Your FRI: Vienna
As we're coming into Christmas, I'm all about lively markets and mulled wine in the street.
The most magical pre-Christmas adventure can be had in Vienna, and you'll need to spend a couple of extra days seeing the sights and visiting Klimt's pieces, in the heart of the city with the best bar view I've seen in a long time.
Your FRI: Carrapateira, west Algarve Portugal
Love it because…Wild beaches, great seafood, easy to get to from London. A little undiscovered gem.
Don’t forget to try out surfing and go for a dip in one of many inlets.
Your FRI: Stockholm, Sweden, Hotel, ETT HEM
Your FRI: MACHU PICCU - PERU
Machu Picchu is an inspiring ruin to visit. I still can't get my head around how the Mayan's created such an incredible city.
Your FRI: SOUTH AFRICA, THE GARDEN ROUTE
There are some amazing places to visit along the Garden Route including incredible safari spots, great wine reserves (Stellenbosch), Cape Town, Knysna - I think this is a perfect trip for a couple or a family as you can find something that will delight everyone.
Your FRI: Suffolk, Hotel, THE BUTLEY PRIORY
An old monastery near Woodbridge, transformed into a series of extravagant bedrooms. It stands in a field five minutes from a long shingle beach. The landlady is an absolute gem!
Your FRI: London, Hotel, DEAN STREET TOWNHOUSE
Without a doubt, it's the Dean Street Townhouse in London. I call it The Cloud because the beds are so fantastic. I stay there with my husband, James, maybe six times a year.
Your FRI: London, CLARIDGES
Your FRI: Rome, HOTEL HASSLE ROMA
Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6, 00187 Roma, Italy.
Your FRI: VILLA D'ESTE, ITALY
Your FRI: NYC, Hotel, WAVERLY INN
I still love the Waverley Inn because it reminds me of England.
Your FRI: Thailand, Hotel, AMAN
Your FRI: L.A. Hotel, BEL-AIR
Your FRI: UK, Somerset, Selfcatering, LYLE HOUSE
My dream escape? For the holidays, I like to rent a cottage in the countryside where all my family and friends can gather.
Your FRI: London, Hotel, SANDERSON
Your FRI: BLAKES HOTEL, LONDON
Blakes Hotel on Roland Gardens (33 Roland Gardens SW7).
Your FRI: CHATEAU MARMONT, LOS ANGELES
Your FRI: NY, Hotel, THE BOWERY HOTEL
Your FRI: Mexico, RIVIERA MAYA - HOTEL ESENCIA
Your FRI: Thailand, YAO NOI
An unforgettable place I’ve travelled to in the past year is a Thai island called Yao Noi, part of the Ko Yao archipelago east of Phuket. It has white sandy beaches and mind-blowing scenery; I’ve never seen anything quite so close to paradise. It felt untouched, spiritual and very holistic.
Your FRI: NYC, Hotel, NOMAD HOTEL
My home away from my Paris home. It feels a little bit French but with fantastic Flatiron District street views. I always stay in a round corner room.
Your FRI: London, Hotel, CLARIDGES
Soak in one of the huge tubs in Claridge’s, if I’m staying there. We don’t have tubs that size in American hotels.
Your FRI: New York, Hotel, THE CARLYLE
Your FRI: London, Hotel, CHILTERN FIREHOUSE
Your FRI: New York, Hotel, THE HIGHLINE HOTEL
Your FRI: Croatia, KORCULA
We went to a wedding in Croatia. We made a holiday of it and visited a beautiful little island called Korcula.
Your FRI: HOTEL MUME, KYOTO
This hotel is possibly my favourite I have ever stayed in...the staff are impossibly polite and everything you expect from Japanese hosts, joining you at the bar to help recommend the best places to eat, see, do. It's also on a beautiful street selling antiques (and the hotel rooms reflect this with old Japanese artifacts) right by the Pontocho neighbourhood which is the best street for sushi and ramen.
Your FRI: GUTSHAUS LANDSDORF
While in Germany, I spend some days in the quiet and calm of this beautiful countryside house. Classic on the outside but filled with contemporary art and design on the inside.