Festive finesse

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… So much to do, so little time. Take some of the stress out of the equation by following my interior decor and gift wrap write-ups, featured in the December issue of Canary Wharf magazine.

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Honk for Honkers!

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Hong Kong is a beautiful paradox; how can the land that never sleeps be the island of dreams? Oh, but it is, as I discovered last month.

Apart from requiring the stamina of a Himalayan Sherpa, experiencing Hong Kong in all its guises is a bucket list must. From relaxing in the world’s most frequented Four Seasons spa to slumming it on the Star Ferry, and from climbing myriad rooftop bars to imprint the picturesque skyline on your memory to dining night after night on exceptional gastronomy, there simply isn’t ever enough time to do everything that needs to be done in Hong Kong.

One adventure that surely cannot be missed, however, is a visit to the 250 outlying islands (perhaps not all in one go). It makes for a fantastic alternative to an island hopping superyacht charter trip – just take a look at my latest write up in Robb Report to get tips on how to do it right.

A view from Port Vell

“Barcelona is a fountain of courtesy, shelter of strangers, hospice to the poor, land of the valiant, avenger of the offended, reciprocator of firm friendship, a city unique in its location and beauty.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote, 1605

From friends and colleagues to superyachts of splendour, the MYBA Charter show 2018 – its 30th anniversary no less – was an event to remember. A raft of vessels rich in character and beauty, each possessing a wealth of hidden delights above and below the water line, occupied the waters of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell last week. My trip may have been short, but my list of discoveries is long, from engine room splendour to the life of the aquatic. Barcelona, you beautiful host, I will be back.

Travelling the world, page by page…

Tasked with writing the copy for Simply Abu Dhabi’s ‘Travel Icons of the World II’ special edition recently, I set sail in my mind’s eye on a voyage of discovery across land and sea to discover some of the world’s most decadent hidden delights, celebrated gems, and coveted abodes on the globe…

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Cruising along nicely

So for those of you who didn’t view it in the flesh at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, the latest issue of Fraser – the beautiful luxury publication for superyacht brokerage house Fraser Yachts – has finally landed.

It was a fantastic magazine to work on as commissioning editor, and we’re already putting our heads together for content ideas on the next issue.

Here’s to keeping it fresh and glamorous in the world of yachting.