Hol­i­day Barom­e­ter

We’ve got our fin­gers on the travel pulse. So what’s hot and what’s not in the world of lux­ury jet-set­ting?

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Ro­ma­nia ma­nia Tran­syl­va­nia is not just about vam­pires. The re­gion may soon ri­val Alba for its truf­fle hunt­ing. The sea­son starts in June so get book­ing now.

bleisure plea­sure Who’d have thought “bleisure” would ever be a thing. But with the pro­lif­er­a­tion of Wi-fi, it’s definitely en­tered the lexicon, with cafes, lounges, bars and beaches now serv­ing as your per­sonal of­fice. Work­ing away means the va­cay never has to end.

threads and beds Karl Lager­feld has opened a ho­tel in Monaco, as has Ver­sace in Dubai and Bul­gari in Lon­don. It’s no longer “who are you wear­ing?” but “who are you sleep­ing with?” hefty guide­books Head­ing to a new des­ti­na­tion? There’s an app for that. Not only do guide­books weigh your Cé­line clutch down, they also flag you (shock, hor­ror) as a tourist. We love the Luxe and Louis Vuit­ton city guide apps.

selfie sticks Okay, so selfie sticks were a nov­elty last year and fun in an ironic kind of way. But this year, let’s go back to po­litely ask­ing friendly look­ing strangers to take our pho­tos, shall we?

Res­o­lu­tions You’re on hol­i­day—say yes to that lie-in, mid-af­ter­noon ice cream and ex­tra glass of wine. Guilt only be­gins when you get home.

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