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Ski in for chocolate body wraps at this Swiss spa

Ski-in and ski-out at Nira Alpina, five kilometres from St. Moritz.

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Surlej, Switzerland – Tucked into the mountains five kilometres from St. Moritz, Nira Alpina (pictured bottom left) is the first resort in the Engadin Valley to offer ski-in, ski-out access. Guests can take a glassed-in covered walkway from the soon-to-be-opened glass-and-timber hotel straight to the Corvatsch cable car, the highest mountain station in the eastern Alps. For après-ski, head to the cigar lounge, or the spa where such basic services as manicures, pedicures and facials are trumped by Swiss chocolate body wraps. Reservations are being taken from Nov. 30.

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Tel Aviv – The Herta and Paul Amir Building (pictured bottom right) is a multimillion-dollar addition to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art that appeals to architecture buffs, artists and historians alike. Conceived by Preston Scott Cohen (who heads Harvard's Graduate School of Architecture) the long, angular structure is made from hundreds of interlocking polished cement panels and contains a library, an auditorium, and an expansive gallery space that's linked by a 27-metre-high top-lit atrium. On show is an exhibit of paintings by German artist Anselm Kiefer.


London – Locavores can nibble on sustainably sourced rock shrimp tempura and seafood çeviche at Senkai, a Japanese-inspired robata (or grill) restaurant and raw bar that has brought an inventive twist to modern British cuisine. At least 75 per cent of the fish is sourced from local day boats or organic farms. Chef Tim Tolley serves up steamed sea bass with shimeji mushrooms and lemon cress, and the cocktail list features the Earl Grey Cooler (vodka, tea, lemon juice, orange marmalade and Chambord liqueur).


New York – Stroll up and down the ramps at the Guggenheim Museum to see 123 works by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The exhibit "All" – on show in the distinctive rotunda until Jan 22 – features virtually every thought-provoking piece produced by Cattelan since 1989. You'll see stuffed horses, pigeons and squirrels, marble body bags, an effigy of John F. Kennedy lying in state, and other controversial sculptures dangling haphazardly from ropes and harnesses. This rare retrospective of Cattelan's quirky career is also the artist's final bow. He plans to retire after the show is done.

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