They do exist – those magical places in the world where we can switch off and relax so effortlessly. Whether thanks to their impressive nature, picturesque alleys, exquisite food or their unique savoir-vivre - they cast a spell over us, allow us to recharge our batteries and experience perhaps the most beautiful time of the year.
Andrea Karg and her ALLUDE team have now dedicated a T-shirt collection to six of these magical travel destinations . With the enchanting illustrations by Kera Till, they exude a pure holiday feeling !
Mykonos, Malibu, Sylt, St. Tropez, St. Bath or Capri? If you are still undecided where to go this summer, here is ALLUDE's ultimate travel guide with our very personal insider tips:
Like a set from a movie, Capri draws you in with its beauty, flair and style: rocky cliffs, olive and lemon trees, whitewashed villas and an impossibly blue sea.
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WHAT TO DO:
lido del faro Crystal clear water, sun decks embedded between the rocks, a gourmet restaurant and a magnificent sunset over the sea. https://www.lidofaro.com
gozzo boat Hire a traditional Gozzo fishing boat at Marina Piccola.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK:
da gelsomina You must taste the famous ravioli Capresi. The Gelsomina is an amazing hidden gem. https://www.dagelsomina.com
anema e core If you are in Capri and want to experience the real Capri nightlife, Anema e Core is a must! Better to reserve a table to avoid the line, especially in high season and weekends. https://www.anemaecore.com
WHAT TO BUY:
carthusia – i profumi di capri Here you can buy the smell of summer in a bottle. The tiny shop sells deliciously smelling perfumes made in a local factory from locally sourced flowers and herbs. https://www.carthusia.it
WHERE TO STAY:
grand hotel quisisana This hotel is a Capri institution. It opened in 1845 and has been owned by the Morgano family ever since. https://www.quisisana.com
Malibu is not only known for its clifftop mansions and surfers, but also for some of the most beautiful beaches and hiking trails with waterfalls.
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A visit to Mykonos is never complete without a night stroll through the beautiful whitewashed town with its many shops, taverns and bars.
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4TH ST. BARTH
St. Barth, a French overseas collective, combines the sophistication of St. Tropez with the Caribbean lifestyle of Laissez, meaning it's exclusive and totally unpretentious.
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5TH ST. TROPEZ
St. Tropez attracted artistic and extravagant interest long before Brigitte Bardot's time. The pointilist Paul Signac introduced them from the late 19th century and in the 1940s and 1950s the village was a summer extension of Paris' Left Bank: Juliette Greco, Boris Vian, Sartre and Picasso. Then Bardot appeared in And God Created Woman, turning localized libertinism into a worldwide reputation for illicit pleasure.
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Sylt is an incredibly beautiful 25-mile-long island on Germany's North Sea coast that boasts one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of pristine sandy beach in all of Europe. Sylt is known for its invigorating sea air.
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