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Travel + Leisure December 2019

TRAVEL + LEISURE™ is an indispensable guide to where to stay, what to eat, and what to do around the globe. Every month, TRAVEL + LEISURE™ puts easy trip ideas, itineraries, and insider information right at your fingertips. Get advice from our travel experts and view the magazine's award-winning photography. The digital edition of TRAVEL + LEISURE™ has all the tools you need to take you where you want to go.

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in this issue

9 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Gemma and Andrew Ingalls PEAK WYOMING (P. 118) In Jackson, Wyoming, the husband-and-wife photographers strapped on their snowboards and hit the slopes. “We spent an entire day following some great skiers with our long-lens cameras,” Andrew says. The couple had such a blast that they plan to return with their two kids this winter. “The last time I was in Jackson was in my late teens,” Gemma adds. “I won’t let that much time go by before my next visit.” 2. Sean Fennessy DESTINATION OF THE YEAR: AUSTRALIA (P. 103) For this issue, the Melbourne-based photographer traveled 1,242 miles by car on his way from Perth to Ningaloo Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed coral reef off the Northwest Cape. “The raw beauty of the reef and the feeling of absolute isolation gave me…

3 min.
scottsdale’s moment in the sun

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL WE ALL KNOW SCOTTSDALE’S reputation as a laid-back retreat for retirees seeking Arizona sunshine. But as the trend cycle has come back around to all things Midcentury Modern, this resort town’s architectural treasures and vibrant arts scene have attracted a younger generation of travelers and transplants. Now, with new restaurants, hotels, and cultural attractions, it’s indisputable—Scottsdale is a bona-fide desert design capital. A huge part of the area’s draw: high-style hotels like the two-year-old Mountain Shadows (mountainshadows.com; doubles from $219), in adjacent Paradise Valley. After a decade in disrepair, the property was rebuilt in 2017 to mimic its original 1959 footprint, with butterfly roofs, Modernist guest wings, and a pool area framing views of Camelback Mountain. The same owners perfected their vintage-meets-modern sensibility at…

3 min.
iceland, in good spirits

WILD BERRY GIN Icelandic bilberries and crowberries lend a deep violet hue to Vor Sloe Style Reserve. Eimverk Distillery (flokiwhisky.is) harvests the berries in summer, presses them, and blends them with its barrel-aged reserve gin—a botanical bomb of birch, thyme, angelica, and moss. Visit the distillery for a gin flight, or pop in to Reykjavík’s Íslenski Barinn (islenskibarinn.is), a tavern that stocks Eimverk’s entire line. SHEEP-DUNG-SMOKED WHISKEY After razing forests for lumber, Iceland’s settlers were short on firewood. So they turned to sheep dung, creating a smoking method that’s still used today. To achieve the earthy, smoky flavor of Flóki Sheep Dung Smoked Reserve whiskey, another Eimverk spirit, “We smoke the barley with sheep dung as it dries, much like peat is used in Scotland,” says distillery manager Halli Thorkelsson. BIRCH LIQUEUR Icelandic cooks smoke…

1 min.
fashion photography, indian style

In the three years I lived in Mumbai, I became convinced that India is home to some of the world’s best street style. Photographer Scott Schuman’s Sartorialist blog was big at the time, and my husband and I would often say that Schuman should shoot the incredible color, texture, embellishment, and outright personal flair we saw people sporting each day. So imagine my delight when I saw that Schuman has done just that. Having spent a decade capturing singular style in cities such as Mumbai, Jaipur, and New Delhi, he’s now releasing The Sartorialist India (Taschen; $70). As Schuman puts it, “The mash-up of new and old, rich and poor, transient and immobile is stronger in India than almost anywhere in the world. It was love at first sight!” On Our…

2 min.
rue awakening

1. GALERIE MARGUERITE MILIN Emerging female artists such as Zoé Duchesne and Frédérique Barraja take pride of place at this gallery, which set up shop two years ago and has fast become a destination among in-the-know collectors. galeriemargueritemilin.com. 2. CHICHE From bourekas and shakshuka to pastrami on challah, the menu at this Israeli canteen reflects the leanings of the Parisian food scene today: simple, globally minded, and accessibly priced. chicheparis.fr; entrées $11–$15. 3. MAMICHE The façade reads BOULANGERIE DE QUARTIER (neighborhood bakery), but that’s too modest a description for the masterful breads and pastries churned out at this women-owned bakery. The rustic loaves, otherworldly vanilla cream puffs, and decadent chocolate babkas draw crowds—particularly for the requisite 4 p.m. goûter. fb.com/boulangeriemamiche. 4. MAMAMUSHI The easygoing apparel and lifestyle goods at this shop share a common thread—each is produced…

1 min.
the talk of texas

THE 130-YEAR-OLD El Paso–based footwear brand Lucchese has an evangelical fan base thanks to the care and precision it applies to creating buy-them-for-life boots. Early next year, Lucchese will open a shop in Fort Worth’s Stockyards, part of the area’s $175 million redevelopment, and later in 2020, they’ll debut a showroom in the forthcoming Hotel Drover. Not ready to go full cowboy? Take heart: the latest collection is a line of casual styles that fit right in both on and off the ranch. lucchese.com.…