds and the crowded streets afford ample opportunity to wander and find gems along the way. Strewn about are art institutions, small galleries, and coffee shops—and the independent ones are often on par with the better-known destinations. They’re scattered throughout the city, up and down its steepest hills and in the trenches of …