February 2022

By Everett Potter Jeff Leatham is a lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars, with clients like Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Cher, Oprah Winfrey and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, among others. He’s also the creative force behind The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, at The New York Botanical Garden

Text by K.Mitchell Snow Photos Paul Clemence My first response to hearing about a museum dedicated to language was to wonder what in the world it planned on exhibiting. Vitrines stuffed with dictionaries?  Who would want to see that?  Well, Plant Word’s answer to that question isn’t dictionaries.  I’m not

By Everett Potter The town of Jackson, New Hampshire has the bucolic look of a 19th century town that seems to have been the model for a Currier & Ives print. The visual inventory includes two covered bridges, surrounding snow-capped hills and mountains, and a handful of charming country inns

By Larry Olmsted “Wonders of the World” and “Bucket List” are terms that get thrown around a lot in the travel industry, often inappropriately. But there is no doubt that Angkor Wat, the top tourism destination in Cambodia, easily qualifies for both. In terms of ruins and manmade sites, there

La Casas de la Juderia, Cordoba. Courtesy of the hotel. By Ann Abel Córdoba, the second city of Spain’s sultry Andalusia region, may not get all the attention of its more famous neighbor, Seville. That’s fine: Córdoba—which still attracts its own fair share of visitors, to be sure—dazzles with its

By Everett Potter The pandemic may be finally winding down, but the idea of a vacation just with your family, friends or tribe remains a very appealing concept. Kick it up a notch to a luxury oceanside villa in Hawaii and you’ve got an amazing basecamp to hang out or to

By Brian E. Clark In the early 1990s, Robin Craigen was living a nautical dream, captaining the Endless Summer II, a 72-foot Irwin sailboat, in the British Virgin Islands and working with the woman – the boat’s chef – who would become his wife.  “We did that for four years,”

By Jules Older They’re hardly undiscovered, just undiscovered by us. On their beaches, you’ll find Kiwis and Aussies and a smattering of Brits, Germans and French. What you won’t find in these three South Pacific getaways are the folks next door. You’ll rarely hear an American accent. What you will

By Catherine Sabino If you’re looking for the Rome of the Romans, you don’t have to travel to an obscure part of the Eternal City to find it; just head to the Via Margutta, a few steps from such tourist magnets as the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo.