A Travel Bucket List for 2015
Bucket Lists are important in my opinion. However far fetched the goals are it's important to keep them in mind and take any opportunity to complete or even start. I've always been a bit of a wanderer, what with my life revolving around my parents' escapades abroad, mostly in the general direction of any magnificent cathedral or river. These wanderings were part of the inspiration for my company, Nomad Design Atelier. Meanwhile, my parents are still obsessed with escaping the English drizzle and I definitely caught the travel bug. Sadly as the workload piles higher every year and I mostly dream of white washed towns, jasmine scented streets, scuba diving, fresh seafood and sunshine. But still, goals need to be met and planning and organisation are two things I will to rectify this year. So here is part of my list and I am positive it will be added to all year long.
New York has always been on my bucket list, despite rumours that it is a fast paced beast with the capacity to swallow you whole. As a calm person who likes sleep and prefers to (infrequently) dip my toes into urban madness, New York has somewhat bewildered me. However, duty calls and business might take me there in the next few months. I am looking forward to staying in Greenwich Village, MOMA!! basketball, spending all Saturday at Smorgasburg market and I'm sure there is masses more to just happen upon. Bring it on big city!!
My love of horses is profound. These beasts have been involved in many of my happiness memories throughout my life and one of my biggest dreams is to ride out in the mountains, sleep under the milky way and go fly fishing at the great falls. I am going to NYC for my best friend's wedding in June so I think a road trip is in order.
Anatolia, the Asian side of Turkey
One word - RUGS. I love, no am obsessed with, rug design and rugs. In Anatolia they make some of the best kilims and and shaggy wool rugs in the industry. I spend a lot of time in Istanbul, partly because it is possibly my favourite city in the world, and mostly for business. Anatolia is just the other side of the Bosphorus and only a rickety train ride away.
Berlin, Germany - in the summertime.
I only seem to visit Berlin in the winter, so this year I want to go to MELT Festival and party in the sunshine instead of in the bowels of Berghein. It's a magical city, where people actually sit and talk. Plus, Soho House Berlin is one of my favourite houses, the spa is kinda 'the one' and the views are sensational.
Portugal - Lisbon,
How have I never ventured here before? I spent half my life wandering around Spain and never crossed the border. It's the architecture and cake that I really want to experience. Not to mention the fact it has its very own Rivendell!
How could I possibly forget this total gem? As you may know, from the accessories I make, I adore colourful surroundings and Santorini is indeed wonderfully colourful. Nestled into the cliffs that border 'wine-dark' waters are the painted houses. Most are defiantly painted blue and white, reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire. Apparently the greeks were forbidden to fly their flag and so patriotically transformed their villages into a stone flag. Aside from it's supposed rebellious side, I've heard that the food and wine are brilliant, the sunsets are spectacular and you can wander around numerous archeological sites except Atlantis...kinda annoying. Future husband...take note!