What You Need to Know Today

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The Buzz:

The Ritz-Carlton is set to open first all-villa property in Jiuzhaigou Valley. These new 87 villas will give guests panoramic views over the valley and of the snow-capped Min Mountains. We think guests looking for that cool winter getaway will opt to use the mountain spa, media room and the kid’s club. For a taste of adventure, travelers should explore Jiuzhaigou Valley on foot, including Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, ancient primeval woodlands, a Swan Lake (named after its frequent visits from bird life). Check out all the details here.

It’s time to visit St. Barts, as the cool fall breezes move in. Villa Marie by Maisons et Hôtels Sibue is the new hotel that’s creating buzz on the Caribbean island. Villa Marie is located on the west side of the island with views of Flamands beach. Guests will be able to enjoy the Pure Altitude spa, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and lush gardens. The new hotel is housed in an old colonial house purchased and renovated by the Sibuet family. Find out more here.

Looking for an extreme adventure for your next vacation? Remote Lands is offering a range of journeys through the Himalayas like the “Himalayas by Helicopter,” which takes guests on a 10-day tour through Nepal. Guests will visit eight base camps by helicopter. Guests will board the first helicopter in Kathmandu. The itinerary offers sites of glacial plateaus from Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Makalu and Annapurna base camps, accompanied by an expert mountain Sherpa. Learn about more itineraries.

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Did you say fashion?

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing. Check out our Paris coverage this week, beginning with 12 lessons to take from fashion week so far. For a taste, forget the flat shoe and embrace the heel this season and you’ll need to invest in a shiny, patent coat. Here are all the trends to keep in mind.