A visit to any doctor right now would result in the following diagnosis: “you need to get out of town immediately for some Vitamin D and/ or mental break from this misery” (Misery meaning the horrible weather). And since the snowstorms have been occurring like clockwork on Thursday and Friday, why not escape from Wednesday and actually make it to your destination?
Doctor’s warning: while a quick getaway out west to LA can be enjoyable, the side affect is that it will only reinforce that tiny inner rage of jealousy that a city (or “city”) within the same country (same continent no less! the nerve!) would actually be spared of the misery here in New York. So in order to cure this illness, the only way out is via passport……
Yes the approach (by plane or sea) is near death, but when you arrive you are actually as close to heaven as heavenly possible on earth. St. Barth’s is magical and spectacular in every way – from the mix of unique beaches to unbelievable restaurants, sailing and other activities, fun (tax free!) shopping – there’s something for everyone here. Go with your most special people and come back floating on air.
Come for sunset cocktails and stay for dinner at Bonito St. Barths.
The best part about skiing is the aprés ski! Plus there’s no-guilt factor because you’re encouraged to eat the extra calories. After all, going down the slopes requires serious energy. Megève is a beautiful ski resort in the French alps, originally a prime destination for the French aristocracy and luminaries alike. It’s also a foodie’s paradise with several Michelin-starred restaurants, amazing wine selections and not to mention killer views.
We recommend this spot, the newly opened La Face au Mont-Blanc.
City break: Paris
I mean, it’s Paris. Paris is fabulous even in the wintertime. Instead of staying in a hotel, rent an apartment and live like a local. Your days should consist of sitting in a café for at least 2 hours sipping hot chocolates or wine, strolls through the markets, and a naughty visit over to Chanel on Avenue Montaigne to do some damage to the credit card. After speaking to the bank that “yes you meant to buy that $$$”, enjoy some oysters and an aperitif with your beau at a small bistro such as Le bar à huitres.
Steeped rich in history, Lapérouse is the perfect spot to wear your new Chanel dress and sip vintage champagne followed by a fabulous meal. A true affair of your own to remember…..