The arrival of Travel & Leisure in my mailbox is a happy moment. Flipping through the magazine and imagining vacations in my mind is a total treat.

This month’s issue features an interview with Baz Luhrmann (yes, Moulin Rouge) about his plans to transform the historic Faena Saxony Hotel in Miami Beach into a new property evoking old-world glamor while preserving the “flash and trash and smash” at the heart of the “DNA of Miami.”

Mr. Luhrmann’s description of the the transformative impact of travel, from tense anticipation at arrival to relaxation is spot on: “You get there and you’re uptight, but then you sit by the pool, have a drink, smoke a cigar.. And then it’s six in the morning, the sun’s coming out, and you ask yourself, ‘What has I worried about?'”


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