Travel is a guilty pleasure for us, as well as a constant source of inspiration. We’re always looking for the details that "make" the place or space. How can an incredible stay or trip speak to what we do? How can we bring that feeling home with us or give a taste of it to our customers?
MT: The best hotel experience I have ever had was probably at the RAAS Devigarh in Udaipur, India. This hotel, from the architecture to the grounds to the service, is all sublime. Juxtaposed against the overwhelming chaos that a Western traveler can sometimes feel in India, it’s absolute magic.
SC: My husband is from New Zealand so we spend a lot of our travel time there. It’s most well known for it’s natural beauty (of which there is plenty), but it’s also filled with amazing contemporary design culture. Here’s a quick Kiwi cheat sheet:
Where to: Auckland Coffee, Food + Drink
118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
184 Garnet Rd, Westmere
7 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland City
Where to: Queenstown Accommodation
554 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, Aotearoa
Local weekend getaways are another part of life in LA. Calamigos Guest Ranch in Malibu is one of our favorites.