There’s little in life as exciting as packing a (uber-stylish) bag and heading off on your winter hols. That excitement multiplies when outside your own door it’s cold, grey and gloomy. It multiplies even further when it’s a brand spanking new, high-end bag you’re packing.
The style team at Taylor and Jackson have been booking (and dreaming of) their ultimate destinations for a perfect winter sun holiday, But you can be sure that whether those winter holiday destinations involve luxuriating and lounging in Hawaii or designer brand shopping in Dubai, diving and jeep safaris in the Canaries or having copious spa treatments in Thailand, they will be packing the perfect bag to go with them.
Long haul winter holiday
With Bali’s volcano erupting it seems that heading west might be the best option, and how much further west could one go than beautiful Hawaii? An island archipelago of swaying palm trees, white powder sand, azure waters and (right now) well-behaved volcanoes we suggest you, ‘book it, Danno!”
Our tip? Check out Luxury Retreats
for your very own luxury pad or do what the weather does this time of year and go Four Seasons
for full-on luxury and be waited on hand and foot.
The Waiea Garden at the Four Seasons in Hualalai – one of the best spots on the planet for a winter sun holiday!
Short haul winter holiday
Winter sun holidays usually conjure up hours, even days of travel to some far-flung spot, thousands of miles from home, but actually you can get year-round sun and waters warm enough for scuba diving and teeming in marine life relatively close to home. Where? The Canary Islands of course! Only four hours away (totally do-able with young or old family members) this could even be a weekend getaway.
Combine your hotel
with diving, inland safaris, sailing, snorkelling and loads of other activities with Blue Explorers
. And with bases on Gran Canaria and Tenerife you’ll never be short of things to do and see.
Both Tenerife and Grand Canaria are only four hours away, so how about a weekend winter break?
Luxury and shopping winter sun
Now, if you’re reading this blog you’ll love bags and you’ll love travel – so what could be better than combining the two and heading off for a luxury shopping trip to Dubai? There are no shortages of luxury hotels in Dubai from the various Hyatt hotels
to the Ritz-Carlton
, with equally as many luxury brands with such name as Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, Louboutin and Graff to name a few. Here, the world is your oyster and every option has a pearl at its core.
Our tip? You’ll need a good shopping bag to get all your purchases in so here’s our selection
BORSA ART SHOPPER BIG
CAMILLA LARGE BLACK LEATHER HANDBAG
The most luxurious shopping on the planet
Spa winter sun
No place on the planet does spa treatments better than beautiful Thailand. But you’ll want a more boutique option away from the tourists haunts to achieve true luxury, so head for the Pimalai Resort and Spa in Koh Lanta, an area made up of two islands; Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta. Here the accommodation ranges from deluxe rooms to beach front villas, the food comes with views to die for and the spa is aimed at the ‘pampering gourmet’. Go one just lie back and think of us in a cold, wet and gloomy UK.
Our tip? There are enough treatments on the Pimalai spa menu to have more than one a day – so it would be rude not to!
Luxury winter sun spa treatments abound in beautiful Thailand
Is that doesn’t inspire you to get a new bag and pack it, then we don’t know what will. Bon voyage!
Stuck as home? Then read our winter trends blog
By Kelly Rogers
Taylor and Jackson is founded by Caroline Jackson, a self-confessed handbag nut. The brand takes a curated approach to all the accessories on the site, enabling them to offer limited quantities of designer bags that are not from the run of the mill designers. They are now the sole purveyors of Spain’s stylish, hand-crafted Barada brand.
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