Excelente: Surf City
I spent some time in the bohemian coastal town of Muizenberg for the June/July issue of Excelente, Iberia’s in-flight magazine. I’m also on the Contributors page, talking about my earliest seaside memory, from my childhood in Saudi Arabia. Read it here.
New York Times: In Estonia, a Hotel Keeps Its Promise
For this weekend’s New York Times, I traveled to a remote island off the coast of Estonia to visit one of my bucket-list hotels — and it was every bit as beautiful as I imaged. Read about my visit to Muhu and Saaremaa islands here.
New York Times: 36 Hours in Vilnius, Lithuania
My first contribution for the New York Times’ popular 36 Hours series is out in this weekend’s paper: 36 Hours in Vilnius, Lithuania. The story is accompanied by a cool video that really showcases some of the city’s highlights. Read it here.
Architectural Digest: Museum Quality
For my first Architectural Digest story, I interviewed celebrated British architect Thomas Heatherwick when he was in Cape Town last month. He’s the mind behind the design of one of Africa’s most ambitious architectural projects at the moment: the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which is scheduled to be completed late next year. Read more about it here.
Conde Nast Traveler: Cape Town and Sydney
Sydney’s Chippendale district is booming, with a spate of hip new restaurants and a shiny new hotel — I reported on it in the June issue of Conde Nast Traveler (US).
And over on the website, I have a story on six essential Cape Town souvenirs — from bags to biltong. Made Here, Buy Here: What You Can’t Leave Cape Town Without.
Bon Appetit: Eat, Drink, and Garden Your Heart Out at Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren is one of my favorite places in South Africa, so I’m thrilled that my first piece for the foodie bible Bon Appetit is a beautifully shot spread on the farm resort in the Winelands, complete with mouthwatering recipes. It’s in the May travel issue, but you can read it here.
Robb Report: Pink Palace
I wrote about the opening of the Four Seasons Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg for the April issue of Robb Report – my first piece for the luxury bible. Sadly they typo’d my name. Bummer.
Conde Nast Traveller UK: Where to Stay in Cape Town
The April issue of Conde Nast Traveller UK has a roundup of Cape Town boutique hotels, and I contributed two writeups: one on the trendy Camps Bay property the Marly, and another on the leafy La Grenadine in the heart of town. Read it here.