People, Places and Things to Know: A Quintana Roo Hotel, the New Bucket Bag and More


T Introduces: Chablé MaromaQuintana Roo, the Mexican state on the Caribbean side of the Yucatán Peninsula, has been a major destination since the 1970s, when the first resorts started appearing along its sandy coastline. Since then, travelers in search of a pristine, not-too-developed piece of it have moved from Cancún to Playa del Carmen to Tulum, which, with its winter yoga retreats and beachside bars, remains the bohemian favorite. It also has some much-lauded restaurants and small hotels, including two new and noteworthy properties: Habitas Tulum has a glass-walled Moorish restaurant and 32 canvas structures outfitted with kilim rugs, midcentury-style furnishings and decorative macramé. A ways inland, in the heart of town, lies the 16-room Casa Pueblo Tulum, set in a Modernist concrete building whose décor — unpolished wooden doors, handcrafted ceramics — nods to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi.The region’s latest exciting spot, though, isn’t in Tulum at all but some 50 miles north — past the Mayan ruins of Xel-Há and Playa del Carmen, in the area known as Punta Maroma. Here, on an especially lush stretch of jungle that juts out into the sea, you’ll find Chablé Maroma, which promises to draw the next wave of pioneers looking to escape the scene. It’s the second location for the Chablé brand, whose first resort opened just outside Mérida in 2016. Like that property, this one prioritizes privacy — each of the 70 palapa-roofed casitas has its own pool and terrace — and the beauty of the natural surroundings. The architect Javier Fernandez placed the casitas throughout the 11-acre site around the existing mangroves. The floors are made of parota wood, and local Yucatán limestone was used for the facades, while artisans in the Yucatán city of Valladolid embroidered the silk and linen pillows inside. The rooms also come with outdoor showers, from which you can watch spider monkeys swinging through the canopy overhead.The sense that one is entirely surrounded by nature carries over to the white sand beach. Because there are no neighboring resorts competing for access, guests can take nearly private swims and snorkel runs through the clear water of the cenotes (underwater caves). Then there’s the main restaurant, Bu’ul, which will entice the same sort of crowd who last year flocked to Tulum’s pop-up of Noma, René Redzepi’s food mecca in Copenhagen. Helmed by Jorge Vallejo, who trained at Noma and runs the esteemed Mexico City restaurant Quintonil, it serves a menu of contemporary Mexican cuisine built around fresh seafood and local produce (avocados, chiles, guava): Diners might choose between grilled octopus with sweet potato purée or boquinete roasted tikin-xic style, for which the fish is marinated with achiote sauce and sour oranges and then wrapped in banana leaves, before finishing the evening with a pot of baked Oaxacan chocolate. — JOHN WOGANBurberry Finds Its Check MatesRiccardo Tisci, the newly appointed chief creative officer of Burberry, was just 2 years old and living in the south of Italy when the Sex Pistols signed to A&M Records outside Buckingham Palace in 1977. Yet he’d come to identify with the punk movement all the same: As a student at London’s Central Saint Martins, Tisci studied the groundbreaking designs of Vivienne Westwood, who, along with her former partner Malcolm McLaren, the Sex Pistols’ manager, helped birth the punk aesthetic in the early ’70s. At Givenchy, Tisci occasionally channeled Westwood’s spirit by offsetting the romantic mood of his work with chains and studs, and he even helped the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Andrew Bolton research Westwood’s archive for the Costume Institute’s 2013 “Punk” exhibition. Now, he’s honoring the British designer — and his adopted city — with a soon-to-be-released 16-piece collaborative collection. It consists of iconic Westwood shapes, from her towering lace-up heeled brogues to a cinched-waist wool blazer with Teddy Boy lapels, all remade in Burberry’s signature check, which, in this context, morphs into an instantly edgier plaid. “It was like working with family,” Tisci says of conferring with Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, her husband and creative partner, on the looks, proceeds from which will benefit the environmental nonprofit Cool Earth. “Clashing the two houses — it feels so natural and sort of new-punk.” — ALICE NEWELL-HANSONDesign Report: Furniture Finished With Car PaintOnce reserved for the road, pearlescent hues brighten up the home.Clockwise from left: Marco Campardo and Lorenzo Mason (M-L-XL) L chair, $3,500, Odd Matter Guise bench, about $6,845, Müsing—Sellés Table No. 5, $4,500, mini bucket bag silk-screened with Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s “Peony” print.CreditCourtesy of Mansur GavrielThe Art of Mansur Gavriel Bucket BagsColor has always been a defining element for Mansur Gavriel, the New York-based, Italian-made clothing and accessories brand known for its leather totes and bucket bags with interiors lined in crimson, cadet blue and blush. The same could be said for the artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz — the beau ideal of colorists, whose interdisciplinary work includes “Coiffeuse (peut-être pour adolescents)” (2008), a room-size domestic scene replete with lavender wallpaper, a dressing table and pastel rugs of his own design — and with whom the brand is debuting a collection of handbags. “It felt as though I had been waiting for this,” says Chaimowicz. “It’s a logical extension of my practice.” Set to launch in February, the 12-piece line was three years in the making and comprises wrist wallets and handbags — including a tote, a mini bucket bag and a top-handle bag — silk-screened in three distinct patterns created for the collaboration. One is a confetti-like pattern of cerise, cerulean and white, while another, in pale orange, bubble-gum pink and mint green, is a ’70s-inspired abstract floral. The artist drew inspiration for his palette from Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse and Warhol. As Chaimowicz says, “Primary colors are best left at primary school.” — CAITLIN YOUNGQUISTIn Season: Metallic AccessoriesWhether textured or shiny-smooth, silver and gold pieces to brighten the day.Top row, from left: Bottega Veneta shoes, $790, (800) 845-6790. Burberry bag, $1,090, Fendi shoes, $1,190, Tod’s bag, $1,265, row, from left: Etro shoes, $1,480, similar styles at Akris bag, $1,690, Hermès shoes, $1,175, Michael Kors Collection bag, $2,150, Sophisticated ChronographLike the Clash and the Tizio desk lamp, the all-black wristwatch was an invention of the 1970s, the embodiment of the decade’s suave side. The first such timepiece was designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche of the Italian car family, who, after creating the legendary model 911, began making consumer goods, including the ebony-cased 1972 Chronograph 1, an immediate sensation. Now, Louis Vuitton has harnessed that same debonair spirit but has added a 21st-century twist: Its new 46-millimeter Tambour All Black and Gold Chronograph is a marvel of embellished minimalism, with a steel case coated in an ultradurable high-tech PVD that makes the timepiece virtually scratch-proof. Heightened by touches of 18-karat pink gold and an obsidian alligator strap, the chronograph’s stopwatch capability may be the least of its attributes: With one flash of this on your wrist, traffic itself may well come to a standstill. $12,295, — NANCY HASS10 Trivets for Holiday TablesAbstract forms with a highly practical purpose — and almost too good to cover with a pot.Top row, from left: Wave Trivet by Noidoi for Menu, $45, Royal Brass and Rubber Trivet by Slash Objects, $78, Fin Trivet by Souda, $32, Rhom Trivet by Shane Schneck for Hay, $20, Mara Trivet by Hawkins New York, $95, Bottom row, from left: Spiral Trivet Set by Jamie Wolfond and Sam Anderson for Good Thing, $24, Japanese Brass X Trivet by Taku Shinomoto for Nousaku, $82, Trivets by Muller Van Severen for Valerie Objects, $132, Lift Trivet by Fruitsuper, $48, VSBY Trivet by Visibility for Othr, $230,