“Build it and they will come” could have been a command created for British artist Bruce Munro, for in whichever remote spot this alchemist of light weaves his magic the crowds follow in droves.
Renamed for the award-winning bromance movie which put it on the map 15 years ago, Sideways Country has evolved into a prime destination for wine tourists exploring California’s southern vineyards.
Apart from the notorious mob financier Meyer Lansky living out his twilight years as one of its residents, Hallandale has quietly become one of the more sought-after neighbourhoods close to Miami.
The classy environs of North Ocean Boulevard seem a world away from downtown Fort Lauderdale, courtesy of Auberge Resorts, whose portfolio of classy properties borders on legendary.
Music City is famous as the home of country music but long hours in the studio fuel the appetites of singers, musicians and producers. As a result, Nashville has a great food scene and, of course, there’s a whiskey distillery to keep those creative juices flowing. Rupert Parker tests out his taste buds and cherrypicks his 5 best food joints in Nashville.
In a country that’s filled with great diners, having breakfast in your hotel in the USA always seems to be a wasted opportunity for a good meal. We’ve all been there. ‘Room number? Help yourself to the buffet.’ On the buffet the scrambled eggs come in lukewarm lumps and you’re dying for a coffee but five minutes later you’re still trying to find a waiter to bring you one.
‘I am not eating fried chicken and donuts for breakfast,’ I said to my wife as we got ready to hit the road out of Houston. Local friends had said we absolutely have to eat at Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts for breakfast before we leave town. ‘I’ll just have an omelette.’
It seems, making a restaurant hard to find is all the rage these days. Signage is so last year. So tucked away above a fancy tailor on the second floor of an 1891 Detroit Queen Anne style building at 1500 Woodward Avenue, Wright & Company is well on trend.