Your March issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Friday, and this month it’s the Travel issue featuring Bill Bensley, Rosalind Eleazar, Amber Anderson, Daisy Knatchbull to name but a few…
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Inside the March travel issue, you’ll find…
Wild at Heart: Trailblazer Bill Bensley details the future of eco-conscious hotel design
The Rurbanist: Actor Rosalind Eleazar talks rooftop parties, Marcus Garvey and her love of chocolate
The Great Escape: Alice Lascelles has your 2020 wine tasting retreat covered
A Blank Canvas: Interior designer Francis Sultana on his gloriously colourful Georgian flat
Plus: Ed Vaizey on the V&A’s upcoming exhibition dedicated to bags, Daisy Knatchbull’s style secrets, actor Amber Anderson on getting into character as Emma’s Jane Fairfax, and much more…
Our contributors share their most memorable holidays…
Most memorable holiday? It’s a toss-up between my first visit to India, many years ago, and Cuba in 2013. Both were thrillingly different and exuberant.
Where keeps drawing you back? The Greek islands. Only anaesthesia is more relaxing: the sea is pellucid goose down and the only decisions are between tavernas.
What’s on your list for 2020? Central Asia. It’s a part of the world I have hardly seen.
What can’t you leave home without? A champagne bottle stopper. It’s such a waste if you lose the fizz.
Most memorable holiday? Our honeymoon in Paxos – olive groves thick with fireflies and heavy with the scent of orange and lemon blossom.
Where keeps drawing you back? The Lake District. We have a house there that’s been in the family for three generations.
What’s on your list for 2020? Mountains! We’ll be spending our summer holiday in the Alps. I’m also determined to get back to Japan.
What can’t you leave home without? My running shoes. It’s a wonderful way to explore (and it’s a great cure for jet lag, too).
Most memorable holiday? There have been so many, but I recently did a trip to Namibia and the vastness of the desert landscape and sand dunes there were incredible.
Where keeps drawing you back? It’s always lovely to visit cities like Paris or New York again.
What’s on your list for 2020? I would love to do a long weekend break in Tel Aviv – the restaurant scene seems especially buzzing – and also spend some time over the summer island hopping around Greece.
What can’t you leave home without? A book. No plane, train or boat journey is complete without something gripping to read.
Most memorable holiday? Schloss Elmau in the summer. Mountain biking, morning yoga, skinny dipping in the streams and the most breathtaking spa.
Where keeps drawing you back? Morocco. From surfing on the coast to exploring the souks, it always feels like an adventure.
What’s on your list for 2020? Sailing. I just love the love the idea of dropping an anchor in a secluded bay and swimming or sleeping under the stars.
What can’t you leave home without? My trainers. It’s the perfect way to see a new place and stay in shape for your holiday.
Mercury Rising shoot: Fashion Director: Nicole Smallwood | Photographer: Daniel Graham Hack | Hair & make-up: Lucy Gibson at Frank’s Agency using Kiehl’s and Sachajuan | Model: Sofie Theobald at The Hive Management