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MAY | PAGE 22 | 2016 JANET GRIDLEY INTERIOR DESIGNER CINDY RACHOFSKY COFOUNDER AND HOST, TWO X TWO FOR AIDS AND ART BENEFITTING AMFAR/ DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART DESTINATION: Cannes, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Zurich, Basel, Copenhagen, Berlin. IN RESIDENCE: Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes; Baur au Lac in Zurich; Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen and Hotel du Rhome in Berlin. POSSE: Alone to Cannes. Ann Colgin and Joe Wender, vintner friends from Napa, to Bordeaux and Burgundy. My art buddies to Basel and Zurich, where we eat baby chicken at the same restaurant every one of the four nights we are there. With a friend from L.A. (a fellow taco lover) to Copenhagen, and just the two of us to Berlin. (Trying to talk some Dallas friends into going — they know who they are!) RAISON D'ÊTRE: Cannes for amfAR gala; Burgundy and Bordeaux to drink wine (what else); Zurich and Basel for Basel Art Fair; Copenhagen to eat … tacos at Hija de Sanchez; Berlin for a friend's wedding FIRST THINGS FIRST: Eat! TESSA MUGICA DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, WISTERIA DESTINATION: I will first go to Spain to visit family: Madrid and San Sebastián — the most charming resort small town in Europe. Next will be a Wisteria work trip to India — New Delhi and Bombay. IN RESIDENCE: In San Sebastián, I stay at Hotel Maria Cristina, open since 1912. We have many family memories in that hotel. In India, I will stay at The Imperial, which has the best spa in New Delhi. I love the 1930s atmosphere of the hotel. FIRST THINGS FIRST: The first thing I do when I arrive in Madrid is breakfast at Chocolatería San Ginés in the old town, where they've had the best hot cocoa and churros, open since 1894. The first thing I do when I arrive to San Sebastián is to make a promenade along the bay — the famous Paseo de la Concha, which literally means "promenade of the shell" because the bay has the shape of a scallop shell, with an island called Santa Clara in the middle, which has the shape of a turtle. Yes, it's as magical as it sounds. Then I buy pastries at Barrenetxe. The first thing I will do in India is dinner at the charming veranda of The Imperial's Italian Restaurant 1911. You can still feel the British colonial ambiance. I will go to this trip with Wisteria's Parisian agent, Serge Milan, and we will navigate through antique markets and visit artisans looking for the best of the best in furniture and accessories making. CHRISTEN WILSON ART COLLECTOR DESTINATION: New York City RAISON D'ÊTRE: Frieze Art Fair opens this month. I'm also co-chair of the Tate Artists Dinner on May 3, and need to get there a bit early for that … We are excited to have over 40 artists being honored and attending. We are also celebrating the opening of the new Tate Modern building in London at the dinner. IN RESIDENCE: The New York Edition on Madison Avenue. My first time, so I will let you know how it goes. POSSE: My husband, Derek Wilson. FIRST THINGS FIRST: When I arrive, the first thing I will do is check in and head straight to a party that Ken Fulk is having at his TriBeCa loft. NYC is crazy that week, because the Met Ball is also going on. ALBERTO LOMBARDI RESTAURATEUR, LOMBARDI FAMILY CONCEPTS Jan Showers The port of Gustavia, St. Barts Brad Oldham DESTINATION: I'm heading to the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu for a weeklong retreat. It's a hardcore, no-frills, tough-love boot camp. We'll be hiking 10 miles every day, so let's not call it a vacation. I'm actually quite scared. IN RESIDENCE: The Ashram in Calabasas, California. RAISON D'ÊTRE: I grew up in Palos Verdes, climbing the goat trails to the ocean and getting really dirty. When I scramble down a dusty trail and smell the dry grasses and the Pacific, my head clears and I feel like a kid again. Isn't there a cliché about saltwater being a cure for everything? There will definitely be sweating and possibly tears during the week, all within view of the Pacific, so I should emerge refreshed. POSSE: My bestie since high school, Tara Poseley, is taking me for my birthday. She's my inspiration and will know how to motivate me without coffee or wine. FIRST THINGS FIRST: I love a good West Coast sunset, preferably with a little fog. I plan on heading out to enjoy one of those straight away. JESSICA JESSE COFOUNDER, CEO AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BUDHAGIRL DESTINATION: Off to Italy. Base camp will be Empoli, about 35 kilometers from Florence. RAISON D'ÊTRE: Italy has been on the check-off list for our daughter, Sloane. We will also be visiting Rome in this Jubilee year. St. Peter's main door will be open — this is a big deal. IN RESIDENCE: We are leasing a villa. Ten acres. Pool. Quiet. POSSE: Well, let's see, so far: Nancy Oakes and Bruce Aidells, Jean Michel Vallet, Rosita Rivas. Maybe Jan and Ka Yeung? FIRST THINGS FIRST: Provision. I set out to stock the villa with all our necessities: great soaps, butter, booze, wine and bread — all the rest can follow. DESTINATION: We are celebrating my wife Vivian's birthday with family in Italy. IN RESIDENCE: When we visit the family, we stay in Hotel Aurelia in Milano Marittima, a terrific little town on the Adriatic coast. RAISON D'ÊTRE: My family lives nearby. We've been staying in this quaint hotel for years. It's the perfect family destination. POSSE: All of our children, with spouses, and seven grandchildren. FIRST THINGS FIRST: Hit the tennis courts. There is a fantastic clay-court tennis center within walking distance from the hotel. Janet Gridley Tessa Mugica Cindy Rachofsky Hôtel du Cap-Eden- Roc, Cannes Vivian and Alberto Lombardi's son Luca Massimo (a cousin of Vivian and Alberto's) and Alberto Lombardi Christen Wilson Jessica Jesse Rome The Imperial Spa, New Delhi The New York Edition hotel Hotel du Rhome, Berlin San Sebastián Hotel Maria Cristina The villa in Empoli St. Peter's main door in Rome

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