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Conde Nast Traveler September 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

Christopher Bagley The W contributor toured Paris’s redone Hôtel de Crillon, p. 96 What is your favorite city for design? My adopted hometown of Los Angeles. Just when I think I know the city, I stumble upon a 1960s glass chapel 10 minutes from my house. Anywhere that you’re embarrassed to say you haven’t visited? China. It’s inexcusable, especially as my goddaughter is half-Chinese. I hope to take her when she’s older. Do you have your next destination in mind? Naples. Last summer I passed through and fell for it completely— and not only because of crocchette di patate. Christa Guerra CNT’s Associate Art Director designed our 30th Anniversary package, p. 55 What place have you visited that has stayed with you? Alexandria—where palaces and mosques line an ancient bay, and you can charter fishing boats to…

3 min.
age of experience

I recently reconnected with my college friend Cindy, whom I’d scarcely seen since the summer after graduation when we traveled for a month throughout Italy and France. She reminded me of the time we raced back to the youth hostel in Verona after an openair concert in the amphitheater to make curfew. I can still hear the clapping of flip-flops on cobblestones behind us and the hopeful lilt of Australian accents calling for us to hold the doors open. We made plans to meet those same Aussies in Avignon later that month, the logical coda to an easy kinship born of averted misadventure. That night, we all slipped into our travel sheets, money belts safely stowed, and slept the deep hummingbird sleep that only relief brings. Nostalgia sparked a conversation about…

2 min.
editor’s itinerary

Go Now Chicago Culture Fix I’m the kind of Chicagophile who heads there even when temps dip to six degrees in January (which is when I’ll warm up with an old fashioned at Big Star). But I’m angling to visit this month, not so much for the glorious weather as for everything else going on. EXPO Chicago, a contemporary art fair shaping up to rival Frieze, will debut on September 13 with 135 galleries represented, including Gagosian and Perrotin. Later that week, the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens, with experimental projects installed across the city— think Burning Man for design geeks. Between visits to the DePaul Art Museum and the Hyde Park Art Center, and dinner at Roister, Grant Achatz’s rowdy but refined open-kitchen restaurant, I’ll try to make cocktails at Billy Sunday…

2 min.
what i pack

Cartier Santos de Cartier necklace . . . . . . . . . . .$7,450 Chanel bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 Sandals and ring ..........................Westman’s own If there’s one time of year that makes New York– based makeup artist Gucci Westman especially nostalgic for Sweden, it’s the summer. Westman spent 15 years in Varberg, an hour south of Gothenburg (her family moved to Sweden from California when she was 10 years old), and now makes a nearly annual pilgrimage with her husband…

1 min.
well traveled

“DASHIKIS ARE MY GO-TO IN THE SUMMER, BUT IN THE WINTER I WEAR BLACK TURTLENECKS RELIGIOUSLY.” “I’m a geography nerd,” says New York– based Mobolaji Dawodu, who, as a child, would ask his mother to quiz him on world capitals. Now Dawodu feeds his wanderlust by digging for vintage clothes in Kampala’s Owino Market or having dashikis custom sewn in Lagos. “I shop in Asia and Africa more than in Europe, because there’s nothing I can get there that I can’t find in the States.” Here, he shares his secret sources. Tell us about your scarf. It’s a kuta from the Shiro Meda market in Addis Ababa— I have a serious thing for scarves. When I’m flying, I’ll wrap a scarf around my head and neck, sort of like an old lady…

1 min.
on location

Van Cleef & Arpels Bouton d’Or pendant ................................................$29,700 Hermès Astrologie Pois scarf . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325 Bottega Veneta coat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,400 Tod’s Sella bag and Gommino driving shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,165 and $645 Louis Vuitton LV Drive sunglasses . . . . .$500 Old-world sophistication. That about sums up Vienna, with its Baroque Schönbrunn Palace and grand Ringstrasse Boulevard. But let’s not forget that some of the greatest rebels against conservatism— Freud, Schiele, Kokoschka—had roots here, which means a trip to this city…