Old-World Charm at Madeira’s 125-Year-Old Belmond Reid’s Palace

An iconic oasis at the edge of an island

Known for its subtropical climate, exquisite terraces carved into steep cliffs and delicious wine, Madeira is a four-island archipelago that’s part of Portugal—though it sits off the coast of northwest Africa. Located in the capital city of Funchal, Belmond Reid’s Palace (or Reid’s Palace) is a 125-year-old hotel perched atop a cliff, nestled between stunning gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. Boasting some 500+ species of flora …

Test Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

We take the revamped next-generation 330i through Portugal’s dramatic Algarve region

Skirting along the craggily cliffs in the next generation of BMW’s most important car right now—the 3 Series—the wild Atlantic surf pounds the rocks and picturesque coves below. In a few months, this region of Portugal will be flooded with sun-seekers splayed along its beaches, but at the moment, we have its roads to ourselves. A gorgeous late autumn day naturally seems to invite a spirited …

Piaule Aims to Perfect Bedding

Sheets that works in any climate or time of year, within any decor, personal style or interior design

We’ve been tracking minimalist home goods brand Piaule ever since the launch of their lighter-than-air towel two years ago. Rather than try to grab consumer attention every two weeks with a new item or riff or hue, Piaule spends time intensely researching and testing in order to produce the right one. Their latest (the brand’s fifth product launch) is a set of bedsheets and pillowcases. Releasing a …