The Journal
Best Kept Secret European City Breaks

By Amira Hashish Seeking a European city break in an under the radar hotspot? Whether you are in the mood for some winter sun or fancy a hygge getaway, these lesser trodden destinations offer fast direct flights from London and so much fun when you get there… Gothenburg, Sweden Stockholm’s younger sibling is, dare we […]

21 November 2022
Safeguarding Your Home During the Qatar World Cup With Somerset Estates

Thinking of going to the Qatar World Cup? Learn how the expert team at Somerset Estates can help with safeguarding your vacant property, putting your mind at ease while you’re away… As you prepare travel plans for the trip to Qatar, ensuring the protection of your vacant property is of utmost importance for ensuring your […]

14 November 2022
The Best Ski Resorts…But Not As You Know Them

By Amira Hashish The new wave of ski resorts offers so much more than fondue and wood-heavy interiors. Catering to the lifestyles of those who care as much about the ethos of where they are staying as the slopes, some exciting brands are bringing unusual concepts to the world’s best mountain escapes. From a remote […]

31 October 2022
Designing the Perfect Ski Chalet With Nicky Dobree

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting From exposed concrete to velvet-upholstered dining chairs, sleek fireplaces to rich, wooden panelling, Nicky Dobree’s portfolio of luxury ski chalets serves to prove that your home on the slopes can be as tailored to your tastes as your city pied a terre or your country pile. While Dobree has covetable experience working […]

17 October 2022
Sailing Collective Is Breaking the Yacht Mould

By Amira Hashish Dreaming of a Caribbean sail where the cuisine is a match for the scenery or fancy gliding through the picture perfect islands of French Polynesia in style? The Sailing Collective specialises in global yacht adventures which hone in on bespoke experiences and off the beaten track adventures for individuals or groups. Founder […]

27 September 2022
Must-Visit Temples in Indonesia

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Built between the 4th and 15th centuries, there are over 10,000 ‘candi’ or temples, in Indonesia. The ancient andesite stone structures, sculptures and pagodas are ethereal, imposing and majestic, representing the various ethnic groups that have called this lush archipelago home throughout its long cultural history. Most notable are the Buddhist and […]

12 September 2022
The Best Winter Sun Cocktails

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting ‘Tis the season to book your flights for a Christmas break under a golden sun, basking in the rays, paddling in the sea and enjoying a cocktail (or two) in a fabulous hotel bar. The pacing of a ‘winter sun’ holiday spent in one of the world’s finest winter sun destinations is […]

19 August 2022
Why Now Is The Time To Explore The Cayman Islands

By Amira Hashish With year round average temperatures of 28 degrees, crystal clear waters and intricate coral reefs the Cayman Islands are brimming with natural beauty. However, the destination has remained more under the radar than many of its Caribbean cousins…until now.  The jet-set in the know are flocking to the hottest new hotel opening […]

8 August 2022
Unique Experiences in the Maldives

By Amira Hashish The Maldives is known for its picture-perfect coral islands, glistening waters and idyllic beaches but there is so much more to this dazzling destination than its romantic retreats. Whether you are seeking an action-packed adventure or a cultural getaway, this escape to paradise is brimming with special activities. From a marine expedition […]

18 July 2022