February 2015 Hideaway Report


Charming Hotels of Southern Portugal

Last summer, Mr. Harper took a delightful 10-day driving tour on well-maintained roads, savoring fine cooking and good but little-known wines along the way.

Distinctive Portuguese Wines of the Alentejo

Winemaking in the Alentejo region predates the Roman Empire and is now in the midst of a renaissance as farmers switch from growing wheat.

Dining in Lisbon, Portugal

Andrew Harper shares favorite restaurants and dining scene news from Lisbon, Portugal.

Comporta | Portugal’s Chic New Beach Destination

Comporta, a stretch of beach and forest hemmed in between rice paddies and the Atlantic, has long been the destination for many of Portugal's grandest families.

Restaurants in the Alentejo and on the Algarve, Portugal

Review Andrew Harper's selections for where to dine in the Alentejo and on the Algarve.

New Madrid Hotel Discovery | URSO Hotel & Spa

The handsome new 78-room URSO Hotel & Spa is located in Madrid, Spain's up-and-coming Salesas district.

Pebble Beach: Revisiting a Classic Golf Retreat

Set on the Monterey Peninsula where the Del Monte Forest meets the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach is one of the most idyllic retreats I know.

17-Mile Drive | Pebble Beach and Lexus

For many years, the Pebble Beach Company has enjoyed a relationship with Lexus whereby hotel guests are able to borrow automobiles complimentary for two hours.

Upcoming Events at Pebble Beach

Aside from golf, Pebble Beach serves as a venue for notable events, like the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Carmel Restaurants

Andrew Harper shares six restaurant recommendations in Carmel, California.

L'Auberge Carmel: A Captivating Inn

L'Auberge Carmel, a fetching stucco-clad inn of 20 guest rooms, is precisely the kind of charming small escape that continues to inspire the Hideaway Report.

Carmel Art Galleries

Mr. Harper shares a selection of favorite art galleries from his recent trip to Carmel, California.

In the News: La Grande Maison, Bordeaux

A venture from wine magnate Bernard Magrez and chef Joël Robuchon, La Grande Maison, debuted in December.

From My Notebook, February 2015

Andrew Harper shares luxury travel industry news, openings and more in his monthly "From My Notebook" column.

Booking a Luxury Cruise | Travel Office News

This is the time of year when many subscribers call the Travel Office to book their annual cruises.

Website Updates | Last Word

Mr. Harper is delighted to draw your attention to a recent comprehensive redesign of the Andrew Harper website, include interactive maps and more.

Letter From the Editor, February 2015

Mr. Harper introduces the February 2015 Hideaway Report, featuring a Portuguese driving itinerary, a Carmel hideaway and a trip back to Pebble Beach.