A Top Fashion Editor’s Guide to the West Village

Caroline Grosso, Digital Fashion Director of W Magazine seems to have it all figured out. A scroll through her instagram and you’ll realize that her chic taste extends beyond just fashion. She’s a savant in all things up-and-coming and cool: from travel destinations, to hotels, to restaurants, and gallery openings– she’s always ahead of the curb. Grosso, based in New York City, has just moved back to the West Village after a decade of exploring other neighborhoods. Below, she takes us on a tour as she rediscovers one of New York’s coolest neighborhoods with her adorable frenchie Louie.

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Kelly Talamas' Insider Guide to Miami

If you follow fashion, you probably know Kelly Talamas de Rilliet. Kelly is most known for her role as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico, a post she held from 2012-2016. During her tenure, Business of Fashion named her one of the 500 people who were shaping the global fashion landscape. While Kelly has bounced from her hometown of Miami, to Mexico, to Bogota, Miami is the place she will always call home. Since growing up there, she finds it exciting to return and explore the city with fresh eyes. As Miami has experienced a sort of creative renaissance over the last decade, the city extends itself beyond the South Beach party scene for which it was once known. Below, Kelly shares her favorite local spots to visit when she returns home.

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How Boutique Hotels are Becoming More Sustainable

The way in which hotels are advertising their ethical ethos is rooted in luxury travel. Yes, they are ticking all of the right boxes for recycling, sustainable cuisine, eco energy and sourcing everything from furniture to food locally – but they are using imagery and words usually associated with the higher end of the market. Fresh linen sheets, colourful vegetarian brunches, solar-powered outdoor rain showers and complementary morning yoga classes can now be found in a range of boutique hotels, for a variety of budgets. 

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An American in Milan: A Day in Milan with Designer Emily Levine

Emily Levine is the ultimate cool girl. After leaving her home in New York at 18 to study in Florence and Hong Kong, she finally settled in Milan in 2014 for a designing job at Etro. It was in Milan where she met her husband Marco, and launched her charming collection of bags and accessories inspired by her travels. While she’s a New Yorker by nature, she’s a Milanese at heart. Below, she takes us with her through a day in her city.

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Insider’s Guide: Curacao by jewelry designer, Becky Zeijdel-Paz

Brooklyn-based jewelry designer, Becky Zeijdel-Paz of Beck Jewels has become a fashion favorite for her whimsy line of tropical pearl jewelry. Her collection is inspired by both her life in New York City, and her upbringing in the laid back, dutch caribbean island of Curaçao which you can see glimmers of in her wanderlust-induced instagram feed. Below, she shares her favorite local haunts and secret spots.

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How to live like a Local when you Travel

It’s all too easy to get sucked into a bucket-list mentality when you’re travelling. If you’re visiting a place for the first time, everything from the guidebooks you read to your friend’s recommendations tells you to tick off a list of all the things you ‘have’ to see and do. Even if you’re trying to see an alternative side to your destination, you will still have a list of things you want to see and places where you want to eat. My suggestion: forget it all. – Cover photo by Andrea Swarz

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A day in São Paulo with Isolda Designer, Juliana Affonso Ferreira

Juliana Affonso Ferreira (known to most as Juju) is the Creative Director of beloved, Brazilian brand, Isolda. Originally from Horto Florestal, a neighborhood in Salvador, Bahia, she moved to Saõ Paulo from London six years ago to continue her career in fashion. Since then, she’s fallen in love with the city whose energy she describes as a “concrete jungle.” Below, she takes us through a day at our favorite spots.

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Checking in to Casa de Perainda in Trancoso, Brazil

Trancoso, in Brazil’s coastal state of Bahia, is unspoiled, unassuming, and effortlessly charming. The dirt roads from Porto Seguro airport will lead you to this natural paradise that for years has been inhabited only by fisherman and hippies. Its appeal, which has been kept very much under wraps, has drawn in the in-the-know jetsetters and celebrities that seek a break from the spoiled beaches of Tulum and Ibiza. But Trancoso’s best kept secret? Tropical oasis, Casa de Perainda

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Let's get AWAY

One thing about us weekenders, is that we all need to travel light. Whether we are getting away for one day or one weekend, for work or for holidays, we have to be very practical. We’ve been obsessed with AWAY for a long time now, and it was time to have our own.

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Why Scandinavia is the Perfect Destination for Slow Travel

The Scandinavian and Nordic countries are the perfect destinations for anyone with a slow travel mentality. Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the various smaller islands that make up the region are all ingrained with a slower pace of life. If you are used to visiting hectic destinations such as London and New York, your first trip to Scandinavia could be just what you need to learn how to slow down your travels.

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How to Slow Down in a Fast-Paced Location

Relaxing on a beach or enjoying a quiet getaway in a secluded cottage may seem like the only options for a slow holiday – but it’s possible to slow down your travels even if you are visiting a fast-paced location. Busy cities may not seem like the best choice for anyone looking for a tranquil getaway, but there are many ways that you can discover a different side to these hectic locations.

Cover Photo: Cecy Young

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