Close your eyes and let your imagination take you away…
FANTASY: THE PERFECT BEACH
DREAM NO LONGER: THE MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO, SARDINIA
Forget the grey skies of northern Europe and get on a flight bound for Olbia, Sardinia, to reach the most flawless Mediterranean beaches you’ve ever imagined. The tiny islands of Maddalena, a short hop from the northern port of Palau, are a stunning national park filled with history and breathtaking beauty. Bask on the beaches of Monti d’Arena or Bassa Trinita on the islands of Maddalena and Giardinelli respectively. You won’t want to leave!
FANTASY: THE MAGICAL VILLA
DREAM NO LONGER: SON MARROIG, MALLORCA
Always seen yourself in a grand palace overlooking the sea, hosting debauched soirées for the rich and famous? Your time has come. Jet over to Palma de Mallorca and make your way to Son Marroig on the northern coast of the island. You can walk through this incredible building, once the home of Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvatore, and hang out by the small, neoclassical temple overlooking Sa Foradada point. If it’s magic you’re after, look no further.
FANTASY: THE MYSTICAL SHOPPING TRIP
DREAM NO LONGER: MARRAKESH SOUKS, MOROCCO
Want to get lost in the smells, sights and sounds of a true spice bazaar? Fancy a beautiful Berber kilim, incense from deepest Africa, or leather bags and fine silverware? You can get it all with just a few hours on a plane to Marrakesh, arguably Morocco’s most alluring city. Enjoy beautifully restored riads, with decorative walls and traditional wooden doors, and be sure to stop off for one of the sweetest teas you’ll ever taste in a shaded courtyard tearoom.
FANTASY: A MALTESE LOVE AFFAIR PHOTOGRAPHER Mark Cant
DREAM NO LONGER: VALLETTA, MALTA
Jump on a plane to one of the Med’s remotest islands and soak up the history of the capital city, Valletta, named after its founding knight, Jean Parisot de la Valette of the Order of St John, in the 16th century. Walk through the alleyways and streets, peek behind doorways and pause for seafront coffees in the evening sun. You may even spy from afar a yacht with your dream mate on board, and beseech one of the local fisherman to give chase. Fantasies do come true.
ART DIRECTION Andrew Boyce
HAIR & MAKE-UP James Butterfield
@ Carol Hayes Management using mac
PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSISTANT Carla Houston
MODELS Nathalie Q @ Storm
Ed Scott-Clarke @ Select Model Management
FANTASY: A MALTESE LOVE AFFAIR
PHOTOGRAPHER Mark Cant