Itineraries

Ichiru: Kimono History in the Making

Ichiru: Kimono History in the Making

There is something beautifully idyllic about the hammering and brushing noises from Mr Makita’s workshop, deep inside the backstreets of Downtown Tokyo. The early-Show era this may no longer be, but an early-Showa era business this most definitely is. Welcome to Ichiru, a kimono shop that is truly one of a kind. Until recently, Ichiru(…)

Gallery: Insadong – Seoul’s Art and Antique District

Gallery: Insadong – Seoul’s Art and Antique District

By Sylvia Le Dung The charming area of Insadong which is colloquially referred to as ‘Mary’s Alley’ is home to the art and antique market of Seoul. Located here are many art galleries, antique shops, calligraphy shops, quaint tea houses and coffee shops. Also located within the Insadong area are a multitude of restaurants that(…)

An Indonesian Island Odyssey

An Indonesian Island Odyssey

A private yachting voyage is the ultimate DIY adventure whether surfing the awesome waves of Sumbawa, reef diving off Flores or exploring the mysterious animist rituals of Sumba Island The world’s largest archipelago can boast a mind boggling 10,000 plus uninhabited tropical islands – never before has a would-be Robinson Crusoe had so much choice.(…)

Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Necker Belle

Sailing the Caribbean Aboard Necker Belle

If sailing the Caribbean is high on your travel bucket list; look no further than the exquisite Necker Belle experience offered by none other than British billionaire and luxury resort owner,  Sir Richard Branson. Necker Belle is a luxurious 32-meter catamaran based at Branson’s private Necker Island resort, located in the British Virgin Islands. The world(…)

Essaouira – A Welcome Seaside Break

Essaouira – A Welcome Seaside Break

Text & Photography by Stephanie Lagopoulos When the traffic, scents, and bartering of Marrakech finally became too overwhelming, we boarded a bus for the seaside town of Essaouira, which sits on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean in western Morocco. This quaint little town is known for its surfing due to high winds and being home(…)

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

Text & Photos by Sylvia Le Dung I took a stroll through PMQ in Aberdeen Street, Central over the weekend. Opened since April, PMQ is the city’s new design hub and home to more than 130 design studios and shops. Tenants include fashion designer Vivienne Tam and lifestyle brand G.O.D.; as well as up and coming local art and design(…)

The Souks of Marrakech – A Shopper’s Paradise

The Souks of Marrakech – A Shopper’s Paradise

Text & Photography by Stephanie Lagopoulos There is nothing that you cannot find in the Souks of the Marrakech Medina. Looking for a knock-off Louis Vuitton t-shirt? The souks have several. In the mood for cashmere scarves to match each of your holiday outfits? Head to the scarf section of the souks. Do you need a(…)

Top 8 Places to Visit in Hobart, Tasmania

Top 8 Places to Visit in Hobart, Tasmania

Visit Hobart The scenic city of Hobart, which is situated on the foothills of Mount Wellington and the shores of River Derwent (12 km upstream from the mouth of the river), is the capital city of Tasmania and the focal point of most visits to the island. This city, which is the second oldest city(…)