Travel + Leisure October 2021

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letter from the editor

Contributors RACHEL COHEN AN URBAN CANVAS (P. 144) The writer and University of Chicago professor painted with artist Arkee Chaney while reporting on the city’s public art scene. “I felt grateful to learn about his artistic legacy,” she says. Cohen’s book Austen Years (Picador) is out in paperback now. MATTHEW JOHNSON MOVING MOUNTAINS (P. 150) “It’s been interesting to see how much Bozeman has grown in the past decade,” says the photographer and part-time Montanan, who spent six days shooting the city. “The food scene is now national-caliber.” SARAH BRUNING WORLD’S BEST AWARDS (P. 71) “We’re thrilled to add the U.S. national parks category,” says the T+L senior editor, who has expertly helmed the World’s Best Awards for the past three years. “They have given us stress relief and rekindled our sense of awe during this challenging time.” JOONEY WOODWARD THE…

make this garden grow

THE FIRST THING I noticed at Domaine de Primard—a newly opened hotel in an 18th-century château an hour west of Paris—was that the gardener is treated with as much reverence as the celebrity chef. Gérard Germaine, the gardener in question, was originally hired by the estate’s former owner, the French actress Catherine Deneuve. More than a decade later, he still tends the 100 acres, which were designed by 20th-century Belgian landscape architect Jacques Wirtz—including a semi-wild rose garden with more than 250 varieties. “Gérard is an institution,” raves co-owner Guillaume Foucher. He and his partner, Frédéric Biousse, manage six other properties in Europe as part of their hospitality brand Les Domaines de Fontenille. Soon after they purchased the property, the couple hired a team to help Germaine plant hundreds of trees…

digging deep

THE U.A.E. HAS BEEN celebrating its golden jubilee this year, and with the imminent opening of the Museum of the Future ( and the highly anticipated October launch of the delayed Expo 2020 Dubai (; through March 31), the young country is thinking big about what’s to come. But it’s also starting to look more at the ancient past, with a number of sites across the country revealing forgotten secrets and unsolved mysteries to curious visitors. JEBEL HAFIT DESERT PARK Al Ain, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has been a crucial desert oasis for millennia. A recently opened site showcases the various societies that have inhabited the area, including a semi-nomadic people who built 122 beehive-shaped stone tombs that date back 5,000 years. Archaeologists have explored many of them, while others…

what tony taught us

AFTER ANTHONY Bourdain’s tragic death in June 2018, it became clearer just how many lives he had touched—and how his shows, books, and sense of curiosity and adventure helped us think differently about the world. For Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography (HarperCollins, September 28, $30), Laurie Woolever—Bourdain’s longtime assistant, co-author, and friend—interviewed nearly 100 people, from celebrity chefs and his television crew to his family and inner circle. The result is a candid, compelling look at the man and his work. Here, Woolever reflects on their time together. Why do you think Bourdain’s approach to life and travel resonated with so many people? He encouraged us to push a little bit outside our comfort zone. When we were in Vietnam filming Parts Unknown, he told me, “If you can, find a motorcycle…

just like magic

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT and its first theme park, Magic Kingdom, opened to the public on October 1, 1971—ushered in by an hour-long TV special featuring the likes of Glen Campbell and Julie Andrews and a grand parade with a 1,076-member marching band. In the intervening decades, the Orlando complex—which encompasses more than 40 square miles, about the size of San Francisco—has grown to include four theme parks, two water parks, more than a dozen hotels, and even a massive campground. Oprah, Lady Gaga, and President Obama are among the millions of guests to have stepped through its golden gates. Now Mickey and friends have some very special anniversary festivities in store. Beginning October 1, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will see 18 months of events, park updates, and special surprises…

chain reaction

CHANGES ARE AFOOT at 184-year-old Tiffany & Co. In January, luxury giant LVMH bought the brand for $15.8 billion; this summer, an edgy ad touting “Not Your Mother’s Tiffany” was plastered across Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Instagram feeds the world over; and now, its latest debut adds some elegant grit to the lineup. Each Tiffany Knot piece is handcrafted by master artisans from 18-karat yellow or rose gold, with organic curves that tie into dramatic, jagged knots reminiscent of the chain-link fences so common on the streets of Tiffany’s hometown. The collection includes bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings—but the hero is a double-wrap choker set with more than 300 pavé diamonds.; from $1,700.…