3 WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR THE BUCKET LIST

19th October 2016

Whether you’re looking for cities that never sleep, a cultural awakening or a shop-til-you-drop experience. We’ve handpicked the best luxury travel destinations this winter.

SRI LANKA

Offering the best of land and sea

JUNGLE BEACH

This luxury Sri Lankan beach resort has artfully incorporated existing trees and natural plant life into the hotel’s design, making you feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house. It is the perfect balance of an eco-friendly hideaway between the jungle and the beach. Located close to Trincomalee, this ocean beach resort is one that offers a blend of luxury and exciting adventure activities, as well as sightseeing opportunities that provide a glimpse into an ancient civilization and a rich cultural heritage.

CULTER AND GROSS

ROX Tiki Leaf Earrings
65634 | £55

insider tip:
for a truly unique experience we recommend the lagoon cabin room where you can still hear the lapping of the waves mixed with the songs of birds, the waterfall heightens the sense that you have escaped into a tropical jungle oasis

ROX Tiki Leaf Cuff
65645 | £250

MARA HOFFMAN

ROX Tiki Wrap Ring
65636 | £80

CASTAÑER

Michael Kors Mini Parker Watch
66448 | £209

BUDAPEST

When it’s cold outside immerse yourself in spa heaven

BUDA-BAR HOTEL

The vibrant boutique hotel in Pest resides in one of the most iconic historical buildings in the city, Klotild Palace. Where Asian Fusion meets Hungarian excellence, the concept is to spread positive energy in unique surroundings. Enjoy your very own private sauna in a two storey Sauna Suite with mezzanine level above the beautiful boutique boudoir; after all it is the spa capital of Europe.  Located in the heart of the city, you are metres from the fashionable shopping street of Váci Utca.

insider tip:
head to the glass roofed klotild bar for late night cocktails with breathtaking views of gellért hill and the buda castle.

LAURENCE DACADE

CHRISTOPHER KANE

Raymond Weil Shine Watch
65537 | £2,295

GIVENCHY

NEW YORK

Shop til you drop in the city that never sleeps

CITY CLUB HOTEL

If Christmas shopping is your thing, then it’s time to head stateside this winter. We love the 65-room City Club hotel, it has all the best aspects of club life: attentive personal service and a central location. The cool DB bistro offers up the hottest cocktails in Manhattan whilst brilliant chef Daniel Boulud provides his much sought after French-American breakfast before you hit the shops.

insider tip:
after a hard days shopping head to the wine cellar for an amazing selection of ethereal wines of burgundy, the structured rhône, precise and mineral-driven chablis, and hidden gems from corsica and the south. it’s a little taste of france in the big apple.

STUART WEITZMAN

EUGENIA KIM

MIU MIU

3 LIFE CHANGING PAMPER DAYS

The award-winning spa at the Blythswood Square hotel is the ultimate space for relaxation. Take time out for you and rejuvenate and relax with an exclusive range of treatments. Situated in Glasgow’s city centre, the spa showcases 9 luxury treatment rooms, a thermal suite, two relaxation pools and several relaxing lounges.

6 REASONS TO SHOP IN SCOTLAND

Glasgow and Edinburgh are fast becoming the shopping capitals in the UK. With a range of luxury stores and contemporary independent boutiques that offer unique products with unparalleled quality. So clear your wardrobe, get your walking shoes on and get shopping!

8 CHAMPAGNE POPPING CHRISTMAS PARTY VENUES

Discover Edinburgh’s most talked-about boutique hotel, bar and restaurant. Amidst pink hues, mirrored walls and chandeliers rest 33 luxury bedrooms with original features to compliment the Georgian building. Offering 150 delicious cocktails, the hotel bar becomes one of the liveliest venues in the capital come the weekend.