An insider's guide to the most romantic spa breaks for couples in the UK, featuring the top places to stay for massages, couples' spa suites, hot tubs, hammams, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools, along with Michelin-starred restaurants and luxurious rooms, in locations including the New Forest, Cornwall, Yorkshire, London, Bath, Lake District, Cotswolds, Scotland and Ireland.
Renowned British conductor Simon Rattle on Monday unveiled ambitious designs for a new £288 million ($370 million, 326 million euros) concert hall in the heart of London. The London Symphony Orchestra music director said it was "wonderful" to finally present the plans for a new hall. "The idea that there can be a new cultural centre in London... is very exciting," he said.
After staging his second fashion show for Louis Vuitton at Paris menswear week, Thursday, January 17, the brand's men's artistic director, Virgil Abloh, has unveiled his first advertising campaign for the fashion house. The fashion world now has a glimpse of Virgil Abloh's eagerly awaited debut campaign for Louis Vuitton, channeling the same codes and values as the fashion house's spring/summer 2019 collection, presented in June.
The biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" has also gotten fans singing, and now a new round of fan celebrations will bring the sing-and-dance-along to multiple cities around the US as well as onto social media. After a sing-along version of the Queen biopic hit theaters internationally earlier this month, Twentieth Century Fox has announced that it is continuing to come up with ways to involve the fans who helped make it the highest-grossing music biopic ever. The Rock Like Queen tour wraps up in Los Angeles on February 12, when Whiskey A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip is set to host the "Get Loud" Extravaganza, a "super-fan celebration" including performances and musical tributes.
A restaurant that has held three Michelin stars for half a century was pushed down a rank Monday in one of the biggest shocks of the French culinary guide for 2019. Ahead of the new edition's unveiling Monday afternoon, manager Danielle Baumann Haeberlin confirmed the bad news for the Auberge de L'Ill, calling it "a sad day for the Alsace" region where the family has run an inn for 150 years. "After 51 years of three stars, I learned Sunday that I had lost the third," her brother, chef Marc Haeberlin, told France 3 Alsace television.
Israel inaugurated a new international airport Monday in its desert south meant to boost tourism to the nearby Red Sea and serve as an emergency alternative to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony at the sleek, glassy terminal, arriving on the ceremonial first flight. "Ramon airport, this is Arkia 683, we're very excited," Netanyahu said from the cockpit on arrival in an exchange with the tower relayed over loudspeakers.
The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization. The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the Madrid-based UN body, citing economic growth and technological advances as boosting factors. Although arrivals to the Americas grew only by a modest three percent -- four for North America -- Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific performed strongly, with respective rises of six, seven and six percent.
According to the Financial Times, Spotify is planning to release in-car music player later this year for about $100. In addition to the voice control and 4G support that previous rumors suggested, the device is also expected to support the ability to preset buttons to particular playlists and connect to your car's sound system via Bluetooth. While Spotify is allegedly partnering with Flex for the hardware, neither company has commented on the matter, though the former has recently registered with the FCC to sell wireless devices, so it's likely that this rumored one is the purpose of that registration.
Hulu and Netflix both released documentaries about the controversial Fyre Festival last week.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded in freezing conditions for 16 hours after their plane diverted to sub-Arctic Canada due to a medical emergency and then suffered a mechanical issue.
A deal aimed at ending a 28-year row between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia could see the name of the latter changed to the Republic of North Macedonia.
Christian Bale has said that he's calling it a day on gaining and losing huge amounts of weight for his movie roles.
According to latest figures from the US, e-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenager
Nicola Schiff wins our weekly Just Back travel writing contest, and £250, for her account of swimming in seaweed on a secret beach in Tulum.
The TV personality empowered the Duchess of Sussex during a Sunday appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.’