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Posts by Shane Mitchell

The Moment: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
3:46 p.m.: The raw-concrete wall before you signals the stark divide between art and nature. Amid the cactus-studded dunes of coastal Oaxaca, with the Sie... Read More
Uruguay's New Art Hotel, Bahia Vik
On the southeastern coast of Uruguay, cultural connoisseurs are rubbing elbows with the beach-and-polo set, thanks to a string of art-centric hotels by in... Read More
Style Hunter: An Oversized Pashmina from Delhi
On every journey, I am always on the lookout for stylish souvenirs, but what really catches my eye are pieces with "you can only get it there" bragging ri... Read More
A Boogaloo Road Trip Playlist
Ever heard of Latin Boogaloo? I'm crazy about this spicy fusion music genre from the 1960s; it's having a moment again. The Boogaloo Assassins, LA's hotte... Read More
Six Tokyo Restaurants to Try Now
Our abridged, meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now. Breakfast Macchiato at Omotesando Koffee Tired of green tea? On a hard-to-find Omotesan... Read More
Designer Carla Sersale's Mumbai Inspiration
Carla Sersale’s boutique at Le Sirenuse, the hotel she owns with her family, may be located in Positano, Italy, but it was creative, chaotic Mumbai that s... Read More
Insider's Guide to Provence From the Owner of Fig & Olive
Every year, Laurent Halasz—founder and owner of the Fig & Olive restaurants in New York and California—returns to his childhood home of Mougins, on Fr... Read More
4 New Films to Inspire Your Next Journey + Exclusive Clips
Opening this weekend, Hank and Asha is a tale of two cities. During intimate video chats, a pair of long-distance lovers share their adopted homes, Prague... Read More
Inside Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson's Latest Film
Director Wes Anderson takes T+L on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Grand Budapest Hotel, his latest film opening Mar. 7.  For his new release—whic... Read More
Japan Airlines' New Sky Suite
Somewhere above the Bering Sea on the long haul flight between Tokyo and New York, a Japan Airlines flight attendant kindly brought me a steaming bowl of ... Read More
Q&A with Director Maria Sole Tognazzi
Can a nitpicky hotel inspector ever find fulfillment? That’s the question of Viaggio Sola (I Travel Alone), the new film by Italian director Maria Sole To... Read More
Hat Tricks: A New Book on Philip Treacy and His Fashion Muses
Photographer Kevin Davies has released a behind-the-scenes documentary on daily life in one of the fashion world's most inventive ateliers. During formal ... Read More
Travel Uniform: Grace Leo, CEO of GLA Hotels
The jet-setting hotel designer is never ruffled on the road. “I am the most compact packer,” says Grace Leo, founder and CEO of GLA Hotels. Leo is ever o... Read More
Classy Cocktails from Hotel Bel-Air: Tips from a Top Mixologist
At the Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills, head bartender Allen Allam will teach you secrets of the Japanese hard-shake method for mixing bespoke cocktails. D... Read More
Four Affordable Inns in the Caribbean
Stylish? Yes. Expensive? No. These four island finds have charm to spare. Harbour Island, Bahamas Ocean View Club: The eclectic nine-room inn faces a bea... Read More
Kit Kemp's Travel Inspiration
If you’ve stayed at a Firmdale Hotel, such as London’s recently reopened Dorset Square ($$), you know that the group’s design director and co-owner has an... Read More
Attwater: Newport, RI’s Newest Inn
The Rhode Island town that conjures up Gilded Age mansions and yacht clubs is getting an injection of youthful energy thanks to the Attwater, a reinventio... Read More
Lady Gaga Opens Philip Treacy Show in London
Just before she kicked off the Philip Treacy show wearing a hot pink burka, Lady Gaga turned to the models backstage and slyly asked, "Any tips?" And then... Read More
Bebel Gilberto at Brasil Summerfest in Central Park
Bossa nova diva Bebel Gilberto loves Caipirinha cocktails, sexy Narciso Rodriguez gowns, and remote Brazilian beaches. Born in Manhattan and raised in Rio... Read More
Neil Young Journeys Opens Today, PLUS A Play List!
In his new concert film Neil Young Journeys, released today, June 29, director Jonathan Demme trails the iconic Canadian songwriter as he drives a 1956 Fo... Read More