London, England: 1 Itinerary, From 6 Design Gurus
What better way to experience a city than armed with a list of tastemakers’ favorite places to shop, eat, sleep and explore? So we asked six design gurus—Whitney Robinson, Gabby Deeming, Ben Reynaert, Parker Larson, Miguel Flores-Vianna and Monika Eyers—for their best recommendations across the pond.
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY: Happy Menocal's Neighborhood Guide
The artist lives with her young family in Brooklyn’s leafy brownstone district of Park Slope. Here, she lets us in on her favorite insider spots for enjoying the area like a local.
Paris: The Perfect Day, According to a Local Antiques Expert
Meet Dora Molnar: A French decorative arts connoisseur and Parisian antiques consultant for designers all over the world. With a seasoned career working in auction houses, Molnar has an inimitable eye for design—and knows the City of Light like the back of her hand. So we couldn’t resist asking for her favorite under-the-radar spots in town.
Providence, RI: A Design and Food Lover's Dream Getaway
Situated between NYC and Boston, this small New England city packs a whole lot of design and culinary punch. And who better to ask for the hottest spots in town than native son Ari Heckman, Founder and CEO of ASH NYC, the Brooklyn-based firm behind one of the Ocean State city’s newest and coolest hotels, The Dean.
Charlotte, NC: Barrie Benson's Favorite Sources
We asked one of the South’s most talented and in-demand design dynamos to dish about her favorite sources and spots in her idyllic hometown. Find out what she spilled here.
Hong Kong, China: A Tastemaker's Little Black Book
Since her days as an editor at Veranda, Catherine Lee Davis has been our go-to for the skinny on all things chic. Now living in Hong Kong with her family, she identifies the city’s classic must-do’s.
Palm Springs, CA: Patrick Dragonette’s Short List
Although we always flock to the desert for Modernism Week, we’ll take this sunny oasis any time of year. And who better to take us around than designer and antiques dealer who calls the city his home away from home.
Williamsburg, VA: Anthony Barrata on What Makes It So Magical
The iconic and well-loved decorator is the first Designer in Residence for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation—and very passionate about life in the historic city. “I’ll wake to the sound of horses’ hooves clicking outside my window, smell hearth fires wafting from 18th-century chimneys, and see the most vivid, alluring American design, all in a 15-minute walk.” Here are his favorite places to go around town.
Charleston, SC: A Local Designer’s Favorite Resources
“I love when clients have collections, because it makes the house a home,” Tammy Connor says. But when that isn’t the case, you’d never know it. Her warm, inviting interiors have the timeless charm of objects casually collected across lifetimes and passed down from generation to the next. So we asked: where does she source objects to get the look?
Georgia and Alabama: 3 Designers We Trust on Where to Shop
Despite signature styles that are wildly their own, interior designers Fran Keenan, Anna Wooten Loggins and James Farmer have a lot in common—including childhoods steeped in the totally irresistible style of the south. Here, the three talents share their secret weapons for creating timeless spaces: their local sources.
The Bronx: Our Insiders’ Travel Guide
Two of the borough’s savviest, most stylish residents are also part of our very own Schumacher crew: Dara Caponigro, our Creative Director, and Stephanie Diaz, our Art Director. And they’ve divulged for us the area’s coolest don’t-miss spots.
Plus, This Cemetery Is a Design Lover’s Dream
Up in the Bronx is perhaps the most jawdropping, exquisite concentration of late 19th- and early 20th-century structures anywhere in the world. They also happen to be mausoleums. Here’s why you need to make haste to New York City’s incredible, underappreciated Woodlawn Cemetery.
The World’s Best Hotels, According to A-List Designers
What is a great hotel if not a home away from home? We asked 6 top designers to each share their absolute favorite hospitality project plus a beloved hotel that they didn’t design but adore all the same.
Tour Italy’s Best-Kept-Secret: A Palace That Rivals Versailles
During his travels through Italy in 1786, Goethe remarked that the Reggia Di Caserta “is in perfect harmony with a region that is itself a garden.” Built by the Bourbon kings of Naples, the royal complex rivals that other Bourbon phenom, Versailles, in its majesty, significance and unrelenting beauty. Yet somehow, it’s still largely unknown.
Need Restaurant Recommendations? Here Are 6 Gorgeous Ideas
Feast your eyes on the newest, most delectable eateries by some of our favorite designers across the country.
11 Travel Tips from Architectural Digest Editors
We love Insider Journeys—the intimate, once-in-a-lifetime trips co-hosted by the boutique travel company Indagare and editors of Architectural Digest, Mitchell Owens and Gay Gassmann. In 2019, they covered Marrakech, India and more—and shared their traveling tips, tricks and trusted accessories with us.
And for 2020: Top Destinations for Design Lovers, According to a Travel Expert
As the former travel editor at Town & Country and current CEO/founder of Indagare, Melissa Biggs Bradley knows a thing or two about crafting unforgettable adventures and experiences all around the world. So we couldn’t resist asking her which magical, far-flung destinations she’s adding to her itinerary this year. Hint: we’re heading East!
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