Travel + Leisure May 2020

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12 Números

en este número

5 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Claire Messud MODERN CLASSIC (P. 72) The novelist, who also teaches creative writing at Harvard, traveled to Thessaloníki, in northern Greece, to trace her family’s history. She found a cosmopolitan city that, while “thoroughly and vitally Greek,” still contains “visible traces of the long Ottoman presence and important Jewish community.” One highlight was the tomb of King Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great: “It was glorious, seeing the burial mound with its exquisite artifacts.” 2. Johannes Lichtman ONE SUMMER IN SWEDEN (P. 94) The Swedish-American writer recently published his debut novel, Such Good Work (Simon & Schuster). In this issue, Lichtman takes a summer trip back to Skåne, Sweden’s southernmost province, where he attended grad school. “What I miss most is the way everything opens up in summer,” he says. “The days…

2 min.
the sky’s the limit

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE a private art museum in Paris ever holding its own amid neighboring state-run heavyweights like the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. And yet, his summer, the French luxury magnate François Pinault will attempt just that when he opens the Bourse de Commerce—Pinault Collection smack in the middle of town. Many will already know the Pinault Collection at Venice’s Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, where a portion of the billionaire’s private art haul is housed in two historic buildings with contemporary tweaks by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. At the Paris gallery, another Ando-led transformation, the permanent collection will consist of more than 5,000 works by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Louise Bourgeois, with seasonal exhibitions also scheduled. From…

1 min.
bergen on my mind

Hannah Walhout “Norway’s cuisine is among the finest in Europe—and when it comes to food, Bergen can’t be beat. My guide there was chef Christopher Haatuft, who helped put New Nordic cuisine on the map with his trailblazing restaurant Lysverket (; tasting menu $130). Haatuft and his team are known for elevating traditional recipes like fish soup using fjord-sourced produce and modern techniques. On one cold, exhilarating day, I even got to dive for scallops. “Another cool discovery was fanaost, a Gouda-style cheese that’s produced at a farm called Ostegården ( and recently won first place in the World Cheese Awards. Even the drinking in Bergen was amazing—Bareksten ( is making a London Dry Gin that any Brit would love.” Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres on National Geographic on June 7…

1 min.
it takes a village

YES, THERE IS SUCH A THING as low-key Mykonos. Far from the day-drinking crowds at Scorpios and Nammos beach clubs, the hotly anticipated Kalesma (; doubles from $1,438), just off Ornos Bay, will offer the glitterati a chic place to rest and recharge. The family-owned hotel comprises 25 suites and two villas, each set within whitewashed Cycladic structures and decorated with black lava tables and rattan armchairs made by local artisans. Wander down to the beach or explore the property’s five acres of lush hillside, which spills over with aromatic herbs and wildflowers. On your way back, stop by the Pere Ubu restaurant, where a local baker makes loaves of horiatiko psomi (crusty country bread) that you can take to go.…

1 min.
ciao, bella

SKIN & CO. TRUFFLE THERAPY RADIANT DEW MIST “After a long day, a spritz of this rose- and truffle-infused mist makes me feel refreshed, glowy—and fancy as hell. It’s soothing, even on my sensitive skin, and the perfect hydration booster when applied before moisturizer.”; $35. — Lila Harron Battis PERLIER ROYAL ELIXIR NECTAR OF YOUTH FACE SERUM “This serum from Turin-based brand Perlier incorporates royal jelly, a nutrient-and-protein-rich substance produced by bees. After three days of integrating the silky, lightweight serum into my evening routine, I was thrilled to see my skin take on a bouncier texture and healthier sheen.”; $149. — Sarah Bruning PERLIER SHEA BUTTER & SWEET ALMOND BATH CREAM “This body cleanser is one-quarter shea butter and leaves my skin feeling supersoft, moisturized, and ready for beach season.”; $150.…

3 min.
sun, sand…and self-discovery

1. THE BACK-TO-NATURE ESCAPE On weekends, harried Londoners flock to the 3,300-acre Elmley National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, where a collection of six individually designed huts and a single cottage allow for tranquil living. Last summer, Elmley rounded out the lodging options with a six-bedroom, 18th-century farmhouse. Rent a room or the whole building during one of Elmley’s wellness retreats, which incorporate yoga classes, self-discovery workshops, and juice cleanses. Be sure to bring your binoculars when exploring the surrounding salt marshes and mudflats—these are thought to be the inspiration for Charles Dickens’s Kentish landscapes in Great Expectations, and are home to one of the largest wading-bird populations in the country.; doubles from $142. 2. THE BOOT CAMP Founded by Rhian Stephenson, a nutritionist and the CEO of…