Summer Escapism With Yolo Journal
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE LATEST ISSUE?
The cover of the latest issue was shot by my friend Dewey Nicks in the Mauritius. He was there for several weeks shooting a book project with Alicia Rountree who grew up there, so he had a lot of interesting access, and we get to see a real insider view of the island. One of my favourite stories came from the photographer Sophia Massarella, who went to Provence to meet with the founder of Domaine Tempier, and documented her bouillabaisse. All of the stories have a very personal connection—and locations range from the Dominican Republic to Bhutan to Sils Maria.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A SUMMER ESCAPE?
This is a very hard question! But I have to say that the Pellicano is probably my first stop…and then Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa in Ischia! The Pellicano is my absolute favorite place for a summer escape. It’s just far enough from everything that I don’t get tempted to leave the property, so I truly decompress. Days seem to last forever—from long leisurely breakfasts, to the seaside, which we never leave until sundown—ordering club sandwiches and spritzes to our loungers. The evenings are warm, filled with the scent of jasmine, the sound of laughter and the piano man, and dining al fresco.
(Image credit: Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa.)
THE LAST PLACE YOU TRAVELLED TO ON VACATION?
In early March my husband and I went to the Grenadines, to a private island called Petit St Vincent, with the most glorious water and beaches you’ve ever seen. Then we headed to Barbados, where we stayed at Cobbler’s Cove, which is probably the chicest property I’ve been to outside of the Pellicano. In fact, I was calling it Pelli West. I feel so grateful to have had this trip, because a week later we went into our home and haven’t left since.
I can’t wait to get back to Greece—we go to Patmos every year with a group of friends—it’s our favourite tradition.
(Image credit: Hotel Il Pellicano)