Top Designers Share Their Winter Holiday Travel Plans

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes traditions and travel. Top designers share their December party plans and jet-setting jaunts.

Matthew Chevallard, president and creative director, Del Toro

Favorite holiday tradition: “Christmas-tree decorating and Christmas shopping.”

Travel plans: “Skiing in Sestriere, Italy, in the Alps. Also, eating a lot of pasta.”

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Archie Hewlett, founder, Duke & Dexter

Travel plans: “Heading to Trisara in Phuket, Thailand, on Boxing Day. My favorite time to get away is right after the hectic Christmas retail period. I’m most looking forward to doing absolutely nothing.”

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Noah Waxman, founder, Noah Waxman

Favorite holiday tradition: “Making photo albums with my kids. It feels even more special these days as physical photographs go the way of the record player.”

Travel plans: “I’m really looking forward to some sunshine in California. I have fond memories of the safari park outside San Diego from my childhood, and I’m excited about taking my kids there this season.”

Badgley Mischka Designers James Mischka (left) and Mark Badgley. Joshua Scott.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, co-founders, Badgley Mischka

Favorite holiday tradition: “Hosting a cozy Christmas Eve dinner at home with friends,” said Badgley.

Travel plans: “We will head to Wellington, Fla., on Christmas Day and are looking forward to some sunshine and catching up with dear friends,” said Mischka.

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Matt Bernson, designer and founder, Matt Bernson

Favorite holiday tradition: “Smoking a trout on Christmas Eve and eating an early dinner with my immediate family while enjoying our festive home with a fire going.”

Travel plans: “We plan on taking our kids skiing in Maine. I have waited my whole life to be able to teach my kids to ski, and now they are at an age where they are really eager.”

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