Italy’s Last Undiscovered Gem (Details Magazine)

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My Favorite Rome Bars (Conde Nast Traveler)

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1 FRENI E FRIZIONI Romans take their aperitivo time deadly seriously, and this bar has all the ingredients for a perfect pre-dinner drink: a great setting alongside the Tiber in the heart of Trastevere, and an ample buffet of bar snacks that are included in the price of your drink, which, by the way, should be an Aperol Spritz—made …

My Favorite Rome Restaurants (Conde Nast Traveler)

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1SANTO PADRE This completely unpretentious trattoria is the secret canteen for Rome’s A-list, from soccer stars to politicians. Antipasti are waiting before you even sit down—heaping plates of beautifully ripe sliced tomatoes, light creamy meatballs, chunks of the freshest mozzarella—and waiters lead you through the tireless litany of classic Roman pasta dishes like cacio e pepe, carbonara, and amatriciana, …

My Favorite Venice Shops (Conde Nast Travler)

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1CHIARASTELLA CATTANA The work of local fabric and interior designer Cattana marries modern colors and botanical motifs with materials woven on traditional looms in the Veneto. The results are the kind of delicate tablecloths and duvet and pillow covers that you might originally buy as gifts but end up keeping for yourself. Located near Palazzo Grassi, …

My Favorite Tuscany Shops (Conde Nast Traveler)

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1BUSATTI Forget Frette and Pratesi—Busatti is Tuscany’s own secret artisanal linens house, with gorgeous hand-loomed runners, tablecloths, and bedding collections that have been the work of a single family since 1842. Anghiari, where the shops and weavers are based, is also a revelation—a small and charming medieval town that feels peacefully out of the tourist storm …

Beauty Musts from a Road Warrior (Huffington Post)

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This blog was prompted by an ill fated wax experience in Buenos Aires. After asking for a spa recommendation from my hotel, I found myself inside a building that can only be described as a tenement and covered with a substance that I swear was just extremely hot dulce de leche. The woman going to …

Bordeaux for Bros (Conde Nast Traveler)

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France’s best new bars, spas, and shops aren’t only in Paris—they’re also popping up in the wine capital of Bordeaux, where hot spots cater to the modern manly sophisticate. 10 a.m. Spa Time The men of Bordeaux are fastidious groomers, and they go to the new, sleekly designed men’s spa 1 C-Men for haircuts and meticulous facials (61 …

Todos Santos: Fresh Fish Tacos, Stiff Margaritas, and Baja’s Best Waves (Conde Nast Traveler)

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About an hour north of Cabo, this Mexican village is home to some of Baja’s greatest waves. Here’s where resident beach bums find the best breakfast, beachwear, and breaks:   7 a.m. Begin at one of the ­area’s—if not the country’s—best breaks: San Pedrito has the big waves and reef bed that make it the stuff of local …

Cinque Terre’s Comback: How Vernazza Rebuilt Itself (Conde Nast Traveler)

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When a biblical storm rolled across the Cinque Terre, northwest Italy’s string of five historic coastal villages, last October, the floods carried fishing boats all the way to Morocco—and almost wiped the prettiest village, Vernazza, off the map. The silver lining would be easy to miss, but the town has somehow found it: Resilient Vernazza …

Armani-Ville (T Magazine)

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Milan. It’s probably fair to say that Giorgio Armani owns this town — or at least a glamorous and centrally located chunk of it. Last month, the designer further expanded his domain with the opening of the Armani Hotel Milano. Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Archive 1. Emporio Armani Caffè The cafe is a canteen for suitably …