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.
Perhaps the post title should be “Going to Tribal”, the Tribal Hotel in Granada, Nicaragua. It’s Wednesday and I am so in need of a virtual getaway that I’m guessing you are too. A tropical oasis with a boho vibe this boutique hotel is so cool, so stylish and so laid back I know that we’d fit right in. Just need a Macuá in hand to make it paradise.
Time for our Friday escape. Yes if you’re chained to your desk at work and need a virtual getaway then why not join me at Hotel Julien in the heart of the historic Belgian city of Antwerp. Two 16th century properties lovingly restored, their historic features effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings. I’ll meet you on the terrace with those lovely rooftop views. Well at least in my daydreams.
Come take my hand. We’ll close our eyes and click our heels and be magically transported to 5 Columns, a beautifully restored 18th Century house in the heart of the Essaouira Medina, Morocco. If only it was that easy to escape the slow dragging drudgery of Fridays at work.
Photography by Paulina Arcklin