OUR CONTRIBUTORS REVEAL THE CITIES THAT INSPIRE THEM MOST
Grace picks out Hong Kong as her preferred destination: “I love how Hong Kong’s traditions and oldschool ways remain strong despite its modernity.” She quips: “Nothing screams homecoming more than a gruff waiter serving tea with a clatter on the table, while shouting your order across the cha chan teng.” For this issue’s Spaces section, Grace looks into the details that can turn your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary (page 142).
Jasper cites Reykjavik in Iceland as one of the most unforgettable cities he has visited. He loves how the capital city sparkles with life, while being surrounded by natural beauty. “Twinkling stars set the scene at night, with a dancing array of lights,” he muses. Aptly for this issue, he photographed a home that celebrates its Nordic inspiration—check out this Scandi-chic abode in the Sanctuaries section (page 100).
After living in Paris for five years, Melissa still adores the city—she fondly remembers cycling through Saint Germain to her office in the mornings. “It must have been one of the most beautiful commutes in the world—six years later, I still miss it,” she shares. In this issue, she speaks to Aerin Lauder about her family’s beauty legacy, and how it influenced her inimitable style (page 132).
Amsterdam is Lynn’s favourite city. “Its network of canals and quaint gabled facades gives it a very comfortable sense of scale,” she explains. The Dutch city’s vibrant art and cultural scene adds to its charm. Lynn applies that same admiration to architectural detail as she explores the modernist influence that shapes the projects of Renaissance Planners & Designers in the Style section (page 64).