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K.’s only outpost of the Victoria & Albert Museum outside of London—not to mention Scotland’s first major design museum.
Besides the excellent Shirazes, plenty of culinary delights await at places like the Lane Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.
Architecture fans will especially love the new d’Arenberg Cube, a boxy, futuristic building that seems to float above the vineyard with a restaurant showcasing the best regional ingredients and spectacular views.
Despite rumblings from its neighbor to the north, South Korea is gearing up to host the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang this February, and a massive push for development throughout the country is accompanying the games.
Case in point: In Seoul, the recently opened Lotte World Tower—the world’s fifth tallest building—is home to the ultra-luxe Signiel Seoul (a member of Leading Hotels of the World) and South Korea’s largest luxury department store, and the Seoul Station Overpass has been converted into an elevated park inspired by New York’s High Line called Seoullo 7017.
Starting in May, the building will host a year of cultural activities in partnership with the Fondation Kanal and Paris’s Centre Pompidou.
Though this location is not on the typical Australia itinerary, wine lovers have plenty of reasons to flock to South Australia’s wine regions, which encompass the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and Mc Laren Vale.
Also this year, Capella Ubud will debut with a series of luxury tents designed by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley.
The island will soon be easier to reach, thanks to an expansion of the international airport in Denpasar.
Opened last fall, the Wharf—a billion, mile-long development along the Potomac—is bringing new life to the riverfront with a new hotel by Inter Continental, the Anthem concert venue designed by the Rockwell Group, and more than 75 shops and restaurants.
Meanwhile, a culinary renaissance has been quietly taking place and was validated in 2016, when the Michelin Guide launched its first D. guide, bestowing stars upon the city’s best restaurants. Activists will have a hip new place to gather later this year, when Eaton Workshop launches its hotel/co-working space aimed at social progressives. There’s never a bad time to visit the Big Easy, but 2018 is an especially good year, as the city is celebrating its tricentennial.
If you go, be sure to check out Dundee Contemporary Arts, a complex housing two art galleries, two cinemas, a print studio, a café, and a stylish gift shop.