BlackBook loves to travel…mostly because sitting still makes us terribly nervous. 2019, naturally, was no different.
After our adventures in the likes of Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam in the first half of the year, during the summer we met some fierce female entrepreneurs in Iceland, discovered a new favorite hotel (the Sagamore Pendry) in Baltimore, and glammed up for the official opening party for the sexy new Andaz am Belvedere hotel in Vienna.
Autumn took us to Versailles to awe at the newly opened Queen’s Apartments, before following Carly Rae Jepsen to Finnish Lapland for an exclusive performance. We hung with rockers in Jamaica, and rock stars in West Hollywood, before taking a fascinating architectural tour of Manchester, and hitting the Rioja wine trail in Northern Spain.
Here we’ve gathered some of our fave travel stories from the latter half of 2019, figuring we would close out a rather contentious year with some fond memories of the places we’ve been. (Part I covered the months of January to June.)
If it even need be said, we’ve been thrilled to have you along for the ride.