Winter is coming!

Cooler climes have arrived and winter is nearly here (in two days, to be precise). There’s nothing else for it. It’s time to jump aboard a yacht of your dreams and dive head first into life-affirming adventure. The 2018/19 issue of FRASER gives you a little taste of what to expect when you arrive…

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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.

Planes, yachts and tenders…

Monaco Yacht Show 2018, what a whirlwind experience that was. From award-winning design to innovative propulsion, the myriad of advances within the yachting industry was proudly on display.

Being in the thick of it as a freelance writer and editor is a privileged place to be. Taking it all in from my unbiased perspective enables me to see the multi-faceted dimensions of the yachting industry as a whole, not to mention stepping aboard all manner of vessels represented by a global community of shipyards, brokerage houses, designers and suppliers.

This was my eighth Monaco Yacht Show – it never fails to impress. Taking a tender to work will always be my favourite mode of public transport too. And the added bonus of a Red Arrows fly by this year was the cherry on the cake for me.

Surfing the wave

She sure is a beauty. Issue 13 of FRASER, that is. if you haven’t sneaked a peak just yet, click here for some insight into the world of elite brokerage, ocean projects, and inspiring craftsmanship. It’s all there, encapsulated in one beautifully designed and passionately written publication. I’m proud to be editor of this.

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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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It really is nice that!

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Quick shout out to the awesome It’s Nice That team who hosted their Nicer Tuesdays event in Shoreditch last night, which was focused on and around travel.

Four different and inspiring creatives stepped up to share their experiences across photography, film, magazine design and reportage illustration. The below is an example of Olivier Kugler‘s fantastic illustrations that tell the inside story of everyday people – championing the norm and making it unique.

Truly riveting stuff!

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