It’s Monday and I’m on strike. The work week doesn’t have to start until I say so. No not going to happen. Instead I think we should all take a virtual getaway to California’s Sonoma Valley in the heart of wine country. How about a little Mediterranean vibe? Cool, shaded interiors, a pared back traditional style, smooth plaster and twisted ironwork, fountains murmuring gently. I’ll meet you at Kenwood Inn & Spa designed by . Wine then a massage? Massage then wine? Both at the same time?
Photography by Laure Lisaliet
Is the weekend really over? Time for a little Monday virtual getaway. We’re off to the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, the perfect base for shopping, coffee sipping and people watching. Where are we staying? , the latest offering from boutique luxury holiday accommodation purveyor . It’s a stylish art deco apartment perfect for dropping your bags and heading out or bringing back old friends and new for a drink. Fabulous art, dark wood furniture with immaculate white covers and a clever mirrored wall.
Prince Edward County is an island on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Here you will find a quirky, campy inn called the . Multi-disciplinary design studio had the task of turning a tired bed and breakfast and original c. 1880 foundry into an 11-room and two-suite contemporary inn. Something a bit more “hip” as all things are (it’s the rural version of Toronto’s ). How sweet would this suite up in the peak of the A frame be?! (Photos: Nikolas Koenig)
I started the week by wishing we could run away to a luxury hotel in Thailand. At the end of the week I’m taking us to Morocco, to Mouassine, the oldest and most traditional Marrakech neighbourhood, to the hidden jewel that is . Light, white, an oasis of calm in the bustling city. All we have to do is decide what room we want. I’m a bit taken by those teapot lights.
Dear Design Fairy Godmother please grant me three wishes. Wish one I’d like the weekend to go on forever. Wish two I’d like to be relaxing at the in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wish three that you dear reader are staying here too.