Destination Style: Kenya, Qatar, Chile, Germany, Barcelona

- Rory Taylor Coulter, Creator of, a carefully curated lifestyle blog.

From perilous escapades in Equatorial Africa to wondrous adventures in the Chilean Altiplano, my vivid imagination and I have clocked years in faraway lands. So much so, I often feel nostalgic for places I’ve never been. I love to envision what treasures I’d bring or pick up along the way. After all, a girl must be both peripatetic and chic! Here are five places I’m currently wander-lusting after:

STAY: Shompole, Kenya

INSPIRATION: Karen Blixen’s starched whites and colonial khakis in Out of Africa.

BRING: Leica x Hermes Camera, Peter Beard Collector’s Edition Book, Borsalino Safari Hat, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Safari Jacket, Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk, Rag and Bone Skirt, Pamela Love Necklace, Ann Demeulemeester Shoes

STAY: Sharq Village & Spa, Qatar

INSPIRATION: The opulent golds and deep burgundies of the dusty souks along the Ancient Silk Road.

BRING: Prada Sombrero, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick, Balmain Dress, CELINE purse, Repossi Ring, Yves Saint Laurent Sandals, Balmain Leather Jacket

STAY: Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, Chile

INSPIRATION: Carmen Miranda’s colorful exuberance in The Gang’s All Here.

BRING: Prada Fur Stole, Prada purse, Dries Van Noten Skirt, Prada bracelets, CELINE sandals, An Anthology of Odes by Pablo Neruda, Wayuu Taya Mochilla Bag

STAY: Heidelberg Suites Boutique Hotel, Germany

INSPIRATION: The effortlessly chic Diane Kruger.

BRING: Dior Ring, Daisy Knights Antler Necklace, Chanel Pearl Drop Nail Polish, Chloe Dress, CELINE Bag, Giambattista Valli Pumps, Burberry Prorsum Coat, Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, Bauer Audi DPS Turntable

STAY: Hotel Casa Fuster, Barcelona

INSPIRATION: The passion and drama of Pedro Romero, the most famous matador in Spanish history.

BRING: H&M jacket, Isabel Marant Leather Pants, AllSaints Harness, Miu Miu Clutch, Repetto Loafers, Haider Ackerman Suite, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Manuel Contreras Guitar, See by Chloe Blouse, Alexander McQueen Scarf

For more travel style inspiration, might I suggest Must-Have Travel Luggage for Jetsetters.

  1. Joy says:

    Such pretty things! Want it all in all those places.

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  3. lauren says:

    i love your selection of destinations, definitely not your average spring break! I would love to be this pulled together the next time I travel…any thoughts for santa fe, nm? I’m on my way today!

  4. Jenny Schanzel says:

    Great article! You’ve peaked my wander-lust as well :)