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Conde Nast Traveller UK

Conde Nast Traveller UK

Juyl/August 2021

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.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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Monthly
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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

It’s 17 May – travel from the UK has just opened up again. Naturally, our editor-in-chief wanted to be among the first to get back out there, but all didn’t go to plan. She missed her flight (and the press deadline for this page) and is now AWOL in Heathrow. MelindaLP ON THE COVER AGHIOS ARTEMIOS TRADITIONAL HOUSES, SANTORINI. PHOTOGRAPHED BY BILL THANOPOULOS SUBSCRIBE VISIT CNTRAVELLER.COM/SUBSCRIBE, EMAIL CNTRAVELLER@SUBSCRIPTION.CO.UK, OR CALL 0844 848 5202 SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER ALL OUR FAVOURITE STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX CNTRAVELLER.COM/NEWSLETTERS SMART STAYS OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST UK AIRBNBS, FROM GRAND HOUSES TO BEACH HUTS CNTRAVELLER.COM/TOPIC/AIRBNB FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @CONDENAST TRAVELLER WUKALINA WALK, TASMANIA All information and travel details are correct at the time of going to press. Due to uncertain circumstances, this may have changed on the date of publication. Please check businesses’ individual…

2 min
contributors

VALERIE JUNE The Culture Hopper (p28) ‘I got invited to perform in Hawaii, so a friend who used to live in Kauai joined me there and we drove to Waimea Canyon. We wound up this mountain, seeing rainbow after rainbow, and meditated at the top. It was beautiful and otherworldly.’ Singer Valerie’s album ‘The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers’ is out now ANDREAS DUSSMANN House Call (p24) ‘My wife Betty (left) and I love Menorca for its unspoilt nature. We stay at a former farm, Binigaus Vell, where you can go for endless walks and ride horses in the countryside. The best lobster paella is served at S’Amarador in the seaside town of Ciutadella.’ German restoration expert Andreas has villas to rent across Istria, Croatia TOM PARKER Photographer, Crete (p78) ‘As I spend so much time in…

4 min
colour block

THE BALEARIC REVIVAL MENORCA Menorca an axis of the contemporary art world? It might seem unlikely, given its conservative reputation, but Swiss art magnates Iwan and Manuela Wirth have a habit of disrupting expectations. Best known for turning a Somerset farm into a multi-purpose destination, the couple have chosen a windswept islet in Mahón harbour for their latest addition. The gallery opens in July with a show by LA-born painter Mark Bradford – whose US pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale was a powerful rumination on slavery and the American Civil War – housed in the sustainably repurposed outbuildings of a former naval hospital, alongside a restaurant run by pioneering local winery Binifadet. ‘Isla del Rey is completely immersed in nature and has been a place of contemplation for millennia,’ says…

3 min
on the history trail

The Western Balkans are home to the largest population of indigenous Muslims in Europe, but few people know about them and their culture is in danger of disappearing. In a new book, author Tharik Hussain shines a light on these unexpected parts whose history and identity have been shaped by Islam for more than 600 years How did you first come across these communities? ‘I knew there was a Muslim presence in Bulgaria, but I had no idea to what extent it still existed in the area. On a family holiday, we drove in from Romania through the mountainous north and suddenly started seeing all these little mosques. Some of them were obviously in use. I was shocked to realise Muslims were living here, in the middle of the Bulgarian countryside, and…

2 min
click into place

THE LIFESTYLE COMPASS Issimo Tuscan hotel Il Pellicano encapsulates that laidback Slim Aarons poolside vibe and also happens to be where he shot some of his famous photographs. Faced with the prospect of a challenging summer, daughter of the owners and fashion favourite Marie-Louise Sciò had the clever idea last May to digitalise some of its magic. The result was Issimo, which explores Italian craftsmanship and culture with stories, guides and recipes, plus an online shop that’s a love letter to independent brands. It also features coveted limited-edition collaborations including Allagiulia’s velvet loafers from Venice and Florentine jeweller Carolina Bucci’s bracelets in signature Pellicano yellow and white stripes. And new this year is Beautissimo, stocked with washbag secrets such as scents by Milan-based LabSolue and spa-water products from Ischia Spaeh. issimoissimo.com THE HOMEWARE…

2 min
press play

The past 15 months could have been scripted by a Greek tragedian: a world cast into turmoil by plague. Yet there are epilogues of optimism. Following a shift that has seen a populace spirited to the great outdoors, the curtain will rise this summer on a new wave of open-air performance spaces, from bosky hideaways to cutting-edge urban stages. Thorington Theatre, housed in an old bomb crater due to its location near a former US air base, is hidden within Suffolk forest. Built using sustainably sourced timber, it opens in June, when around 350 spectators will be treated to productions of Twelfth Night and The Secret Garden, quenching half-time thirst with local tipples of Giffords Hall sparkling wine and Aspall Cyder. It is very much a community offering, involving children’s…