THE DESTINATION EDIT: 
THE NEW SUMMER ESCAPES

Once everyone has heard of it, the Moda woman is over it. So since we've all already been to the Hamptons, Palm Springs and Santorini, let's talk about the summer escapes you haven’t heard of.  


The Hamptons Alternative

THE DESTINATION EDIT: 
THE NEW SUMMER ESCAPES

Once everyone has heard of it, the Moda woman is over it. So since we've all already been to the Hamptons, Palm Springs and Santorini, let's talk about the summer escapes you haven’t heard of.  


The Hamptons Alternative

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Once a haven for the wealthy and fabulous (sound familiar?), the artsy seaside town is set to make a comeback thanks to a series of investments totaling 1.25 billion dollars. The best part? It’s only 90 minutes from New York City by train or ferry.

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Once a haven for the wealthy and fabulous (sound familiar?), the artsy seaside town is set to make a comeback thanks to a series of investments totaling 1.25 billion dollars. The best part? It’s only 90 minutes from New York City by train or ferry.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Asbury Hotel, a hipster hotspot akin to The Ace, is the first hotel to open in decades. It’s a block from the boardwalk and the only place in town with a rooftop bar.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Asbury Hotel, a hipster hotspot akin to The Ace, is the first hotel to open in decades. It’s a block from the boardwalk and the only place in town with a rooftop bar.

WHAT TO DO: 
Cycle along the boardwalk to brunch at Cardinal Provisions. If the weather isn’t great, head to Asbury Lanes, the newly refurbished bowling-alley-turned-music-venue. Bruce Springsteen (he’s a local) will be playing at their opening party.

WHAT TO DO: 
Cycle along the boardwalk to brunch at Cardinal Provisions. If the weather isn’t great, head to Asbury Lanes, the newly refurbished bowling-alley-turned-music-venue. Bruce Springsteen (he’s a local) will be playing at their opening party.

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Instead of Palm Springs

Instead of Palm Springs

Ojai Valley, California
A mere two-hour drive up the coast from L.A., this lush town has finally been restored back to its former beauty (fire damage had left it ravaged for some time). Expect a gorgeous landscape comparable to Palm Spring—sans the Hollywood crowd.

Ojai Valley, California
A mere two-hour drive up the coast from L.A., this lush town has finally been restored back to its former beauty (fire damage had left it ravaged for some time). Expect a gorgeous landscape comparable to Palm Spring—sans the Hollywood crowd.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The sleepy Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is the perfect place to wind down and switch off. Ask for the Fireplace Shangri-la room—it has a giant tub as well as a fireplace.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The sleepy Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is the perfect place to wind down and switch off. Ask for the Fireplace Shangri-la room—it has a giant tub as well as a fireplace.

WHAT TO DO: 
Indulge the senses. Go walking in the famous lavender fields (there’s a festival on June 30th), enjoy California cuisine at KNEAD Baking Company (think avocados on avocados) and do a tasting at Topa Mountain Winery.

WHAT TO DO: 
Indulge the senses. Go walking in the famous lavender fields (there’s a festival on June 30th), enjoy California cuisine at KNEAD Baking Company (think avocados on avocados) and do a tasting at Topa Mountain Winery.

What to Wear

If You’re Over Tulum

If You’re Over Tulum

José Ignacio, Uruguay
Dubbed The Hamptons for the Buenos Aires crowd, this rural yet luxe South American beach town is steeped in the bohemian charm that made Tulum so coveted among creatives. 

José Ignacio, Uruguay
Dubbed The Hamptons for the Buenos Aires crowd, this rural yet luxe South American beach town is steeped in the bohemian charm that made Tulum so coveted among creatives. 

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Bahia Vik José Ignacio, a hotel right on the beach that’s peppered with the works of local artists. The rooms are incredible, but the wraparound infinity pool alone is worth the trip.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Bahia Vik José Ignacio, a hotel right on the beach that’s peppered with the works of local artists. The rooms are incredible, but the wraparound infinity pool alone is worth the trip.

WHAT TO DO: 
Relax and recharge with a daily yoga class at The Shack Yoga (outdoorsy types may prefer horseback riding on the beach). Make the easy trip—by boat—to La Caracola island and spend the day eating and drinking in one of their luxe beach cabanas.

WHAT TO DO: 
Relax and recharge with a daily yoga class at The Shack Yoga (outdoorsy types may prefer horseback riding on the beach). Make the easy trip—by boat—to La Caracola island and spend the day eating and drinking in one of their luxe beach cabanas.

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A Substitute for Santorini

A Substitute for Santorini

Naxos, Greece
White-wash houses, check. Instagram-worthy views, check. Romantic vibes, check, check: this tiny island in the South Aegean Sea is a (tourist-free) Mediterranean paradise.   

Naxos, Greece
White-wash houses, check. Instagram-worthy views, check. Romantic vibes, check, check: this tiny island in the South Aegean Sea is a (tourist-free) Mediterranean paradise.   

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Naxian Collection, a green resort filled with sugar-cube-like villas that come complete with full kitchens. We suggest you cook for yourself (and impress your dinner dates) using ingredients from Naxian’s organic garden.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Naxian Collection, a green resort filled with sugar-cube-like villas that come complete with full kitchens. We suggest you cook for yourself (and impress your dinner dates) using ingredients from Naxian’s organic garden.

WHAT TO DO: 
You’re in Greece, so a trip to the ruins is in order. Make sure the temple to Apollo and Panagia Drosiani (an ancient stone church with historic carvings and paintings) are on your list.

WHAT TO DO: 
You’re in Greece, so a trip to the ruins is in order. Make sure the temple to Apollo and Panagia Drosiani (an ancient stone church with historic carvings and paintings) are on your list.

What to Wear

Because Everyone Goes to Bali…

Because Everyone Goes to Bali…

Amanwana, Indonesia
If you’ve read our Destination Edits before, you know we’re rather partial to an Aman resort. Why? They're seriously luxurious without ever feeling ostentatious—and come with world-class spas to boot. 

Amanwana, Indonesia
If you’ve read our Destination Edits before, you know we’re rather partial to an Aman resort. Why? They're seriously luxurious without ever feeling ostentatious—and come with world-class spas to boot. 

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Amanwana. It’s the only resort in the tropical natural paradise that is Moyo Island (a seaplane ride away from Bali). Built around a series of tents (choose from those in the jungle or on the beach), it brings a whole new meaning to the word glamping.

WHERE TO STAY: 
The Amanwana. It’s the only resort in the tropical natural paradise that is Moyo Island (a seaplane ride away from Bali). Built around a series of tents (choose from those in the jungle or on the beach), it brings a whole new meaning to the word glamping.

WHAT TO DO: 
See a modern day dinosaur up close. This is the only place in the world where you can find Komodo dragons (you’ve seen them on Blue Planet) in their natural habitat. How to get there? The hotel will arrange the details—all you have to do is hop on the boat.

WHAT TO DO: 
See a modern day dinosaur up close. This is the only place in the world where you can find Komodo dragons (you’ve seen them on Blue Planet) in their natural habitat. How to get there? The hotel will arrange the details—all you have to do is hop on the boat.

What to Wear
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