If there’s one thing the Her World team can’t get enough of, it’s traipsing around the world – for work or play. Let our travel journals give you inspiration for your next holiday!
Product Photos Vee Chin
BOROBUDUR INDONESIA“I stayed at the Amanjiwo resort in Borobudur (a Unesco World Heritage Site) this year during a press trip, and fell in love with how rejuvenating it was. The private resort has only 36 suites (with high ceilings and gorgeous four-poster beds). Each suite has its own yard or swimming pool, and the resort is only a short drive away from the Borobudur temple. Definitely a pampering getaway.” – Carina Koh, beauty writer
The swimming pool is to die for – just imagine swimming, or taking a yoga class by the pool, surrounded by mountains and lush greenery!
What I used to soothe my skin after a swim under the sun: Sisley Supremya At Night The Supreme Anti-aging Skin Care and Eye Serum.
“I visited Sydney for the first time in my life this year, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed the city. It’s not as laid-back as I thought it’d be (which I appreciate as an impatient Singaporean), and there’s always plenty to see, eat and do, even later in the night (except shopping, of course). And the food scene? Ah-may-zing! I don’t think I’ve ever been so well fed!” – Tan Min Yan, associate lifestyle editor
The view from my window at the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay. Besides the picturesque views, I loved the area for its village vibe and the collection of quirky boutiques and cafes.
Despite being a cosmopolitan city, Sydney has plenty of spots where you can hide from the bustle and unwind with a stunning view.
Two of my favourite buys from Sydney: Aesop products (they’re cheaper there!) and the gorgeous hand-sewn, vintagestyle skirts from Gigi’s Fairy Fashion, a quirky boutique in Newtown run by a mum-anddaughter duo.
TUSCANY, ITALY “In March this year, my then- fiance (now husband) and I drove round the Tuscan countryside. It proved to be the best part of our three-week Europe trip. Our most memorable experience? An intimate lunch in the vineyards, when we had the opportunity to sample home-cooked local delicacies paired with the most delectable Chianti Classico wines! – Lee Xin Hui, features writer
When in Italy... you buy Italian brands! This bag (left) and wallet (below left) are just some of the buys I scored at The Mall, Tuscany’s most popular factory outlet.
I can never get enough of Italian fare like this amazing prawn risotto (above) and balsamic vinegar with vanilla ice-cream (below).
A picture-perfect opportunity in the backyard of Villa di Capovento, a charming place I stayed at in Castellina in Chianti.
“The usual European destinations for the Her World fashion team? Paris, Milan and London. So it was quite a treat to head to Austria for a Swarovski press trip. Innsbruck is a quaint city, so don’t expect much shopping, but the view of the mountains (they’re everywhere!) is simply jaw-dropping. Another highlight: the city’s Old Town, which houses museums, bars and souvenir stores.” – Ian Lee, fashion editor
The one fashion item I did buy in Innsbruck: this Cos T-shirt.
Innsbruck has retained its mediaeval Old Town with twisting streets, clock towers and tall houses.
Less than an hour’s bus ride from Innsbruck is Swarovski’s museum: Swarovski Kristallwelten, where you’ll find stunning installations and famous pieces by the crystal maker.
“I stayed at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, where Michael Jackson famously dangled his baby out of one of its balconies years ago. It’s supposedly very popular with celebrities – though I didn’t bump into any during my stay. I love Berlin for its vibrant culture, friendly people, hip shopping districts and, of course, its famous currywurst.” – Carina Koh
& Other Stories is one of my favourite stores in Europe. I always find my next wardrobe staple there, be it a python-skin sling, ankle boots that go with anything or a minimalist accessory.
The hotel is home to some of the best restaurants in Berlin, like Restaurant Quarre and the two- Michelin-starred Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer.
I got a great view of the Brandenburg Gate from my balcony – it’s just opposite the hotel!
A must-visit: the Berlin Wall, which is essentially one huge art piece.