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Emily Levine checks in to Nazuna, Kyoto Gosho

Japan has been a lifelong dream trip of mine ever since I was very little. I stumbled upon old photos of my parents first trip there which was a VERY long time ago, So long ago, that NYC didn't even have a single sushi restaurant yet (hard to believe or image NYC without a sushi spot at every corner) A few years ago, that dream had become a reality and from then onward has been one of the most inspiring and fascinating places that I keep going back to and never wanting to leave. Luckily there are direct flights from Milan - Tokyo :)

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Italy Segreta's secret guide to Panarea

Panarea is like a mirage that appears in the horizon – The smallest and the lowest of the Aeolian islands, Sicily. It’s harsh and wild, sometimes a bit snobbish and yet, authentic and simple. A holiday made of morning granite, and barefoot wandering (as the locals do) between small white streets covered in different shades of bougainville. A enchanting island that offers the perfect balance between social life and unspoiled nature, a place where to truly enjoy the "dolce far niente" and spend your days hopping from bay to bay, island to island.  

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Embracing a Wabi-Sabi Spirit, At Home or Afar

California living often feels truly out of the movies: sun-soaked beaches and valleys, golden-hued light, wavering palm trees overhead, and the scent of orange blossom wafting through the air. Life can be blissfully slow here, especially when the days are warm and quiet and windy, and all of life’s hurry is blown out the open windows. Wabi-sabi is about the beauty of the perfectly imperfect; the loveliness of now—the fleeting present—and the complete embrace of simplicity in all facets of life. 

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Why you need to visit Tel Aviv

When travelling, a place is best explored through its people and food.  It is important to taste the flavours of the city and to embrace the life of a local; this is how you will truly understand a city and its people.  Tel Aviv is famous for its culinary scene, electric nightlife, bohemian cafés and picturesque coastline. It is not surprising that it is fast becoming known as one of the most vibrant cities in the world and regarded by many as a must-visit destination. Read on to find out why you should visit the city that seems to have it all.

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Summer Reads for a Slow Getaway

There’s no better time to sink into a good book than on your summer holiday. Imagine yourself by the pool, on the beach or sprawled on a rock overlooking the ocean; book in hand, straw hat perched on your head to shield you from the sun. Whether you get sucked into a page-turner that keeps you on the shore all day long, or you opt for a collection of short stories to read in between dips, books and summer go together like sea and sand. 

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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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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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Where to Eat, Play, and Dance in Hong Kong Right Now

The charms of Hong Kong are truly a delight to behold, whether it’s endless bowls of freshly steamed dim sum or the city's otherworldly skyline. Throw in a sprawl of eclectic neighborhoods, each overflowing with plenty of trendy restaurants, crafty boutiques, and creative cocktail bars, and you’ll never be left wanting for things to do during a visit to this modern metropolis. Read on to discover the places that shouldn’t be missed for an unforgettable visit to the Pearl of the Orient.

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