SUNDRENCHED LUXURY HOTELS TO INSPIRE YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY

Have you done it yet? I bet you have. It took us about 2 and a half hours back in the Ladyland *virtual* office on January 5th to break out the Skyscanner and search for flights to a fantasy sun-soaked location. Of course, we can’t actually afford to go anywhere right now, but that’s beside the point and anyway, the planning part is half the fun if you ask us. So, here’s where we’d be jetting off to, if money was no object, to escape the UK’s end-of-days rain storms. Until then, those Tablet Hotels newsletters will just have to do…

CLEM’S MEXICAN SURF SAFARI

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So I’ll be relaxing among surf bums in Mexico at Hotel Escondido in the state of Oaxaca.
Probably be pretending to read Mexican author best seller: Like water for chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
I’ll be drinking Tequila Sunrise, obviously and I will also be checking out the wildlife (surfers and turtles) wearing Mara Hoffman resortwear, any of it!

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EMMA’S HOMESICK DREAM

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I’ll be heading back home to watch the sun rise over my favourite beach, Wategos Beach near Byron Bay, Australia, from Rae’s HotelI’ll take my fabulous circular towel down to the beach to read the latest issue of Dumbo Feather MagazineThen I’ll wear some super cute Gorman jellyfish earrings while I sip cocktails into the afternoon.

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SELINA’S GLAM BALI TRIP

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I want to have a chilled out family vacay (ha!) in Bali at the Mister Zimi Villa – the gorgeously decorated home of the designers of my fave fashion label. I’ll be matching the furnishings in my Mister Zimi jumpsuit, of course. Dancing around to the Hot 8 Brass Band. And when the kids finally fall asleep I’ll be sipping on coconut martinis inspired by the Potato Head Beach Club. In between martinis, I just might finish reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please – finally!

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BELLA’S PANAMA ESCAPE

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I’ll be lounging around in a multicoloured print kaftan here at El Otro Lado, Panama. I’ll be reading… The Tailor of Panama by John Le Carré. Streaming this on spotify… Giles Peterson presents Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Sipping mint juleps from one of these… TRNK Indigo splatter tumblers (I’ll pick these up in transit, obvs). And occasionally getting up off my daybed to spot the wildlife with these… RSPB Binoculars

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CELIA’S LAKE MALAWI RETREAT

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I’ll be relaxing at Lake Malawi, occasionally taking a dip for a spot of snorkelling with my Ospery mask and snorkel set. Then sipping Malawi gin and tonics on the beach with my Monsoon sun hat and backpack from Khama.

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