Guilty Pleasures: The Travel Secrets of Adam Lippes

by Michel Heredia Photographed by Adam Lippes
Monday, July 18, 2011
Adam Lippes

Adam Lippes is the founder of the ADAM. He launched his company in 2004 and today his brand is sold in more than 250 stores worldwide in 10 countries around the world.

What’s your best travel experience?

Adam Lippes: “One of my favorite places is a little hotel in Porto Ercole on the coast of Tuscany named Il Pellicano. It is both glamorous and understated, which I love. And it has some of the best food in the world; most of it from the sea and land than surrounds it.  Also, the bougainvillea on the property is incredible.

What’s your worst travel experience?

Adam Lippes: “Unfortunately, they happen too often and usually involve an American airline and/or the TSA.”

Favorite little detail about a hotel?

Adam Lippes: “The smell. Hotel Costes, for example, has one of the best.”

What is your favorite way to travel?

Adam Lippes: “My favorite way to travel is privately, whenever I get the opportunity. It is one of life’s greatest luxuries.”

What’s your must-bring item?

Adam Lippes: “My iPad for sure.”

What’s the best travel advice you’ve ever received?

Adam Lippes: “Don’t check any luggage.”

Favorite meal?

Adam Lippes: “I really like really simple food and always try to have whatever is local.”

Favorite buy? Where?

Adam Lippes: “I try to go to markets anywhere in the world from the extraordinary market in Istanbul to Clignancourt in Paris.”

What would you stock your minibar with?

Adam Lippes: “Water.”

Your top three list of places to visit next?

Adam Lippes: “North and South India, Nepal.”

Ideal travel partner (alive or dead) and why?

Adam Lippes: “Anyone you’re in love with.”

Guilty splurge?

Adam Lippes: “Hotels.”

Sunset or sunrise?

Adam Lippes: “Sunset for sure!”

Name a travel destination where you thought: I could stay here forever.

Adam Lippes: “Brazil.”



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