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In tents expertise in Antarctica
White Desert has lengthy been the important thing participant in Antarctica’s exploration sport – a means in for the curious that doesn’t contain the dedication, time or coaching of a completely fledged expedition. Its first camp right here, Whichaway Oasis – reached by airplane from Cape City all through the season – opened in 2012, and was designed with an entry-level expertise in thoughts. The new camp, Wolf’s Fang, ups the ante, each on journey and remoteness, located as it’s in an space that till now was accessed nearly solely by researchers and some hardy alpinists.
The six tents, designed for 2 sharing, harness sustainable expertise for heating and plumbing. Friends can abseil, ice climb and hike (or trip fats bikes) to any of the encircling rock pillars alongside the icecap, “day” or “evening” – it’s 24 hours of daylight down right here, so that you get to select and select your snooze hours. After which, restore to the eating tent for gin and tonic made with 10,000-year-old glacial ice. From $53,000 for a six-day tour, season begins 28 November, white-desert.com
All-singing, all-dancing St Barths
On St Barths, Charlie and Mandie Vere Nicoll are about as insider as insider will get; the longtime house owners of the Resort St-Barth Isle de France offered that property some years in the past to Cheval Blanc, and took over one other island stalwart, Le Toiny. Now they’ve one of many island’s finest personal homes beneath their aegis, obtainable for takeover as of this autumn. The four-bedroom Villa Nureyev will get its title from its well-known one-time proprietor, who constructed the property in the late ’70s. In its multilevel areas – with partitions of straightforward unvarnished wooden – a lot of the unique, whimsical decor stays: furnishings, artefacts collected on the dancer’s travels, picture albums, even a fancy dress or two. There are two masters and a separate suite with its personal deck and small pool, a candy open kitchen, and a small however excellent spa. The focus, although, is the large principal deck – 3,000sq ft of house, cantilevered out over the Caribbean, with 180-degree sea and coast views. That the home is totally serviced by the lodge, and some minutes’ stroll from Le Toiny’s seashore membership, is a bonus. From €5,720 an evening, letoiny.com
Make a Milos of Athens
Lovers of the worldwide steady of Estiatorio Milos eating places – and also you don’t must dwell in London, Miami, New York or Vegas to be considered one of them – shall be happy to study these masters of haute-taverna delicacies are shortly to open their first lodge within the centre of Athens. Xenodocheio Milos, which is taking bookings from 15 October, sits reverse Previous Parliament and doesn’t lack for timeless views – however its 43 rooms channel 100 per cent modernity, with mild wood flooring and panelled partitions, marble baths, hovering ceilings and terraces. Milos founder (and exec wonder-chef) Costas Spiliadis is overseeing every little thing intently, so we’re betting it’s going to ship the products. From £310, epoquecollection.com
Paris hoteliers appear to be rising all methods go: witness the much-buzzed-about opening of Cheval Blanc within the historic Samaritaine constructing. Not distant, within the grand Nineteenth-century Poste centrale du Louvre constructing, is Madame Rêve, which makes its debut in November. Since 2013, it has been the eagerness undertaking of restaurateur and hospitality-development maven Laurent Taïeb, who has labored with designer Bruno Borrione (the person behind the Metropolis of Mild’s Madame Pic in addition to the Fasano in Rio de Janeiro).
Its 82 rooms and top-floor suites, a number of with terraces that immediately face Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower or the cathedral of Notre-Dame, promise low-key luxurious and high-fidelity sexiness. Up on the roof, in the meantime, are a Japanese-influenced restaurant and near round 1,000sq ft of planted gardens and terraces. From €500, madamereve.com