From Positano and Paris to the English Countryside and Marrakesh, Booking.com Reveals the Destinations that Inspired alice + olivia’s SS’19 Collection
For the very first time, Booking.com has partnered with contemporary fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet at New York Fashion Week 2018 to give travelers and trendsetters a peek at their Spring/Summer ’19 Collection, “Passport to Wonderland.”
The fashion show will feature intricate sets designed to transport guests to enchanted locations, including Positano, Italy; Paris, France; Morocco, and the English countryside of the United Kingdom, inspired by real destination properties available on Booking.com.
Whether looking for a city of color or glamour, or a rustic, small town, Booking.com has the perfect accommodations across the world to suit anyone’s style.
Located on the famous Amalfi Coast, Positano is a small picturesque town with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. It’s also set in a panorama of colors; the green of the Monti Lattari, the white, pink and yellow of the Mediterranean houses, the silvery grey of its pebble beaches and the blue of the sea. The fashion in Positano is inspired by these colors that have made it famous around the world. Locals walk around in long skirts, pastel colors, handmade sandals and clothes made from light material, such as linen and lace. Get lost in the narrow streets and alleys and peek into the open doors of local artists’ studios to see tailor-made sandals, jewelry or houseware.
Where to stay: Casa Passalacqua is the perfect relaxing getaway with its vibrant colors, sea views and the beach just minutes away and shops right around the corner. After lying in the sun all day or buying some new clothes, hit up the bars or cafes at the Piazzetta di Capri 13 miles away.
Set on a cliff in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, Villa Treville features luxurious rooms and suites overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Relax in the garden or enjoy a cocktail and snack in the Club Lounge bar with a terrace before heading into town to explore shops or visit the pristine beaches.
The home of couture and Chanel, Paris has long been regarded as a fashion capital of the world. With iconic designer stores along Champ-Élysées and all throughout the city, travelers have access to all the latest trends in fashion. And depending on the time of year, travelers can experience the excitement and pandemonium of one of the city’s most quintessential fashion moments, Paris Fashion Week.
Where to stay: Set in the heart of Paris, the Be You Luxury Apart'hotel - La Poudrée, is a great mix of color and glam. Step outside and visit the Moulin Rouge for some food and drinks before sightseeing, shopping and visiting the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame.
The countryside holds a special place at the heart of English life and culture. It’s an idyllic place where one can live and relax or get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The countryside is beautiful and diverse and is full of historic sites, memorials, villages and pubs. It might not be the first place a trendsetter would think to go but the rustic look and feel of the countryside has inspired the typical attire worn by English men and women and there’s been a great increase in popularity of country clothing. It’s the perfect place to browse shops in the villages and explore country fashion.
Where to stay: Situated in the pretty Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, the 17th-century Slaughters Manor House retains original period features with four-poster beds and a luxurious freestanding bath. Guests can relax in the chic surroundings of the Manor and enjoy its fine antique decorations and roaring fires or visit the local antique markets.
The historic Deer Park Country Hotel is set within 80 acres of pristine Devon countryside, overlooking the scenic local area and the River Otter. This traditional English country house has elegant lounges and picturesque views of the countryside. Take a stroll along the grounds and or visit the provincial town nearby for food and knick-knacks.
Known as the city of color, Marrakech is full of vibrant mosques, palaces and gardens. It’s also home to the medina, which is a densely packed medieval city with twisted alleyways. Around every corner travelers can find thriving marketplaces selling traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. It’s the perfect place to pick up fashion and design staples.
Where to stay: Located in the Medina district in Marrakech, the Riad Dar Yema offers a gorgeous outdoor pool area with luxurious. It’s right in the heart of a city perfect for travelers interested in markets, street markets and shopping.
El Fenn is a traditional former palace with a furnished rooftop terrace with a pool and views of the Kotoubia Mosque. Guests can enjoy its vast art collection, piano bar or spa. It’s a 5-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square, a public square with small merchants and entertainers.