Hampshire, England’s Eco-Friendly Luxury Hotel, Heckfield Place

A grand country house where the heavens feed the earth—and the guests

The great English country house conjures dreamy images of horseback rides and strolls through rolling hills on misty mornings. Of piles of scones at afternoon tea. Of formal dress for grand dinners served beneath yellowing portraits of long-gone forebears. The reality of the modern English country house is, of course, not the same as the cliché, but it can be just as picturesque and memorable …

Dom Pérignon + Morgenstern’s Ice Cream Experiential Tasting Menu

Architect Stephanie Goto's limited-run, seven-course pairing opens to the public

Only a multidisciplinary designer and architect could conjure the exquisite, unexpected confluence of form and flavor found within Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream‘s new seven-course Dom Pérignon pairing menu—a poetic dining experience that’s far more than ice cream and champagne. Timed according to the release of, and designed (in part) to pair with, Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2003 Plénitude 2, architect Stephanie Goto‘s ice cream-infused omakase menu—devised …

Word of Mouth: Newport, Rhode Island

Restaurants, a vinyl shop, a hotel and more in the vacation destination

Best known for its lavish history during the Gilded Age and a flourishing sailing culture, Newport is the southernmost town on Aquidneck Island. Located beside Narragansett Bay, it’s a 40-minute drive from Rhode Island’s capital, Providence. While embarking on the Cliff Walk, visiting the opulent mansions and boating are all Newport classics, there are plenty of lesser-known, nuanced (and sometimes off-kilter) treasures to be found …