The dream holiday requires the perfect recipe: take one spectacular destination, mix in a luxurious hotel and top it off with a perfectly curated wardrobe. Et voilà, the ultimate holiday achieved.
Whether you're craving a tropical island paradise, searching for a desert escape, counting on a lakeside retreat or planning a bustling city adventure, it's essential that your wardrobe is tailored to fit.
Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Thanks to its desert location, Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates, enjoys temperatures of over 40℃ from May to September, with suitably balmy temperatures throughout the rest of the year - even in January and December the mercury barely dips below 25℃. This calls for breezy pieces in lightweight fabrics, anchored by statement accessories.
A maxi dress is the ultimate holiday staple, combining lightweight, uncreasable ramie fabrication (perfect for packing) with a truly timeless silhouette that looks just as good worn over a swimsuit to lounge barefoot by the side of your private pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert or dressed up with heels or classic sandals for dinner under the dreamy desert sky. Just add sandals in colour-pop yellow and the newly-cult bamboo bag for the perfect Ras Al Khaimah look.
Almost a Honeymoon maxi dress,Dhs2,179, Three Graces London at Net-A-Porter; Hoop link metal earrings, Dhs764, Marni at Matches Fashion; Oran sandals, Dhs2,800, Hermes; Henrietta Timeless hat, Dhs2,775, Maison Michel at Moda Operandi; Luna basket bag, Dhs825, Cult Gaia at The Modist .
Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada
Head to Lake Tahoe for a picturesque mountain setting rich in nature, water and uninterrupted sweeping vistas. From hiking to water sports to golf, there are endless activities to enjoy. Keep your holiday wardrobe practical and comfortable so you can adapt to any adventure that takes your fancy. Opt for a functional, sporty swimsuit that you can layer under statement shorts. Add a logo tee, super-practical belt bag and comfy-yet-cool Birkenstocks so that you’re as ready for a mountainside picnic as you are a spot of paddle boarding, and enjoy being surrounded by natural beauty.
If you're planning on an activity-packed holiday, there's no better place to stay than the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, with exclusive access to the Lake Club including direct beach access and a private boat pier. There's a slope-side spa, mountain experiences and more. In the winter months you'll find it to be the perfect resort for all your skiing desires.
Pleated cotton-gabardine shorts,Dhs2,130, Johanna Oritz at Moda Operandi; T-shirt, Dhs285, Ganni; Farrah swimsuit, Dhs1,670, Lisa Marie Fernandez at Boutique 1; Nylon belt bag, Dhs2,300, Prada at Ounass; Arizona sandals, Dhs449, Birkenstock at Namshi.
Hong Kong is a region rich in culture, from theatres, museums, unrivalled shopping and historical sites to its phenomenal skyline. Choose comfort and style in equal measure for days spent venturing around the many sights Hong Kong has to offer, while basing yourself at the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.
Look for brands that offer cool-yet-comfortable pieces that don’t compromise on aesthetics. Light and airy dresses are ideal for Hong Kong’s warm, humid climate, while eco-friendly sneakers will keep your sight-seeing feet (and the environment) happy. Add bold accessories, like heart-shaped sunglasses and chunky gold earrings for extra personality, and sling on a carry-all bucket bag, the perfect size for all your everyday essentials.
Charron maxi dress, Dhs835, Ganni at the Modist; LouLou sunglasses, Dhs871, Saint Laurent at Net-A-Porter; Esplar trainers, Dhs550, Veja at Ounass; Gold-toned earrings, Dhs89, Zara; Suede mini bucket bag, Dhs2,245, Mansur Gavriel at Moda Operandi.
White sands, crystal clear seas and azure skies, Grand Cayman is the jewel in the crown of the Caribbean Sea and the biggest of the three Cayman Islands. Enjoy the relaxed pace of the island, with beach strolls and picnics among the most pleasurable pastimes. But if you’re feeling more active, the island also offers spectacular settings for diving, snorkeling - day or night - and water sports. Make the most of the tropical sunshine with a palette of bold brights - happiness in sartorial form. Whether you do a lot or little, it’s up to you.
Whatever your day plans, stay in a hotel that matches the beauty of the island. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman boasts two outdoor pools, golf and tennis courts plus La Prairie spa, just a stone's throw from Seven Mile Beach.
Rio bikini top, Dhs5645, Mara Hoffman at Moda Operandi; Lydia bikini bottom, Dhs525, Mara Hoffman at Moda Operandi; Katinka gingham dress, Dhs1,480, Mara Hoffman at Matches Fashion; Iris Pearls sandals, Dhs736, Ancient Greek Sandals; Macrame tote, Dhs735, Nannacay at Net-A-Porter.
Geneva’s calling card is its majestic landscape - from the sweeping vista provided by the Alps to the still serenity of Lake Geneva. Whether you take in some of the many museums, visit the artisan workshops of Carouge, the Italian city in Geneva, explore the old town, hit the shops or cruise the lake, it’s all about taking things down a gear and enjoying life in the slow lane amongst breathtaking scenery. And for ultimate relaxation, enjoy a room with a view at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva. Surrounded by Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, the hotel is equally majestic on its interior and even offers a Grace Kelly suite modelled on the former Princess of Monaco's timeless aesthetic.
For your wardrobe, consider chic separates that can be easily dressed up or down for dinner or day. Linen is the perfect fabric for the city’s pleasant climate; look to beautiful, simple pieces that focus on silhouette. Add subtle slides, a holds-everything basket bag and piece of heirloom-like jewellery for an understated look that screams sophistication.
Maldives linen blouse, Dhs2010, Vita Kin at Matches Fashion; Strawberry Field linen trousers, Dhs2,057, Vita Kin at Matches Fashion; Ellen satin sandals, Dhs2,240, The Row at Net-A-Porter; Bea choker, Dhs1,311, Alighieri; Rope bucket bag, Dhs698, Catzorange.
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