Distinctive Desert Escapes in Joshua Tree

Homes thoughtfully equipped for entertaining in the picturesque Californian landscape

Scattered across the enchanting, magical Joshua Tree are four very different private villas: Desert Dog House, Joshua Tree Country Club, Skyranch and Sky House. Along with properties in Palm Springs, Venice Beach and Whitewater, these homes are part of Foxden Hospitality‘s portfolio—and each delivers a unique experience. As fall turned into winter last year, we spent some time at Desert Dog House and Joshua Tree …

Interview: Kristen Shirley, Founder of La Patiala

An expert with impeccable taste pens the first-ever luxury encyclopedia

From champagne vintages and caviar bumps to spectacular destinations and the nuance of haute horology, Kristen Shirley knows it. A tenured journalist (formerly a fashion editor at Elle, and a member of the editorial team at Elite Traveler), Shirley transformed her expertise into La Patiala, an online encyclopedia for all things in the expansive luxury sector. A unique resource, the destination aims to demystify exclusive …

Tranquil Indulgence at Rosewood Mayakoba

The property's opulent Sense spa provides a true retreat within a lush jungle

A 30-minute drive south from Cancun airport, near Playa del Carmen, the 620-acre Mayakoba (meaning “village of water”) development consists of several resorts dotted within the jungle, and provides the kind of vacation that can only be described as easy. It’s the type of place made for those holidays when travelers just want to fly and flop, to venture mere minutes for meals and to …