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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She spent two years writing about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler before departing to pursue her freelance dream. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

West Coast Villa, Mykonos, Greece

By Lauren Hill

Mykonos is celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere and sun-soaked summer months. Here, whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and traditional fishing harbors sit alongside laid-back beach bars and luxury yacht marinas. This secluded villa is on the island’s rocky west coast, facing out over the azure sea and the neighboring islands of Delos, Syros and Tinos, has a view that’s especially memorable […]

Tuscan Chianti Estate, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy

By Lauren Hill

Cypress trees, vineyards and lush forest define the landscape of Chianti Classico — a small hilly region considered the birthplace of Tuscan winemaking. This grand estate is in the Sangiovese-producing region, just half an hour’s drive from Florence and a 45-minute journey from the medieval Tuscan city of Siena. The 13th-century estate covers more than 12 acres of land containing […]

Duplex Penthouse, Six Senses Residences, Courchevel, France

By Lauren Hill

If you’re an avid fan of winter sports, set up your home away from home in one of the world’s best ski towns: Courchevel. With north-facing slopes at one end of Les Trois Vallées, Courchevel has superb skiing conditions that bring people back year after year. The highest of Courchevel’s villages, Courchevel 1850, is home to chic boutiques, internationally acclaimed […]

Townhouse, The W1 London, UK

By Lauren Hill

This new complex by W-One International lies right at the heart of Marylebone, with a discreet entrance on Beaumont Mews just steps from the neighborhood’s boutiques, cafes and art galleries. The development has five four-bedroom townhouses, 13 apartments and three penthouses, all housed in a former 1930s Art Deco-style building that was once BBC Radio’s headquarters. Double-height oak doors welcome […]

Penthouse-B, The Shephard, New York City

By Lauren Hill

Penthouse-B, The Shephard, New York City Built in 1896, The Shephard is a hallmark of the fashionable West Village’s landscape, cutting a fine figure on the corner of a quiet tree-lined street. To realize the building’s transformation, design firm Gachot Studios enhanced the historic structure’s character with upgraded infrastructure, technology and interior finishes for the ultimate in modern luxury. Now […]

Penthouse 74, 111 West 57th Street, New York City

By Lauren Hill

Once complete, this landmark development will be one of the most talked-about places to live in the city. Reaching 1,428 ft, the new custom-cast terracotta, bronze and glass tower sits front and center on Central Park, rising up from the 1925 Beaux Arts building, Steinway Hall, where Steinway & Sons hosted the world’s most eminent pianists. Property Markets Group, Spruce […]

10750 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California

By Lauren Hill

10750 Chalon Road is tucked into the lush landscape of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Bel Air neighborhood, and the surrounding trees provide complete privacy and a sense of tranquility. The 4,851-sqft, five-bedroom home makes the most of the area’s abundant greenery. Fleetwood sliding pocket doors in the living space open to lower and upper outdoor decks featuring a […]

2317 Delmar Place, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

By Lauren Hill

Fort Lauderdale is often dubbed the yachting capital of the world. The palm tree-lined boulevard, Las Olas, is the ideal base for yacht owners, with properties boasting deep-water docks for accommodating private vessels of varying sizes. The British West Indies-style home at 2317 Delmar Place sits on a 12,500-sq-ft lot of this desirable stretch with seven bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. […]

Virgilio Martinez on the Global Rise of Peruvian Cuisine

By Lauren Hill

In recent years, Peru has established what is now one of the world’s most talked about cuisines. Lima is at the heart of this culinary movement, and Virgilio Martínez is one of the chefs responsible for its global prominence. This year marks Central’s entry into our Top 100 Restaurants. “It feels good to be included, and in such good company,” […]

Jan Hartwig on Atelier Breaking into the Top 100 Restaurants 2019

By Lauren Hill

Jan Hartwig has made quite an impression on Munich’s burgeoning fine-dining scene. The Helmstedt, Germany-born chef arrived at Hotel Bayerischer Hof’s restaurant Atelier in 2014, and was soon awarded a Michelin star, then earned a second star in 2015. The restaurant jumped from two to three stars in the Michelin Guide to Germany 2018. This year, Atelier made its debut […]