The Departures 100 | 2014

It’s that time of year again—when we set out to obsessively curate a list of 100 (give or take a few) people, places & things around the globe that matter now, both new and tried-and-true. Here, the results of our ambitious quest.

Edited by Jessica Flint


Wellness by the Sea
A Monthly Gift Box
Southern California's Super Spa
Technogym: Sit and Stay Fit
Dental Hygiene Done Chicly
Must-Try Eye Makeup


Five Must-See Art Shows
Visionary Violinist: Hilary Hahn
France’s New Contemporary Art Museum
Magazines to Read Now
Harlem Jazz: Minton’s
Coming Soon: Haruki Murakami Mania
Brokeback Mountain: From Oscar to Opera
Dance, Dance Revolution
Top-Notch Bollywood Culture
A New Exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art

A Thinking Man’s Comic-Con
A Magic Show Not to Miss
Ai Weiwei Stands for Skateboards
Juniper Books Brings Back the Library
The Book of Peter Beard


Redefining the Winter Coat
The Slipper to Own
Fabulous Eyeglass Frames
Aurélie Bidermann’s Midas Touch
David Yurman Goes Out of This World
Luxury Sneakers
Duro Olowu’s Prints Charming
A Shoe with Travel in Its DNA
Jewelry to Live In


Haute Food Delivery
The Wine Guy to Hire
Neuhaus’s Chocolate Collaboration
Designer Cakes
A New London Restaurant
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Dining in Washington, D.C.

Perfectly Minted Mints
Get It From The Source Denver
Peking Perfection
The Curated Kitchen
The Beer Bar Wars

Home + Design

High-Design Home Items


New Hotel in Marrakech
The Park Hyatt Redefines Korea’s Second City
Suite Art at 21c Museum Hotel
The Best Pool in Paris
Two New London Hotels
Las Ventana al Paraíso, Upgraded
An Open House at Thompson Chicago
A Game-Changing Hotel on the Great Barrier Reef
An Aman Resort in Greece


The Golf Cart That Hovers
A Shinola Bike
The Rolls-Royce Wraith
Getting Around Paris


Kenya Travel

Sri Lanka’s Splendors
Escape from Dubai

Three Capitals, Three Places to Drink
Mumbai’s Newest Neighborhood
Galápagos Now
Vistajet to Land Stateside
Ask an Expert
Great Art, Fine Tuscan Wine
Italia: By Rail or By Plane?

Etc.: More Favorite Finds

Drinks + Drugs
The Definitive Travel Stroller
Hotel Amenities Update

Beyond Santorini
The Gorilla Guide
A Music Venue by Anish Kapoor
Blast from the Past: Paramount Records
Yeatman Hotel: A Port Lover’s Paradise
The Best-Priced Lodge in Africa
A Real Roman Holiday

The Gritti Palace’s Cooking School Returns

Contributors: Shannon Adducci, Spencer Bailey, Melissa Biggs Bradley, Joshua Broening, Doug Cantor, Spike Carter, Jason Chen, Liam Cullman, Frank DiGiacomo, Maud Doyle, Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn, Mark Ellwood, Erica Flint, Jessica Flint, Deborah Frank, Tina Gaudoin, Francesca Giacco, Bill Gifford, Lanie Goodman, Michael Joseph Gross, Marnie Hanel, Christina Ko, Marie Le Fort, Joshua Levine, John Lopez, Alexander Maksik, Austin Merrill, Rebecca Milzoff, Jacob Richler, Sophy Roberts, Anthony Rotunno, Julian Sancton, Sam Schube, Andrew Sessa, Rory Tolan, Zeke Turner, Tom Vanderbilt, Shivani Vora, Peter Weltman, Lauren Williams, Alexandra Wolfe