Word of Mouth: Marrakech

The most-visited city in Morocco has reopened and is as vibrant as ever

Except for a brief two-month period last year, Morocco‘s borders were closed from February 2020 until February 2022. We arrived in Marrakech—the country’s fourth largest and most-visited city—just three days after the country reopened to travelers, and found a place with few tourists, but awash with parties, exhibitions and a visceral vibrancy. The art scene here is in full bloom—as the local creative community used …

Word of Mouth: West Adams, Los Angeles

This neighborhood has a rich history and a focus on the future, thanks to innovative uses of space and community-minded initiatives

In South Los Angeles, West Adams—one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—spans from Culver City to Downtown. Historic homes built in a dizzying array of styles from Georgian Revival to Alpine Craftsman, Queen Anne and Dutch Colonial line the streets. The Glen Lukens Home and Studio (designed by mid-century modernist Raphael Soriano for ceramicist Glen Lukens) has been painstakingly preserved by its new owner. …

Sound View Hotel’s Design Shop, At Dawn, Opens

A new seaside depot on the North Fork

On the more relaxed coastline of Long Island’s east end, Greenport’s Sound View hotel has come to epitomize the charming hospitality available on the North Fork. When the latest iteration opened in 2016, under the guidance of hotelier Erik Warner, design-forward refurbishments brought the property (which originally debuted in 1953) up to—and beyond—the standards of present-day travelers. From its quarter-mile stretch of beach to the welcoming …