Bon Vivant on the Côte d’Azur at the fabulous La Réserve Hotel, Villas & Spa Ramatuelle.

Designer hotel entrance and gardens at La Reserve Hotels Ramatuelle

La Réserve Hotel, Spa & Villas Ramatuelle is a world apart from the hedonistic cousin St. Tropez just a few kms around the coastline. La Réserve is a sophisticated, polished refuge of choice for those who like to rest & play. Already an “A” lister, this pocket of chilled luxury has it all – crisp white designer suites, a handful of large private villas, a signature spa and now, La Voile restaurant, managed by Chef Eric Canino, has been awarded with a much deserved (tried & tested ourselves) first Michelin star.
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ISLAND HOPPING IN STYLE – Meet the cool Cyclades: Tinos, Naxos & Santorini cast in white.

Aenaon Villas, Naxian Collection, Diles & Rinies,

Cool design, contemporary styling and a hug to local island culture make our pick of three easy-to-get-to Cycladic island escapes of Santorini, Naxos and Tinos, all the more irresistible. They fully capture the Mediterranean canvas of sun bleached whites against sea blues that is just so Greek & Cycladic.

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The Digital Age Fuses with Tradition in Paris

Before it was referred to as “The Sad Mute” by locals, Victor Hugo celebrated his 70th birthday there and it was where some of the world’s most famous dance troupes graced the stages when in Paris.

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Catalan foodie hotspot Roca Moo in Barcelona – a cosmo scene of style, taste & designer vibe.

ROCA BAR © olga planas

The designer den, Hotel OMM, on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia in elegant Eixample district, is certainly no stranger when it comes down to creating an ambiance of chilled luxury – the hotel brings a coolness to gourmet dining too in the buzzing and much acclaimed one Michelin star restaurant Roca Moo.

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Zermatt Unplugged, Music Festival 2015, Matterhorn

An established and favourite with music lovers, Zermatt Unplugged 2015 is a fun highlight heading towards the end of the winter ski season. The backdrop is stunning with the jaw dropping Alpine vistas of Zermatt that play host to this altitudinous festival of acoustic music, love songs and storytelling. It is all about getting back to the simply beautiful song: raw, direct and immediate.

A backdrop that could bring you to your knees, with stages in the airy heights. In its seventh edition from 14 to 18 April 2015, Zermatt Unplugged presents singer-songwriters, bands and young talent from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, New Zealand and Switzerland.

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