Rub shoulders with fashion icons such as Donna Karen and Cara
Delevingne at Parrot Cay by COMO, where they embrace rejuvenation
on a private island escape. Models, designers and fashion
editors head for Miami. The Design District is a neighbourhood
dedicated to innovative fashion and design; stay in fashionable
South Beach and enjoy sunrise yoga at The Betsy, a magnet for chic
socialites thanks to its vintage glamour. Combine a Miami shopping
trip with a glamorous stay in the Caribbean. Due to its sheer
opulence, first class reputation and absolute discretion, Sandy
Lane regularly attracts celebrities including the likes of Gwyneth
Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer, David and Victoria Beckham and local
There are very few places on the planet that are more chic than
St Barths. Eden Rock is super stylish and is a haven for fashion
icons, counting Greta Garbo among its glamorous previous guests.
The Rockshop at Eden Rock pays tribute to fashion from around the
world; both international and upcoming designers are introduced
each season. Juliette Dunn, Melissa Odabash, Peter Pilotto, Mary
Katranzou and Bamford are just a few who have featured. Cheval
Blanc St-Barth Isle De France, part of the Louis Vuitton Group, is
renowned for discreet personal attention and is anchored on one of
St Barths' finest beaches - Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs
have been spotted here.
Italy is a favourite of many designers and Taormina, Sicily is
the hometown of Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana and was the
location for the brand's first Alta Moda couture show in July 2012.
Stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo with its timeless glamour that
has long been a lure for the glitterati. Capri was another
destination for a Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot featuring David
Gandy - we recommend a stay at the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa
that is located in the centre of Anacapri, one of the most
exclusive and unspoilt parts of the island. With turquoise oceans,
lush greenery and beautiful yachts wherever you look, there is no
questioning why the harbour of Portofino is Heidi Gosman's
favourite holiday destination - the Heidi Klein designer opts to
stay at Belmond Hotel Spendido.
With such hectic schedules, quality time and privacy can be
difficult to find. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince
William and Princess Kate, choose The Cotton House, Mustique to
escape the glare of the public eye when on a break from their royal
duties. The boutique hotel is the island's social hub, offering an
exclusive hideaway. William and Kate also spent a romantic night in
the shadow of Ayers Rock at Longitude 131° on their tour of
Australia. Victoria Beckham rarely takes time out of her busy
fashion designer commitments, so when she does, quality time with
her family is paramount. Victoria celebrated her 40th birthday at
the architecturally dramatic yet atmospherically intimate Amangiri.
The Beckhams have also enjoyed a festive break at One&Only
Reethi Rah, Maldives.