What constitutes a good holiday? For us it’s the opportunity to discover a new hotel with inspiring design and details, the luxury of some me-time spent on a beach or in a spa, savouring an unfamiliar cuisine or relaxing in an al fresco café. It’s also about the thrill of finding a new brand whilst shopping, as well as taking in an art gallery or must-see museum exhibition. Combining an appreciation of design, fashion, beauty and the art of travelling in style, The Travel Memo is compiled by likeminded editors who have travelled extensively for work and pleasure. These are our memos.


A Life Well-lived

November 3, 2016

You may not have heard of Fleur Cowles but she belongs to an exclusive club – that of legendary editors including Diana Vreeland, Carmel Snow and Grace Mirabella. Fleur Cowles…

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Hair by Sam McKnight

November 1, 2016

I am a huge fan of Sam McKnight, so much so that one of my morning routines is to check his Instagram (@sammcknight1) – he invariably uploads an image from…


Gucci’s Ghost Room

October 31, 2016

Gucci 4 Rooms is an immersive collaborative art project at Gucci’s flagship Ginza store in Tokyo. In keeping with Alessandro Michele’s unconventional aesthetic, he invited three Japanese artists to create…

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10 Treats not tricks

October 30, 2016

So clearly you haven’t been invited to Heidi Klum’s New York Hallowe’en party – one of the most popular Stateside where the festivity is gaining traction. Celebrities seem to be…


A spooktacular hotel

October 28, 2016

Have you noticed how Hallowe’en seems to grow in momentum every year? Times have changed when a turnip lantern and some sparklers sufficed. I’ll be posting some Hallowe’en accessories over…


All Yours for $4 million!

October 26, 2016

W Hotels’ mission is to ignite “an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. ” And they’ve created a formula that works via provocative design,…


A Sneak Peek at Dukes Dubai

October 24, 2016

Offering a quintessentially British experience, Dukes Dubai is due to open at the beginning of December. If you are familiar with other properties in the Dukes Collection – notably their…


Dreaming of a white Christmas?

October 22, 2016

Reopening for the winter season on 9th December,  Giardino Mountain is ready and raring to help guests plan the perfect itinerary for a snow-filled,  festive holiday in St. Moritz. During…

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Happy Feet

October 22, 2016

Your choice of beach shoe speaks volumes. Birkies, Pool Sliders, Crocs or flip flops? While Pool Sliders have been on trend for the last couple of years and Crocs have…