Is there anything more heavenly than the rush of relaxation that sets in when you sink into crisp, high-thread-count hotel sheets and activate your out-of-office reply? Whether you’re roaming the French countryside or hopping out to the Hamptons, there’s absolutely nothing like jetting off and hitting refresh.
One of my favorite parts of travel is getting inspired by my surroundings, so I always choose my lodging accordingly. I love to see the way hotels put their unique spin on the local culture, and I’m always returning home with big design ideas for my little Manhattan apartment. For similar souls, I’ve scouted a few of my favorite pied-à-terre interiors and all the best decor pieces to get that vacation look—and feel—at home. Adding your favorite local cocktail is highly recommended.
Greydon House satisfies my affection for all things blue and white, and it also happens to be nestled away in my favorite beach destination. This charming hotel is the perfect mix of classic and contemporary, and I find myself wishing I could take up residence à la Eloise every time I visit Nantucket.
The Beverly Hills Hotel has become iconic for its design, which pays homage to the greats who were once regulars, like Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes. There’s certainly no shortage of decor inspired by this glamorous old Hollywood haunt.
The Christopher is at the top of my hotel list the next time I’m in Martha’s Vineyard. It has a Caribbean-cool vibe that feels fresh and unexpected, and I’m head over heels for that teal in the main sitting room!
The Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, conveniently perched between Nice and Monte Carlo, is a must-stop on your summer jaunt along the Riviera. French Provincial furniture paired with minimalist abstract art and sweeping views of the Mediterranean make this unpretentious hotel exceptional.
Maison La Minervetta, in Sorrento, Italy, has just 12 rooms, each one more beautiful than the next. From hand-painted Vietri tiles to a well-curated collection of perfectly placed objets and art, a visit here feels like a stay at the chicest home on the coast.