Conde Nast Traveler November 2017

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behind the cover

“We wanted to capture this film-star fantasy of driving a vintage car through the Tuscan countryside,” says Creative Director Yolanda Edwards of this month’s cover, shot in Florence. Men’s Style Editor Matt Hranek photographed stylist Eva Fontanelli and designers Margherita Cardelli and Gerardo Cavaliere, who perfectly embody that Italian cinematic sprezzatura as they round the corner in a Mercedes-Benz 190SL. The car, one of a mint-condition fleet of five, is part of the Road Trip to La Dolce Vita package from the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, which, like so many of the top-ranking hotels on this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards list (page 51), delivers on experience beyond the hotel walls. Of course, getting the shot was anything but a joyride: The numerous takes caused a bit of a traffic jam…

ask an editor

David Jefferys, Service and Surveys Editor “Compression socks from Danish Endurance. Put them on just before you leave the house: They’ll feel awful at first, comfortable in?flight, and sublime when removed upon arrival.” Phil Falino, Senior Video Producer “Books. I pack titles that fall into four categories: an old narrative/ escapist favorite; some newish nonfiction; an ambitious bucket?list read for a challenge; and a short fiction in case my attention span is too start?and?stop.” Andrea Whittle, Associate Editor “A tennis ball that I wedge between my shoulders and the backrest— it releases those knots you get from sitting for so long. And Kerstin Florian Neroli Water face mist.” Lauren DeCarlo, Deputy Editor “Bingeing on podcasts like Pod Save America or Fresh Air. And I become my own personal assistant. I’ll fill my Moleskine agenda with to?do lists…

miami design district

The new Bamford Haybarn spa at the eco-chic 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has Himalayan salt stone massages and a plunge pool with over-the-top views of Manhattan. THE LOUVRE ABU DHABI FINALLY OPENS In this medina-inspired, silver-domed complex designed by Jean Nouvel, Buddhist texts sit alongside Jenny Holzer–engraved stone walls. THE NEW APPEAL OF IRELAND’S ADARE MANOR It has always had an old-school aristocratic vibe—falconry lessons, afternoon tea—but the hotel has firmly planted itself in the 21st century after an 18-month reno that added 42 new rooms, a La Mer spa, and a completely redesigned golf course by the legendary golf architect Tom Fazio. AFTER A BLOCKBUSTER DEBUT AT THE GRAND PALAIS IN PARIS, LOUIS VUITTON’S “VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ” EXHIBITION OF ARCHIVAL LUGGAGE WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN NEW YORK AT THE FORMER AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE…

in your words

For our annual Readers’ Choice Awards, I usually dedicate this page to explaining our methodology for tallying votes cast (more than 1.5 million this year) and our latest info-gathering tools (an improved online and mobile survey that allows you to start and stop, skip around, and return later)—and to you, our most trusted eyes and ears. But we also like to use this moment, while basking in the bounty of your feedback, both to synthesize trends in travel and to take the temperature of the world at large. This year, we found many more small hotel brands topping our lists, with winners in several unexpected cities in the U.S. (Milwaukee, Oklahoma City) and abroad (Valladolid, Spain; Wellington, Ontario). We marveled at how quickly new properties have become favorites, with a…

a quieter side of amsterdam

Before my parents dragged me there on a three-day family reunion last summer, my naive impression of Amsterdam was that it was rife with bachelor parties and backpackers roaming the canals in search of weed and novelty sex shops. Turns out that clichéd seediness is confined entirely to the red-light district. I discovered, and fell in love with, the 9 Streets neighborhood, which felt like New York’s West Village or London’s Notting Hill: historic, polished yet hip, and packed with boutiques that tested the limits of my carry-on. On Reestraat alone, I picked up Spanish leather shoes at Terra Iberisch Aardewerk, a pile of printed silk tops at Bij Ons Vintage a few doors down, and an indigo throw and antique candleholders for my mother at De Weldaad on the…

atlas obscura berber lodge is a hip oasis hidden among olive and citrus groves near the mountains outside marrakech

Berber Lodge, opened last March by expat interior designer Romain Michel-Ménière 30 minutes from Marrakech, hits that high-end, unfussy, boho trifecta, which after a few days in the overly stimulating city is exactly the vibe travelers want. “Everyone else was building a Disney version of an Oriental dream,” Michel-Ménière says. “I wanted to create a comfortable place for those who don’t care about being seen.” At the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, surrounded by acres of olive and citrus trees, Berber Lodge is a pared-back (but no less glamorous) version of his earlier projects in Marrakech, like Riad de Tarabel, with its trompe l’oeil murals and patterned tile floors, as well as the achingly hip restaurant Nomad. Nine casitas elegantly but sparingly outfitted with vintage Moroccan textiles, rattan lampshades, and…