The Mayan attraction
It was once a lost world, home only to wildlife and Mayan temples. Now this stunning area on Mexico’s Yucatan coast has been reclaimed by the intrepid. By Christine Toomey
Hands on experience
As a child, Fiore de Henriquez made a toy village from Plasticine. When, as a celebrated sculptress, she converted an abandoned hamlet, the childhood dream became a reality. Christine Toomey meets a visionary spirit
What do a ballet dancer, a film star and a paper tycoon have in common? The answer is the exclusive White Oak plantation in Florida, a sanctuary for several species of endangered wildlife and a centre for the arts. Christine Toomey explains.
Finding an unexploded shell in the bedroom was only the first of many surprises for Christine Toomey when she set about renovating a hilltop townhouse in central Italy.