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Ibiza Shopping Updates
“Wandering past the boutiques in Ibiza town, with store after store offering some version of the hippie, sexy Ibiza style, can be a bit overwhelming,” writes Indagare contributor Noelle A. Salmi.
Here are Indagare’s favorite boutiques and one amazing hippie market not to miss when traveling to the island:
2 Fall Insider Trips: Russia & Berlin
After the successful debut Insider Trip to Russia last May, Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley wrote: “Before I had visited, I felt there was a major gap in my understanding of Western arts and civilization. After returning, my head still spinning with the treasures that I had seen from palaces and jewels to art and ballet, I feel that even more strongly.” Indagare’s Insider Trips are conceived to offer eye-opening immersion in cities that exemplify the spirit of their respective countries.
This Fall, Indagare heads two exciting Insider Trips: Moscow & St. Petersburg, and Berlin. (Melissa will be taking a small group to the German capital, her new favorite city in Europe.) Both journeys offer lots of behind-the-scenes access, private tours and opportunities to meet plugged-in locals who are passionate to share their cities with our members. For more information, itineraries and to reserve a spot, Read More
Escape: French Riviera
Artists were among the first to discover—and promote in their works—the beauty and charms of the South of France, but even after decades of fame, it remains a magical region for discoveries. Indagare founder Melissa Bradley spent time in the hills and on the water earlier this summer and found that while some of the best parts
of a visit are what doesn’t change—the light, the views, the freshness of the food—there are some wonderful welcome additions, from palace hotels that have been newly polished to a low-key but divine restaurant in the hills. The key is crafting the perfect itinerary around art, food and the great outdoors. Read More
Member Postcards: Europe Travels
European Grand Tours were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries amongst aristocratic Englishmen looking to discover the continent’s riches. While today the ability to travel the world for months at a time is not a possibility for most, the desire to examine and reflect on the vast cultures of Italy, France, Spain and beyond has never
dissipated. Member postcards not only inspire the Indagare community but they provide helpful tips and updates from these vibrant locales. After all, these regions might boast multiple centuries of history, but their buzzing cities feature new hot spots, renovations and secrets to be discovered. Read More
Giving Back: Water for All
The chic cylindrical bottles of Voss water can be spotted in the world’s hottest restaurants and hotels. But the company has another meaningful presence miles away from Gramercy Park Hotel and Hakkasan—in the rural villages of Sub-Saharan Africa. The four-year-old Voss Foundation has changed the lives of thousands of people in Africa by providing access to clean water in five countries. Indagare spoke to executive director Kara Gerson about the charity’s accomplishments, the personal impact of overseeing such inspirational projects and tips on what not to miss when visiting the home of Voss: Oslo, Norway. Read More
The Inn at Windmill Lane
Indagare staffer Cabell Belk checks out the Hamptons’ Inn at Windmill Lane and writes, “That the inn has received an enthusiastic welcome is unsurprising given the gap it so gracefully filled, offering a more youthful counterpoint to the colonial-style properties so prevalent in the Hamptons.” Read More
Tips from Mykonos
Indagare contributor writes from Mykonos about her favorite shops, restaurants and her kids’ favorite nightclubs. Read More
Escape: Sardinia Dispatch
Some of our members are connoisseurs of beach villas, be they in Thailand, the Turks and Caicos or Brazil. Indagare founder Melissa Bradley first thought of them when she recently toured the brand-new villas on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. With incredible sensitivity to the natural surroundings, the architects and designers created stunning hideaways at Romazzino and Pitrizza that blend into the resorts and yet offer a quantum leap in luxury. And, certo, they are a stone’s throw away from the island’s beautiful beaches and emerald sea. In sum, they capture the best of Sardinia. Read More
Just Back From... Bali
Thanks to books like Eat, Pray, Love and troves of honeymooners, the Indonesian island of Bali has become almost a caricature of itself, and parts of it have sadly fallen to global gentrification. But, as Indagare’s Barkley Hickox recently found on a trip, the destination can still be a far-flung paradise—you only have to know where to look (and book). It helps that Indonesia is ground zero for Aman Resorts, whose philosophy of destination-specific, understated luxury was born here. In the course of 10 days, Barkley explored every corner of Bali and beyond, traveling to a romantic spot in Central Java and “glamping” in the jungles of the Moyo nature reserve. Read More
Houston Art Trip
Join a special art, architecture and design trip to Houston this September (11-15), hosted by a Houston-based art historian whose insider access in her hometown will open doors to cultural highlights. Timed to coincide with the Houston Fine Art Fair, the five-day itinerary includes curatorial visits to the Contemporary Arts Museum, the new Asia Society Texas Center (above), the Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel. Guests will also see a special showing of the James Turrell sky space at sunset and visit fabulous private collections. A limited number of spots remain. Contact Indagare’s Bookings Team for pricing and the complete itinerary. Read More
Style: Top Travel Accessory
For the organized traveler, few things are as satisfying as well-packed luggage. No one feels more strongly about this than Stephanie Johnson, a self-dubbed “order-obsessed modernist and traveling anthropologist” whose Stephanie Johnson Bags are in the luggage of many stylish travelers. Indagare spoke with the chic and curious traveler about her favorite destinations, including Palm Springs, Israel and Cambodia, and about SJ’s Style Compass, a travelogue documenting her most memorable voyages and irresistible style. Read More
“Inch for inch, Israel surely delivers more cultural pileups than any other country on earth,” writes Indagare’s John Cantrell who visited the small Middle Eastern country (it’s the size of New Jersey and half of it is desert). From quiet moments in ancient basilicas to the buzzing nightlife of contemporary Tel Aviv, John explored Israel’s many faces, including time in Jerusalem, Galilee and the Red Sea. “It’s an amazing country that can multi-task for a visitor,” he writes. “A trip here can be a vacation, history lesson, religious pilgrimage or cultural experience—one at a time or all the time.” Read More
Updates from Capri, Mustique and Barcelona; Special offer in London
London-based Indagare contributor Elena Bowes recently spent time with her two daughters on the Italian island of Capri. Read Elena’s thoughts and recommendations.
Barcelona is one of Indagare’s favorite destinations, boasting a vibrant culinary scene. Read tips on where to dine in the Spanish cultural capital: Barcelona Dining
No one knows Mustique like Indagare Insider Pamela Murdock. Here she gives us a summer dispatch from one of the Caribbean’s most romantic islands: Mustique Update
Digital Magazine: Rome & Beyond
Rome itself is a work of art,” said Woody Allen, whose latest film, To Rome with Love, is beautifully set in the Italian capital. A work of art, surely, but one that is totally accessible. There’s little roped-off in Rome, in fact many of the city’s most exquisite treasures, from Berninis to Caravaggios, are displayed in unassuming churches and palazzi. The newest edition of Indagare’s Black Book—available in print and online—celebrates the best of the city, including top hotels, sights, restaurants and shops, and tips from plugged-in Insiders who call the city home. Plus: five iconic Italian resorts outside of Rome for relaxing post-city exploration. Read More
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