Designer Destinations: Where the Jet Set is Headed This Spring

Adam Lippes

It’s that time again–spring break. But, no, we’re not talking about the wet ‘n’ wild kind of ritual associated with the college days. We’re thinking more along the lines of Rome, Seoul, and St. Barts. Here, 16 designers share the spring break destinations that they’re jetting off to this spring. Get inspired.


Derek Lam: Bangkok and Phuket

“Tried and true this spring, I’m traveling to Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand. Love the people, the food and above all the Amanpuri Hotel…”


The Amanpuri Hotel. Photo by Getty Images.


Tabitha Simmons: Malibu

“I’m going away to spend a week away with my sons in Malibu. I’m very excited to just to be able to wake up with a beach in front us and to have a very relaxed time of barbecuing and surfing.”

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Surf boards in Malibu. Photo by Getty Images.


Lisa Marie Fernandez: Beverly Hills

“I went to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles over the weekend for a proper chill out and spent some time in Malibu.”

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The Beverly Hills Hotel. Photo by Getty Images.


Adam Lippes: Turks and Caicos

“I just returned from the Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, a place I’ve always admired from afar but hadn’t experienced. It proved to be paradise. Designed with a mix of cool stone, warm wood and black pools everything centered around endless sight lines out to the sea. Basically, pure peace with the brightest, bluest water, whitest sand and most serene days.”


Turks and Caicos.

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Misha Nonoo: Poland, San Francisco, London, and Rome

“So far this spring, I plan to go to Poland, San Francisco, London and Rome. I am most excited to meet new bold, pioneering women from these destinations, as well as embrace different cultures. I love being out of my element, my experiences from my travels often inspire my design process the most.”


Warsaw Old Town, Poland. Photo by Getty Images.


Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy. Photo by Getty Images.


Nicholas Kirkwood: Seoul

“For spring break I headed to Seoul for fashion week. The trip was partly business, as a collaboration I’ve done with Korean makeup brand Here just launched there, but also stayed a bit longer to explore the city a bit and really kick back in the Shilla Hotel! I keep hearing a lot about ‘Seoulistas’ and a lot of new looks and trends coming out of this city, so I was excited to see it all first-hand.”

Photo by David Brook.


Kyoungbok Palace in Seoul. Photo by Getty Images.


Dsquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten: Miami Beach

“We love the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. This amazing oceanfront hotel has been conceived by Alan Faena and designed by award-winning film producer Baz Luhrmann (we love him).The hotel is located at the heart of Miami Beach within the six-block Faena District, a neighborhood of residences but also arts and culture venues and fine dining. For dinner our favorite spot is Cecconis, this modern day classic Italian restaurant is located in the courtyard of Soho Beach House.”

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The Faena Hotel. Photo by Getty Images.


Mara Hoffman: Jamaica

“This week I’m going with my husband, Javier, to The Caves in Jamaica, Chris Blackwell’s property. Jav and I are huge fans of Jamaica – we really love the lifestyle.”


Brother Vellies’ Aurora James: Charleston

“I just got back from a trip to South Carolina for Charleston Fashion Week. I am still wearing the poncho I picked up there!”

Aurora James. Photo by Getty Images.


Fernando Jorge: London

“After a long period of consecutive travels in New York, Paris, and Beirut, I am very happy to spend spring in London. I will enjoy the next couple of months at home and hopefully will get to catch up with my friends who I haven’t seen in a while.”

Fernando Jorge with friends in London. Photo by Getty Images.


Tower Bridge in London, England, December 2015. Photo by Getty Images.


Gabriela Hearst: Uruguay

“I’m taking the whole family and my best friend’s family to Uruguay. We will be going to our beach place close to Jose Ignacio. This is one of my favorite spots in the world. It’s five small huts on the waterfront that are rustic and comfortable at the same time. I can’t wait to wake up and see the sea.”

Gabriela Hearst. Photo by Getty Images.


View of the San Salvador River in Soriano department, Uruguay on August 18, 2015. Uruguayan archaeologists try to demonstrate that the first European settlement in the South Cone was on the banks of the San Salvador River, in the department of Soriano, Uruguay in 1527. Venetian crystals and ceramics found where the San Salvador River reaches the Uruguay River are, according to experts, the evidence that after reaching the Caribbean coast, Uruguay was the first place where explorers settled in the continent. AFP PHOTO / Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)


A.L.C.’s Andrea Lieberman: Cabo

“We are taking the family to Cabo. I am so looking forward to lounging at our favorite beach on the east coast of Baja and finishing the days with early dinners at Flora Farms.”

Andrea Lieberman with Randi Molofsky. Photo by Getty Images.


A view of Ventanas Al Paraiso Hotel in Cabo, Mexico. Photo by Getty Images.


Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio: Cap d’Antibes

“My favorite destination would have to be Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc in Cap d’Antibes. It’s the perfect getaway in the south of France. I love the ambiance and the pool. It’s a classic that is always in style.”

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Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc circa 1965. Photo by Getty Images.