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Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler May 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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2 min.
contributors

Paul Brady Senior Editor Made in Merida, p. 118 Biggest hotel pet peeve? Showers that are so complicated they require an engineering degree to operate. Favorite hotel on earth? Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa, on an island in the south of Chile, where the bedrooms overlook the South Pacific. You could spend the day reading by the fire, but I had more fun on the private boat. Got a hotel room that’s worth requesting? The corner suite at the new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. You can see the Statue of Liberty from a hammock that hangs from the ceiling. Rebecca Misner Lifestyle Editor Hot List, p. 67 What do you download for long-haul trips? I’m a true-crimepodcast junkie—I listen to the spin-offs of the spin-offs of Serial. Or Neil Young and The Smiths— there’s something about flying that makes…

3 min.
what becomes a legend

I recently came across an overexposed Kodachrome slide of my sister and me in matching white cap-sleeve T-shirts, wide-leg drawstring cropped pants, and bridle-leather sandals. I could still make out the name Hotel Splendido Portofino on the shirts, with their tiny seahorse logos embroidered in blue script. My dad, who was famous in our family for dressing the women in his life—in my mother’s case, even long after their marriage dissolved— brought outfits back from sailing trips through Italy and France in the mid-1970s. He loved, as I did long before I had words to describe it, the ease with which the Italians and French dressed, and could never understand why American fashion failed to achieve that summer sprezzatura. I wore the shirt, which was made from a thick cotton that…

1 min.
stomping ground

If you’re partial to the grape and headed to Paris or London in late September, consider tacking on Bordeaux for the harvest (you can fly direct from both cities, and the high-speed rail from Paris launches in July). A specialist like French Wine Explorers can nab appointments for tastings, which you’ll need during the vendange, since, unlike Napa, you can’t just roll up to a staffed tasting room. They can also help arrange lunches with winemakers (reds will flow, but don’t miss the very good sémillons and small-batch rosés) and tours at Château Pape Clément. Or go blend your own bottle at Château Paloumey Haut-Médoc, and spend real time in the vineyard, picking the cab and merlot fruits. We like to stay at the 12-room ultramod Yndo Hotel (which made…

1 min.
a city for grown-ups

Santa Fe is no place to be with kids…okay, my kids. Don’t get me wrong—they loved wandering among the buskers and eating shaved ice in the adobelined plaza, but they were far more interested in Pokémon Go than in the city’s 14 art institutions (like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum), 250-plus galleries (notably SITE Santa Fe, in the Railyard, an emerging contemporary-arts hub), and Spanish colonial churches. My husband and I even had to bolt in the middle of Don Giovanni—the openair opera has insane desert views, and this summer it’s staging Mason Bates’s buzzy (R)evolution of Steve Jobs—because the kids were raising hell back at the hotel. My other goof was missing the Indian Market (August 19–20), for Navajo rugs and black Pueblo-style pottery. Next time, we’ll be able to…

1 min.
plane clothes

“NO ONE WILL HELP YOU RUSH THROUGH SECURITY IF YOU LOOK LIKE YOU JUST ROLLED OUT OF BED.” On First Impressions SHEA: Growing up as Santa Barbara surf kids, we didn’t think much about first impressions. But as our dad says, “People make up their minds about you before you even say a word.” If you ask for a business-class meal while you’re seated in economy, you won’t get anything if you’re wearing your pajamas. But if you have on a tie, it’s a different story. This actually happened to me on a flight to Nepal. The Things They Carry RAAN: Everything we’re wearing— except my Peal & Co. shoes—is from our line, Apolis. I’m carrying our jute Market bag, which we make with a women’s cooperative in Bangladesh. It’s stronger than it looks,…

1 min.
santa barbara

Irene Neuwirth pendants and chain necklace..............................prices upon request Prada top and pants .... $695 and $880 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection earrings ............................... price upon request Louis Vuitton The Party sunglasses ......................$685 Chanelslides.................$750 Before the idyllic central California coast town of Santa Barbara became known for its ultrawealthy early retirees and perma-student surfers at UCSB, it was synonymous with the film industry. One of the country’s biggest motion picture studios, Flying A, set up shop there in 1912 and produced hundreds of silent films. For a few glorious years, Santa Barbara was Hollywood. This summer, a piece of the town’s glam past returns when the Hotel Californian, a 121-room grand Spanish Colonial Revival, welcomes guests once again nearly 100 years after it was devastated by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake just days after it…