Though he’s now known as a New York hotelier, Sean MacPherson got his start in his native California as the arbiter of Los Angeles nightlife with now-classic spots that include El Carmen, Good Luck Bar, Jones Hollywood, and Swingers before heading to the East Coast.

If pretty things are your thing and traveling from spots like Berlin to Tuscany to Las Vegas in search of lovable design is your speed, then you need to follow Bri Emery, the grand gal behind the DesignLoveFest's Instagram.

Sean Knibb (you may know him from designing The Line Hotel) just opened the doors to his latest retail concept project next door to the Knibb Design studio in Venice.

Triptych of Amalfi.Champagne in Capri.Considered Italy’s most scenic coastline, this desirable destination houses a number of romantic hotels, magical markets full of handmade goods, and no-frill restaurants with the freshest cuisine.

GetawayLive Like A LocalEarlier this year, Proper Hospitality took over The Viceroy property in Palm Springs, and now's your chance to check out the revamp with the help of this off-season package. Round up the girls and rent a villa or suite to receive VIP cabana treatment during your stay.

1. Who is your biggest role model?I was raised in upstate New York where the woman’s suffrage movement began and my grandmother, Doris Crego, who was very active politically and encouraged women to vote, was an amazing role model.

This piece originally appeared on Design Milk.We head to Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, to check out the recently remodeled and expanded Hotel Minho. The hotel’s modern aesthetic provides an intimate and serene locale for guests to relax and rejuvenate any time of the year.

The original plans for this very modern home in Saratoga with a stunning view of a local winery called for a rather traditional staircase. “You went up three steps to the landing, turned left, and then continued to the second floor.

There’s something about a weekend in San Francisco that invites sensory indulgence. Its innovative cuisine is legendary: Lolo, Flour + Water, Burma Superstar, Rintaro, Outerlands, Kusakabe, Commonwealth, and Benu are some of the spots that should be on your list.

The Cottonwood Interiors code is a happy one—bright, white, full of life, lots of poolside shots, and musings galore.

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