Posts in Insider guides
Elizabeth von der Goltz from NET-A-PORTER guide to Porto Heli, Greece

For Net-a-Porter’s annual Jet-a-Porter event– a celebration of the season’s vacation edit– the luxury e-tailer hosted the ultimate retreat at Amanzoe Resort Villas. So we asked Net-a-Porter’s ever-chic Global Buying Director, Elizabeth von der Goltz to share her highlights from the trip and her favorite spots in this majestic corner of Greece exclusively for Hotel Weekend. 

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TL-180 Rome Insiders Guide

Luisa Orsini and Antonine (Tine) Peduzzi are the French-Italian designers behind the highly covetable new bag line, TL-180 (which stands for their initials and height measurements). They are also the creative masterminds behind the fall 2019 relaunch of iconic ‘50’s brand, Capucci. Globetrotting between New York, Paris and Rome, Rome is what they deem home; so in a city inundated with overtourism, there really is no better pair to guide us through a local’s day in the ancient city.

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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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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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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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A photographer's guide to Santo Spirito, Florence

Far away from the crowds of tourists on the other side of the river, Santo Spirito, the boho-chic neighbourhood in the Oltrarno area is nothing but fascinating. The traditional narrow streets and tiny sidewalks are home to new & contemporary hot spots, making Santo Spirito cool without losing the Florentine essence. Photographer Marina Denisova took us on a whirlwind tour of the neighbourhood to discover the best places to eat, drink, shop and sleep.

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Ballen Pellettiere's Ricardo & Carina insider's guide to Bogotá, Colombia

Ballen Pellettiere was founded by Ricardo Ballen back in 2013 straight after he graduated from the IED in Milan. His muse and inspiration is his wife, Carina Ospina, whom he met while they were both studying in Italy. Although their Instagram overflows with pictures from various trips around the world, it’s Bogotá the place they call home. We asked Carina & Ricardo about their favourite places and secret spots.

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