The sweet beginnings of this lush Hotel, St Lucia, Caribbean
After bringing you the sixties glamour of La Banane in the oh so fashionable St Barths - we felt the simplicity of this colonial hotel and the lovely story of it's origins was worth a look and most definitely a visit.
Easter heralds the end of our long hot Australian summer – days are a little shorter, temperatures a little crisper and you can usually score at least a five day break over the festivities. This gives you plenty of time to hit the road to enjoy the warm sun and blue skies before Autumn sets in.
Cuba has to be one of the hottest destinations right now and Julia Champtaloup - just off the plane - gives us the lowdown on this photography exhibition at the new Foto F.A.C - images of what will soon become the Cuba of 'old'.
We have always loved this wonderfully rustic farm and cooking school just out of Hobart - no more so than in the autumn months with all the muted colours and mists, chooks roaming free and the harvesting of vegetables after a long summer. We take a brief look at the philosophy and history behind this bucolic farm and we shall be booking our class soon ....
Less than an hour from the bustle of Marrakech is the Scarabeo Camp. Named after a versatile desert beetle, this unusual encampment of oriental style tents provides a magical experience in an exceptional setting.
Alleyways, colours and patterns, Moroccan mint teas and perfumed spice markets - the possibilities are endless, so we've narrowed it down a little for you. Where to eat, admire and shop on those Marrakech streets.
Marrakesh has always held the promise of something exotic and mysterious... somewhat smoky, spicy and swarthy – an image helped by movies such as Casablanca, but also the endless winding alleyways, rich red walls, archways, donkeys and carts and men in jellabs with little peaked hoods - all make this magical city.
In the wake of the snowy Atlas Mountain, the seemingly endless desert is interrupted by an unexpected encounter - a collection of white cuboid volumes that puncture the veil of heat. Strangely familiar and yet surprising, these volumes are, in fact, the home of a Belgian filmmaker.
Villa La Banane, Lorient, Saint Barthélemy, Caribbean
On the north coast of Saint Barthélemy, ensconced in a coconut grove and the sweeping curve of Lorient beach, is Villa La Banane. This small volcanic island ringed by shallow reefs and turquoise sea is home to many gorgeous villas; but none of them have a tale as fascinating as La Banane. The favoured hideaway of film and theatre luminaries during the mid-twentieth century, it has now been restored to its original glory by Parisian entrepreneur Jean-Marc Israel.