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Travel + Leisure February 2020

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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12 Issues

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6 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Christopher Churchill SPIRIT OF THE NORTH (P. 76) For this issue, the photographer, who is based on the North Shore of Massachusetts, traveled around the Arctic on Silversea Cruises’ ice-class expedition ship Silver Cloud. “I didn’t know it was possible to get that level of hospitality at the edge of the world,” he says. When he wasn’t going on kayaking excursions and taking “polar dips” in the ocean, Churchill attended expert-led lectures on subjects like Inuit culture and climate change. “It made the downtime feel really full and educational,” he recalls. 2. Eve MacSweeney SHOP THE CASBAH (P. 92) The former Vogue features director—a resident of New York City for more than 20 years—keeps an apartment in London that’s decorated with Berber-style rugs and a shade of paint called Moroccan red. Despite her interiors…

2 min.
new gateways to the great barrier reef

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL DESPITE ITS OCEANFRONT real estate and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the city of Cairns and the surrounding area were always lacking in high-end properties to match those million-dollar views. Now a host of recent arrivals and overhauled stalwarts are rolling out the red carpet—along with initiatives that ensure the delicate reef ecosystem will endure. In Cairns proper, catch views of the glittering Marlin Marina from the updated Shangri-La Hotel, the Marina (shangri-la.com; doubles from $149). All 255 guest rooms have balconies and a modern, airy aesthetic. The Riley (crystalbrookcollection.com; doubles from $209) and the Bailey (from $209) are the first of three Crystalbrook Collection hotels in Cairns, all of which emphasize responsible luxury, with local sourcing, plastic-free policies, and partnerships with conservation…

1 min.
treasures from far and wide

AXENOFF Designer Petr Axenoff cites Russia’s rich artistic heritage—from Tchaikovsky’s compositions to the Symbolist paintings of Mikhail Vrubel—as the inspiration for his creations. Try on Axenoff’s cocktail rings and pearl chokers at his Moscow showroom, housed within the manor on which Tolstoy based the Rostov Estate in War and Peace. axenoff.com. SILVIA FURMANOVICH São Paulo jeweler Silvia Furmanovich goes to the Brazilian Amazon to encounter the flora and fauna that inspire her work. Her colorful, whimsical pieces—butterfly-shaped earrings, brooches made from preserved orchid petals—mix semiprecious stones with seashells and other natural materials. silviafurmanovich.com. DUBINI Roman designer Benedetta Dubini sources ancient currency, like coins featuring busts of Roman emperors minted two millennia ago. Then, using traditional Italian techniques, she transforms them into one-of-a-kind pieces, like pendants set in yellow gold and adorned with garnet and citrine cabochons.…

2 min.
adventures in shondaland

ON VACATION PLANNING The key to a trip is organization. Once, I arrived in Rome and discovered that Galleria Borghese, the museum that holds all the Bernini statues, was closed. That was all I wanted to see! But if I’m going someplace beachy, I try not to research, so I can force myself to relax. If I know about all the things that can be done, I will try to do them. ON PACKING I always bring Clorox wipes on the flight and wipe down the whole seat—once you read an article about plane germs, you never forget. I learned a long time ago to always keep a set of toiletries bagged and ready to go. And I never go anyplace without three books—books are like your friends. I just read She Said…

3 min.
garden by the bay

LAST FALL, I MOVED to San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood, but after several months, I was embarrassed to admit that I knew little about the reserve next door. A decommissioned army base, the Presidio is home to eucalyptus groves, foggy beaches, and panoramic views. “Don’t feel bad,” San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins told me. “A lot of locals don’t know what’s going on here. It’s changed so much, even in the last five years.” Five years ago, Des Jardins opened two restaurants in the reserve, the Arguello (arguellosf.com; entrées $21–$31) and the Commissary (thecommissarysf.com; entrées $28–$40). Along with excellent hotels and cultural institutions—and pristine swatches of nature—her dynamite businesses help make the park one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. At the park’s Main Post, a parade ground that once hosted military…

2 min.
culture club

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM This Pacific Northwest institution reopens February 8 after a two-year renovation. The Art Deco structure now has a sleek façade and a glass-enclosed lobby. A new 2,650-square-foot gallery will display a selection of the museum’s 8,500 works. The inaugural installation, “Boundless: Stories of Asian Art,” explores the complexity of the continent, with works from a diversity of media, cultures, and periods. seattleartmuseum.org. MUSEUM OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART SRI LANKA In December, Sri Lanka’s first modern-art museum opened in a Colombo high-rise. Three years in the making, it highlights the island’s vibrant community of sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, and painters. The first show, “One Hundred Thousand Small Tales,” traces Sri Lanka’s artistic output since gaining independence in 1948. mmca-srilanka.org. OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY Downtown Oklahoma City’s newest creative hub features a reflective exterior that…