Best Hotel To Stay In:
City Breaks: Soho House, Istanbul / Hotel Gritti, Venice / Il Palazzetto, Rome
Beach/Islands: Il San Pietro, Positano and Quisisana, Capri for “old school charm” / Uma Ubud, Bali / Nikoi Island, Indonesia.
Ideal Travelling Companion: My girlfriends and my boyfriend.
City Break Destination: Paris/Rome/Marrakech when in Europe & Hong Kong/Bangkok when in Asia
Best Restaurant: Ralph’s in Paris / Polo Bar in NYC / Locanda Ottoemezzo in London / Le Club 55 St Tropez / Luke’s Oyster Bar in Singapore / Rae’s in Byron Bay.
Favourite Bar: Hotel Sirenuse in Positano / LouLou’s in London – utterly sumptuous and exquisitely wild interiors with deep, bold colors and prints by Turkish designer Rifat Ozbek.
Next Year I Will Visit…. Pantellaria, island off Sicily / Cuba / Rajasthan, North India.
Best Beach: ‘The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece, eternal summer gilds them yet…’ Lord Byron was onto something as he waxed lyrical about the 200 Greek islands – undoubtedly the most beautiful pristine waters I have ever laid my eyes on
Go To Sunglasses: Illesteva – pick’n’mix lenses and frames!
Beauty Essentials: Profumo Melograno by S. Maria Novella for day / Tom Ford’s Jasmin Rouge for night / Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser / Clinique chubby stick in Voluptuous Violet (just a subtle hint of colour) / Guinot cleanser/toner/serum and Bliss fabulous drench’n’quench moisturiser – and lots of water!
Soundtrack Headliner of the Holiday: Anything by Parra for Cuva.
What Do You Pack: My pretty Juliet Dunn kaftans and dresses – perfect for day and night, Zimmermann bikinis/one pieces, Musa’s gorgeous handmade Italian sandals, a Yosuzi hat – all good to go!
Sea or Pool: Sea!
Most Repeated Holiday Phrase: I need vitamin sea!
Best Holiday Read: The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Set in Sicily in the summer of 1860, against the invasion of Garibaldi’s army of the Risorgimento.
What’s In Your Hand Luggage: Passport,1.5 litre bottle of water to keep hydrated, Rowntrees fruits gums (my vice), sunglasses, iphone and charger for all my holiday snaps – and a spare bikini with a cute JD kaftan to match!
Holiday Nightmare: Losing my suitcase!
Favourite View: Sunsets with a Negroni at Hotel Raya in Panarea, Aeolian Islands