Auberge Du Soleil, Napa Valley.

Auberge du Kind Design : This exquisite luxury resort, set on 33 acres of sprawling vineyards and olive groves, in Napa Valley, California. Auberge du Soleil is a hotel that provides spectacular views from a hilltop perch down onto the valley.

Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Photos: GQ's Chef of the Year: David Kinch

Vegetable Garden by David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant. I didn't realize until after the book signing that he chef'd at Hotel de la Poste in Beaune. Small world.

Avia Hotel in Napa, California

Avia Hotel in Napa, California

Hall Rutherford Tasting Room - Napa

Napa's Most Beautiful Wine Tasting Rooms

Most Beautiful Tasting Rooms: HALL Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Velo Vino Winery - Founded by owner of Clif Bar

Napa Wineries by Bike

There were challenges: potholes, steep hills, unflatteringly tight bike shorts. But on their biking and wine tasting tour of Napa Valley, writer Daniel Duane and his ultra-competitive wife overcame them all in pursuit of great wine and food.

Aviary, Chicago

Volatility Stew

Gelateria dei Neri - Firenze, Italia - best gelato in Florence

Gelateria dei Neri - Firenze, Italia - this is seriously the best gelato in Firenze! Photo by, Cassie Feliziani MY FAVORITE! someone take me back!

Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong - Kowloon, Hong Kong. One of my favorite hotels in the world. perfect for the tea time and especially for the SPA, Peninsula, TST