Guide to 2018: Travel & Style Edition

We are very excited to continue on our mission to transform the way you travel and experience fashion in 2018! As we head into this new year, we are planning a relaxing getaway to get a clear mind and start the year fresh. Along our journey, we have discovered some of the most amazing luxury hotels with unique spas, top destinations we can't wait to explore and new fashion brands to indulge in. From some of the most relaxing destinations you can imagine, to new trends and styles from Los Angeles based designers (that we're working on carrying), we have it all covered in this blog post. Dare to try something new this year, let us help show you how.

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5 Luxury Spas that will Relax and Renew You

1. The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast

Recently voted “#1 Spa in California” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and recipient of the Forbes Five-Star rating for its sixth consecutive year. A visit to this coastal resort is great any time of year. This Italian-inspired resort offers a year-round break in sheer luxury. Explore the coastal nature preserve, enjoy a round of golf, or destress by the pool or spa. We love that they offer relaxation lounges, fitness center, wellness classes, personal training, salon, day packages, wellness retreats, spa cuisine and a boutique. 

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2. Canyon Ranch, Tucson

Relax and renew at this resort that goes beyond health and beauty. They offer a state of well-being that uplifts your spirit and sparks change in your life. They offer 7 day programs that include workouts, massages and managing your stress. At this luxury resort in Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find a place to decompress, take a breath and focus on yourself.

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3. Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes

Home of many Hollywood movies and television scenes. Walking into this luxury paradise is like setting foot onto a whole new world overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes coast line. It is simply breathtaking! Here you have the option of rising up to morning yoga, taking a dip in their outside spa pool, or relaxing to one of the many massages and skin care treatments they have to offer. With it being less than an hour away from LA, it is a must visit for 2018.

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4. Amangiri, Canyon Point, UT

The large desert-view spa focuses on restoring hózhó, which means beauty, harmony, balance and health in Navajo. Their spa menu uses holistic principles and healing traditions of the Navajo people. We can’t wait to try candlelit restorative yoga in the evenings, floatation therapy and a red clay body wrap . Plan a visit any time thanks to a desert climate, with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers, and plenty of sunshine year-round.

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5. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico

This enclave of private villas has swimming pools with amazing views and a spa you’ll never want to leave. Experience tranquility and comfort like no other at Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba. With ten different hydrothermal experiences, each designed to soothe and revitalize different parts of your body, the spa presents a truly holistic and rejuvenating wellness experience. Plus, the experience at this resort is truly top notch.

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5 Fashion Brands to Try in 2018

1. dRA. The clothes are comfortable but confident, easy to wear yet beautiful. The line is infused with thoughtful and unique details for the girl who likes to dress up without feeling overdressed. For the girl who knows that sexy and sophisticated are not mutually exclusive. Now available to rent for your travel wardrobe.

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2. Atelier November. Their aesthetic evokes the allure of the early modern West Coast, an idea synonymous with openness and innovation. We love that they provide individual perspective, free from history.

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3. Les Memoires. Designed with an understated sophistication, Les Memoires dresses the woman who powers through her days and nights with effortless ease.

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4. Cleobella. Their company was born out of travel and the collection inspired by the stories you can’t explain, but will never forget. They manufacture in Bali, which supports the local community, which holds a deep place personally in our hearts. The vibe is chic, laid back, easy breezy west coast. 

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5. Misa, Los Angeles based brand. The MISA woman is a modern-day bohemian who spends her life traveling the world, leaping from one exotic location to another. She is living on a whim, and always dressed for any occasion. She tells her journey and story in her clothes, and will have the ultimate travel wardrobe.

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5 Top Places to Travel in 2018

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1. Abu Dhabi

With Abu Dhabi being one of the safest city in the world, there’s no doubt it’s a travel must this year. Emirate’s Palace is an iconic landmark in this city that will leave you in awe. With its interior covered in gold, pearls and crystals it is sure a site to see. Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum is also a popular destination that opened up just last year. It displays pieces from multiple French museums like Palace of Versailles, the Louvre,  Centre Georges Pompidou, and  Musée d'Orsay.  If you want to take home a little piece of history, the knowledge and visuals of this place will definitely linger with you far long your journey home.

 

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2. Peru  

Peru is the perfect place to add onto your bucket list this year. With such rare yet beautiful mountains covered in color, it’s sure to make it onto your new year highlight. Make sure to schedule your big trip when there’s a lot of sunshine because cloudy weather may reduce the color of the vibrant mountains. Matchu Piccu, Lima is also a must to check out during your trip! With food like spicy chicken stew,  lomo saltado (stir-fry beef), chupe (fish stew) and anticuchos (marinated beef heart) their food culture is one to remember.

 

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3. New Orleans

We have all heard of the famous Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but sometimes your schedule doesn’t line up with their notorious event. Fear not,  you can always check out their year-long Mardi Gras World where they store the glorious floats that are presented during the actual occasion.  Or you can even check out Jackson Town Square where artist and performers gather surrounded by historic buildings.

 

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4. Morocco

Morocco, home of the famous Yves Saint Laurent Museum. For all of you fashion lovers this is an iconic destination you need to have highlighted in your bucket list for 2018. This museum isn’t like any other due to the constant display change in order to preserve older pieces and showcase the latest ones. This place is calling all you fashion lovers to bask in the glory of YSL’s fashion forwards trends. The Morocco street markets are an ideal stop to an authentic shopping or eating during your trip! From handcraft items to original Moroccan food the markets are the place to be during your exotic trip.

 

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5. Santori, Greece

If your looking for the perfect romantic getaway this year, consider Santori, Greece. It glistens any mood with it’s beautiful clear-blue water and stunning exterior architectural colors. While enjoying the marvelous views this city has to offer, there is also a active volcano located right in the center of the sea! There is no doubt that Santori, Greece will get you those Insta- worthy photos and not to mention memories of a lifetime.


To book these wonderful luxury hotel and spa accommodations, please contact our travel partner, Travel Hub 365. They offer Worry-Free, Expert Planning, Unforgettable Luxury Experiences and Exclusive Perks and Upgrades to travelers across the globe. Email travel@travelhub365.net and use code TRVLPORTER for 50% off your booking fee!