Visiting Sacred Land
Among Kuhnert and Iacono’s favorite destinations is the Siwa Oasis in the Sahara, a mystical site where, it’s believed, the Oracle of Amun declared Alexander the Great a god. “The handwoven rugs the local Berbers create are among the most beautiful I have ever seen,” says Kuhnert. “The few I crammed in my suitcase remind me of these elegant people every day.”
Shopping the French Riviera
The film industry may be the reason these Hollywood veterans visit Cannes multiple times a year, but it’s the flea market in nearby Nice that they live for. “From Napoleon III silver to stuffed alligators, this is where the Paris flea vendors come to shop,” says Kuhnert. “Any Monday I’m in Cannes, I race to the Cours Saleya in Nice and dive right in.”
Preserving Italy's Treasures
Kuhnert isn’t merely in love with Venice; he’s a board member of Save Venice, a nonprofit that preserves the city’s artistic heritage. “You can still find Crusaders’ treasures at the resplendent Attilio Codognato,” he says, referring to the venerable jeweler that he, along with socialite Dodie Rosekrans and designer Hutton Wilkinson, visited daily during one memorable autumn stay.
Exploring Untouched Territory
“Myanmar may be the last place on earth where one can still feel like Indiana Jones,” says Kuhnert, who contends that the temple city of Bagan is more breathtaking than the more touristy Angkor Wat. The two collect Burmese lacquered offering vessels, and their living room is accentuated with 17th-century Burmese bronze statues.