by Emily Nathan
We aren’t always after the sunniest, bluest sky or the perfectly sculpted still life. Rarely do I get to join forces with my colleagues with the sole purpose of capturing something else, something less than perfect, but, perhaps, more beautiful…
by Luca De Santis
Luca loves traveling to discover wonders. He loves to give space to diversity. Luca loves to stay. He loves everything that becomes ritual and is handed down from father to son. (Luca, Meraviglia Paper Creative Director is also art director, photographer and video maker).
Take a Miami Mid Beach art déco building, add the talent of interior designer Martin Brunizki, precious antique furniture, memories of Cuba from the ’40s, king size beds and a Cowshed spa overlooking the ocean. And more: contemporary art, a 30m swimming pool and air-conditioned cabins, a private beach with lounge beds and beach huts, a bar immersed in a tropical garden, the internationally renown Cecconi Italian restaurant (also in NY and West Hollywood) and a Mexican style lounge bar next to the sky (with swimming pool). We present you the Soho Beach Hotel (the last one by the hip chain Soho House), total hotel and beach lodge of rare beauty.
by Avi Brosh
Avi is the founder, leader and creative force behind the Paligroup brands, established with the conviction that neighborhoods, unique experiences and inspiring places are integral to a life well-traveled. Avi has been actively involved in the real estate development and hospitality industry for over 20 years, He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Business Management.
Santa Monica, USA
An extraordinary example of “beach chic destination”: a “lobby lounge” where to enjoy breakfast, original fresco ceilings, Malibu tile floors, a grand wood-burning fireplace and blown glass doors that open onto a private outdoor patio. With 36 rooms featuring a pied-à-terre layout and reminiscent of European style urban apartments, this hotel is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Santa Monica with immediate access to the beach. Keywords: beach house, vanity rooms, bespoke wallpaper (Abnormals Anonymous), Dean & DeLuca minibar treats, space, style, sophistication, individuality.
by Jayma Cardoso
Jayma is owner and founder of The Surf Lodge in Montauk.
Our dream place for the summer is The Surf Lodge. Whatever the beach, we’d love to find it there to welcome us after a day of swimming and sunbathing. “Aloha! Music, sun, and summer fun all return to Montauk at The Surf Lodge”.
Phoenicia, NY, USA
All the people who have imagined and accomplished a Meraviglia project make us grateful, happy and proud. It’s a feeling difficult to explain; we are still looking for one word that could define it and will probably end up making one up. In the meantime, we introduce you to another place whose discovery awakened that same emotion again. Upstate NY.
Lake Tahoe, USA
We like to think that, during their escape, Susy and Sam (Moonrise Kingdom) would have stopped at Basecamp Hotel on lake Taohe and slept at least one night in the comfort of a bed. This welcoming and strategic camp-lodge is ideal for romantic boy-scouts (and aspiring).
by Liz Lambert
Liz is a talented and visionary hotelier who’s bet on her land, Texas. After a few years in NY where she worked as a lawyer for the Manhattan District Attorney Office, she opened four hotels (El Cosmico, San Jose Hotel, Hotel Havana, Hotel Saint Cecilia) that are praised by magazines, prestigious websites and hipsters around the world because of their hippy-vintage-pop-metropolitan atmosphere.
by Samin Nosrat
Samin’s life has been molded by skillfull teachers beginning with her mother, grandmothers and aunts who made a home for her in the Persian kitchen. Her culinary philosophy has been shaped by the Chez Panisse family. She brings a sense of humour and joy with her into the kitchen, where she cooks simple, honest food rooted in tradition and seasonality. “I cook. I write. I teach. And I love: horizontal stripes, liberty prints, semi-hard basque sheepsmilk cheeses, and trying to find the good in everything”.
Santa Cruz, USA
Reconnect to the land and the origins of food is a modern fashion that we love to follow. We grew up in the countryside and whenever we’re invited to get back, we quickly throw on light cotton clothes and we go. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure, a restaurant with no walls, just a very long table where to sit together to celebrate nature and the good work of those who bring nourishment, with your feet touching the earth.
by Benedetta Antonelli
After graduating in Philosophy, her life took an unexpected twist: an internship at Vogue Italy in Paris, an assistant role between Old and New World and finally the creation of Confezioni Crosby, a fashion brand that combines traditional Italian manufacture and essential American work-wear. Benedetta lives and works in NY, together with her husband Jonathan Joory.
by Holly Lynton
Holly, photographer. “I make large-scale, color photographs that address how disconnected we are from the natural world, and express my longing to be more connected through fantasies where a balance has been struck. Sometimes, I respond spontaneously to an event. Other times, I recreate one.” Recently, she left New York for Massachusetts farm country.
Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park, USA
At the Ace, whatever they choose will be fine Arriving at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs on a late night of August means checking in, putting your swimsuit on, diving in the swimming pool, enjoying a memorable burger on the deckchair and looking at the brightest stars you’ve ever seen. It’s falling asleep and waking up in the middle of the night to realize that you are at the most surreal party you’ve ever been to, with a folk singer from New Jersey, a cowboy from Colorado and a fortune-teller from Berkley…