BOOKMARK THIS FOR LATER: Glebe House, Devon
Set to open this spring, Glebe House is a new guesthouse, restaurant and smallholding in East Devon. Located on a beautiful 15-acre estate in Colyton, the house has five beautiful bedrooms, all with dreamy interiors and plush furnishings – we’ve got our eye on The Old Kitchen Room, complete with pretty pink pastels and a freestanding bath. Glebe House also has an annexe, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a casual dining restaurant promising to bring some of the best Devonshire food to your table. With far reaching views over the rolling hills of the Coly Valley, and just a short drive from the Jurassic coast, think of it a unique foodie retreat that’s set to be one of the most stylish openings in the West Country this year. Rooms start from £129 per night.
FEED YOUR WANDERLUST: Taylor Simpson Prints
American photographer Taylor Simpson has released a new collection of prints, available to purchase at The Woods. Based in Palm Springs, California, Taylor specialises in taking pictures of beautiful, design-focused destinations that celebrate nature, colour and architecture. We love the cool palm tree prints and 90s style houses that instantly transport you to sunnier climes. A portion of all print sale profits goes to CREATE, the UK's leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts – another reason to check it out.
PLAN YOUR NEXT DAY TRIP: National Park Experiences
Plan your next day trip post lockdown with National Park Experiences. The new website gives visitors the ability to search, select and book authentic experiences that celebrate all of the national parks in the UK. Ideal for planning days out, weekend breaks and staycations, the curated collection of full and half day experiences was made for lovers of the outdoors. Choose from goat herding experiences, kayaking trips, night-time reserve walks, and cookery classes in nine of the most beautiful national parks – Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales. There are over 60 experiences to choose from so there’s something for everyone, whether you’re planning a family day out or a romantic staycation.
STAY UP TO DATE: Skyscanner Travel Map
Stay up to date with the latest travel updates using Skyscanner’s new interactive map. This handy tool shows users the latest travel details for each country with information on where you have to quarantine upon arrival and what kind of Covid-19 test you’ll need to present. You can sign up to notifications by country – ideal if you spend lots of time checking the government website for updates – and it will even show you the number of active Covid-19 cases per capita. Use the filters to show which countries have open travel corridors, too, so you can start planning your next trip as soon as restrictions are lifted. Whether you’re planning a trip now or want to know when your favourite destination opens up, this tool is worth having on your radar.
PLAN A RESTORATIVE HOLIDAY: Healing Holidays
When travel restrictions are lifted, plan your next restorative trip with Healing Holidays. The company, which specialises in luxury spa and wellness retreats, has a range of holidays to choose from, including yoga retreats in Thailand, family wellness holidays in Mauritius and anti-ageing retreats in Switzerland. Bookmark a trip to Sri Lanka where visitors can stay at the iconic Sen Wellness Sanctuary or Surya Lanka resort. The award-winning team have extensive expert knowledge and offer a bespoke service so you can ask all the important questions before booking. We can’t think of a better way to relax post lockdown.
DIVE INTO NEW SWIMWEAR: Sézane Spring Swimwear Collection
Here at SL, we're a bit obsessed with French girl chic. So, it's no surprise that Sézane’s new spring swimwear collection is at the top of our wish list. Alongside their new ready-to-wear edit, the brand has created a stunning range of swimsuits and bikinis to add to your holiday wardrobe. From bold pink one-pieces to ruffled bikini tops, there are styles to suit everyone. Mix and match the pieces with Sézane’s boho-inspired accessories, too – we’ve got our eye on their woven beach bags and oversized earrings.
DOCUMENT YOUR HOLIDAY MEMORIES: Papier Photo Books
Luxe stationery brand Papier has just released a new collection of photo books, ideal for documenting your favourite holidays snaps. Each book can be personalised using the online editor – simply choose a cover photo, upload your pics, customise the layout and add captions. Each photo book is printed on Mohawk Superfine paper – which looks as good as it feels. If you finally have time on your hands to print out pictures from a special holiday, or want to give someone a personalised gift, it’s a great option for creating your very own travel album or coffee table book.
BOOK THIS HOTEL: The Harper, Norfolk
Set to open on 17th May, The Harper is Norfolk’s newest boutique hotel. Located in the quaint village of Langham, just a mile inland from the coast at Blakeney, the hotel has 32 stylish bedrooms ideal for weekend breaks and midweek escapes. With eclectic interiors, exposed beams and original property features, the interiors are just as stylish as the outdoor space – particularly The Yard, which looks set to be a great spot for some alfresco dining. The Harper also has a luxury spa, a cosy living room, and Stanley’s – a fine dining restaurant with a menu celebrating the best of local produce. Rooms start from £175 per night.
PLAN A STAYCATION HERE: The Pig, South Downs
SL readers will know we’re big fans of The Pig, so it’s safe to say we’re excited about their latest opening at a new location in the South Downs. Located along the West Sussex coast, the Grade II-listed Madehurst Lodge near Arundel was acquired in 2018 and is currently being renovated in time for its opening this summer. As with every Pig, the kitchens, gardens and restaurant will be at the heart of the hotel, so expect delicious, locally-sourced food and a relaxing atmosphere. Details of the new location are strictly under wraps, but we’re expecting big things.
RENT A LUXURY PROPERTY IN THE CAPITAL: Domus Stay
Domus Stay is a new short-term rental brand launching this spring, allowing access to some of London’s most exclusive and chicest homes. The properties, located in some of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, gives guests the opportunity to stay in the chicest design-led houses. Guests can benefit from 24-hour day-to-day assistance – to manage every need from business and travel to cultural experiences and housekeeping – and will have access to a personal assistant, too. Choose from stunning apartments in Notting Hill, luxury houses in Holland Park and ultra-modern townhouses in Hackney.
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF VINEYARDS: Vind
Vind is the ultimate wine tourism platform to know about. Connecting travellers to 949 vineyards around the world, you can find your local, discover incredible wineries abroad and find out information about bespoke wine tasting tours, too. From Babylonstoren in South Africa to Chêne Blue in the south of France, the site has everything you need to know about the most beautiful – and lesser known – vineyards in the world. Use the search tool to find a winery in your favourite holiday destination or plan your next day trip in the UK post-lockdown.