Japan erupts in to spring with the arrival of cherry blossom, or ‘Sakura’, in full bloom. It is one of the most celebrated seasons of the year, marked with the jubilant tradition of ‘hanami’, or ‘flower viewing’. The spectacular display of soft pink blooms that sweep the country every year are world-renowned, and steeped in… Continue reading Five places to experience Sakura in Japan
Being on-the-go, hopping from plane to hotel or just between town and country, it can be difficult to create a sense of familiarity, especially when it comes to your usual home comforts. We all have them, whether it’s a favourite cashmere wrap or just your ceremonial morning cup of tea, there are some habitual things… Continue reading Home Comforts to Pack for your Travels (Sponsored)
So many of New York’s greatest eateries have made their way across the pond. Get a taste of some of the city’s best, right here in London…
Sex and the City, season two, and Carrie Bradshaw is weighing up the pros and cons of being a twenty-something girl in the city. It’s the same episode that sees her, and her closest girlfriends, escape to The Hamptons for the weekend at a moments notice. Pro: Spontaneity. Cue friend moving to the Big Apple… Continue reading A Weekend in… New York
So, you didn’t get an upgrade at check-in (despite your sparkling charm) and, worse still, you’ve been sandwiched in-between two complete strangers… for twelve hours. (Cue awkward toilet dance). Thank goodness, then, for those travel-sized luxuries that instantly upgrade your hand luggage and make your in-flight experience a little more First Class. Here are a… Continue reading First Class luxuries for travelling in Economy
With its iconic blue domed rooftops, sun-bleached white terraces and spectacular sunset views, it is difficult to imagine anywhere more quintessentially Greek than the small Cyclades island of Santorini. Follow me through the cobbled thoroughfares of Oia for some of the island’s most beautiful gems…
A country on the cusp of change, now is the time to visit the Caribbean island of Cuba.