Modern Love Podcast read by Catherine O’Hara

New York Times Have you ever been jealous … of a GPS? To celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary, Patricia Morrisroe and her husband traveled to England. While driving through the idyllic English countryside, Ms. Morrisroe found herself in unwanted competition with...

Chateau Dior

Departures The French designer created the most commanding silhouette of 20th-century fashion. Now the house where he found inspiration and respite has been masterfully refreshed and restored. Handsome young men in straw hats and pristine aprons are tending Christian...

Romancing The Highlands

Departures Bewitched by the cult TV costume drama Outlander, Patricia Morrisroe spends nine days driving through Scotland, in search of the breathtaking castles, mystical stones, and folklore that has made the show a...

The Ecstasy and the Agony of Robert Mapplethorpe

Departures Robert Mapplethorpe remained focused on his legacy even from his hospital bed, writing his signature over and over again until it was reduced to a blur. In another example, he turned the “e” at the end of his name into an arrow, as if aiming at a target he...

All I Want for Christmas is the Perfect Pair of PJs

Departures With the holidays approaching, many women are making up their wish lists, noting the beautiful shearling coat they’d spotted in a store, or the Man Ray they’d wanted since Photography 101. They’re dreaming of exotic trips, diamond earrings, Hermès bags,...

The Sovereign State of Extravagance: London’s Mayfair

Departures Mayfair, between Park Lane and Regent Street, with Bond Street running through, just might be the luxury capital of the world. I’m looking for Berkeley Square, one of Mayfair’s most iconic locations, but there’s so much new construction...

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