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VAIL FINE ART, COLORADO Vail Fine Art in Colorado has a won­der­ful se­lec­tion of unique bronze sculp­tures from artists all over the world. It’s a very di­verse col­lec­tion. www.vail­fin­ HAR­RODS, LON­DON The food halls and restau­rants in Har­rods have a great mix of cus­tomers with the same idea: nav­i­gat­ing their way to the won­der­ful pro­duce and gourmet se­lec­tions. www.har­ HOMER REED, DEN­VER Homer Reed, founded in 1951, stays on top of the trends but re­tains the favourite tra­di­tions of men’s fash­ion. The store also of­fers su­perb cus­tomer ser­vice; Mark Reed, the son of the re­tired founder, re­mem­bers ev­ery­thing about cus­tomers. www.home­r­ VILLA D’ESTE, LAKE COMO, ITALY The lo­ca­tion of this ho­tel on Lake Como is one of the most beau­ti­ful in Europe and the views are stag­ger­ing. The land­scape has not changed in two cen­turies, nor should it in the next two. www.vil­ AMALFI COAST, ITALY My favourite sight­see­ing op­tion would be the Amalfi Coast by boat. See­ing the vil­lages chis­elled into the near-ver­ti­cal moun­tains, from Sor­rento to Salerno, is a must for any trav­eller to Italy. www.amal­fi­ COTSWOLDS, ENG­LAND One has to look very hard to see any im­pact of mod­ern so­ci­ety in the vil­lages here. With the pe­riod ar­chi­tec­ture re­tained and no vis­i­ble ad­ver­tis­ing, things ap­pear frozen in time. Just sit­ting, for in­stance, in the Wash­bourne Court Ho­tel in Lower Slaugh­ter, one can eas­ily imag­ine be­ing there hun­dreds of years ago.; www.wash­ I AL­WAYS PACK My iPod and speak­ers. I plan my playlist for my morn­ings, re­lax­ation times and evenings specif­i­cally ac­cord­ing to where I will be. Sharon Fowler STAN­LEY Gallery has founded and di­rected sev­eral in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies, and in 2002 cre­ated Italy by Vespa, a lifestyle tour com­pany based in Tus­cany that of­fers small-group lux­ury scooter tours of Italy. For­tuneMagazine has named the tour among the 18 most unique things to do in the world. Gallery trav­els seven months of the year to Tus­cany, the Amalfi Coast, Eng­land and the US. www.italy­

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