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Hauser & Wirth, Bruton Somerset

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May 30, 2015

Contemporary Art in the English countryside

Driving around the green bucolic hills of Somerset you might not expect to come across a world class, contemporary art space, set in grade II listed farm buildings. But this is exactly what Hauser & Wirth have created and fabulous it is too.

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Quilotoa Shalalá Viewpoint, Ecuador

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May 30, 2015

Quilotoa Overlook, Zumbahua, Ecuador Benítez

High in the Andes, a public perch provides new views of Quilotoa, a mysterious, vividly turquoise lake formed by the collapse of a volcano.

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Highly Evolved Adventure In The Galápagos Islands

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May 30, 2015

Pikaia Lodge - adventure in the Galapogas Islands

This luxury lodge on Santa Cruz island has just opened allowing the adventurers in us explore this magical group of islands in style .

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Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Mallorca Spain

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May 14, 2015

Restored 18th Century Monastery Opens As Hotel

If you are planning a northern hemisphere summer holiday and want to get away from the heat and bustle of Spanish cities, take a look at this painstakingly restored 18th century monastery in Mallorca, Spain.

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London Awash With Blooms

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May 14, 2015

Spring Blooms to Warm Your Heart

Although London winters are renowned for being long, dark and bone-chillingly cold – spring arrives, as often, seemingly overnight, in a flourish of blooms and gentle warm sun, and much welcomed it is too – especially for this sun-deprived Sydney-sider.

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On The Edge of Wildness – Nihiwatu, Sumba

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May 7, 2015

Searching for the perfect holiday

Miles from anywhere, on a remote island in the ocean between Borneo and Bali is the magical surfing resort of Nihiwatu. It has been featured in some of the finest media on the planet - FT, Wall St Journal, Conde Nast - all claiming it to be a magical, sensational and winning top eco resort in the world 2014. We love Nihiwatu so much you will notice this is the second time we have written about this magical place - this time from first hand experience .

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From Cocoa and Chocolate to Boutique Boucan Hotel, St Lucia

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March 30, 2015

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, with a lovely story of its origins, was worth a look and most definitely a visit.

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An Australian Easter Escape

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March 30, 2015

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.

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Lost in the Desert, Scarabeo Camp, Morocco

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March 12, 2015

Camping under the wintry skies of Morrocco

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.

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The Elegance of El Fenn, Marrakech

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March 12, 2015

El Fenn, Marrakech, Morocco

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.

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La Banane in a Coconut Grove, St Barths

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February 28, 2015

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.

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A New Jewel Glows in the Idyllic Aegean Islands

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February 28, 2015

The striking white walls of Hotel Anemi offers a refuge of discreet style and luxury, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the tiny Greek island of Folegandros.

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