The perfect… weekend away

We are big fans of the long weekend – be it in the UK or abroad.  As wonderful as it is to go away for a couple of weeks, I find it very easy to relax quickly in just a couple of days. We’re also lucky to have found some incredible places on our travels.

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Here’s my perfect long weekend…

Thursday after work

An early supper at The Palomar or The Barbary before leaving town…

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Drinks in the Concorde lounge followed by a first class overnight flight…

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Friday

A tour of the Muscat mosque before breakfast at The Chedi and a swim in one of their stunning pools…

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An afternoon mooch around the fabulous monuments and museums of Washington DC

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Sunset on the dunes at Qasr al Sarab

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Before a night in The Norman Tel Aviv

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Saturday

Then a morning float in the Dead Sea, lunch at Machneyuda

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A lazy afternoon at the Kinsterna in the Peloponnese

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Evening books and sundowners on our private island in Maine

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Sunday

Blue Mountain coffee and views at Strawberry Hill in Jamaica

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Lunch and an afternoon of tasting fine Stellenbosch and Franschoek wines…

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An evening stroll along the coastal path to a little smugglers cove in Cornwall

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Monday

Then breakfast at Cliveden House and straight back to the office fully refreshed…

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What I really need now is a private jet – mainly because due to those dastardly connections this is 4.5 days of commercial flying time and that just won’t do!

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These ideas only scrape the surface, I could do a fortnights itinerary working my way back through places we love, and that’s before looking at My Wishlist Board on Pinterest to visit some new places!

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27 Comments

    • October 31, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      They all need to be like this, none of the dross and admin stuff that we save up for the weekend!

  1. October 31, 2016 / 6:45 am

    I love long weekends! Oman is on my wish list and the Chedi looks fantastic!

  2. October 31, 2016 / 10:20 am

    OMG Anna, I think this might be my perfect weekend too! We have very similar taste 🙂

    • October 31, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Tasteful and reassuringly expensive taste! But this weekend gone I slept 36 hours, and that was a perfect weekend too!

  3. Lucy Dodsworth
    October 31, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Love this idea! Don’t know how I’d ever manage to narrow it down enough but I’m going to pinch a few of your ideas – Stellenbosch wine tasting coming up in two weeks time and I’m hoping to fit in a Washington trip next spring.

    • November 1, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      In case you need any inspiration for vineyards – Tokara and Vergelegen were my favourite vineyards, and food at Tokara is great, as well as the place in the photo above and also at Morgenhof! Enjoy!

  4. Mehreen A
    November 1, 2016 / 8:07 am

    AH-mazingggg! Love all your places, and makes me think of all the amazing places I want to head to too x

  5. November 1, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    This really would be perfect wouldn’t it?? Straight from the Lincoln monument to the dunes…

  6. November 1, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Lots of amazing places and experiences on your whirlwind jaunt! Now if only we could time travel too!

  7. November 2, 2016 / 10:05 am

    That would be a perfect weekend, but I think I’d need another weekend straight after just to recover 😉

  8. Jaillan Yehia
    November 2, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Having been buried neck deep in dreaded moving house / moving country admin for weeks on end any one of these would be a break welcome right now – as you would say some Vitamin Sea is much needed over here 🙂

  9. Sara Dobak
    November 2, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    What a great concept! I’ve hardly visited ANY of your choices, but I can tell you my mental cogs are grinding trying to visualise my own version of the perfect global weekend.. 🙂

  10. November 4, 2016 / 4:07 am

    quite an ambitious itinerary! but I love all the wining, dining and poolside time 🙂 thanks for linking up!

    • November 4, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Possibly a tad more exhausting that the photos make it look! But variety is the spice of life!

  11. November 5, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Haha what a perfect getaway! This is exactly why apparating needs to be invented

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