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Conde Nast Traveller UK

Conde Nast Traveller UK

July / August 2020

The essential guide to inspirational travel. Breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel advice make Condé Nast Traveller the authority in its field and the premier lifestyle magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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3 min.
under one sky

We wrote the 21 questions really quickly, before the office closed, before we all went home. It was a knee-jerk reaction to what was coming, very fast, down the line and how it would affect our beloved industry. The questions were in part a desire to stay in touch with our favourite people, in part to support our favourite places. We wanted a love song, but also a battle cry, perhaps even an incantation – say the names enough, roll them round your mouth, the destinations where you’ve feasted and laughed and fallen in love, the ones you’ve visited year after year, which have given you rest and succour and respite – and perhaps you’ll go a small way to talisman their future. We started sending the questions out. ‘To celebrate…

6 min.
alexa chung

Your evergreen staycation spot? ‘Post-Glastonbury every year I hunker down with friends at The Pig near Bath to recalibrate before heading home. It has an amazing kitchen garden and cute pigs and the staff are so patient with the hungover gaggle that arrives at their door’ A great little find away from the crowds? ‘Madoka no Mori in Hakone, Japan. Nobody will find you in the natural hot springs. Head to the lower level of the hotel to discover a miniature bar that took me three days to stumble upon.’ Your holiday look? ‘Eres swimsuit, men’s pyjama shirt, espadrilles and Code. red lips.’ A place you fell in love? ‘LE GRAND BANC IN THE LUBERON. IT HAS AN EXCELLENT JUKEBOX. I WAS ON A SECOND DATE HERE WITH MY BOYFRIEND WHEN I KNEW MY HEART WAS IN…

6 min.
cherae robinson

If you could have one feast right now? ‘I am legit obsessed with food and as a New Yorker there is plenty of it right here. But if I had to think of a meal I’d like to be teleported to at any second, it would be Kith/Kin in Washington, DC. I’ve got two words for you: plantain bun. Listen up, I have grown to love plantains: plantain chips in Ghana, boiled plantain with Nigerian stew, patacones in Colombia. However they are made, I am here to eat plantain. But I would never have imagined the gloriousness of one made into a cinnamon sticky bun.’ Your favourite small and secret hotel? ‘I live for a small, secret hotel. Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech is stunning and as it’s owned by a black woman, Meryanne…

2 min.
dolce & gabbana

Your favourite small and secret place? STEFANO GABBANA ‘The Amalfi Coast is one of the most evocative spots in Italy, with cliffs that sink into the blue sea and vivid fishing villages. Positano, Amalfi – they’re jewels. Years ago we used to seek out little hotels far from the crowds, spending wonderful days walking through lemon groves and vineyards.’ Your favourite classic hotel? DOMENICO DOLCE ‘We have always loved the San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Sicily. It is very grand, almost cinematic, but still makes us feel at home. Also Villa Igiea, a legendary and historic palace in Palermo.’ A great little find away from the crowds? GABBANA ‘There is something magical and timeless about Sicilian villages. For Domenico, who was born there, they are a deep connection to his heritage. You find grandmothers crocheting,…

7 min.
daisy edgar-jones

A place you fell in love? ‘Iceland. My boyfriend and I went on a horse ride across the snow and even visited the penis museum. We didn’t enjoy the museum so much; it gave him the heebie-jeebies’ One thing you’ve never told anyone about your travels? ‘When I went inter-railing with my best friend Nancy, I was sitting on the side of a canal in Amsterdam and I laughed so much that I wet myself.’ A great little find away from the crowds? ‘Finland! When I was 16, my dad and I decided to crack open a money pot we had been saving for three years and spend it on a holiday. We chose to go to Finland to see the northern lights. We stayed in a hotel called Harriniva in Lapland, which was so…

5 min.
francis ford coppola

Your favourite classic hotel? ‘I was always quite impressed by the Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires, and used that as a prototype of what I loved about a classic hotel. Also the Copacabana Palace in Rio, especially in the old days before it was renovated. In Paris, the Plaza Athenee and the Ritz certainly set a standard difficult to surpass and in London, Claridge’s, where the great film producer Alexander Korda lived. In Rome, I like The Excelsior right on via Veneto.’ If you could have one feast right now? ‘Hmm, just one? Life isn’t like that; lists like the 10 greatest films or the two greatest restaurants exist not in reality but in the minds of journalists. Or just as when the Baron Rothschild of Mouton-Rothschild was asked what he thought of…