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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

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

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