ROSEWOOD CURATORS

Travel, style, beauty, and hospitality from the influencers who know best

In traveling—as in life—it helps to know the right people. Like, Simon de Pury, for instance. As the former Chairman of Philips de Pury, as well as its erstwhile head auctioneer, the Swiss baron, now a curator and avid collector, knows a thing a two about where to see exciting art. Ask him what the best gallery to go to in London is, and he’ll tell you Modern Collection on Mount Street. “It’s run by one of the most talented young dealers,” notes de Pury, who also serves as one of Rosewood’s meticulously chosen Curators. In the role, he joins a list of influential and inspiring individuals such as tennis star Maria Sharapova, author and interior decorator India Hicks, and CNN talk show host Piers Morgan—all of whom share insights into the cities they know and love the most. Where in Silicon Valley can you take in the most sensational views? According to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a four-mile trail on Stanford University’s campus called The Dish. What’s the best hidden treasure in New York? The reading room at the Met, reveals fashion editor Nina Garcia: “[It] transports you right into the 15th century.”

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