Travel + Leisure June 2021

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12 期号


letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Thomas Chatterton Williams ABSOLUTELY ÎLE DE RÉ (P. 70) Although the Paris-based writer was familiar with the south of France and its Atlantic coast, the joys of the Île de Ré came as a surprise. “The island is very different from the other places I’ve been in the region,” he says. “I was expecting something colder, but the sunlight was brilliant. It felt like a quintessential summer.” 2. Jordan Kisner SMALL TOWN, BIG HEART (P. 78) Kisner left N.Y.C. to visit the LGBTQ-friendly Provincetown, on Cape Cod, over the busy summer season. “I fell for the singular, small-town atmosphere,” says the writer. “The flowers in the front gardens! The dunes outside town! The wind! I grew up in a small surfing town, so returning to the rhythms of summertime by the seaside was a…

down to earth

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL WHEN THE PANDEMIC disrupted supply chains and restaurant models, the idea of being “rooted” at home took on a different meaning. Many in the U.S. began looking for more conscious ways to connect with the earth and the food it provides. Now travelers can see this philosophy come to life at food-focused properties around the country, where meaningful (and delicious) experiences are drawn, quite literally, from the soil. One notable debut is Sagra, a hospitality start-up that partners with sustainable farms to set up boutique agritourism stays on their properties. Cofounders David Rust, Kathryn Arffa, and Jason Grauer all have a background in farming. Their first getaway, Sagra at Stemple Creek Ranch (; doubles from $209), in Tomales, California, offers immersive experiences like natural…

face forward

CULTIVATE APOTHECARY AWAKEN REJUVENATING DAY SERUM Organic calendula, comfrey leaf, chamomile, and lemon balm form the backbone of this powerful anti-inflammatory elixir from the beauty brand at Stonegate Farm, in New York’s Hudson Valley.; $135. TATA HARPER SUPERKIND RADIANCE MASK This face-brightening treatment is one of three products in the Vermont-based company’s new Superkind line, designed to fortify the skin’s natural barrier. Lactic acid gently exfoliates while lavender, alfalfa, borage, and other botanicals from Tata Harper’s 1,200-acre farm heal and protect.; $65. RHUG WILD BEAUTY CLEANSING LOTION This antioxidant-rich cleanser contains dandelion extract and hawthorn flower from Rhug Estate, in Wales. Other powerhouse ingredients include papaya extract (to regulate sebum production and reduce inflammation) and organic olive oil.; $35.…

island of dreams

IN THE 1960s, Hotel La Palma, Capri’s oldest hotel (opened in 1822) was the place to spend a sun-soaked summer holiday; its guests included Hollywood A-listers like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Now the 199-year-old property is ready to welcome a new crowd: next April, it will reopen after a top-to-bottom refresh courtesy of the Oetker Collection (which owns other landmark beach retreats, like Eden Rock, in St. Bart’s). Designed by Rome-based Delogu Architects, each of the 50 rooms—including 18 suites—will come with its own private terrace or balcony. But the real action is at the glamorous beach club, where yachts can pull up for lunch, or the rooftop restaurant Bianca, which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. You’re here, after all, not for solitude, but for Capri’s sparkling social scene.;…

making a splash

It’s been half a century since automobile journalist Fred Prysquel donned a pair of provocative swim trunks in St.-Tropez while attempting to woo the woman of his dreams. Back in 1971, Prysquel’s knee-grazing shorts of his own design were unlike anything the Côte d’Azur had ever seen. They combined the easy movement of California board shorts with the bright patterns and traditional waxed fabrics he had spotted on a trip to Senegal. The boldness paid off. Prysquel got the girl, a local shop owner named Yvette, whom he later married. But he (and Yvette) also changed the course of bathing suit history by launching the swimwear brand Vilebrequin based on the success of that first pair of trunks. It’s a story the company’s current CEO, Roland Herlory, relishes telling. “Our origin…

global kitchen

“I BELIEVE FOOD is like language—it’s constantly evolving and changing,” says human-rights campaigner turned food writer Yasmin Khan. That’s why Khan’s new cookbook, Ripe Figs (W. W. Norton & Co., $35), delves into not only the traditional dishes of Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus but also those introduced more recently by the Syrian and Afghan refugees who have resettled across the eastern Mediterranean. “My aim was to inspire a conversation about migration in the twenty-first century,” Khan explains. “I think food is a great way to understand an issue, and there’s no better place to have that conversation than over a dinner table.” Here, the London-based author shares some tips on bringing her favorite Mediterranean flavors home. LIQUID GOLD “Olive oil is the unifying ingredient of the Mediterranean. I tend to have three…