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This Week on Indagare: What not to miss in London this summer, venture capitalist Tim Draper on Tanzania’s private Lupita Island, an update from Aspen, a dispatch on Cambodia’s culture scene. Plus, shop the Indagare Pop-Up Souk online.
Hot Spots: London Summer Picks
A new weekly supper club in one of the city’s newest design hotels; suites designed by one of fashion’s first ladies, an art-studded four-floor new couture boutique; and the ultimate Hyde Park picnic experience (with butler and gourmet basket…these are just some of the special finds not to miss while in the British capital this summer. Indagare’s London contributor has compiled a list of the people, places and concepts that locals themselves are buzzing about, including such art installations as the Elephant Parade, for which Tommy Hilfiger, Sir Terence Conran, Lulu Guinness and others have completed designs. Read her summer picks.
This Month’s Dream: Tanzania’s Lupita Island
Opened as a private island retreat, Lupita Island is located in western Tanzania on Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest and second-largest freshwater lake. The island measures 130 acres but its developers chose to keep the human foot-print small, building a resort that has just thirteen thatched-roof villas. Raves Tim Draper, who took over the island with family and friends for a 50th birthday celebration: “With sandy beaches along the coastline, Lupita offers immersion in nature at its finest. The thirteen open-air villas are completely private, have an open layout and come with most stunning views of the lake.” Read more about this special new property
Indagare Virtual Souk
Members who missed our Indagare Pop-Up Souk or who came and want a second chance to shop, can purchase an edited selection of the souk treasures online. Visit our virtual souk for jewelry crafted in South America from Surevolution embroidered kaftans made in India from Irving & Fine, fashion from Cambodia-based Eric Raisina, jewelry from India-based Jaisalmer Arts & Crafts, Rwandan glass-bead bracelets from Same Sky, Lebanon-made caftans from Calm and fashion from Koch. Shop the virtual souk.
Just Back from…Aspen Last week, an Aspen transplant summed up the town’s charm by saying: “Aspen is small town and big world at the same time. You never know whether you are going to ride the chair lift with a sultan, a senator or a ski bum, and everyone is grateful about getting to be there.” The same is true in summer, only rather than sharing a chair lift, you are sharing a hiking trail or a restaurant terrace. Next week’s Food & Wine Classic will draw celebrated chefs and foodies to the resort ton, and they will discover a host of culinary newcomers, like the hot spot 8K that debuted at the new Viceroy, Italian eatery Ellina that is giving Il Mulino a run for its money; and a bistro-version of beloved Syzygy, featuring such summer fare as sweet potato eggplant lasagna. Read about Aspen’s newest discoveries, including hotels, restaurants and shops not to miss.
Culture News: Cambodian Dance in New York
Indagare member and contributor Tiffany Schauer recently traveled to Cambodia, including Phnom Penh , where she saw rehearsals for a new dance piece by pioneering Cambodian dance troupe Amrita Performing Arts. The group will be performing at New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center this summer (June 24-26), and Schauer raves about the company: “Amrita was founded to help Cambodians reclaim and heal their ancient heritage of dance and theater,” she writes. “The rehearsals were unbelievably moving. If you have a chance to see them, don’t miss it.” You can purchase tickets for the New York shows on the Baryshnikov Arts Center Web site (www.bacnyc.org).
Community Postings: This month, members posted questions about a first-time hiking and sightseeing trip to Switzerland, with an eight-year-old; a guided tour from Montana to Jackson Hole, a 10-day trip to Hong Kong and what not to miss in the area, and the best hotel in Bermuda. If you have visited these regions, share your expertise on these questions.
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