Top Places to Travel: SANTORINI, GREECE . . . Do you remember how as a kid, and you’d read fairy tales that took place on beautiful faraway islands, with mesmerizing lookout caves on never-before-seen cliffs? Do you remember wondering if these places actually exist? Well, they do, and we’re sure of it. As a grown-up, you can visit Santorini - and that’s as close as it gets to that fairy tale setting.
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Best of NYC: LADYBIRD . . . If you were to characterize the décor, it’s proudly, unabashedly feminine, though with equal opportunity for everyone to enjoy a plant-based meal. Ladybird is just pretty – from the moment you spy the discreet sign outside its East Village locale to the green and pink interior.
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Top Places to Travel: THE GEORGE, NEW JERSEY . . . Sometimes, the hustle-and-bustle of NYC town leaves you wanting to slow down a bit, if even just for one weekend. Thanks to Bobbi Brown (yes, the Bobbi Brown) and her husband Steven Plofker, you now can, because they’ve opened The George: a newly designed boutique hotel just a short drive away from NYC.
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Galavante Travel Buzz: AMERICANS NEED TO REGISTER FOR EUROPE . . . The State Department recently tweeted about a crucial change to the European travel policy for American citizens. Although this won’t affect your travel plans until 2021, the European Commission have now implemented the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) for citizens of over 60 countries. Worry not, this is not a visa.
Best of Galavante Recipes: MIMO, SAN SEBASTIAN . . . When you have one of the highest Michelin stars per square meter in the world, you’re clearly not messing around in the kitchen. Welcome to San Sebastian, where yes, the white sand beaches are objectively blissful, but they take a backseat to the culinary scene.
Top Places to Travel: ISRAEL . . . If there’s a destination that’s regarded as hot this year, consider Israel scorching. Even if you take away the fact that it’s the birthplace of Western religion, as well as all of the politics and economics in the region, you still have a place where the wine flows, the nightlife extends to the wee hours of the morning, and the culinary scene is tough to beat.
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Best of Galavante Style: THE ROYAL MANSOUR MARRAKECH . . . It’s one thing to stay in-the-know for grand hotel partnerships or keep up with chic fashion and style collaborations. But it’s a different thing entirely to witness one of the finest luxury hotels in Africa partner up with one of the most refined shoe brands of Paris. The Royal Mansour Marrakech hotel has unveiled the release of two new babouche slippers by Christian Louboutin, designed exclusively for the hotel.
Top Places to Travel: NEW ZEALAND . . . Although beauty is supposedly a subjective notion (in the eye of the beholder, some might say), when it comes to the land of the Kiwis, beauty is objective. Perhaps the only thing that is able to make New Zealand even more awe-dropping, however, are the Robertson Lodges.
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Top Places to Travel: ASPEN, CO . . . We’re always looking for spots that are only the best of the best. The most turquoise waters, the highest mountains, the most romantic getaways in the world. So when the most exclusive skiing company unveils it’s membership-only Snowmass Mountain Club, the first of its kind in over two decades, we’re listening.