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I try to spend as much time as I can with my husband and children in Phuket on our boat. We have discovered some beautiful small deserted white beaches going down to Malaysia. The water is turquoise blue and the weather is always warm. If I'm looking forward to peaceful and restful time, that is my choice of a holiday. I just need a carry on travel bag (I made an MFVD one for that purpose). I stuff it with 10 lightweight caftans that I can dress up or down. If I go to one of the Resorts for dinner (Amanpuri, Trisara or Datai) I'll wear one with high heels and a big piece of jewelery.

And in case you are in Thailand, and you don't have the right things to wear for your beach resort holiday, I now have 3 stores in that great country!

There is no place like St Petersburg during the White Nights Festival which runs from May through July. The wealth of culture and history and beauty never ceases to fascinate me. It would take 10 years to make it through all of L'Hermitage

There is no place like Marrakesh for the warmth of its people, the food, the desert. It has been and is always my biggest source of inspiration. My favorite breakfast in the world would probably be the one at La Mamounia (the hotel was refurbished a few years ago, and it is definitely worth a visit). But whether it's a beach holiday, a cultural holiday, or a complete depaysement holiday, I always select around 10 pieces in my wardrobe and mix and match them to become 20 outfits, I keep colors to black and white and neutrals so I only need one pair of sandals or shoes. My City Pyjama can be worn from day to evening. Pair with heels, statement earrings and a precious clutch to take you through the night.