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Alyssa Giacobbe

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    • Room Request! The Cloudveil

      Room Request! The Cloudveil

      Sure, you could stay on the mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But, you’d be missing out

      Jackson, Wyoming, is perhaps best known as a ski town—it gets an average 458 inches of snow each winter—and indeed Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers something for nearly every level of skier or rider, even the East Coast-groomed who have no idea what to do with this ... More

    • The Weekender: Santa Barbara

      The Weekender: Santa Barbara

      Two hours—and a world away—from L.A., the laid-back city is the jewel of the Central Coast

      Once the sleepy stomping grounds of retirees, college kids, and the uber-famous who’d prefer to remain unnoticed, Santa Barbara has come into its own as a vibrant destination for good food and great wine, on top of ample opportunity for enjoying the outdoors. It’s a quick (and stunning) ride ... More

    • Room Request! Gravity Haus

      Room Request! Gravity Haus

      The Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge might give off a decidedly play-hard vibe, but its most popular hotel actually started off as a coworking space. Guess what? It works.

      Gravity Haus spares no details in its quest to be known as Breckenridge’s most modern offering—the anti-ski lodge ski lodge. Sixty guest rooms eschew the traditional flannel and taxidermy in favor of something closer to industrial lumberjack chic, with concrete floors, exposed pipes, repurposed cargo container ... More

    • Moving Mountains This Season

      Moving Mountains This Season

      Ski resorts are no longer just for skiing. For destinations across the country, the off-season is looking a lot more full-on

      My husband and I had hiked Stowe’s Mount Mansfield at least a half-dozen times before we decided, last spring, to hire a guide to take us up during a long weekend’s stay at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. It wasn’t that we needed to know how, ... More

    • Paradise Found on Thanda Island

      Paradise Found on Thanda Island

      Luxury and sustainability meet on a tiny Tanzanian island

      Swedish entrepreneurs Dan and Christin Olofsson always wanted Thanda Island to be different. Back in 2016, when they started welcoming guests to the East African island they’d bought and built up over the previous decade, luxury travel was booming. Thanda was special, certainly, but there were ... More

    • The Weekender: Boston, Massachusetts

      The Weekender: Boston, Massachusetts

      The modern side of New England’s marquis city is something of a best-kept secret. Want in? Read on

      Boston has history, certainly: Paul Revere, the Tea Party. But what draws most visitors to the New England city these days is its far more modern sensibility, one rich in culture, fashion, and really good food. There’s no bad time to visit, though summer and fall are when the ... More

    • Forget Wine—Parents in L.A. Have Other Ways to Relax

      Forget Wine—Parents in L.A. Have Other Ways to Relax

      Pot parties chill out stressed moms and dads...minus the hangovers

      On a recent Friday night, Laura and her friends gathered around a 22-seat farmhouse table on the back patio of a bungalow in Brentwood. It was just after 9 and the surface was littered with the telltale remnants of a good dinner party: casually just-so arrangements of white peonies, half ... More

    • How Art Basel Transformed Hong Kong

      How Art Basel Transformed Hong Kong

      ABHK, kicking off this week, is only the beginning of why this city is a cultural mecca

      Sandra Nunnerley puts it this way: “Hong Kong is fast.” The New Zealand–born, Manhattan-based interior designer has worked on high-profile projects around the world, from ski chalets in Telluride to penthouses in the Mitte district of Berlin. “But whenever I’m in Hong Kong, I immediately feel the pace,” she says, ... More

    • Discover Kohanaiki Club on The Big Island of Hawaii

      Discover Kohanaiki Club on The Big Island of Hawaii

      Hawaii’s private club boom separates the rich from the really rich

      Four years ago, Edwin Lucas and his family were looking to leave Whistler, the tiny British Columbia ski town where they’d spent the previous ten years. Lucas had retired in his early forties after a lucrative two decades working in finance in Asia. Regular vacationers in the islands, the family ... More

    • Room Request! Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

      Room Request! Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

      Sea and be seen at an icon of the Golden Age

      Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar is both forward-looking (i.e. perched atop the scenic Santa Monica bluffs) and historic; it’s located on the very plot of land where Santa Monica’s founder John P. Jones settled with his family in the late 1800s. Since its 1920s debut, the storied hotel ... More