Conde Nast Traveller UK November 2017

The essential guide to inspirational travel. Breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel advice make Condé Nast Traveller the authority in its field and the premier lifestyle magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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10 Edições

nesta edição

4 minutos
editor’s letter

I wasn’t always a travel editor. For a wild and woolly time I was what you might call ‘a stunt journalist’. In other words, making a fool of myself for laughs, being a hoebag but for less money, a trader of my own shame in the blind hope that someone reading page 67 of the Evening Standard would find my turn of phrase droll. Humiliating yourself for TV makes sense because there is your own reaction for the viewers to witness. But for the written page, it is a curiously isolating experience, which, when I suddenly remembered it all on my moped this morning, made me laugh out loud. So consider this: I am at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. I am dressed as a Pit Stop Girl. My outfit…

2 minutos
this month’s contributors

Nuno Mendes Lisbon restaurants (p155) ‘I got an amazing Mantecas blanket at my friend Catarina Portas’ shop in Lisbon. It’s made with wool from Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in Portugal. I use it all the time, especially when we go camping as a family, and have since bought one for each of my children.’ Nuno is executive chef at Chiltern Firehouse, London Kelly Wearstler On location, Mexico (p36) ‘My favourite find is a table lamp by artist Jacques Duval- Brasseur. I had fallen in love with it when I first saw it in vintage magazines, but it was rare and expensive. Then I happened upon one at Clignancourt flea market in Paris – bringing it home was a treat.’ Kelly has designed the interiors for new American hotel brand Proper John Pawson…

2 minutos
hitting the brief

STUDIO TACK THE FIRM Three Ivy League architecture graduates meet one former Ace Hotels brand director and craft hotels with a lo-fi Brooklyn edge. THE FORM Retro-cool motel makeovers, from equestrian-inspired Brentwood in New York’s Saratoga Springs (inky blue-black woodwork with brass accents) to newcomer Sound View on Long Island (wood-panelling and seaside rattan). NEXT UP Their biggest project yet, The Grove in Portland, Oregon, opens at the end of this year: a nine-storey addition to a 100-year-old building at the gate of Chinatown. ASH NYC THE FIRM Part designers, part property developers, these New Yorkers are inspired by ‘the timeless wabi-sabi of Belgian masters such as Axel Vervoordt’, says founder Ari Heckman. THE FORM Their first hotel, The Dean in Providence, Rhode Island, riffed on the town’s collegial heritage, with a lobby library…

2 minutos
all about yves

For years, Marrakech has been a sanctuary for the French, where North African sun and a radical change of scene lie just three hours from Paris. Such was the case for Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé when they first arrived in the 1960s. ‘Marrakech was an exceptional love at first sight,’ said Bergé, the couture designer’s business and life partner, before he passed away last month. ‘The city deeply influenced Saint Laurent’s life and work, particularly his discovery of colour.’ The two lived in the Jardin Majorelle, where they transformed the garden into a living artwork. Just outside the imperial city’s red medina, it’s next door to the Musée YSL Marrakech, which opens this month as Bergé’s tribute to Saint Laurent. ‘I don’t want it to be a mausoleum,’…

2 minutos
spin city

A decade ago, Colombian chefs placed European cooking on a pedestal, and holding a top restaurant award in the civil-war-ravaged country was unthinkable. But 11 months after the government and Farc guerrillas reached a peace agreement, Bogotá, the high-altitude capital, is hosting Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 24 October. The city is also home to a Basque Culinary World Prize winner and a slew of young chefs who are rummaging through a diverse pantry which spans the Andes, Amazon and Caribbean. Leading the pack is Leonor Espinosa who gives under-rated ingredients a starring role with dishes such as piracucú fish, cassava and cacay fruit in coconut milk at Leo Cocina y Cava. Cutting their teeth at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Jorge Rausch and his pastrychef brother Mark paved…

1 minutos
northern exposure

I grew up just outside Glasgow, where Scottish holidays meant square sausages and potato scones on the early-morning CalMac ferry to Arran, long, winding coach journeys on school trips to Raasay to throw ourselves down waterfalls, and snowball ices at the Formica-preserved Ritz Café on the dreich Millport seafront. And the midges. The bloody midges. ‘I’m obsessed with the Scottish islands,’ says Martin Parr. ‘I’ve been to almost all of them – I go island ticking.’ There’s a warm bleakness to much of Parr’s new book, Think of Scotland, which collects together images taken over the last 25 years: from a deserted mini-golf course overlooking the Firth of Clyde at Dunoon to prize radishes at the Shapinsay Agricultural Show on Orkney; a raindrop blurred car windscreen looking down an empty…