Prestigious travel awards reveals the world's best hotel is in IRELAND
Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Awards voted the Ballyfin hotel in Co. Laois in Ireland as the top hotel in the world. Virgin Hotels Chicago won in the US and Mandarin Oriental Tokyo was top in Asia.
Guess Which Trip Everyone In Their 60s+ Should Take
Travel is for everyone, regardless of age, but this year's Readers' Choice Awards survey results revealed an amazing trend: By the numbers, there was a memorable trip for every decade—the kind of journey you should really take in your forties rather than your fifties. How quickly can you guess what experience each group, from Millennials to Sexagenarians, loved best, with the following clues?
Napoleon III style
Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (1808-1873) was Emperor of France from 1852 to 1870 under the name of Napoleon III. In a way, the artistic codes of the Napoleon III style — also called Second Empire style — were presented at the Exhibition of 1844, during the reign of Louis-Philippe d'Orléans. Ornamentation and decoration are the focus points of this period. There were plenty of high-quality furnishings and fabrics. Second Empire designers were renowned for their imposing interior designs. In a…
Mario Buatta's Romantic Bedrooms
The distinguished New York designer conceives dazzling, luxurious bedrooms. Here, he talks to AD about his approach to the most important room in the house, and we present a collection of his extraordinary creations
Decorating With Canopy Beds
I have slept under a canopy for three decades. I bought my first one in 1982 and have never looked back. I simply adore them and the elegance they bring to any room whether your style is 18th century Louis XVI, traditional, or more contemporary. The canopy bed came into existence more for utilitarian means rather than for extravagance or decadence. Canopy beds with curtains that could completely enclose the bed were used by lords and noblemen in medieval Europe for warmth and privacy, as…