Books, Bags, and a Beach


All you need is a book and a beach bag to find your happy place this weekend. This list of what to read (and carry it in) was sparked by lifelong reader and publisher of The New Yorker, Lisa Hughes. Visit the site and hint The New Yorker tee for a chance to win it and a trial subscription to the magazine (it even comes with your own New Yorker tote bag) and show your love of great lit.

The Most Stylish Getaway to Take Now

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Roman Emperors summered there. Jackie O made it her home away from home. Now, our intrepid traveler, Barbara Hodes takes you on a insider’s tour of Capri, the magical island famous for beautiful rock formations, like the Faraglioni, fragrant lemon groves and some of the chicest restaurants, hotels and shopping you can find. Follow her guide to stunning hidden beach clubs, swimsuit-friendly restaurants and gorgeous grottos that invite you to dive right in.

You Look Bermudaful!

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The forecast is iffy on whether to sun will RSVP this weekend, so while you’re driving upstate, the Hamptons, or any other weekend getaway consider this:  Bermuda is a mere two hours away from the East Coast and our Accuweather app is reporting it’s currently a lovely 80 degrees. Now, we know that when you think of Bermuda it’s easy to picture stodgy Englishmen golfing and downing G&TS.  But the island, much like it’s monarch, the Royal family, has become a lot younger and cooler. Think chic, sleek modern hotels, fashion-forward shops and a landscape that’s awash in millennial pink and the ideal Instagram backdrop.

Hintd regular contributor and founder of NYC Shopping Tour, Barbara Hodes, just returned from the island and gave us the inside scoop. Check out her list here. Can’t wait to get some of those Bermudian vibes now? Shop our picks from Bermuda’s best beach style boutique, Atelier. While they don’t have e-commerce yet, we got sneaky and found our favorite pieces for you.

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Marysia Antibes bikini is now on 30% OFF at Net-a-Porter, $196 (was $280)
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Asha Flower Chandelier earrings, $295
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Rose tote by Poolside Bags, $250. The site has a number of clever embroidered bags but you have to go to Atelier in Bermuda to get one of our faves, like “But first, Dark & Stormy”

Hinted’s Insider Guide to Rome!

Romans have known how to have a great time for over 2,000 years. Some things never change. Barbara Hodes, founder of NYC Private Shopping Tour, loves shopping, eating, and clubbing in Rome, as well as visiting the well-known and off the beaten track exhibits and museums. While you are shopping, dining, or just hanging out, history is around the corner in the narrow streets, hidden gardens, piazzas, palazzos, and the many amazing fountains. Take a deep breath, have some vino and live like a Roman. Check out Hinted’s Insider Guide to Rome.Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 9.29.54 PM

What to do, Where to Stay in Nicaragua


Nicaragua, once a destination for intrepid backpackers and diehard surfers, is now happily coming into its own. A new airport, oasis hotels, and an uptick in eco-tourism have transformed it into the go-to destination (sorry, Costa). Check out the insider’s guide we’ve created with help from our UVA campus ambassador, Camille L, whose has family in Managua. Start planning your trip and we’ll see you there.