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Conde Nast Traveler March 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.
being there

WHEN I RETURNED from a trip to Istanbul just two days before the attacks on Sultanahmet Square, where my family and I had recently been standing, a friend asked whether he should cancel his upcoming trip to Turkey. My response (based on then-available information) was a resounding no. Don’t get me wrong. As a lifelong insomniac, I’m no stranger to irrational fear—free-floating anxiety that readily catastrophizes a running list of real and hypothetical problems. Yet emergency plane evacuations and terrorist attacks never figure into my 3 a.m. musings. In the cold light of day, my rational brain takes over, ready with stats that underscore the safety of travel to most parts of the world—the fact that you’re likelier to die in a car crash or be struck by lightning than to…

1 min.
lartigue: life in color

JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE was renowned for dynamic photographs of athletes, airplanes, and automobiles in motion, all elegantly captured in black-and-white. But it was his lesser-known work in color that consumed him later in life. For Lartigue, who was also an avid painter, those 6x6 Ektachromes were the closest his film would get to oil on canvas. The image above shows Lartigue’s third wife, Florette, in her family’s village of Piozzo, in Italy’s Piedmont; taken in 1960, it languished in the vaults for decades. Now, this and other “lost” photographs are collected in the new book Lartigue: Life in Color (Abrams), and an eponymous exhibition is on view at Amsterdam’s Fotografiemuseum until April 3. PHOTOGRAPH BY JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE, © MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE–FRANCE/AAJHL; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED…

4 min.
the best trip he didn’t plan

LAST NOVEMBER, as Michael Kors was finalizing his fourday itinerary for Beijing to open his latest flagship, he realized that he had 48 hours of downtime between meetings and press events. “I usually have only three or four hours to see a city, so two days was a luxury,” Kors says. “But there was so much to see. I really needed someone to say to me, ‘This is the best of the best.’ ” So he called us. We knew he’d want to explore the emerging boutiques in the hutong areas and avoid tourist traps like the Ming Tombs, and that he didn’t need to spend hours (or days) walking the Great Wall (two or three hours would do). “Of course I had to do iconic places like Tiananmen Square.…

2 min.
ready to roll

EN ROUTE TO Formentera There’s nothing more transportive— literally and figuratively—than an artful stack of buttery leather wheelies, hands-free backpacks, and crossbody shoulder bags. (Karl Lagerfeld certainly agrees: He turned Paris’s Grand Palais into a futuristic airport terminal for Chanel’s spring 2016 show.) Luckily for us, this season’s accessories are designed to give us style for miles, and made to get us to our gate on time. Buenos Aires BOUND ARRIVING IN Stockholm STYLED BY AKARI ENDO-GAUT; MANICURE BY CASEY HERMAN AT KATE RYAN INC. FOR DIOR VERNIS; PHOTOGRAPHED AT WORLD TRADE CENTER TRANSPORTATION HUB, THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY…

3 min.
having a fashion moment

Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945–1968 Relive the era of alta moda through the designs of Valentino, Sorelle Fontana, Emilio Pucci, and Simonetta. NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale; through June 5. Coded_Couture Have your mind blown by pieces of “wearable technology”—like Melissa Coleman’s dress that uses voice-stress analysis to tell if someone is lying. Pratt Manhattan Gallery, N.Y.C.; through April 30. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Even if you’re not obsessed with Downton Abbey, where better to appreciate the British drama’s costumes than in this museum’s Gilded Age drawing rooms and libraries? Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago; through May 8. Fashion Forward: Three Centuries of Fashion (1715–2015) You’ll find garments dating to the times of Louis XVI and Louis XVIII—and pieces by Paul Poiret, Charles-Frederick Worth, and Madeleine Vionnet—as the museum celebrates the thirtieth anniversary…

1 min.
inspired by casa fayette, guadalajara

Art and design fanatics have long made pilgrimages to Guadalajara to see the early modernist houses built in the 1920s and ’30s by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán and, more recently, to check out the fantastic gallery scene (Curro & Poncho is one of the best for Latin American contemporary artists). But to really see the city as it was and where it’s going, book a room at the new Casa Fayette hotel in the historic Lafayette district. The Art Deco–inflected bar, lobby, and restaurant are in a restored 1940s mansion, and guests stay in a nine-story addition that calls to mind Barragán’s masterpieces. It’s like time-traveling on your way to breakfast. A NOTE ON THE DESIGN Grupo Habita hotels have always put a premium on creating the right vibe when it…