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ST BARTHS Glamour and charm in perfect fusion 2 CROATIA How many Dalmations? 4 5 6 MYKONOS A Greek myth comes alive THAILAND Perfect Phuket More than 101 reasons bring people to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, with its rugged islands anchored in translucent water. Palmizana is a tiny island the Meneghello family took over a century ago and it’s been an inspiration to artists ever since. Stop in at Toto’s for magnificent, stylish Mediterranean cuisine. On the island of Vis, the best barbecue in the world is located right up keeping the sun off famous heads since 1858. And if you want something special to add to your jewellery box, visit GALERIJA BUZA where Ivona Matica is the Croatian designer of the moment. In Hvar, the über-glamorous 1930’s Bonj Les Bains beach club offers Balinese daybeds where you can sip campari and orange and people watch. Later, boogie at the Hula Hula bar under (and alongside) the stars. perfect way to avoid the hair-raising landing strip at the airport. This island drips with cool chic and serious style, as if someone had moved the South of France to the Caribbean. French Creole chef Maya Beuzelin-Gurley has been packing them into MAYA’S for years. Movie stars email their reservations, so make sure you do too. Elegant, comfortable, with fresh fish and exotic daily specials, it’s fabulous. The Calypso boutique is one of the trendiest on St Barths: sunglasses, Marika Charles, Wren, I Love my Tee, Club Bossa, all alongside cashmere. Bring an empty suitcase! Tables on the lower level at Eden Rock afford the best view of the bay of St Jean. Over at Nikki Beach St Barth, beautiful people enjoy the best music and cocktails on the island, reclining on low plush beds under the trademark white teepees and cushions. the Nikki Beach of Mykonos, populated by gorgeous Etro-clad gods and goddesses. Head to UNO CON CARNE, the Argentine steak house that is so Miami. Take a stroll on Matogianni Street between Cosi and Aroma cafés, you’ll run straight into a fashionable line up of luxury shops and boutiques including Kessaris jewellers. Sun-ravaged hair can be brought back to life in the plush DG Beauty world. Katrine’s is the most intimate and stylish place for a romantic dinner, while for a taverna experience, Sea Satin serves up fish so fresh it’s almost flapping. If you want to party, El Pecado is the oldest and best nightclub in town, and the world’s top DJs are in action at Paradise Beach. It’s all plate-smashingly fabulous. The allure of the Andaman Sea and exotic Thailand continue to seduce visitors to this sensual coastline. Magnificent orchids, sauntering elephants and vivid silks all bring the dream to life. Put some kick into your itinerary with a visit to Soi Sai Nam Yen in Patong for Thai Boxing: it’s fascinating and packs a punch. Any reader of Architectural Digest knows that Jim Thompson’s silks are the best in the world: visit and wonder and they will be happy to ship swathes of it home to your interior designer. Equally interesting is Chan’s Antiques, a treasure trove of authentic Asian bronze, marble and stoneware. Overlooking Kata Noi Beach, Small Viewpoint and Baan Chom are perfect for after beach sunset cocktails. The 9th floor at Patong Beach is the place to be seen in Phuket, complimented by award-winning Thai cuisine. The WHITE BOX on Kalim Bay is ultra cool and stylish and the place to hang out into the small hours unless you’re meeting friends at The Siam Supper Club. Nowhere does spiritual serenity, food and nightlife like Thailand. 3 SARDINIA Costa Smeralda The vivid splash of turquoise water against white sand and emerald pines heralds your arrival in Sardinia. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV attracted the Burton-Taylors and Onassis to the Costa Smeralda and the who’s who have been coming ever since. It’s impossible to bypass the Cala di Volpe, which is looking fabulous after a facelift. For a break from seafood ARGIOLAS TURRIGA while deepening your in the hills. It’s worth the trek to say you’ve been and because the food is simply delicious. Visit Dubrovnik for a touch of civilisation and a handcrafted hat from Ronchi, who’ve been in Porto Cervo, the suckling pig at Fior d’Acqua is delectable as is the waft of fragrant candles and impossibly well-attired wait staff. Oenologists should visit Valentina Argiolas at the winery her grandfather founded in 1918, and experience the widely acclaimed knowledge of Sardinian wines. Nestled conveniently between Gucci, Bulgari and Dolce & Gabbana, seek out the Louise Alexander Gallery featuring new international artists alongside the Lichtensteins and Warhols. In the Maddalena Archipelago don’t miss the Spiaggia Rosa - a pink beach where you must crack a bottle of Bollinger Rosé. { Argiolas Turriga } { White Box } Cruising into St Barths is the No Grecian Odyssey is complete without carving through a sea sparkling like diamonds towards the playground of Mykonos. International celebrities love the island for its chic glamour, nightlife, boutiques and sensational restaurants. During the day Nammos is { Galerija Buza } { Maya’s } { Uno Con Carne } { 81 } Superyacht Living & Style Magazine 2013


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