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Member Postcards: Utah
Two Indagare members recently traveled to Utah, separately, and stayed at the newly opened Amangiri. Both returned with recommendations for the property, one without any reservations, the other with some caveats. “The modern yet understated hotel shows off its stunning natural environs at every turn,” writes one of the travelers. “Dramatically set at the base of a cliff, the design integrates the local rock everywhere, from its signature swimming pool to the numerous concrete picture frames that are positioned to best profile panoramas of landscapes.” The other member also lauds the hotel’s design but has some words of warning about the activities. Read both postcards, as well as many more suggestions on how to plan a well-balanced itinerary to the American West.
Why Go Now: Kyoto
Japan remains one of the most exotic Asian destinations, but two intrepid Indagare members who both recently returned from trips to Kyoto, report that visiting the cultural metropolis is rewarding and surprisingly accessible. Florida-based Pamela Murdock discovered a fantastic Kyoto hotel with “chic rooms and superb service,” as well as top restaurants for such local specialties as Kobe beef Teppenyaki. Germany-based Christiane Deiters, meanwhile, went on an extensive temple circuit, including a visit to famous Koke Dera, a stunning moss garden that can only be visited by appointment. Read more about their discoveries, including the the best boutiques for paper, porcelain and accessories made from vintage kimono.
Art in the Gardens: British Countryside
For some years now, the summer exhibits at Sudeley Castle, located a two-hour drive from London in the Cotswolds, have been widely anticipated. This year, for the first time ever, auction house Sotheby’s is collaborating with the estate for a special outdoor exhibition of contemporary design. The castle’s beautifully landscaped grounds will serve as a backdrop to a number of limited-edition pieces by renowned contemporary artists and everything will, naturally, be on sale as well. Read more about this special installation, as well as recommendations on where to stay and what other gardens to visit while in the Cotswolds.
Indagare Insiders: Venice & Rome
“Gardens in Venice? Green spaces in this city of water and stone? Certamente…” writes author Judith Stonehill who frequently visits the Italian city and shares her favorite urban oases with Indagare, including an ivy-lined sculpture garden, a lushly planted island and a modern garden designed by noted architect Carlo Scarpa. Another Inadagare Italy insider, Cristina Ferraro Cenci, focuses on high style in her hometown of Rome, sharing her top tables, shopping streets and a spa that she describes as “a slice of Asia, downtown Rome.”
Coming Soon: Destination updates on the Greek islands, Istanbul, Palm Beach and Antigua, and news from Montenegro and Cambodia.
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