DECEMBER // Jamaica : Reggea Marathon Negril / Austria : Kaiserball / Chile : Fiesta de la Virgen del Rosario – Andacollo / Bolivia : Virgin festival in Cotoca in Santa Cruz / Ecuador : Quito commemoration day / Finland : Kermesse of Saint Thomas / Guatemala: St-Thomas in Chichicastenango / Island : Christmas / Mexico : Guadalupe Virgin celebration / Seychelles : Festival Kreol / Sweden : Christmas market in Stockholm and Göteborg JANUARY // Thailand: Full moon party / Berlin : Museum white night / Tyrol : Perchten danses with masks / Italy: Saint-Antonio celebration / Peru: Lima commemoration, the city turns mad / Sweden : Snow Festival in Kiruna / USA: Carnaval in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Martin Luther King day / New York: Chinese New Year / Vietnam : Moon New Year, Têt festival / India : Pongalfestival FEBRUARY // Sweden : winter celebrations in Jokkmokks / St-Moritz : White Turf / Rio : Carnival / Sydney: Gay Parade and Carnaval / Birma : Shwedagon celebrations / Bolivia : Oruro Carnaval and Puyllay (sugar) in Tarobuco / Buthan : Losar Festival (archery) / Canada : Québec and Montréal light festival / Colombia : Carnaval de Baranquilla / Guatemala : St-Jean Procession in San Juan de Sacatapéquez / Hong Kong : Chinese New Year / India : Shiva festivals all over the country / Italy : Venice Carnival and Agrigente / Japan : Snow festival in Sapporo / Tibet : Lights festival
While everyone rushes to the beaches of Thailand to extend their summer, we discreetly tiptoe out of the crowd to join a remote island in the south of Vietnam. Off the beaten trail, on a stretch of sandy beach, barefoot luxury, at last Robinson Crusoe! We love : Amanoi
We love to unwind in the shades of green and stray across the tea plantations by train, dating from the colonial era. Sri Lanka, a booming destination! Easy going yet totally immersing. Offering everything you need, a fascinating culture, stretches of un-spoilt beaches, pink colored sand and lush inland vegetation. We love : Cape Weligama
Laos and Cambodia
Two cultures united in one trip. Laos we love for its sweetness and tenderness, for its wilderness and off-track adventure… Cambodia fascinates us for its heritage, the temples of Angkor and its hidden private islands… We love : Song Saa
Outside the Masai Mara, Kenya offers numerous private reserves where you can plunge into wild Africa without hordes of tourists. Various activities such as riding surrounded by zebras, walking or encountering and sharing privileged moments with the Masai, make Kenya a special destination. We love : Ol Donyo Wuas
The Spice Islands with their history abound in Arabian and Persian traders, dhows sailing in the winds to reach the archipelago of East African traders. Zanzibar offers not only cultural, but also fine sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and dive sites, which are essential for all water lovers. We love : Baraza
The private reserve Sabi Sands in South Africa is one of the most beautiful lodges in the world. Here you will discover the «Big 5» in a sophisticated and adventurous atmosphere. We love : Lion Sands
Polo, Final Open in Argentina. The number Field in Buenos Aires located nearby Palermo, has been the scene of the greatest polo matches in the world. This large green rectangle surrounded by stands amidst skyscrapers, makes an ideal setting for this beautiful spectacle. Each year in early December, the world’s best players compete for the title of the most prestigious polo. We love : Faena
Patagonia and Chile
Puerto Natales… We invite you to relive this era of pioneers discovering the magnificent landscapes at the worlds’ end. Immerge yourself in Chili’s breathtaking flora and fauna. On the late 19th century, many Europeans devoted to sheep breeding on the land of Patagony. Puerto Bories was at that time one the main center of sheep shearing and slaughter, whose wool and meat departs by boat to Europe. We love : Explora
A small fisherman’s village full of charm. The village is nestled in a secluded bay. Picinguaba, in Tupi dialect means “fish shelter”. Its remote setting has long seduced nature lovers seeking for serenity. Fisherman houses transformed into villas on the hills. We love : Fasano
Betake yourself to the lodge on Kangaroo Island. The island offers white sandy beaches, national parks, and fauna where you can observe seals, penguins, and of course, kangaroos. We love : Southern Ocean
Not a lot of destinations offer such a great diversity. Imagine exploring the vast wilderness as seen in Lord of the Rings. Conquer the glaciers in a helicopter and immerse yourself in the Maori’s culture. New Zealand offers so many opportunities that it turns to be difficult to choose, but do you really have to… We love : Huka Lodge
Be Good to Yourself
Or just BE… It goes without saying that offers abound when it comes to the search for one’s senses. The current epoca calls for a real need to go back to oneself, as well as a tendency for a cultivation of both body and soul. We wanted to go beyond a selection of unique spa centres the planet has to offer, and to give the responsibility over this selection to experts on the subject. A state of the art list of unique adresses focusing on well being, letting go and treatment, is what we aimed for.
YOGA : Whether you are a yoga addict or a novice, willing to discover practices such as pranayama or meditation, or rather to immerse yourself for a few days in the holistic universe of an âshram in the heart of India, we offer bespoke advice tailored to your needs and desires of the moment.
TRADITIONS: We provide you with access to treatments, therapies and ancestral medicine such as Ayurveda, chinese medicine, traditional spa treatments in specialized instiutes or Burman rituals aiming at healing the mind and body in their entirety.
SPAS & CO: We have carefully selected the most beautiful Spas on the planet, where magic and exhilaration fill the air, and whose exquisite treatments demonstrate the highest standards when it comes to quality and variety. All in all, unique coves dedicated to the well being of your body and soul and ensuring moments of ultimate relaxation.
WALK IN PEACE: Journey principaly on foot. Himalayan trekkings, adventures across the Mongolian tundra, lower and middle altitude trips across our Alps, all accompanied by experts.