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Break out the beach towel and grab a Negroni: Our first travel-themed summer issue is here to make your aperitivo-soaked days a little sweeter. Gracing the cover is Marie-Louise Sciò, CEO and creative director of Pellicano Hotels, soaking up the view at her newly revived hideaway, the Mezzatorre

Sciò fell in love with the storied property and recently reopened it after a whirlwind redesign that channels glamorous ’60s Italian vibes but feels thoroughly right now. With the picturesque Tyrrhenian coast as her backdrop, she has successfully captured our dream vacation aesthetic with pale blue beach chairs, lush potted palms, and glossy green metro tiles. The cypress-lined retreat is the perfect way to kick off our inaugural Travel Issue. 

Can’t wait for our summer issue to hit newsstands? Subscribe here to be the first to receive a copy, and glimpse a few standout moments below. 

If you’re long overdue for a vacation…

Alongside Sciò, you’ll discover a new wave of creatives who are channeling their distinct design perspectives into genre-defining hotels. Antoine Ricardou and Clémentine Larroumet of Studio Be-Poles will inspire you to venture outside of Paris to visit Le Barn, a pastoral hotel, restaurant, and spa, while Robert McKinley offers another compelling reason to ditch the city and head east to Montauk, where his namesake bungalows are located. 

If you’re hosting friends this weekend…

For the no-fuss entertainer, we’re loving store-bought ice cream and cakes with a retro-cool twist. From now through September, we’ll be adopting Camille Becerra’s whimsical idea of using found vessels to mold the icy desserts into architectural shapes. Our entertaining story, The New Scoop, shows you exactly how it’s done. 

If you plan on spending every summer Friday in the sun…


Get your summer gear in order by giving our Out and About checklist a once-over. In between chic water bottles and cult-favorite outdoor chairs, you’ll discover a collection of hidden gems, including a leopard-print umbrella, a statement towel with SoCal skater vibes, and a bubblegum pink cooler for your alfresco adventures.

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