Last March, following it’s debut in Edinburgh, Scotland, the second-ever Hotel Missoni opened its doors in Kuwait. Located on the Salmiya seafront, the hotel is outfitted with the fashion house‘s iconic boho-glam patterns and details as well as furniture from the likes of Philippe Starck and Hans Wegner. Honestly, does it get any more chic?!
If only we posessed magical powers that allowed us to simply blink and be transported to any destination of our choosing. In a perfect world, I’d like to spend the rest of my week at Anantara Kihavah Villas, sipping cocktails on soft white beaches and taking dips into the crystal clear waters of the Maldives . . .
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Paris for the grand opening of the Levi’s flagship store on the Champs-Élysées. We all know Levi’s created the first pair of jeans but did you know that denim is originally from France? 17th century French sailors were the first to wear clothes made of serge de nimes, also known today as denim. In 1873 Levi Strauss created the first pair of riveted denim jeans. In celebration of their newest post in Paris, Levi’s will host a series of collaborations between French and American friends – the first of which are musicians Pedro Winters of Ed Banger Records and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records. Not only did the boys DJ the opening party, they designed custom trucker jackets, created the window displays, and set up interactive music stations throughout the store! With an impressive 30 foot backdrop of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, echoing the brand’s historical roots, the store is designed with a vintage and industrial feel with the use of reclaimed materials. If you live in Paris or have a trip planned I highly recommend you check it out. You might even see street artists Shepard Fairey and Mister André collaborating next. Vive Les Friends!
A couple of weeks ago I was able to fulfill a longtime desire of experiencing Savannah, Georgia, in all it’s charming glory, for the first time. And honestly, staying at The Gastonian only made the visit that much more special. Located near Forsyth Park, the historic inn is made up of 17 unique and intimate guest rooms, in two adjoining mansions built in 1868. In between wandering the stunning city squares, hopping on romantic carriage rides, snacking on sumptuous pecan pralines, and embarking on hauntingly scary ghost tours, we were pampered back at the B&B with family-styled breakfasts in the mornings, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the afternoons, and desserts and cordials in the evenings. Y’all, if that isn’t the epitome of Southern hospitality and charm . . .
It’s hard to believe that a place this glorious and majestic exists . . . and that I have yet to visit it. Antelope Canyon, located in Arizona, was formed by centuries of erosion due to rainfall and flash flooding. The result is a series of deep, narrow passageways surrounded by smooth, wave-like Navajo sandstone walls. Have you been lucky enough to have experienced the splendor of Antelope Canyon in person?
Open during the best season for wildlife spotting, from October to April each year, Aman-i-Khás is a wilderness camp located on the outskirts of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. The resort offers 10 Moghul style, luxury tents and twice daily safaris to catch sight of indigenous game including tigers, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, crocodiles and chital deer. Here’s to adding another dream vacation to my bucket list . . .