The very best things to do, see and wear
Words by Ashleigh Gribbon
So the weeks of feasting and frivolity are over, and only our tighter-fitting waistbands are relieved. Luckily there are mood boosters on the (chilly) horizon: from new-wave fitness classes to winter sun, here’s what to pencil in the diary to get yourself January-proof.
Six Senses, Fiji
Gloomy winter days do little to brighten the dreary mood that January provokes, but a fix of winter sun is a surefire way to beat the blues. So set sail to the sun-soaked South Pacific getaway of Six Senses, Fiji; a new luxury resort framed by idyllic crystal waters.
What to wear: The Resort collections have dropped! Pack a capsule fit for private golden beaches with a little help from Zimmermann, Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung.
What better way to kick-start a new year than with a wardrobe that knows no boundaries? Juxtaposing colours, textures and cuts are talking-points for SS18 – the rules are there are no rules.
What to wear: Balenciaga, Prada, Halpern and Gucci: the list of designers giving us a masterclass in texture and print play is a long one, so simply take your pick.
Physique57, New York
For those reluctantly returning to the gym, there’s a new fitness class giving our January motivation (or lack of) a much-needed boost. Covering cities across the US, as well as Dubai and Bangkok, Physique57’s unique barre-based workout is the most exciting way to feel the burn.
What to wear: Get fighting fit in on-the-rise activewear brands: No Ka’Oi is the label taking sportswear to new heights via body-sculpting cuts.
Primal Heart by Kimbra
Keep the post-festive blues at bay with the soul-soothing sounds of electro-pop queen Kimbra. The Kiwi artist releases her new album Primal Heart on 19th January with a cool, future-funk sound that will instantly uplift your January playlist.
What to wear: Turn to those designers delivering new-wave tailoring with a fresh, youthful feel – relaxed, asymmetric cuts from 3.1. Phillip Lim and Ellery’s colour-pop flares.
Yu Yuan, Seoul
A conceptual reimagining of the famous ancient rock gardens, Architect Andre Fu’s lavish reflection of Shanghai in the roaring twenties makes Yu Yuan a true culinary delight. The newly awarded Michelin-star Cantonese cuisine is a must-try, too.
What to wear: We can’t help wanting to align our look to the Seoul hotspot’s opulent vibe, so we’re turning to silky separates and sumptuous faux fur.