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Think Hawaii. Think stunning beaches. Finding the best stretch of coastline on the islands means zeroing in on idyllic waters, super-soft sand, and lush green cliffs. However, it also means finding spots you don’t have to share with the crowds of tourists.
Click the link in our profile for our roundup of the best under-the-radar beaches and secret coves to claim as your own. 🌺🌴🏖

The international fashion week circuit moves from Milan to Paris this week, but there’s still time to grab that last spritz aperitif with views of the famed Duomo. 🍹⛪️🇮🇹 [photo: courtesy of @salmonrolls]

Weekend rosé sunsets in the south of Spain, where architecture mimics nature at Muralla Roja. 🌅 [📸: @dkukin]

She's been at the helm of Versace for 21 years—one year longer than her late brother Gianni. In June, the @cfda, whose annual honors are considered the Oscars of fashion, chose @donatella_versace as the recipient of its International Award. When we asked how all this makes her feel, she gave us a sly grin. “I made it,” she says. “I’m here.” Make no mistake, this house is hers. 🐍🐍🐍 Hit the link in our bio to read Leslie Bennetts’ full interview with one of fashion’s most famous and iconic stars. [📸: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images]

Michelin-starred @cheftomkerridge opened @kerridgesbandg inside London’s @corinthialondon last week and it has quickly become a celebrity magnet. Departures home + design editor @danrubinstein is across the pond this week for #LondonDesignFestival and says the restaurant, designed by @davidcollinsstudio, has become a hot table to book amidst all the festival activity.

The town of Beaune, in Burgundy, has a mayor, but walk through its streets with @veronique_drouhin and you’d think she runs the place. Véronique’s great-grandfather, Joseph Drouhin, began making wine here in 1880. Over time, the @MaisonJosephDrouhin estate grew, acquiring not only new vines, but also a cluster of historic buildings in Beaune, in the shadow of the magnificent cathedral. But you don’t understand just how sprawling the domaine is until you go underground. See the whole video now by clicking the link in our bio. 🍷 #burgundywine #drouhin #france

Situated on fashionable Avenue Montaigne, Hôtel @plaza_athenee has been the definition of Parisian chic since its debut in 1913. From the iconic red canvas awnings and dozens of window boxes of geraniums, to the futuristic design of the reflective metallic banquettes at @AlainDucasse’s three-star Michelin restaurant, this classic luxury hotel is prime Instagram real estate—and you bet it’s fashion week ready.
For your ultimate Instagrammer’s guide to Paris, click on the link in our profile. [📸: courtesy of]

Can’t get enough of #YayoiKusama, the art queen of Instagram? Have a look inside the mind of the most successful and popular living female artist in the world in KUSAMA - INFINITY, the latest documentary film from @magnoliapics. The feature explores Kusama’s groundbreaking body of work and career, and traces her journey towards international acclaim. Out now in select theaters nationwide. For locations and showtimes, click through to @kusamamovie. 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴 [photo: @dkukin]

Today marks Mexico’s independence — when nationals around the globe celebrate the anniversary with fireworks, fiestas, food, dance and music. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of red, white and green are seen in public areas in cities and towns throughout Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. From Tulum to Oaxaca to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is an incredibly rich destination that can captivate any traveler. 🇲🇽 #DiaDeLaIndependencia

Scotland’s first design museum, @VADundee, opens its doors today—a $100 million project ten years in the making. The highly sculptural design by @kkaa_official (inspired by North Eastern Scotland’s rugged cliffs) is the first Victoria & Albert museum outside of London, with a similar focus on fashion, architecture, design, and photography. First up is “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style” which will home in on the glamour of the great sea-going ships.

For our full roundup of the world’s best new museums opening this fall, click on the link in our profile. [📸: @huftonandcrow] #VADundee #KengoKuma #VAmuseum

The isolated village of Tiniteqilaaq, with a population of around 100, is located by the edge of an ice fjord in East Greenland. The picturesque hamlet is dotted with only a few blue, red, and white wooden cabins, and plays host to a group of majestic wildlife including long-tusked narwhals, seals, and polar bears.

For your adventure travel guide to this remote pocket of the world, click on the link in our profile. [📸: @michaelatrimble]

Ian Schrager’s @EDITIONHotels brand has expanded its reach to Barcelona. The property’s enviable location on the edge of the hip El Born district, puts guests next to the Santa Caterina Market and 15 minutes from the beach. All 100 rooms and suites feature fine details, like walnut paneling and embossed Spanish leather headboards, and even the gym feels chic with walls and floors lined in smoked oak skin. The lobby is the heart of the property, anchored by a spectacular bar serving locally produced vermouth, craft beer, and sherry.

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