The Style and design World’s 19 Most Beloved Travel Destinations | Architectural Digest

Just after, I like to do the wander across the Thames, pop into the Tate, head out the back again doorway, and head about to my beloved tapas place, Jose on Bermondsey, with a stop at the Flea Vintage Makers marketplace or the Borough Current market (my absolute fave!). Also, I appreciate Fortnum & Mason and Liberty, and Sir John Soane’s Museum is one more minor hideaway for me. —Brandon Jørgensen, Atelier Jørgensen

Portraits line the partitions at Ballyfin, a 19th-century manor in Ireland.

Picture: Amelia Troubridge

County Laois, Ireland

Ballyfin is a person of the most attractive region dwelling hotels in Ireland, if not all of Europe. The glamour of this 19th-century stately dwelling is unequalled for its restored decor and wonderful furnishings. For a genuinely grand experience—and if you have ever needed to experience like the Lord of the manor—this is your area. Situated in County Laois, it is about a two-hour vehicle journey outside the house of Dublin and in its personal demesne (much better acknowledged as an estate and parkland), it is complete with a magical castle-like folly inside the grounds allowing for you to be transported back again in time. The lavish decorating that makes the sumptuous rooms is a correct lesson in state-home type, when the Irish hospitality and services is unmatched. It’s an immersive and inspirational expertise where aristocratic Irish history surrounds you at each change. —Martyn Lawrence Bullard


It is these types of an encounter to sit in a Jeep and observe the wild animal lifetime in a absolutely untouched and unpolluted atmosphere, surrounded by very little but oneself and the peacefulness of mother nature. I love wildlife. To witness the game of existence and be among wild animals in their most organic aspects is actually special. —Jean-Michel Gathy

An 1860s household in Istanbul restored by interiors advisor Serdar Gülgün is stuffed with 18th- and 19th-century Ottoman art and furnishings.

Picture: Reto Guntli


The earth tends to be my paintbox, the coloration-drenched inspiration to all I do. I really like to journey as significantly as probable and often return to beloved spots that feed my soul. Istanbul is a important participant in my appreciate affair with journey. The metropolis offers not only history and tradition, but also reveals stunning persons, foods, and remarkable artisans, many of which nevertheless exercise crafts passed down for quite a few generations. It’s a genuine mix of East and West with touches of present day luxury and outdated-earth glamour. Structure abounds all about the full city where faith and lifestyle have blended about hundreds of years to formulate a style incredibly significantly its have, echoing the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. —Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Kep, Cambodia

Knai Bang Chatt Vacation resort in Kep, Cambodia [is a must-see]. Nevertheless it is absolutely off the crushed route, Knai Bang Chatt retains a place in my coronary heart as the most attractive spot I’ve stayed. I was there yrs back just after a two-7 days-extended journey via Vietnam and Cambodia. At the extremely southern idea, experiencing the Gulf of Thailand, is Kep. There is a extended and unhappy story about its historical past: Kep applied to be Cambodia’s most popular beach town, but fell on challenging situations due to the Khmer Rouge. Many of Kep’s largely French villas are abandoned, but some have been restored. The h2o is heat and the sea is calm. One has to take a look at Angkor Wat if in Cambodia, and the moment in Kep choose a experience with a fisherman to a nearby non-public island for an informal dinner on the seaside. —Elizabeth Roberts


My best places are wherever there is wildlife, mountain retreats, or distant islands. Acquiring been sequestered at home for the earlier year and a 50 %, I have listened to a lot of men and women respond by expressing a longing for lifetime and fantastic parties, but not me. I instinctively want to travel in direction of expansive open up spaces, plains and mountain backdrops, and most of all, expertise the refreshing air in the mountains, the oceans, or amongst wildlife.