Why Don’t You...? By Elyna Effendi
From the wilds of Sarawak and safaris of Africa to European museums, cruise through this entrepreneur’s hottest ideas for October.
… SUN BRONZE. Get tanned on Nikki Beach in Saint-Tropez, browse the shops on La Croisette in Cannes, sip cocktails while watching a sunset at the Sea Lounge in Monaco Beach club, have a truly sumptuous dinner at La Petite Maison in Nice, and dance the night away in Sass in Monte Carlo. A perfect day in the South of France. … PLAY WITH ELEPHANTS. Go on safari in South Africa and stay in a beautiful Earth Lodge, like Sabi Sabi in Kruger National Park. See the Big Five and don’t be shocked when an elephant sips out of your jacuzzi in the mornings. … BE HOME ALONE, TOO. One gorgeous evening, slip into a goddess gown and stilettos, pour yourself your favourite drink, and enjoy a quiet moment in a well-loved corner of your home. Just because … … RELAX WITH THE KIDS. Let them lay out your best chinaware for tea with sandwiches and cookies. Trust me, they’ll be careful and will be the happiest kids going to bed that night. … START SEEING THE REAL YOU. Learn to accept yourself with this great trick: Get a forensic artist to draw you based only on your own descriptions of yourself. The discrepancy will astound you. … GO DUTCH. Visit the Stedelijk, Rijks, and Van Gogh museums in Amsterdam and sit in awe. Then go to Winkels and indulge in the best apple pie in the world, served with a plateful of freshly whipped cream. … TOUCH BASE. Sarawak will always be my home and my kids love the river rides on slim long boats in Batang Ai, walks through virgin rainforest in Santubong, and seeing animals in the wild in Bako National Park. … STOP PROCRASTINATING. Make that change, whatever it is, today.