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Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler August 2016

Condé Nast Traveler magazine is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers. Each monthly issue features breathtaking destinations, including the finest art, architecture, fashion, culture, cuisine, lodgings, and shopping. With Condé Nast Traveler as your guide, you'll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises.

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2 min.
editor’s letter

Rolling in the Deep THE SUMMER my parents separated, my mom, in an uncharacteristically spontaneous move, decided to rent a rambling old house on the beach, about an hour up the coast from our Los Angeles home in the hills. My dad had left weeks earlier with just his clothes, even though over the course of their marriage he’d collected and art-directed every last candlestick and Persian rug in our 1920s English Tudor. My mom, sister, and I would go on to live in the family home for the following two decades with few updates to the original interiors, but the sparsely furnished summer rental overlooking the Pacific served as temporary neutral ground—absent my father’s collection of polo mallets and caps, floor-to-ceiling library of nineteenth-century architecture and design books, and half-squeezed tubes…

1 min.
santorini, greece

And While You’re There... Have a Seaside Lunch We love the grilled bream at Dimitris on Ammoudi Bay. Earn Your Sundowner Hike from Oia to Fira and treat yourself to a champagne cocktail at Franco’s Bar. Take a Day-Trip Head to the village of Pyrgos, in the center of the island, to visit wineries and for Greek-style salads at Selene restaurant. See the Ruins Akrotiri (like Pompeii) was preserved by ash from a volcanic eruption in the seventeenth century b.c. Salvatore Ferragamo dress, $3,100; Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom Eau de Parfum, $225; Chloé Faye bag, $1,390; Jimmy Choo Delfine espadrilles, $475; Tom Ford Angela sunglasses, $435; Harry Winston Lily Cluster necklace, price upon request; Dior Timepieces La D de Dior Satine watch, $28,700; John Hardy Cinta earrings, $9,000. TOP RIGHT: PHOTOGRAPH BY BRITTANY MCLAREN.…

1 min.
“i watch every hugh grant movie available on the flight.”

I like to wear clean white sneakers when I travel— they dress up a look. I can kick these Tom Ford ones off quickly at security. The jeans are Saint Laurent and, I’ll admit it, the holes are not legit. Totally contrived. The shirt and windbreaker are from the Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio collection for Macy’s. All the pieces from the line are super-accessible and easy. But the perfect travel clothes are actually Ugg sweats. They’re literally the most comfortable thing you could ever put against your skin. This watch is a 1976 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona. It wasn’t a gift, it was an “earn.” The second I’m on the plane, I adjust it to the new time zone. I think this will help me outsmart jet lag, but no. That…

1 min.
walk in jackie o.’s shoes

In 1946, before Capri was the embodiment of la dolce vita, cobbler Amedeo Canfora opened a tiny sandal shop across from the Grand Hotel Quisisana. Eventually, the glitterati of the day discovered the isle, as well as Canfora’s fetish-worthy strappy flats. Grace Kelly, Maria Callas, and Greta Garbo became devotees, as did Jackie Kennedy, who in 1962 called Amedeo with a special request. “She came by boat from Sorrento, and my grandfather opened the shop after midnight for her,” says Costanzo Canfora, Amedeo’s grandson, who runs the business today. Now, on the brand’s seventieth anniversary, archival styles inspired by those worn by Jackie O. (delicate chain straps in gold, silver, or rose gold) and Audrey Hepburn (leather straps in yellow and chocolate brown) will be available for the first time…

1 min.
next time you’re in dallas . . .

When I asked designer and Texas native Lela Rose for a can’t-miss lunch spot in Dallas, she suggested restaurant cum boutique Grange Hall, near Highland Park. With its curation of jewelry, accessories, and home decor by designers such as Ted Muehling, this place is like a museum of haute curiosities. The restaurant has a similar uniqueness and refinement. My meal started with a fanciful crudités of long pink radishes and tiny purple cauliflower. The caviar, which was cloched in a gilded porcelain egg and accompanied by gold-flecked champagne gelée, came on a marble-patterned bone china slab—a presentation that was one part Marie Antoinette and one part Rick Owens.…

2 min.
“ for better or worse, i always attempt the local language.”

Your all-time favorite vacation: Two years ago I backpacked in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, which looks just like Mars. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen! We lived in yurts and hiked 30 miles a day. All-time worst vacation: For New Year’s in 2000, my friends and I met up in Cozumel; we’d rented a house on the Internet and paid up front. When we arrived, it was still under construction! We ended up in the cheapest dump you can imagine. The most memorable cocktail you’ve had: The mojitos in Cuba were a revelation. I don’t usually like sugary drinks, but they tasted different there. Maybe the ingredients were fresher, or I’m more open to getting drunk on sugar when I’m on vacation. The best thing to do in…