Ultratravel U.S.

Spring 2014

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An unforgettable place I traveled to recently is...Paris. It's one of those cities that never gets old. I land with a smile on my face. I'm excited for the food, the clothes, the people, the museums. I'm excited to walk around the streets. It's always unforgettable. We just stayed at Le Meurice. 26 ultratravel GOLDEN MOMENTS Jennifer Meyer Maguire shares insight on good-luck charms, rare finds and an idyllic organic farm in Mexico. BY LESLEY MCKENZIE Style Setter On my bucket list of places to visit is…Fiji. My family has been there a couple of times and the pictures I've seen are heavenly. The last truly impressive meal I had was at…Flora Farm in San José del Cabo. It was mind-blowing. The atmosphere was gorgeous, the people were kind and the drinks were off the charts. I had a tequila- watermelon concoction that went down too easily. The food was fresh, beautiful and family-style. The last book I finished reading is…"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Jennifer Meyer Maguire knows what she likes when she sees it. As the founder of her eponymous jewelry line, the Los Angeles-based designer—who happens to be married with two children to movie star Tobey Maguire—has a knack for finding beauty in the most unexpected places. This talent lies behind the success of the CFDA Fashion Award nominee's delicate bijoux, including her signature nameplate necklaces and whimsical charms often spotted on the red carpet. She believes jewelry should hold significant memories for the wearer, which makes her hunt for inspiration and ideas all the more fascinating. Here, the designer shares a few of her personal treasures around the globe. I would describe my style as…classic, comfortable, bohemian. I couldn't be happier wearing a sundress and some Converse. Big Island, Hawaii Nacula Island, Fiji A place I never tire of is…Hawaii. I love the Big Island and Maui. Throw me in the middle of Hawaii anywhere, and I am a happy girl. The best souvenirs I brought home from my travels are…incredible jewelry boxes hand-painted with flowers and gorgeous designs, from a tiny store on the street in Cabo. I never travel without…my good-luck charm necklace. I made it and it has little charms in a circle: an evil eye, a horseshoe, a four-leaf clover, the number 13, and I put them on a necklace of mine with other good- luck symbols, like a ring of my grandmother's and a little piece of turquoise, which I think of as a protective stone for when you travel. And a good scarf that I can wrap around my head on the airplane, so I can sleep and feel like I am in a little cocoon. The best gift I recently received is…a drawing from my kids. I am so blessed that I get to work with so many beautiful materials all day long that when someone gives me something handmade, nothing makes me happier. If I weren't doing what I am now, I'd be…a psychologist, or something in that field. I went to school for child and family psychology. My lazy-day fantasy is...a day where I'm in my pajamas in my house, putzing around and laying in bed. It hasn't happened in ten years. My favorite things to collect are… charms and jewelry on my travels. Pieces that remind me where I've been. A must-have item in my fridge is… almond milk. My words to live by are...be kind to everyone. The thing I always do on a long flight…if I'm not with my kids, I sleep! When I need a little luxuriating and pampering, I check in to…The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Spa by La Prairie, but with a 4- and 7-year- old, those days are long gone. A suite at Le Meurice in Paris A Jennifer Meyer pavé diamond-and-opal bracelet

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