This month, we’ve got a whole new host of summer-ready sanctuaries, including three island hideaways on Santorini: the seven secluded Aenaon Villas, the all-white Avaton Resort & Spa and the neutral-hued Kapari Natural Resort (below).
Another trio debuts in New Orleans, as we reveal the fruits of our first foray into Louisiana – namely, Soniat House, a colonial-creole townhouse in the French Quarter, International House Hotel, a white-columned bolthole on the corner of Camp Street, and Loft 523, a set of Italianate designer apartments. Up north in New York state, Capri joins us in the happening Hamptons.
We also voyaged to Italy, calling in at lesser known Le Marche, a rural region that’s home to fairy-tale farmstay, Casa San Ruffino.
As for city slickers, we revisited Madrid and found two refined retreats in high-end Salamanca, both of which come with rather special dining options: Hotel Unico is home to the Michelin-starred Ramon Freixa, and Villa Magna (above) offers a Cantonese restaurant, as well as the elegant main affair.
In India, we found Aman New Delhi, our first design den in downtown Delhi, with a serene spa, regular art events and its own custom-cool auto rickshaw. Across the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, we fell for two romantic Maldives marvels on castaway atolls: Naladhu, an intimate, reef-fringed retreat, and Baros (above), a lagoon-luxe getaway with overwater villas.