Posts tagged South America
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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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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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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Checking in to American Trade Hotel, Panamá City

The American Trade Hotel in Panama’s Casco Viejo could easily be the most Instagrammed place in the city. I’ve long suspected that people travel here just to stay at the ATH and snap a pic in their beautiful lobby. But it’s much more than a pretty building with iconic blue-patterned cement tile floors (#ihavethisthingwithfloors anyone?). No, the American Trade Hotel is a place steeped in history.

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