Packing your suitcase for your next getaway can be the start of a vacation mood. We found 7 destinations you can and should visit right now and created the look(s) to match the location and get you in the holiday mood the moment you arrive.
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Where to sleep: Hotel du Cap, Antibes
There are a myriad of reasons why you should stay at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. There are the old pines and manicured roses, the free-flowing champagnes and, of course, the cliffside pool where 21st-century film and fashion titans escape the flashing lights of La Croisette during Cannes. But there’s another draw. The Dior Spa Eden-Roc opens this month.
Where to eat: The Fitzgerald Bar at the Hôtel Belles Rives is a sophisticated and elegant bar located in Juan-les-Pins, France. Named after the renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who once stayed at the hotel, the bar features a chic Art Deco decor with a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The menu offers a variety of classic cocktails and an extensive selection of premium spirits. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxing drink and nip while enjoying the breath-taking view.
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Where to sleep: Il Sereno Hotel
Minimalism at its finest, Il Sereno is an architectural vision of sleek lines, glass and wood, created by award-winning designer Patricia Urquiola and situated on the eastern shore of the lake. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake from the marble infinity pool or from your room: Each of the 40 suites has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water.
Where to eat: La Fagurida, Tremezzo
In the hills above Tremezzo you will find the family-run farmhouse kitchen of your dreams. Tucked away in a stone cottage, La Fagurida specialises in hearty fare such as T-bone steaks, roast rabbit and grilled vegetables, with a stunning view of the lake thrown in as a bonus.lafagurida.it
Where to sleep: Beaverbrook Town House
Nestled between Sloane Street and Cadogan Gardens, the location alone is worth a visit. The hotel – a conversion of two Georgian townhouses – is on the doorstep of Chelsea, London’s chicest neighbourhood. High-end maximalism, patchworked with vibrant pastels, luxurious fabrics and unusual vintage furniture, is the hallmark of the hotel’s interiors, designed by Nicola Harding.
Where to eat: The River Cafe
One of those rare restaurants that somehow exceeds your impossibly high expectations every time, there is simply never a bad time to go to The River Cafe. Founded in 1987 by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, the restaurant is famous for serving some of the best food in the world and is rightly credited with changing what and how you eat in Britain.
Where to sleep: Caravan Agafay.
For something a little different, head 45 minutes out of town to Caravan Agafay. The latest addition to the Habitas group is set in the lunar landscape of the Agafay desert, with the Atlas mountains visible from the eco-luxe Berber-inspired tents.
Where to eat: Dar Zellij
In this stately 17th-century riad, with intricately carved ceilings and arabesques, there is perhaps the best lamb tajine in the whole city.
Where to sleep: Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Any Ace hotel’s lobby is the place to be, and Brooklyn is no different. Guests, locals and staff make use of the many public workspaces, including a library-style table, a plant-filled garden and a moody bar area with cosy seating. The interior design also draws on the industrial architecture of the building. Exposed concrete and warehouse windows.
Where to eat: Place des Fêtes
That rare atmospheric sweet spot of warm, intimate and candlelit without feeling sleepy is what this note-perfect wine bar is all about. Instead, it buzzes with a festive energy that pairs perfectly with chef Nico Russell’s playful Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired small plates and a palate-expanding selection of cocktails and wines by the glass.
Where to sleep: Hôtel Lou Pinet
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Place des Lices, the 34-room property looks like something out of a Slim Aarons photograph. The rooms are arranged in a series of stone and terracotta-roofed villas around a central pool shaded by two ancient pine trees.loupinet.com
Where to eat: Auberge de la Mole
Opened in 1962, the Auberge de la Mole has been offering quality homemade dishes for 3 generations. Generous cuisine for gourmets and bon vivants.
Where to sleep: Oltre Il Giardino
This is a very special place: a country hotel in the centre of Venice. Alma Mahler, the composer’s widow, lived here in the 1920s, and her bucolic Venetian residence has now been turned into an exclusive but cosy six-bedroom retreat by Franco-Venetian Alessandra Arduini Zambelli and her son Lorenzo.
Where to eat: L.P.V restaurant
Enjoy lunch on the terrace, prepared by chef Daniele Galliazzo. I recommend their signature salmon tartare, fritto misto and spaghetti vongole with a chilled glass of sauvignon from the nearby Veneto region