Rebecca Fortey

Northern California suites | A triptych of Ritz-Carltons

Northern California suites | A triptych of Ritz-Carltons

by Rebecca Fortey

"This is the kind of landscape that restores the soul. Briefly, the tawdry business of the Presidential election seems irrelevant to notions of America at its core"

Barefoot luxury | Review: Sake no Hana, London

Barefoot luxury | Review: Sake no Hana, London

by Rebecca Fortey

Rebecca Fortey tries out the new Umai menu at Sake no Hana, experiences some hits and some misses, but lives to tell the tale

Very few reservations | Review: Antidote, London

Very few reservations | Review: Antidote, London

by Rebecca Fortey

The upstairs restaurant at Antidote in Soho is serving flawless food, and same day reservations are a doddle. What’s going on?, asks Rebecca Fortey

Review: <em>Can’t and Won’t</em> by Lydia Davis

Review: Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis

by Rebecca Fortey

"Does her close observation of the everyday often tip into the purely mundane?"

Review: <em>Bark</em> by Lorrie Moore

Review: Bark by Lorrie Moore

by Rebecca Fortey

"The quieter sadness of some stories made me wonder whether the collection should perhaps have been named after its first story: 'debarking', it turns out, is the process by which a dog’s voice is softened to make it less startling to the human ear"

Grace Belgravia | London’s women-only private members club

Grace Belgravia | London’s women-only private members club

by Rebecca Fortey

"If I designed a women-only club, pungent cocktails and meaty tapas would be served up between treatments"

Review: Hotel Palazzo Caracciolo, Naples

Review: Hotel Palazzo Caracciolo, Naples

by Rebecca Fortey

"Skip the hot food, which is not what Italy does in the morning, and instead slice yourself some prosciutto off the bone, grab some of the excellent bread and order a thick, black espresso"

Review: Boulud Sud, New York

Review: Boulud Sud, New York

by Rebecca Fortey

"We are surrounded by clientele of the older, opera-going sort. They have great faces: part lived-in, part experimented-with"

<em>The New York Earth Room, 1977</em>

The New York Earth Room, 1977

by Rebecca Fortey

Walter De Maria's long-term installation, accessed by a narrow, nondescript flight of stairs on Wooster Street, has weathered decades of change in SoHo. Long after the downtown artists left their lofts, it feels immovable and elemental

Review: Conrad New York

Review: Conrad New York

by Rebecca Fortey

A New York five star that takes the concept of the hotel lobby to new heights