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Mandarin Oriental, Prague - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental, Prague - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

The Mandarin Oriental, Prague.

Bardessono - Hotel
Bardessono - Hotel

The Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa.

Haute cuisine - Restaurant
Haute cuisine - Restaurant

The revamped interior of Jaleo in Penn Quarter.

Indian cuisine - Rasika West End
Indian cuisine - Rasika West End

The restaurant Rasika in DC's West End.

Chef - Restaurateur
Chef - Restaurateur

Chef Brian McPherson of Jackson 20 and The Grille.

Dessert Wine - Glass bottle
Dessert Wine - Glass bottle

A sampling of the rosés at Proof.

Kapari Beach - Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
Kapari Beach - Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

A view from the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort.

Warm-Weather Oases

The good life in travel and food

Warm-Weather Oases Escape in the Greek Isles
Nestled on Ayios Yiannis, one of Mykonos’s most stunning beaches, the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is home to 107 guest rooms and suites, a luxurious spa and even a stone amphitheater where yoga sessions for everyone take place. Executive suites boast a private roof terrace with daybed. Rooms from $290. mykonosgrand.gr

Living History 
Housed in a former monastery dating back to the 14th century, the Mandarin Oriental, Prague makes a perfect base from which to explore the Czech city’s rich history. The hotel’s tile-roofed buildings overlook the famous Prague Castle, while its Monastery Lounge is housed in a former cloister. Rates from $370. mandarinoriental.com

California Dreaming

Located in Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa pampers guests with spa treatments indoors and out, local farm-fresh cuisine and eco-friendly guest rooms complete with private courtyards or balconies and en suite massage tables. The hotel has received LEED Platinum certification for its sustainable practices. Rates from $550; bardessono.com

Taste of Spain
The original Jaleo in Penn Quarter has undergone a dramatic makeover. Expect a visual feast of products from Spain that nearly rivals the restaurant’s tapas menu, from a custom mosaic-tile floor to beaded curtains hanging above banquette seating and cutting-edge furniture and art. 480 7th Street, NW; 202-628-7949. jaleo.com

West End Debut
Ashok Bajaj has opened a second Rasika in DC’s West End. Designed by Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates, it boasts a natural anigre ceiling to evoke India’s national Banyan tree, plus a glass-topped bar and plush seating. 1190 New Hampshire Ave, NW; 202-466-2500. rasikarestaurant.com

Top Toque
Chef Brian McPherson recently took the helm at Jackson 20 and The Grille at Morrison House, both Kimpton restaurants in Old Town Alexandria. At the latter, teatime brings an assortment of house-made scones and sandwiches and seasonally inspired petit fours. thegrillealexandria.com; jackson20.com

Battle of the Rosés

Proof invites guests to sample the summer’s top rosés, available for $35 per bottle on the restaurant’s patio and in the bar and lounge through Labor Day. The wines hail from Spain, Italy, France, Argentina and more. 775 G Street, NW, 202-737-7663. proofdc.com

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