Getaways

Image via Henry Howard Hotel There are certain things about NOLA that remain a mystery: the secret to Café Du Monde beignets, how to beat that killer Bourbon Street hangover, even the correct pronunciation of “New Orleans.” But amidst all this hazy confusion, one thing remains starkly clear: New Orleans design is stunning. Though often overshadowed by the drunken merriment and nudity associated with Mardi Gras festivities, the vibrant and bold style of New Orleans is a crowning characteristic of the city’s beloved culture. We’ve put together a NOLA guide for design-loving travelers,

Image via Architectural Digest It’s that time of year again when spring starts to tease us with its tantalizing rays, only to disappear and leave us with four more weeks of winter. When the weather goes hot and cold on us, it can be hard to believe it will ever just stay sunny. But in some parts of the world, temperate weather is a mainstay. Beat your winter blues by staring longingly at these tropical homes. We promise, playing pretend paradise will make you feel at least ten degrees warmer. Waters

Image by Ralph Feiner for Condé Nast Traveller When it’s cold we crave the heat, and when it’s hot we crave the cold. Is there any happy medium? Maybe not, but when those August temps rise above 90-degrees, it helps to imagine that we’re romping through a frozen tundra of snow in an icy cold location. From ski chalets in the Swiss Alps to igloos in Alaska, these are the wintry destinations that we’re dreaming of right now as we suffer through the August heat.  Alpine Charm Iceland is currently one

Photo of RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura by Pedro Kok via Arch Daily.  The world’s greatest athletes have descended upon Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. And while all eyes will be on the Olympic Village, we’d like to suggest that they wander just a little to the stunning contemporary design and architecture that have long made Rio one South America’s most vibrant cultural cities. On September 6th, you can get an exclusive look at Rio’s most exceptional homes with the release of the book Inside Rio, but we’re

There’s no better way to embrace the great outdoors than to sleep there. But you’ve gotta contend with finding a campsite, schlepping your gear, cooking your chow. If you want nature with a side of creature comforts, we’d suggest sticking close to home, like really close to home. For today’s installment of our Summer Bucket List, we put together this guide to glamping in your own backyard! Video: See our glamping set-up come to life! Pitch a tent (or a teepee! Or a yurt!) The more comfortable the structure, the more you’ll use

One of the great wonders of NYC is that you can get pretty much anything you want at pretty much any hour: Need a vintage 1930s ballgown at 2 am? Easy! An Ethiopian feast delivered to your door? Sure! But the one thing that can be hard to come by is an outdoor space to call your own. So the folks at the W Hotel asked us to help them change that. We teamed up to transform the Extreme Wow Suite at New York’s W Hotel into an urban glamping adventure. Now through

Photo: OFF Paris Seine Imagine waking up in Paris. Now imagine waking up in Paris with dead-on panoramic views of the idyllic Seine river. This is the reality at OFF, the very first hotel and bar that permanently floats upon the waters of the Seine. Opened June 23, OFF isn’t just a place to sleep — it’s an experience. The eco-friendly, glass-walled space is lined with smooth wood paneling and metallic materials, offering 54 guest rooms as well as four luxury suites. A special playlist floats throughout the structure, creating a cinematic vibe.

Photo: J.Mak Hospitality Some people pick their vacations based on food, nature, or culture. We love all of those things, but we like them with a serious side of style. So we’ve rounded up our nine favorite design hotels around the world. Whether you’re looking for big style in the Big Easy or modernism in Morocco, these chic stays will inspire a serious case of wanderlust… or maybe even a home renovation. Henry Howard Hotel, New Orleans, LA Get a taste of New Orleans’ jazzy spirit at the Henry Howard Hotel. Transformed from townhouses

From midcentury escapes tucked in the desert to Deco resorts with big city flair, there’s something intoxicating about hotels with history. In honor of summer travel season, we’re taking a virtual walk through the halls of some of the coolest retro getaways. Just keep your ears perked in case the walls decide to whisper any secrets of decadent days gone by.  Hotel Molitor Paris, Paris, France With its mustard yellow facade and white balustrades, Hotel Molitor’s pool looks like it lives anywhere but Paris. In 1929, Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller took the

Big cities tend to get all of the design cred. But this summer, we’re taking the path less traveled and singing the praises of small towns across America. From the nouveau nautical style of the Pacific Northwest to the hippie mystique of California, the bayou boutiques of Louisiana to the arty prepsters of Massachusetts, there’s a world of inspiration on the backroads and byways of the US-of-A. So next time you put in that PTO request, consider trading in the crowded metropolis for a quieter, quainter experience. Because these 12 towns are

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