Winter Getaway: Four Holiday Destinations

Before the cold sets in and the New Year ball drops, book your winter travel at one of these four fabulous destinations.


St. Moritz

Putting on the Ritz this season? Expand your horizons beyond Whistler and cross the pond to St. Moritz. A resort in Switzerland’s Engadine valley, this posh spot has top notch skiing, culture and unique ways to zen out when temperatures drop.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/switzerland/st-moritz/6753412/Ski-St-Moritz-resort-guide.html

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What To Do
Going for the ultra luxe get away? Jet there in February for “White Turf,” a horse race that takes place on their frozen lake. With over 30,000 international faces, this tony crowd makes for a stylish sporting event you won’t forget.

Where To Eat
Perched atop one of St. Moritz’s highest peaks, Corviglia Mathis attracts the Alps chicest skiers. Tip back Bellinis and indulge in their renowned caviar selection while dining outside on the terrace.

Where To Stay
Nestled between two mountains just outside town, Giardino Mountain offers a modern take on Alpine design and promises luxury service. Unwind after hitting the slopes at the on-site spa featuring Aveda and Dipiu beauty products.

What to Pack

  1.  PORTOLANO Leather Driving Gloves, $148
  2. 360 CASHMERE Oversized Hooded Tweed Throw, $335
  3. FRANCO FERRARI CREPONNE Lace Scarf, $620
  4. NEIL BARRETT Textured Leather Pocket Handback in Black, $1,195
  5. ALEXIS BITTAR Teatro Moderne Rhodium Framed Clear Pectoral Necklace, $495
  6. J BRAND Super Skinny LeatherPant in Wine, $895
  7. QI CASHMERE EXCLUSIVE Colorblock Sweater Dress, $298
  8. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mikayla Leather Cuff Blouse, $345
  9. RAG & BONE Kinsey Leather Ankle Boot, $595

St. Lucia

Leave your tech-self behind and escape to a little piece of heaven. With lush rainforests and exotic beauty, St. Lucia is the Caribbean’s most luxurious island.

http://www.islandhideaways.com/stlucia/villas/la-paloma/

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Where To Eat
Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat serves cuisine inspired by the rare cocoa growing on the local Rabot Estate. With the perfect ambience and sensational food, you’re sure to have the perfect night.

What To Do
Take a catamaran for a cruise to the Pitons, go scuba diving amongst some of the world’s most beautiful fish, indulge in the island’s natural springs, or take a ride through the drive-through volcano, La Soufriere.

Where to Stay
Talk about a room with a view—each suite at Jade Mountain features open-air panoramas and a private infinity pool overlooking the Pitos and Caribbean Sea.

What To Pack

  1. MASON Colorblock Shorts, $288
  2. SUPER Lucia Sunglasses, $185
  3. MISSONI Patchwork Ombre Maxi Gown, $1,930
  4. A.L.C. EXCLUSIVE Diana Sleeveless Open Back V Neck Blouse, $298
  5. A.L.C. Metallic Trim Keyhole Cami, $295
  6. MULBERRY Cecily Rose Gold Metallic Snake Print, $1,850
  7. GIUSEPPE ZANNOTI Metallic Mirrored Plate Heel Flat Thong Sandal, $650

São Paulo

Want to feel tall and tan and young and lovely? Go walking in the sexiest destination south of the equator, São Paulo. Referred to as the New York of South America, São Paulo is a seductive fashion, nightlife, cuisine and art scene.

http://www.guymag.net/articles/travel/sao-paulo-the-city-of-sensations/

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Where To Eat
See and be seen at Bar Da Danca Onca. This trendy restaurant serves traditional cuisine and is located underneath Sao Paulo’s iconic architectural gem, the Edifico Copan.

What To Do
Second to 5th Avenue Manhattan shopping, check out Rua Oscar Friere. This tree-lined street stretches from Alameda Casa Branca to Avenida Doutor Arnaldo in the Jardins district.

The São Paulo Art Biennial is the most important art event in Latin America. It has been held every two years since being founded in 1951. Expect big things this time around as the Biennial celebrates the 30th anniversary.

Where To Stay
With stunning rooftop views, modern décor, impeccable design and first class service, Hotel Unique is a destination must.

What To Pack

  1. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sequin Tweed Shorts, $365
  2. HERVE LEGER Gold Foil Thick Strap Bandage Dress, $1,350
  3. LULU FROST Hera Black Cabochon Necklace, $350
  4. A.L.C. EXCLUSIVE Henrietta Overlap Sleevless Blouse, $278
  5. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stingray Tonda Clutch, $369
  6. MASON Cascade Strapless Colorblock Dress, $475
  7. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Mirrored Platform Sandal, $750

Aspen, Colorado

This Colorado ski mecca has a reputation for glitz and glamour, and it certainly delivers. While terrain on Aspen’s four world-class mountains remain reputable, the sophisticated downtown consistently steals the spotlight. Kick back with a glass of wine from The Little Nell’s famed wine cellar or splurge on spa treatments after a day spent outdoors.

http://www.realaspen.com/article/155/Starwood-Hotels-selling-four-star-St-Regis-Resort-Aspen

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Where To Eat
An Aspen classic, dine at Campo de Fiori. We love the mushroom risotto paired with the finest vintage—a glass of the 2005 Amarone Classico della Valpolicella.

What To Do
Need a culture fix? Check out the Morgan Fisher and Block, Pill, Slab, Beam exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum (the reception is Thursday, December 13) or head over to the Wheeler Opera House. Check out their schedule here.

Where To Stay
An American classic, the 123-year-old resort Hotel Jerome in just finished a complete renovation restoring the heart and soul lost during the 1980 redesign.

What To Pack

 

  1. CANADA GOOSE Kensington Parka in Black, $650
  2. HELMUT LANG Leather Leggings, $920
  3. ANNABEL INGALL Isabella Item Tote, $450
  4. AIKO EXCLUSIVE Kwan Leather Sleeve Sweater, $298
  5. A.L.C. Dorset Colorblock Long Sleeve Blouse, $398
  6. CAROLINA AMATO Fingerless Driving Gloves, $58
  7. JEFFREY CAMPBELL Exclusive Jennet Tall Moto Boot, $395
  8. GENIE BY EUGENIA KIM Metallic Knit Cap, $175