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Falling Into Place: ELLE’s August Shopping Guide


The Aman in the city’s Otemachi Tower might be the hotel group’s most serene location yet. Embrace a capsule wardrobe of zen neutrals, and let the forest bathing begin.

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Christian Louboutin shows us how to cruise the Nile in style.

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The Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god.

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There’s no better way to explore Egypt than a trip down the Nile. Trendy Nour El Nil offers catered excursions on traditional dahabiya boats sailing from Luxor to Aswan. While Louboutin, who is part Egyptian and has two residences in the country, says the best meals can be found in locals’ homes, he recommends Abou El Sid for traditional food in Cairo—where he also loves to shop table linens from Malaika. At the end of a busy day exploring timeless monuments and bustling markets, the Marriott in Zamalek offers a reprieve from the hectic city.


Part-time resident Edgardo Osorio opens his little black book.

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The Venice Venice Hotel.

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Aquazzura designer Edgardo Osorio is an invaluable resource on all things La Serenissima. He recommends starting your day at Caffè Florian, Italy’s oldest and grandest coffee shop, which offers a spectacular view of Piazza San Marco and is only a short walk from the Venice Venice Hotel, the city’s latest addition, housed in the 13th-century Byzantine-style Palazzo Ca’ da Mosto. After touring the Doge’s Palace and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, savor the best of the lagoon at seafood restaurant Da Ivo before heading out to see and be seen at Il Palazzo Experimental’s terrace and gardens. The best way to arrive in style? Belmond’s revamped Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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Sarah Zendejas is the Senior Fashion Market Editor at ELLE Magazine. She is forever on a quest to find the best in fashion and accessories. 

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