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Summer time has us dreaming of vacation…getting out on the road and escaping the office for a bit of relaxation and adventure. If you’re as design obsessed as us, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that we look for inspiration even when on vacation. Read on for our favorite getaways for a little design-spiration.


Dunton Hot Springs

For those with an inkling towards rustic, mountain towns, Dunton Hot Springs is a truly magical destination. A mining-town-turned-luxury-resort, Dunton has a ton of character, and features several natural fed hot springs for an unforgettable spa experience. Their guest cabins vary in size and features, sleeping anywhere from 2 to 10 guests. Each cabin is uniquely designed with retreat and luxury in mind — and plenty of Pendleton blankets to keep you warm when winter hits the San Juan mountain range.

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Santa Fe

Home to rich history, Santa Fe has become an exciting travel destination in recent years thanks to its booming arts and culture scene. Meow Wolf, an “immersive art experience” set in a former bowling alley, has been such a success that it’s already making plans to open two more locations in Denver and Las Vegas. Looking for a sip after an afternoon of taking in the sights? Check out La Reina at El Rey Court for craft cocktails in a refreshingly minimal yet historic feeling space.

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Mexico City

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Mexico City is a rich destination steeped in history. With several neighborhoods each boasting their own unique personalities and architecture, there is something in CDMX for everyone. The Condesa & Roma neighborhoods are home to design centric cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, and shops. The tree lined streets are perfect for exploring and taking in the restored Art Deco architecture that abounds in this neighborhood. With a mild climate, many restaurants and bars feature open air dining, making us majorly green with envy.

For high end shopping, be sure to check out Polanco, where exclusive brands have storefronts mixed in with local boutiques that feature exquisitely crafted goods by local and international makers.

Some of our CDMX favorites:

  • Gin Gin Roma – inventive gin cocktails in an industrial + eclectic space
  • Museo Frida Kahlo – dedicated to the work and life of Frida Kahlo, this museum is set in her actual home and studio, La Casa Azul
  • Cafe NIN – a charming French inspired cafe

All in, any destination will have beautiful sites to see. But, these three destinations make design a center point of any long weekend!

Words by Elyza Brillantes