Florean Smout

Florean Smout

When she's not designing luxury travel itineraries for her exclusive clientele, you might find her relaxing at home in the Dutch Lowlands. In addition to pursuing her appetite for culinary and cultural experiences, a full-time job we're told, Florean splits her time between The Review's Travel and Style teams.

Resortwear

Resort Ready

Maybe your vacation plans are looking a little different this year. Maybe they’re not. We can all agree that we’ve all got wardrobe staples that make you feel vacation ready, even if you happen to be staying put.

Patrón a good vintage

After a tumultuous 2020, we’re more than happy to change things up over the festive season. Instead of providing your dinner guests with wine pairings, why not opt for top-shelf tequila. Patrón is made with 100% Weber Blue Agave which has always put it a cut above.

City Chic

Where are you spending your summer this year? Chances are you’ve spent so many months contemplating your next escape, you probably haven’t given thought to the actual logistics of it. Flying commercial, private, driving, sailing – no matter where you’re headed this season, it’s likely the journey is going to take that little bit more of a toll.

Burberry Prosum

AW Pre Collection

Assessing Riccardo Tisci’s pre-fall collection at Burberry is as tough a job as curating and designing it in the first place. I see a flick of a navigational map, patch work, ornithological prints. It’s elegant, classic and country chic all in the same breadth. 

Shizuoka

With just under three months until the start of the Rugby World Cup, excitement is building in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka, which will be hosting four of the matches – including Ireland v Japan (28 September) and Scotland v Russia (09 October) – at its Ecopa Stadium. Only an hour from Tokyo by bullet train, this stunning region is home to the iconic Mount Fuji, the beautiful Izu Peninsula – often described as Japan’s Riviera – and some of the best food in Japan, making it the perfect choice for rugby fans this autumn. To help visitors make the most of their time in the prefecture, here is a…

Kasbah Tamadot

Located at the foothills of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury retreat and part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, is offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in true Berber culture with a newly launched ‘Authentically Berber Experience’. Morocco’s Berber communities are renowned for their kind and noble nature and their culture forms an incredibly important part of Morocco’s rich history. At Kasbah Tamadot, guests are already welcomed with true Berber hospitality as 98% of its staff are from the local Berber communities. Guests now staying at Kasbah Tamadot will have the opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture by immersing themselves in a…

Four Seasons New York

Leaving a hectic JFK airport behind, in the comfort of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, it didn’t take long before I was treated to my first glimpse of the New York City skyline. I might sound like a sycophant but driving into a city always excites me, especially as this is my first visit to Manhattan.