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Seiser Alm - Hotel Seiser Alm Urthaler
Seiser Alm - Hotel Seiser Alm Urthaler

A room in Seiser Alm Urthaler.

Taha'a - Resort
Taha'a - Resort

Vahine Island in French Polynesia.

Jemaa el-Fna - Fellah Hôtel
Jemaa el-Fna - Fellah Hôtel

A room in the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech.

The Jefferson - Bistro
The Jefferson - Bistro

The Bird's Nest table in Plume at the Jefferson Hotel.

Hotel - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Hotel - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Chef de cuisine Todd Wiss talks to diners at Firefly in Dupont Circle.

Table - Cafe
Table - Cafe

Channeling the outdoors at Firefly.

Mousse - Semifreddo
Mousse - Semifreddo

Praline's Raspberry Mousse Cake.

The Jefferson - Plume
The Jefferson - Plume

The dining room at Plume in the Jefferson Hotel.

Egg - Egg
Egg - Egg

Part of Plume's tasting menu, a white chocolate egg on a bed of spun sugar.

Hotel Seiser Alm Urthaler - Seiser Alm
Hotel Seiser Alm Urthaler - Seiser Alm

Seiser Alm Urthaler, an eco-friendly ski resort located in Italy's Dolomites.

Celebrate the Season in Style

The good life in travel and food

Celebrate the Season in Style ECO-RESORT IN THE ALPS
Nestled in Italy’s Dolomites, Seiser Alm Urthaler is a 54-room resort built entirely from sustainable, untreated timber. After skiing or snowboarding, guests pamper themselves in the spa or relax in rooms featuring organic cotton sheets and handmade rugs. From $250 per night. seiseralm.com

TROPICAL GETAWAY
Located on a blue lagoon, Vahine Island in French Polynesia invites guests to kayak, windsurf and snorkel—and to enjoy views of Bora Bora from their own private deck. Accommodations include beach bungalows, over-water bungalows and deluxe beach suites. From $535. vahine-island.com.

MOROCCAN STYLE
Six miles south of Marrakech, the Fellah Hotel is a tranquil, 14-acre oasis with stylish rooms situated in 10 villas. Suites feature Deco-style furniture and views of the Atlas Mountains. A spa offers yoga and Tai Chi. From $196 per night. fellah-hotel.com

URBAN GLADE
Fresh from a renovation by DC-based Grizform Design Architects, Dupont Circle’s Firefly evokes the woods at twilight with a tree and hanging lanterns. Chef Daniel Bortnick and chef de cuisine Todd Wiss prepare comfort food with a modern twist. 1310 New Hampshire Avenue, NW; 202-861-1310. firefly-dc.com

SWEET TREAT
Treat your Valentine to Praline’s Raspberry Mousse Cake—a fetching combination of berries, cream and chocolate cake enrobed in squares of white chocolate. $35. 4600 Sangamore Road, Bethesda; 301-229-8180. praline-bakery.com

LOVE NEST
Even more romantic than a meal in the main dining room of Plume at the Jefferson Hotel, DC (right) is a tête-à-tête at its Bird’s Nest table, under the light of a century-old chandelier. Following a tasting menu, each guest receives a white chocolate egg filled with Chantilly cream, tiny meringues, sorbets and berries—all nestled on a bed of spun sugar. 1200 16th Street, NW; 202-448-2300; plumedc.com

 

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