Celebrity House Calls

If it’s good enough for George Forman…

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The Mayflower Inn & Spa
Washington, Connecticut

Toss aside the to-do list and repair instead to this idyllic Relais & Chateaux retreat to rediscover yourself and/or your significant other. An exquisite country-manor estate featuring 30 impeccably antique-appointed accommodations, The Mayflower delivers the ultimate ultra-luxe sojourn. Prepare to be seriously pampered—and to never want to leave.

Do: Meander through the Inn’s lush gardens and hike, cycle, kayak, and birdwatch throughout the adjacent Steep Rock Nature Preserve. Then bliss out in the ethereal guests-only spa, rated top nationwide by Condé Nast Traveler. Indulge in sublime skincare, practice Pilates in the indoor pool, or de-stress in the warm moisture Thermal Sanctuary. Snuggle up on a cozy chaise facing the Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows—the breathtaking view rivals that of the room’s original de Kooning. And a browse through the nearby galleries and antiques shops may even turn up a treasure to call your very own.

Dine: Enjoy exceptional contemporary cuisine or gourmet spa fare in the elegant Main Dining Room, pub-style Tap Room, or your own guest chamber or suite.

Details: Mayflower Inn & Spa, 118 Woodbury Rd., Rte 47, Washington, CT (860) 868-9466.

Cost: $520 to $1,500 per night; spa packages from $1,750 per person.

Drive: 60 miles from White Plains
—Laurie Yarnell



Inkblot Landscape by Pamela Landau Connolly

photographic memory

At the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase…Andy Warhol: Snapshots
Through May 17, 2009

An obsessive photographer, Andy Warhol is estimated to have taken between 60,000 and 100,000 snapshots in his lifetime, producing images of athletes such as Dorothy Hamill and Tom Seaver and celebrities like Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Andy Warhol: Snapshots features 50 photos by the Pope of Pop given to the Neuberger by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Dated from the 1970s and ’80s, they capture the bizarre and the banal, the celebrities and the unknown. Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase (914) 251-6100

At Lot 84, Mount Kisco… Pamela Landau Connolly: here+there
Through June 30th, 2009

Making good on its commitment to showcase local artisans, Mount Kisco-based boutique Lot 84 will host an exhibit by photographer Pamela Landau Connolly, whose work captures the beauty in everyday, simple objects and familiar places. Relying on traditional film and vintage cameras in her work, the photographer shows off her work in the exhibit, here+there, a series of black-and-white prints that examine the signs of growth, the traces of wear, and the impact of time on ordinary places. Lot 84, 84 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco (914) 244-8535





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