WISH YOU WERE HERE

Red Magazine - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

Yesterday, I went to view the Al­ham­bra, which is the most beau­ti­ful castle I've ever seen. The muqar­nas, horse­shoe arches, vous­soirs, domes, crenelated arches, lancet arches, ogee arches, court­yards, and dec­o­ra­tive tile work found in Moor­ish ar­chi­tec­ture are lav­ish yet easy on the eyes be­cause there is not too much use of color. While tour­ing, I found my­self think­ing of the peo­ple who had lived there and imag­ined the kids run­ning around in their beau­ti­ful gar­dens. I also learned that in those days, the wealthy would have two homes very close to each other be­cause it was dan­ger­ous to travel far dis­tances. One home is for the cold sea­son and had rooms with lower ceil­ings, the other for sum­mer and had high ceil­ings and more domes and plants to pro­vide shel­ter from the swel­ter­ing heat. I guess they’re much like the sum­mer homes peo­ple have these days.

I don’t know any­one who doesn’t love to travel. I find that I need to “get away” once in a while be­cause it gets a bit too busy for me in Manila. Af­ter es­cap­ing to some­where, I come back hap­pier and more ef­fi­cient in ev­ery­thing.

While do­ing this is­sue, the team and I de­cided that for our fash­ion and beauty pages, we are go­ing to fo­cus on small items that are easy to pack. See the mi­nus­cule essen­tials we've dis­cov­ered that can pass TSA stan­dards and the beau­ti­ful bags you can tuck them into in our baRED and at­tiRED sec­tions. When you’re packed and ready, learn of a des­ti­na­tion that takes your breath away first with a long but re­ward­ing trek then with a stun­ning view through our travel story about a trail on the edge of Greece. Dis­cover as well the wild ad­ven­tures that Tra­cie An­glo-Di­zon has had dur­ing her per­sonal trips and work trav­els as a cre­ative di­rec­tor of an African sa­fari busi­ness.

Pack­ing and trav­el­ing can be stress­ful, but they’re the kind of stress I don’t mind hav­ing. And af­ter go­ing away for a while and see­ing the world, home feels much more like, well, home upon my re­turn.

Amaz­ing de­tail and tex­ture.

#spain

@ri­a­pri­eto: Walk­ing thru Al­ham­bra #spain

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