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NEW YORK, NEW YORK PACKING FOR...Exotic Escapes Editor’s

VISIT: The city that never sleeps during the most pleasant Metallic sandal
of the summer months. The weather is getting warm, but (€41) @ Next
not unbearable, the sports teams are getting ready for their
opening day games and on the first Tuesday of June, visitors choice
can access some of the city’s amazing museums for free.
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STAY: The Roger Smith on Lexington Avenue is one of the fedora (€95) by Eres @
longest-running family-owned hotels in Midtown and rooms Net-a-porter.com
are furnished with hand-picked items and paintings, giving
it a chic home-from-home feel. Summer is a great time to Patti earrings Toquilla straw tote (€288) Moto bow playsuit
make the most of Henry’s Rooftop Bar (pictured above), with (€290) by Uribe by Sensi Studio @ Net-a- (€52) @ Topshop
stunning city views and a great, less-than-ordinary selection of @ Brown Thomas
beers and wines. rogersmith.com porter.com

DO: Head to Central Park on 17 June for the Philharmonic
in the Park, to hear the NY Philharmonic do Tchaikovsky,
Gershwin and more, for free. Make like a true New Yorker and
bring a blanket and a picnic. nyphil.org

114 IRISH TATLER JUNE 2016

New York by night

THE CULTURE VULTURE: Overlooking the bay in SA

Cape Town

You will never want to leave Ellerman House, a

privately-owned boutique hotel perched on the

slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry

Bay area. Boasting spectacular views, indigenous

gardens and an exquisite art collection (one of

the most representative of South Africa in the

world, spanning almost two centuries), this is a

EXPLORER:tiny slice of heaven just a 10 minute drive from the

Cape Town. A cutting-edge wine gallery
and Champagne cellar dedicated to Dom
(Pérignon) himself adds to the luxurious five-

star experience. ellerman.co.za

THE GLOBETROTTER: BHUTAN

Vietnam Embark on a memorable adventure across
the soaring white peaks of Bhutan. Think
One of Southern Vietnam’s finest luxury resorts colourful flags fluttering in the wind,
Anantara Mui Ne, set on Mui Ne’s pristine sweeping devout monks in burnt red robes, tumbling
beach, offers a fine blend of Vietnamese tradition green valleys and a natural habitat unlike
and luxurious private facilities. Spend your days anything you’ve seen before.
hiking Mui Ne’s immense sand dunes, soaking in
the sunset poolside, and sampling mouth-watering Days 1 – 6:
exotic delicacies of the East and West. Visit the
nearby fishing village, alive with history and charm, PARO – PUNAKHA
or the Lotus Lake, an oasis within the white sand
dunes dotted with blooming lotus flowers. If you Spend the night in a traditional Bhutanese
crave adventure, hike up Ta Ku Mountain (an hour hotel before hiking a 3,000m sheer
from Mui Ne) surrounded by rainforest or catch a cliff, in the shape of Bhutan’s most
gondola for a rare glimpse of the exotic birds and iconic structure, Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
wildlife. Nightly rates start at €276 per room and Afterwards, a private car will drop you
include breakfast and unlimited spa treatments. to Punakha Dzong, a lush green paradise
angkor.anantara.com surrounded by rice fields. Next stop, the
Punakha Dzong, one of the country’s most
Mui Ne beach - the dream THE JET-SETTER: beautiful monasteries.
Grand Hotel
Tremazzo CLaokmoe Days 6 – 9:

Five years of PHOBJIKHA VALLEY –
meticulous BUMTHANG
renovation on
Lake Como’s From swooping cranes in Phobjikha Valley
Grand Hotel through to Bumthang, the cultural and
Tremezzo have spiritual heartland of Bhutan, you will
reimagined the travel along some of the country’s most
luxurious hotel scenic passes covered in prayer flags. Also
as an oasis of worth a visit is the Red Panda Brewery near
tranquility and Bumthang and the Burning Lake, a sacred
wellness. The part of the mountain river.
new Hammam
Suite houses a Days 9 -13:
full-sized scrub
plinth and new INDIA
humid area,
comprising a Head south for India and watch the
Mediterranean coniferous woodland and rhododendrons
bath, steam give way to soft bamboo forests and
bath, sauna and ice fountain surrounded by cornfields. Spend time in Mongar and
beautiful onyx walls and unspoiled panoramic lake Trashigang, before concluding your trip in
views. Adding to the experience are new fitness Guwahati. Christopher Columbus, eat your
and yoga classes including Hatha Yoga, Nidra Yoga heart out. rickshawtravel.co.uk.
and Ashtanga Vinyasa to take place in the beautiful
surrounding gardens of the Grand Hotel. Rates
start from €409 including exclusive breakfast and
water limo. grandhoteltremezzo.com

JUNE 2016 IRISH TATLER 115


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