JULY: SOUTHAMPTON, NY
Summer is when New York society decamps from Manhattan some 90 miles East along Long Island to a cluster of seaside towns known collectively as the Hamptons. Weekends in July are action-packed with a vast range of arts, charity and sporting events – not to mention more than a few summer parties for the 4th July! The ideal gateway to the Hamptons is the perfectly manicured and situated Southampton Inn offering some 90 charming guest rooms. For dining, experience authentic Mexican cuisine at nearby Union Cantina and their new Union Burger Bar.
AUGUST: AT SEA WITH SILVERSEA
Once a year is probably a good time to try something different. Why not experience five-star luxury at sea with Silversea on a cruise. Offering one of the most prestigious restaurants on the high seas, La Dame, top quality service and facilities – all while travelling to new destinations. Some particularly exciting cruise experiences are to Alaska and the Mediterranean, the latter on board the latest addition to the Fleet, the Silver Muse.
SEPTEMBER: TORONTO, CANADA
One of North America’s most modern cities Toronto, Canada celebrates the movie industry with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) each September which previews many of the likely award winning films to be celebrated early in the new year. One of the unique elements of TIFF is that both members and the public can purchase tickets. An ideal hotel experience for this Festival Bisha Hotel Toronto to relax in Five-Star serenity.
The Fall is regarded as an ideal time to experience Tuscany at its finest, explore the wine harvest and hunt for truffles. To complete the experience, stay at Villa Mangiacane’s winery & spa. Situated amongst 600 acres of award-winning vineyards and olive groves, this magnificent 15th century property was originally built for the Machiavelli family and bears the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo. Each room is uniquely and beautifully appointed and some even have panoramic views of nearby Florence which is just 7 miles away.
NOVEMBER: MAHALI MZURI, KENYA
Mahali Mzuri (meaning ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili) is a luxury 12 tent safari camp located close to the renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve to the West of Nairobi created by Sir Richard Bran-son. The camp itself sits within some 13,500 hectares of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and of-fers an ideal base from which to observe the outstanding natural beauty of the area. The tents are well appointed with a private deck and ensuite bathroom and can accommodate a total of 24 guests at a time guaranteeing an exclusive safari camp experience in the African bush. The cuisine at Mahali Mzuri is African inspired using locally sourced products and spices.
DECEMBER: NECKER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Round out your travel calendar with a relaxing beach vacation on the most exclusive island in the Caribbean. Necker Island is some 74 acres in size with roughly a 3-mile perimeter. A luxury hotel created to enjoy the perfect beach vacation by Bon Vivant Richard Branson, creator of the Virgin brand. There are of course legendary partied including UV night – where guests were white to show off the neon colors and a Moroccan themed night in homage to the sister property Kasbah Tamadot.