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Photo via One Kings Lane New Orleans is a place of many wonders. When you walk down its French-founded streets, you’re met with a euphoric blend of scents and sounds. Olive trees mingle with azaleas while sidewalk cafes tantalize tourists with the sweet smell of fresh-baked beignets. Somewhere near Bourbon Street, a jazz band’s deep, throbbing notes can be heard. It’s a mystifying city, one that leaves visitors charmed by its native magic. And as a cultural melting pot, NOLA keeps a creative crowd of residents. Some who happen to have excellent, if not

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

Elvis honeymooned here. Sinatra sang. And architects created some of the world’s most iconic mid-century modern homes. Palm Springs has long been a red-hot destination for the design savvy. So in honor of the annual Modernism Week, we’re sharing our favorite spots in this desert oasis, from must-see tours of designer digs to groovy gems from decades past. Eat:  Workshop Kitchen + Bar – Chef Michael Beckman’s Workshop Kitchen + Bar proves that you don’t have to choose between beauty AND brains. With his classic American fare and drop-dead stunning interiors, this restaurant is the first stop on

It’s been a long, strenuous winter at work so you’ve decided to treat yourself to some of those precious vacation days. After all, you deserve a Spring Break just as much as a student, right? But where do you go in the middle of March when all the ideal destinations are crawling with inebriated college kids? While the cerulean waters of Cabo and Cancun may sound nice, they’re standard spots for Spring Break debauchery. But it’s okay, because the world contains countless sophisticated escapes where you can sip your margarita

Flowers and chocolates are fine and all. But if we have to be honest, we wouldn’t mind, just once, having a seriously over-the-top Valentine’s Day surprise. So may we suggest that you *accidentally* leave this page open on your S.O’s laptop or ask a trusty friend to relay the message? And if they’re STILL not getting the hint, just tell them that dinner on a snowcapped mountain is exactly what Valentine’s Day dreams are made of. Because communication is key to any lasting relationship, right? So, turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day

Photo via Curbed NY It’s tough to get into the holiday spirit when the only light show you’re seeing is the glow of your MacBook and gridlock on the highway. But all you grinches begone, we’re shedding some light on the most illuminating holiday displays from around the world. Whether you’re in Paris or Palm Springs, Brooklyn or Idaho, there’s a light show to spread some serious cheer. Scroll through to find out which light displays are on our “nice” list this year! 1. The Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn: Named “Best Public Lights Display in the Nation”

Airbnb and other vacation rental services have completely changed the way we travel, allowing us to live like a local in locales around the world. But what’s often missing in these experiences is a hotel-worthy design. Airbnb owner Lauren Otero knew that her LA bungalow‘s look was far too basic for its funky Silverlake neighborhood. Due to the popularity of the area, she had solid bookings, but was making significantly less than the average nearby hotel’s per-night rates.  Could design be the culprit? She teamed up with designer James Tabb to find out, transforming the one-bedroom

Image via Workstead As soon as that first hint of crisp fall air hits our faces and leaves begin to fall at our feet, we know that it’s time to get cozy. We’re talking cable knits, plaid flannel and all the hot cider you can drink. Whether you prefer to take a foliage trip or spend a weekend upstate wine tasting, these fall getaways are as cozy as your favorite sweater and as varied as the leaves themselves. The DeWitt Oak Hill, NY Filled with handpicked vintage pieces, The DeWitt is a one-of-a-kind stay as

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

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