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Fabriken Furillen: Island Escapism

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The Stunning Repurposed Architecture and Lunar Landscapes of Gotland’s Refined Resort

London-based photographer Peter Guenzel explores the sparse and calming atmosphere of former limestone refinery turned eco hotel, Fabriken Furillen. Stretching across 600 acres of an old quarry site on the island of Gotland off the southeastern coast of Sweden, the minimalist retreat is set amid the area’s untrammeled natural beauty featuring rocky coastline, wind-swept pines and glistening sea. After discovering the deserted factory in the 90s, founder Johan Hellström preserved its original infrastructure and recycled local materials such as concrete, limestone and hardwood to build the hotel’s 17 rooms.
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Saffire: Eco Lodge

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A Sybaritic Resort Set Against Tasmania’s Great Oyster Bay

New Zealand-based photographer Derek Henderson captures the distinctive architecture and natural beauty of the Saffire spa situated 125km northeast of Hobart in Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park (named after the French navigator who founded the site in 1916).
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Backyard Oasis

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California’s Poolside Glamour Captured in New Palm Springs Exhibition

Dispel the January blues by celebrating the beauty, optimism and ritzy lifestyle associated with the swimming pools of Southern California, in this series of iconic photographs featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Gere.
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Mishkin’s: Salt Beef and Sours

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A Hanukkah Celebration That Riffs On the New Eatery’s Menu

Marking the festival of lights, Ben Murphy’s still lifes of schmaltzed radishes, bagels and half-sour pickles set amid rarefied tableware are inspired by English restaurateur Russell Norman’s newest endeavor, Mishkin’s. A charming homage to the vanishing world of London’s east end cafes of the 30s and 40s, Norman’s “kind-of Jewish deli with cocktails” mixes in themes from New York’s Lower East Side.
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Mexico’s Eco-Xanadu

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The Pacific Coast Paradise of Sibling Retreats Cuixmala and Hacienda de San Antonio

Not far from the jet-setter’s playground Careyes, splendidly remote Cuixmala brings first-class hospitality to a 25,000-acre biosphere. Photographer Douglas Friedman captures the wildlife haven and its sister property, Hacienda de San Antonio, a 19th-century estate situated at the foot of an active volcano three hours inland from the Pacific coast. “When you arrive on the beach when there’s no one around and you have an exquisite meal, that’s the definition of luxury to me,” says Alix Goldsmith Marcaccini, the current owner along with her husband Goffredo.
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