Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Murray Whyte Globe Staff April 03, 2019 So this is hell. That’s the thought that kept rumbling in the back of my mind as I made my way through the slapdash innards of “Happy Place,” a grotty, tacked-together funhouse tailored to the Instagram set. Maybe you’ve heard of it: As it’s made its way from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto, trailing hashtags all the way, the candy-colored “Happy Place” has drawn crowds to its set of a dozen or so selfie-ready installations — giant high heels, oversize red lips, a dome of fluttering confetti, and a pool of yellow balls beneath an inflatable rainbow, ripe for dunking. Touching down in Boston, it opens to the public on Friday in a former Marshalls at 500 Boylston St.It’s all meant to max out your contentment meter, organizers say, and all those faces on Instagram surely … [Read more...] about ‘Happy Place’ comes to Boston, and it’s hell
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Winston Churchill was a man who enjoyed the finer things in life: Cuban cigars, fine dining at the Savoy, Breguet and Rolex watches, and wines from Bordeaux. His famous line “I am a man of simple tastes, easily satisfied with the best”, which he unapologetically borrowed from Oscar Wilde, says it all. He also loved to travel, and his favorite places to stay were always special, from Marrakech palaces surrounded by citrus groves to fresco-ed villas overlooking picturesque Italian lakes. His journeys took him everywhere- the Ritz in Paris, the Dolder Grand in Zurich, the Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira and the list goes on. To find Churchill in the pages of history, and explore a world of travel inspiration, read on… Le Royal Monceau, Paris Looking back The blood-red awning and lamps adorning Le Royal Monceau’s classic facade is the first hint that this is no ordinary Parisian grande dame. Step into the hotel and this impression is quickly confirmed with … [Read more...] about Memory Lane… A flip through the pages of Winston Churchill’s travel diary
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper T’s Wellness Guide to London Supported by A shortlist of places to find wholesome food, color-therapy yoga — and even a lavender latte. ByAimee Farrell Feb. 15, 2019 In bygone days, most Brits’ concept of self-care extended to punctuating their pints at the pub with the occasional glass of water, or bag of chips. Drawing on global influences that span from Australia to America’s West Coast, a new wave of spas and workout studios in London is sparking a sea change in behaviors. (In the village-y enclaves of Chelsea and Hampstead, for example, heading out to lunch in your active wear is now normal.) The city’s burgeoning health-conscious cafe scene, meanwhile, is slowly shifting perceptions of English food culture from “beige” to “green.” That’s not to say that the … [Read more...] about T’s Wellness Guide to London
It’s not unknown for hoteliers to have strange ideas. In recent years, we have seen hotels open in sewage pipes, hotels shaped like dogs, and even a hotel designed to resemble a human colon. But a new sausage hotel in Germany could well be the wurst of the lot. The BB&BB (Boebel Bratwurst Bed and Breakfast) in Rittersbach, a village near Heidelberg, is a temple to all things sausage: sausage-patterned wallpaper, sausage-shaped pillows and soap bars, and, perhaps most unusually, hunks of dried sausage hanging from the walls. It’s owned by a fourth-generation local butcher called Claus Boebal, who opened the b&b in order to share his passion for the meaty product with the wider world. • The world's most unusual hotels 'This is absolute bratwurst heaven and I love that,' said Boebal. “I wanted to get a bit of holiday feeling in my house and ... make the bratwurst attractive for the whole world.” And when it comes to innovative ideas, the butcher … [Read more...] about Is this the world’s ‘wurst’ hotel? German butcher opens b&b dedicated to sausages
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Food Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Food | What Happened to Australia’s Waterfront Hotel Restaurants? Supported by critic’s notebook Our critic searches for the magic of those venerable destinations with striking dining rooms and views. ByBesha Rodell Jan. 31, 2019 The Ozone Hotel in Queenscliff, Victoria, was the site of one of my most vivid childhood dining epiphanies. My family and I were on a beach vacation, having driven down the coastal road from Melbourne around the edge of Port Phillip Bay to its western tip, where Queenscliff sits on a spur of land jutting out into the mouth of the bay. We were a food-loving but insolvent family, so it came as a shock when my mother and stepfather announced that we’d be eating dinner in the grand dining room of the Ozone. I was thrilled by its chandeliers and pomp, and the fact that my … [Read more...] about What Happened to Australia’s Waterfront Hotel Restaurants?