MILIEU Gift Guide 2021


It’s not just our readers who get inspired, we at MILIEU do too!  To satisfy our wanderlust we revisited travel features in the MILIEU archives, and wanted to share our favorites, whether they be destinations on our personal bucket lists, places we long to revisit, or just beautiful stories.
We hope you savor these articles- an ultimate travel guide, if you will- and, be sure to leave room in your passport to TRAVEL with MILIEU in the new Summer 2022 issue, coming out in June!  If you are not already a subscriber, subscribe today amd you’ll recive the MILIEU Summer 2022 issue by mail.

ROYAL RIDE, The Royal Scotsman, Scotland

“This is my dream trip—an experience I’ve wanted to do for many years.”

~ Pamela Pierce, MILIEU Editor-in-Chief

MILIEU Spring 2021 Issue | To read the full story, click here

MARKET PLANS, Southwest France

Having had the opportunity to make this trip to Kathryn Ireland’s home in Southwest France with our wonderful MILIEU team, I love revisiting this article and all of the fond memories. Kathryn is such a wonderful, gracious hostess and a wealth of industry knowledge and inspiration. Her home is indeed a wonderful and beautiful retreat.”

~ Shannon Bowers, MILIEU Editor-at-Large

MILIEU Summer 2019 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

FRENCH FLAVOR, The Loire Valley France

“The photography of the vibrant purple flowers stands out in my mind from a travel piece we published in one of our first issues. I would love to visit this region in France to see the saffron flowers in bloom.”

~ Regina Throop, MILIEU Art Director

MILIEU Spring 2014 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

HEADING WEST, Roadtrip through Utah, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado

“I’ve actually seen some of these locales featured in this article, but would do it all again. It’s not a brown desert as some think – the colors are amazing and the rock formations are other-worldly. I don’t think I would ever tire of them and they wouldn’t lose their mystery. It’s a trip that requires driving and some walking. And, I want to see it at sun rise and sunset. I think you need hiking boots on the ground to really take it all in. A visit to Santa Fe explains Georgia O’Keefe’s inspiration for her work.”

~ Kimberly Crawford, MILIEU Account Manager

MILIEU Fall 2020 Issue | To read the full story, click here

MY ISLAND, Gran Canaria, Spain

“The late Min Hogg wrote about her home-away-from-home, Gran Canaria, in MILIEU.  Not only were the photos stunning, I loved reading about the deep-rooted history, where you can walk the streets and be immersed in the local culture, as well as unwind on the beach– all things I enjoy when I travel.”

~ Brooke Stuckey, MILIEU Director of Advertising and Marketing

MILIEU Fall 2017 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

CIAO CETARA, Cetara, Italy

“For many years, I’ve enrolled in a summer writing workshop. In 2017, I attended the Sarah Lawrence College writing workshop in Cetara, Italy, where I visited the ancient ruins of Paestum, lived for ten days in a small Amalfi Coast town in my own tiny house atop a hill, and made friends with fellow writers. How could that not make for a better summer vacation?”

~ David Masello, MILIEU Executive Editor

MILIEU Spring 2018 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

FEELING AT HOME, Hacienda de San Antonio, Colima, Mexico

“I love the colors, the smells, and the flora and fauna of Mexico. This travel piece on Hacienda de San Antonio captured all of the beauty and essence of Mexico in one magical moment, from fresh mountain air, to the spa experience, to exploring all the scenery.”

~ Jamé Fowler, MILIEU Sales Director

MILIEU Fall 2021 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

ENDURING GARDENS, Palacio de Galiana, Toledo, Spain

“From the 11th century Galiano Palace and Gardens on the outskirts of Toledo, Spain has been a dream escape for sultans, kings, and visitors alike. Fragrant roses in every hue, pomegranate trees, and cypresses line the landscape punctuated by an ancient water clock which keeps time by the flow of a stream. Romance is in the air and there is no place I’d rather be.”

~ Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU Design Director

MILIEU Spring 2016 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

A TALL ORDER, Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

“The accommodations, the setting, and of course, the interaction with the giraffes, would be such an amazing experience with my family.”

~Megan Megas, MILIEU Publisher

MILIEU Fall 2019 Issue | To read the full story, click here.

BLACKBERRY SEASON, Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

“Visiting Blackberry Farm has been on my bucket list since we featured it in the Spring 2018 issue of MILIEU. The gorgeous scenery and tranquil environment would be a dream to experience.”

~ Saray Fragoso, MILIEU Digital Director

MILIEU Spring 2018 Issue | To read the full story, click here.


“Islands have always held an allure for me, having grown up largely in land-locked Switzerland. Sicily in particular seems to embody the best of everything I love: beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains, Ancient Greek & Roman ruins, and Italian cuisine! The confluence of Arab, French, Italian, Spanish, and Greek cultural influences add to this tempting cocktail. So when I saw Peter Vitale’s stunning photographs of Sicily in the Fall 2021 issue of MILIEU, it rekindled my desire to visit the island. One day my dream will come true!”

~Katrin Cargill, MILIEU European Style Editor

MILIEU Fall 2021 Issue | To read the full story, click here.