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Conde Nast Traveler March 2017

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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3 min.
dressing the part

I’m always amazed when I see the hordes of Spring Breakers pouring out of planes wearing cuto!s and flip-flops, as if the flight were just a four-hour prelude to a day of swim-up-bar daiquiris and tanning. As much as I travel, I still feel an anachronistic sense of du" to dress for the plane. #ich isn’t to say I wear pencil skirts and pan"hose. Come to think of it, I don’t even own a proper suit anymore. $e definition of appropriate dress has evolved a lot since the dawn of commercial air travel, and these days the international uniform of a pair of fashion sneakers with a men’s-s"le trouser or nice jeans and a button-down shirt is a safe bet for both men and women. Clean and casual—but not too…

2 min.
editor’s itinerary

Plan Now Hitting BA Just Right I’m going to Argentina in September, because it will let me ease out of summer by heading into springtime warmth and score a ton of shoulder-season deals. My only dilemma: save !"## a night on a junior suite at the Belle Époque Alvear Palace Hotel, or book the glass-walled garden suite at the intimate Home Hotel? (Both made our $CA last year—plus Argentina did away with its %" percent hotel tax for foreigners last fall.) And though there’s nothing wrong with going out for (phenomenal) steak and malbec every night, the ci&’s dining scene is exploding. Tomás 'alika’s nouvelle- (ewish Mishiguene o)ers pastrami and blintzes; Gastón Acurio’s cevicheria La Mar does chilcano de pisco better than his spot in Lima; and Proper, in an unmarked…

1 min.
singapore

Dover Street Market—the cult-worthy multi-label concept store founded by Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo— will open its fourth outpost later this year in Singapore’s Dempsey Hill area. Good news if you need something to wear to the new 37-room Warehouse Hotel in Robertson Quay, a neighborhood that was once a hotbed for gambling and opium and today is buzzing with some of the hottest restaurants and bars on the island, like Aburiya and Beast & Butterflies. And let’s not forget Raffles (above), the always glamorous Victorian-era stalwart where Somerset Maugham once held court, which is undergoing a major threephase reno. The face-lift won’t be complete until next year, but don’t worry— you can still slip into the iconic Bar & Billiard Room for that Singapore Sling. Photograph courtesy Raffles Hotel Singapore.…

1 min.
jenna lyons

Nothing about camping agrees with me,” says Jenna Lyons, the New York– based president and executive creative director of J.Crew. “I need a private bathroom—plus, I love the city and all its noise and concrete.” But since her friend, Austin-based hotelier Liz Lambert, convinced her to come camping (and to Texas) several years ago, Lyons spends four days every September in the Chihuahuan Desert outside Marfa, Texas, in a vintage Spartan Aircraft trailer. She goes for the annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love, an alt-Americana crafts fair and concert held at Lambert’s El Cosmico campground (Ben Kwel ler and Neko Case headlined last year). “It’s just magical out there, and there’s something Planes, Trains and Auto mo biles about getting there that I love.” She goes with a tribe: her…

1 min.
plane clothes

“NEVER LOOK LIKE A TOURIST. ACT LIKE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.” Just about everything I’m wearing— except the Converse x Missoni sneakers— is from my line, Basic Terrain, that I design with my husband. It all started with these fisherman pants: I bought a pair when I was in Cambodia with Oxfam, and we did our own version in a lightweight denim. You just fold and tie them at the waist—you can wear them in yoga class or on the red carpet. I’ve actually done both. I travel to New York a lot for work, and to Powder Mountain in Utah to go snowboarding, but I’m longing for an adventure in a place I’ve never been before. Maybe Zanzibar? I have friends who are going. Or Iceland. It’s been calling to…

4 min.
meet and greet

“I didn’t want to come to Indonesia and default to the teakwood, barefoot-luxury vibe,” says Alexan dra Champalimaud, who oversaw the interiors of the new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. “I hoped to create something that reflected the open and social nature of the people in Jakarta,” she says. “They give the city its warm, wonderful energy.” That’s why the public spaces are the calling card of her 125-suite glass-andsteel hotel, which opened this summer in the central Jalan Gatot Subroto business district and draws just as many locals as out-of-towners. Walk into the Tiffany-blue patisserie in the hotel lobby on any afternoon and you’ll find Jakartans and guests sipping java and treating themselves to exquisite handmade chocolates. In the gold-tiled, mahogany-paneled Library lounge, Malaysian and European suits unwind with pre-dinner drinks.…