Long, dark days and sharp morning frosts getting you down? This is just the time of year for a dose of winter sun, so we ask our design team to pick a couple of their favourite destinations for a wintertime escape.
Nikki Beach, Marrakech
The original beach club combines music, fashion, art, film, entertainment and fine dining into one. This is an ultra glamorous, hip destination for celebrities and style seekers alike.
This is a tranquil oasis offering a relaxed escape from everyday life. With a sophisticated yet laid back vibe, you can float from cool cream canvas sun-lounger to the chic al fresco restaurant with minimum fuss.
Style: Sophisticated, classy, laidback
Our Must Have: San Jose White Cotton Beach Poncho. Inspired by the Coachella beach trend, this is a flawless holiday kaftan. Protect your skin over a bikini, or team with a brown belt – Marrakech is the perfect shopping destination to pick up a beautiful leather one – to make a pretty beachy dress. Decorated with a soft gold hand printed motif running along the ruffle hemline and body of the beach cover-up, why not layer some fine gold jewellery to echo the subtle shimmer of this cool cotton kaftan.
The Marbella Cub, Marbella
With a myriad of luxe and laid-back dining options, the Marbella Club is a perfect destination for the refined traveller. From modest beginnings in 1954, this Meditteranean hideaway has attracted an avalanche of aristocrats, millionaires and stars. Today, the resort boasts a golf club, spa, equestrian centre, botanical gardens and nine drinking/dining options – from the art deco glamour of the Champagne Room to the legendary steps-from-the-sea Beach Club.
Style: Classic, chic, designer
Our Must Have: Carrie Black V-Neck Dress. This maxi crinkle cotton beach dress is an elegant and versatile piece featuring an asymmetric hemline and a deep V front. Wear around the resort over swimwear or team with gold jewellery and wedges for the most glamorous poolside cover-up.