Destinations / Escapes / New Hampshire / Postcards / Sweet Dreams / United States

Postcard from New Hampshire: Inn at Thorn Hill

Where: Inn at Thorn Hill, located in Jackson in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley. The inn is situated on a hillside, with mountain views, but is just steps from Jackson Village, with its handful of shops and restaurants. What: Two-night getaway package booked through TravelZoo and including lodging, breakfasts, afternoon tea with sweets, one three-course … Continue reading

Destinations / Europe / Postcards / Sustenance & Cheer

Postcard from Vienna: Gaststrube Pürstner

Where: Gaststrube Pürstner, Vienna; operated by the Purstner family for three generations. Menu: Traditional, prices from 7.20-23 Euros (most in the 14-16 E range) Dish: Spinatnockerl (Spinach spätzle with ham and blue cheese), came with a side salad for 7.80 Euros. Portion was huge. Why: I asked the concierge at the Palais Hansen Kempinski for … Continue reading

Reasons to return: Two new restaurants debut at Great Fosters
Destinations / Dispatches / England / Europe / Sustenance & Cheer

Reasons to return: Two new restaurants debut at Great Fosters

Last spring, I had the good fortune to spend one all-too-brief night at Great Fosters, a four-star country-house hotel with a royal pedigree set amidst 50 acres of gardens in Egham, England. The royal connections for the mid 16th-century main house (converted to Elizabethan design in the early 20th century) are deep—witness the original royal crest … Continue reading