Many of the warehouses in Old Jaffa that used to store Jaffa oranges have been converted into galleries, artist studios and funky restaurants. Wander through the warren of streets in the old town to get a taste of the latest creative sites. SAGA Local Design Shop and Gallery, adjacent to the Flea Market, is a hot design shop and gallery displaying all sorts of contemporary art and housewares from local designers. Zadik Gallery wins points for being housed in a historic building with high ceilings and arched doorways and rafters so typical of traditional Jaffa architecture. Contemporary (and affordable) Israeli works fill the space, ranging from paintings to photographs. Another gem, the Ilana Goor Museum — founded in 1995 by the artist, sculptor and designer Ilana Goor — displays jewelry, paintings, sculptures and other works by the artist and others.
Nobu Barbuda is underway in the Caribbean, the newest installation to the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The Nobu restaurant, all conceived by actor Robert DeNiro, debuted in 2021, and Nobu Barbuda’s first beach club opened this year.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Aimbridge Hospitality announced it will open two brand-new resorts at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, are expected to open in fall 2022. The new properties are part of a $350 million rebuild project on Frenchman’s Reef.
Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.
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Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.
Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.