ISSUE 141 SEPTEMBER 2017
Selections from the Surface team’s endless list of personal obsessions.
THE PRINCIPAL MADRID HOTEL, MADRID
From $271/night; theprincipalmadridhotel.com
“Located at the beginning of the Gran Vía (the main drag through the city center), this boutique hotel made it easy to explore Madrid on foot. I walked to the Prado Museum and Retiro Park, went shopping around Puerta del Sol— and ended the day with a drink on the stunning rooftop terrace.” —Tiffany Jow, Design Editor
“Good art takes you places, makes you feel something, and lasts a lot longer than a trendy fashion piece or fine-dining experience. The latest acquisitions to my collection are these Fornasetti plates. I love the playful and almost surreal expressions of the designer’s muse, Lina Cavalieri.” —Ludovic Leroy, Director, Brand Partnerships
ERODE SUMMIT SOAP, UMÉ STUDIO
From $48; ume-studio.com
LE SIRENUSE, MIAMI
“Umé Studio, based in Oakland, California, makes these lovely soap sculptures. The chamomile, lemon, cucumber seed oil, and macadamia in this one, called Linden, make it super nourishing for skin. But mainly, I like having a tiny, morphable mountain in my bathroom.” —Lily Wan, Managing Editor
“I’m a sucker for midcentury Mediterranean nostalgia. So when this impossibly elegant Amalfi throwback opened in Surfside, surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the ocean, I dressed up, ordered a gin martini, and tucked into the best caprese-baked risotto served stateside.” —Jennifer Parker, Surface Studios Editor
PHOTOS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) COURTESY THE PRINCIPAL MADRID. COURTESY FORNASETTI. CHRISTIAN HORAN / COURTESY UMÉ STUDIO.