I'm Making Travel Plans, and These Hot Spots and Outfits Are High on My List


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The spirit of summer is alive and in my bones, which means I'll be regularly checking Google Flights until October. If it isn't apparent yet, I'm in a constant state of wanderlust and have the bookmarks to prove it. Every year I make a running list of vacation destinations that stick out to me for having that je ne sais quoi, so to speak. Whether it's because they're gaining traction as a global hot spot like Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is, are new to the scene, or are located in a cool location, these are more than your usual run-of-the-mill resorts. 

While these vacations all exist purely within my internet tabs (for now), my fashion editor tendencies have already envisioned a full roster of outfits for each. Should I be favored with an extra vacation fund, I'll be prepared. Below, see the top five destinations I'm itching to visit, plus the pretty resort clothes I'd pack.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc


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Location: Antibes, France

Even before Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge descended on Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc for what many have dubbed Gen Z's royal wedding, the resort was known as the retreat in the French Riviera. Expect stunning views and a glamorous clientele.


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Both the pool and the view of the Mediterranean Sea are legendary.


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Palm Heights Grand Cayman


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Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Founded by creative Gabriella Khalil in 2019, Palm Heights has become a retreat for those looking to slow down and soak in the clear turquoise waters. The eclectic and artful interiors aren't pretentious, providing a warm home-away-from-home feeling. Don't be surprised if you spot fashion editors or other creative types enjoying a drink at the hotel.


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You'll want to spend as much time indoors as you can here—the decor is that good.


The vibe:
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Six Senses Con Dao


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Location: Con Dao, Vietnam

It's not every day that you get to relax in a national park. Situated in the middle of Vietnam's Con Dao, a small archipelago off the country's southern coast known for its sandy beaches and lush vegetation, a major draw of this resort is its access to a beautiful private beach. 


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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius 


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Location: Turtle Bay, Mauritius

If you want to stray from the usual spots (one can only go to Portofino so many times), it's time to consider Mauritius. Sure, it's more than 25 hours of airtime from New York, but like most long-haul flights, it's totally worth it. The country itself is a nexus of varying cultures and cuisines, which feels unlike any where else in the world. 


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Location: Marrakech, Morocco

At this point, I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't gone to Marrakech this year. The city has emerged as a favorite of creatives, especially those who appreciate architecture and decor. Amanjena was recently named a favorite destination of Condé Nast Traveler readers, thanks to its serene setting and stunning villas. But true to just about every Aman property, this resort is nothing short of breathtaking.


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If surrounding yourself in quiet is a priority, Amanjena is the way to go.


The vibe:
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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.