August 2018

FROM THE EDITOR: Once in a while, a hotel comes along that is breathtakingly imaginative and original. The Silo, which opened last year on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, is just such a property. As a complete counterpoint, this issue also includes extensive coverage of the little-known Italian region of Abruzzo, where we discovered several small properties of comfort and character. Read more from our editor-in-chief...


Indelible Memory: Life-Sustaining Abruzzese Bread

For centuries the food that sustained locals in Abruzzo was bread. Our editor enjoyed it so much, in fact, that it left him with a permanent craving.

Modern Abruzzo Restaurants

Abruzzo is rooted in rustic peasant fare, and talented chefs are elevating it with modern techniques and creative ingredients. Here, three restaurants to try.

Indelible Memory: A Poignant Visit to Cape Town's Robben Island

Just across the turquoise South Atlantic from the luxe Silo Hotel, our editor contemplates an important part of South African history on Robben Island.

Singita Pamushana Lodge Gets a Stylish Upgrade

Singita Pamushana Lodge, a retreat in Zimbabwe's Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, has reopened after a redesign of both its shared spaces and suites.

Lighthouse Living Off the Coast of Italy

Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia, an elegant inn on the island of Salina, just converted its 19th-century lighthouse into six more rooms overlooking the Aeolian sea.

A Taste of Chile at Matetic Vineyards

Matetic Vineyards, one of Chile's top wineries, is located in the Rosario Valley 60 miles west of Santiago and features a tasting room, restaurant and hotel.

Discover Pescara by the Sea

Spend the day in Abruzzo's seaside city of Pescara to experience Italian beach life, admire art nouveau villas and taste exquisite local seafood and wine.

The Rebirth of Abruzzo Wines

The wines of Abruzzo are becoming better known thanks to a small group of producers who are making exceptional vintages from the region's grapes.

The Resort at Paws Up Opens an Island Retreat

The Resort at Paws Up debuts the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake, a center for summer activities that is a 15-minute drive from the main resort.

Abruzzo: Undiscovered Italy

Taking the road less traveled has many rewards in Italy. Our editor ventured to the little-known region of Abruzzo and came away utterly charmed.

5 Specialties of Abruzzese Cooking

The hearty, rustic cooking of Abruzzo is based on the region's lamb, as well as some of the best-quality pasta in Italy. Here are five specialties to look for.

Ocean House: A Floating Ecolodge in British Columbia

Owned by the indigenous Haida Nation, Ocean House is a new 12-room floating ecolodge in British Columbia.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Abruzzo, Italy

Just two hours from Rome lies the little-known region of Abruzzo. Our editor discovered two hideaways, one in a castle, the other in a medieval village.

The Zeitz Museum Transforms Cape Town

What the Tate Modern was to London, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is to Cape Town: an art museum that has transformed the city.

The Silo: Cape Town’s Modern Masterpiece

The Silo, Cape Town's modern masterpiece of a hotel, is a game changer. Set on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, it is breathtakingly imaginative and original.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

Our editor-in-chief visits Cape Town and discovers an exhilarating new property: The Silo, a 28-room masterpiece with astounding views of the waterfront.

Letter From the Editor: August 2018

Our editor visits Cape Town, South Africa, and finds it transformed after the opening of The Silo. This issue also sees extensive coverage of Abruzzo, Italy.