travel

On my radar: ‘high slow’ travel



From Hipcamp to 'train bragging', the 'high slow' travel trends you need to know now. Ph: Andrea Gentl for How to Spend It

I’m already bored of all the decade in review articles; I much prefer looking forward.

We’re going to see a big shift in travel according to How To Spend It, with ‘high slow’ focusing on deep, meaningful, journeys rather than far flung jet-setting for the sake of showing off. I love this picture of a Prior Nomadic Clubhouse at Ahilya Fort in Maheshwar, India. It’s an example of the appetite for understanding the essence of a destination and taking the time to appreciate and support it.

As a die-hard city princess girl who’s never embraced camping, I’m also intrigued by Hipcamp, dubbed ‘the Airbnb of the Outdoors’. (more…)



Retro realness at the TWA Hotel



TWA Hotel David Mitchell

Gotta love the kitschness of the new TWA Hotel rooms.

Designed by New York City firm Stonehill Taylor, they boast Knoll furniture, rotary phones, special TWA toiletries, and custom-built not-so-mini bars stocked with Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Cognac and Belvedere Vodka (can of Tab not included).

Plus a view onto JFK’s runways and the historic TWA Flight Centre. (more…)



Art and architecture at the Fondation Louis Vuitton



fondation louis vuitton

With the spotlight on Paris, now is a good time to talk about the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This spectacular gift to Paris opened at the end of last year and I got my first look a few weeks ago on a whirlwind trip to the city with Who’s Next.

So what exactly is the Fondation Louis Vuitton? (more…)



A Premiere Classe ticket to Paris



Vaska Bags premiere Classe Paris

Fashion shows may get all the Fashion Week media love but there’s a whole other side that people don’t see. They’re the less glamorous workhorses of the fashion calendar; the showrooms, re-sees and trade shows. While the menswear shows took all the Paris glory last month, I spent three days in a parallel universe with the team from Who’s Next and Premiere Classe, getting an insider’s look at the biannual trade show, with a few added leisure activities thrown in. (more…)