Johannesburg’s Nuanced Hospitality Oasis, The Saxon Hotel

On 10 lush acres, a luxury destination that marries history with a vision for the future

In the tony suburb of Sandhurst, South Africa, affixed to and interwoven with the city of Johannesburg, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa welcomes guests into a carefully manicured oasis. From a tubular glass skywalk among the tree tops, which snakes from the lobby toward the villas, to a lush corner garden that provides a moment of adventure or reprieve (as well as some ingredients for …

Edible Flower Garden Kit

The Edible Flower Garden Kit from Plantgem comprises 15 young plants, representing five varieties: cream troika nasturtium, cats white viola, strawberry blonde marigold, black and white nigella and potomac lavender snapdragon. Capable of growing anywhere in the US, these flowers can be planted outside (after the last frost) where there’s decent sun and will be ready to bloom in the summer—when they can then be …

Road Trip: Ancient Pasts and Agrarian Futures in Western Sicily

Wine, food and history align in western Sicily

Sicily feels like its own continent—a wild landscape of mountains that tumble into the sea, waterfront villages where fishermen cast off into an azure sea and sun-drenched farmlands rolling into the distance. The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has an epic past and was successively colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spanish (and that’s an abbreviated list). Layers of history await …