Tactical Retreat (South China Morning Post)

    Holistic approach shifts focus to concentrate on the well-being of the mind and soul, writes Ondine Cohane It can be very hard to change a lifelong habit or deal with stress and still maintain a daily routine, but extra help is at hand. Destination spas and ...

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The Daily Traveler: Antinori’s New Cantina in Tuscany (Conde Nast Traveler)

At This Italian Winery, the Architecture’s as Amazing as the Chianti Antinori is one of the biggest names in Italian wine, but it’s not just the Chianti that’s drawing visitors to their hillside winery near the village of Bargino, 20 minutes outside Florence. The wi...


CohaneTravels: Brunello 101.

Living in Pienza close to the Brunello-rich vineyards of Montalcino has its oenophile advantages: a supply of some of the best vintages at prices that are a fraction of those on wine lists in places like London or New York. This weekend we had the opportunity to do a wine...


CohaneTravels: Bringing inspiration home

  We are winding down the end of our first season at La Bandita Townhouse. It has been an exciting process and despite the stress of getting the place open in time, I loved seeing how the design ideas translated from paper into reality, especially after already survi...


CohaneTravels: Dispatch from the north of Italy

Every year Venice, Milan and Cinque Terre are stops on the fall circuit: The Biennale is still up in Venice but the crowds have dissipated, autumn shopping in Milan is outstanding, and Vernazza is still warm but has an end of season crispness. This year’s trip broug...


CohaneTravels: Hotels Well Worth the Journey

Friends often ask me about resorts I have gone to that are truly worth the trip. One of the best things about my job has been seeing exactly that kind of spot–the perfect mix of locale, design and isolation that makes a place truly unique. It seems that many of the ...


CohaneTravels: Traveling with Kids

5 Tips for smooth traveling and why it’s worth the flight!       On a recent flight from Marrakech to Rome there was a two-year-old in the row in front of us, a two-year-old behind. Our three-year-old was at home and so I felt grateful that our row wa...


CohaneTravels: Five Musts in Marrakech

Morocco has been on my wish list for years but never got there until this past weekend for a dear friend’s birthday bash. It was an outstanding trip and I raced around trying to cram in the highlights in three days. Here are my five musts: Riad El Fenn With no disrespect ...


CohaneTravels: Reinventing the Monastic Life

Recently I checked out a new spot in Umbria called Eremito http://www.eremito.com/. Looking at the website it was a bit hard to exactly know the hotel’s niche, as the prose was, well, conceptual: “This is where Eremito, in its ‘laity’ wants to let the guest re...

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