It’s Wednesday, hump day, the working week half done but still the promise of the weekend is just out of reach. If we can’t escape our everyday humdrum then perhaps we can take a virtual getaway to a slice of South African heaven. From its luxury bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms, to its rooftop jacuzzi and an infinity pool overlooking the African bush, to the quirky hippo skeleton hanging above the dining table, the Leobo Private Reserve lodge hits every fantasy getaway note. It even has its own observatory. Via Luxe Houses.
I have warm, paradise-style locations on my mind as my winter holiday to Puerto Vallarta is booked and I am already sick of this dark, gloomy and cold weather. This island getaway in Ibiza has me dreaming about all the things I miss in winter and makes me want to cry it is so beautiful. Natural and earthy, rustic and raw, textured and tranquil. Designed and styled by Berlin-based Annabell Kutucu. (Photos: Steve Herud)
Still need a virtual holiday to get you through this long, long, long Wednesday? Time to escape to a traditional riad in Marrakesh, Morocco. I’ve lost myself in the tiles and that ceiling, the rugs and the plants. This one might just have to become a real holiday… Riad Jardin Secret.
It’s Wednesday, hump day, the working week half done but still the promise of the weekend is just out of reach. If we can’t escape our everyday humdrum then perhaps we can take a virtual getaway to this simple but oh so stylish holiday home in the sleepy waterside hamlet of Patonga, north of Sydney. Nothing to do but sit back and relax, perhaps a dip in the river followed by a drink on the verandah. It’s about wet swimmers and tyre swings, old boats and the hum of summer insects, good books and good friends. Nothing precious except the memories and the objects d’art strewn about. The dream can be real though. Noojee is available for holiday let via Contemporary Hotels.
Friday and the working day drags on and on and on. When will I be free? When will the weekend finally be here? You know by now that my solution to the working day’s drudgery is to escape on a virtual getaway… except today is lots of getaways. Everything from architect designed homes to country cottages, towers to windmills, gypsy caravans to treehouses all via Host Unusual, a hand-picked directory featuring the most unusual and exciting holiday accommodation in the UK. I’ve only featured a few here. (Clicking on the picture will take you to the listing.) I guarantee you’ll get lost for ages checking out all the properties they have to offer. And remember we may be daydreaming today but these are actual real holiday homes. A dream can become a reality.