Shopping Guide: Marrakech

March 14, 2019

Centuries of design, culture and architecture are seeped into the ancient city of Marrakech. Explore the city’s contemporary design landscape through its unique concept shops and boutiques, wander through its maze-like souks for handicrafts and keepsakes, and indulge in traditional Moroccan fare at its excellent restaurants. A trip to the local museums, hammams and historic city squares rounds off the complete cultural experience. SHOP Topolina: French designer Isabelle Topolina’s stores...

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Shopping Guide: Mexico City

March 01, 2019

The capital city of Mexico is an intriguing mix of history and modernity, with cultural and architectural remnants of its Aztec heritage mixed in with Art Nouveau mansions and Neoclassical palaces. Hip neighborhoods like Condesa and Colonia Roma, known for their Art Deco architecture, are now home to an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and restaurants. Whether it’s local artisan-made goods or high-end luxury products you’re looking for, there’s plenty...

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Shopping Guide: Cartagena

February 01, 2019

A visit to Cartagena, a vibrant port on Colombia’s northern coast, is like stepping back in time. Rather than adhering to an itinerary, spend your time wandering around the historic 16th century walled city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, browse the local markets and shops, admire the colonial architecture and colorful buildings, and enjoy leisurely meals of fresh seafood over live music at one of the many open-air cafes and bars...

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Behind the Label: Arteli

October 30, 2018

"Fashion meets nature" is the mantra behind Colombian label Arteli's handbags, and sustainability lies at its heart. Handmade by female artisans in South America, these bags are handwoven from natural materials and marry craftsmanship with nature. We chatted with Arteli's founder, Juan Camilo Meisel, about his eye-catching designs and the philosophy they represent.  Q: Where did the idea for Arteli come from? A: When I was very young, I always saw my mom making...

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Behind The Label: Nomah Project

October 29, 2018

Handmade, artisanal, local, modern: these are just some of the words that describe the brand philosophy of Nomah Project. Founded by Linda Cassio, the Los Angeles-based brand takes its inspiration from her native country of Mexico, and produces an eclectic mix of accessories, from pom-pom beach bags to straw hats to tassel earrings. Shop Latitude chatted with Cassio to learn more about her quirky label and its origins. Where did the...

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Shopping Guide: Goa

June 05, 2018

Conquered by Portuguese merchants in the 16th century, Goa’s cultural heritage is evident in the crumbling old European-style villas and churches that dot the state. The modern face of Goa, however, is equally well represented—in the beach side shacks serving cold beer and the fresh catch of the day, globally-inspired restaurants, unique concept stores and boutique hotels.    SHOP Paper Boat Collective: Housed in a charming bungalow, this concept store stocks...

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Shopping Guide: Jaipur

May 31, 2018

Known as the Pink City for its distinct pink sandstone buildings, Jaipur is a place unlike any other, bursting with history, tradition and culture. Home to Indian royal families for centuries, the capital of Rajasthan is famed for its incredible architecture, ancient forts and palaces, rich handicraft traditions and more. Spend your time in the exhilarating city exploring ancient monuments, visiting local design stores and learning about its unique cultural history.  ...

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Insider's Guide: Costa Careyes

May 07, 2018

Designer Sara Beltran of jewelry and accessories label Dezso recently returned home from a trip like no other—at the private estate resort of Costa Careyes off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Rather than hotels, this family-owned exclusive beach resort is comprised of a mix of bungalows, villas and homes, all of which offer ultimate privacy and luxury. Shop Latitude chats with Sara to find out more. What was the highlight...

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Globetrotter: SwanTribune

May 02, 2018

SwanTribune, the brainchild of Daniel Aron Cohen and Divya Aurora Zeiss, was born out of a love for collecting bygone travel memorabilia, particularly hotel souvenirs like luggage labels. “The labels took us around the world to markets and other collectors, as well as to the lobbies of the hotels themselves. These journeys and discoveries we turned into a guide under SwanTribune,” says Divya Zeiss. Shop Latitude chats with Zeiss to learn more...

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Style Crush: Sara Beltran

April 15, 2018

A charm crafted out of aquamarine to mimic the waves of the ocean, rose quartz carved to look like a seashell, and a shark fin-shaped tiger eye are just some of the pieces you’ll find in Sara Beltran’s ocean-inspired fine jewelry line Dezso by Sara Beltran. Expanded to become a lifestyle brand, Dezso (which means ‘desire’ in Latin) now also offers cotton pouches printed with images of palm trees and...

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