When we think of the universe, we normally think of stars, planets and a cosmos that is so vast that even us humans are unable to comprehend it. In a way, that’s how the renowned fashion designer and hotel interior designer, Olivier Lapidus, sees the opportunities in his own life – as one vast universe.
The country of Laos makes a striking first impression. The flight into Luang Prabang introduced us to this landlocked Asian country, often described as ‘Thailand before the tourists.’
Matteo Perduca, owner of Sopr’Arno Suites in Florence, says the recipe for success is simple: provide a nice room and be nice to people! This quirky 10-room B&B furnished with repurposed antiques and extremely good taste makes sleeping part of the excellent travel experience.
The 16th arrondissement is known for its high-end shops and embassies. Less well-known is its connection to someone celebrated both for her high-end fashion shopping habits and for a diplomatic success linking France and the United States: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
Maremma and the Argentario are best experienced off-season, when the crowds virtually disappear, the waves get a bit higher and everything quiets down to a whisper.