Breakfast at Bamford-owned Daylesford Organic in England’s Cotswolds. From 8 o’clock on, cognoscenti, plus children and canines, gather, from a considerable catchment, for detox juice, full English, kippers, whatever. Low armchairs by a log fire, normal-height Trough tables, or garden, with cashmere wraps. Shop (Léoube wines, game pies). Finish with a 30-minute Swedish massage. Tiffany’s can’t compete.
India v. Afghanistan is on the international cricket calendar for this coming Wednesday evening (17th January). Mr Modi’s a fan, Rohit Sharma’s India’s captain. Expect the home team’s support to be noisily plentiful. It’s at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Taj West End Bengaluru is only five minutes by hotel limo.
Red-carpet regulars Gisele Bundchen and Gwen Stefani are among those who get into shape at Susan Lombardi’s 29-room We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, cactus country two hours from Los Angeles. Forgo alcohol, caffeine and even solid food and, with daily colonics, lose up to three pounds a day (gulp down the juice bar offerings, frolic in the heated pool and relish Circadian lighting). Two to seven-night programmes. A 600 sq ft Executive Plus Suite comes with a private fire pit.
"It's women's time," says La Galerie Dior at 30 rue de Montaigne, Paris. Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri featured a white "We Should All Be Feminists" t-shirt in her 2016 debut collection. Now, until 13th May, La Galerie features works by such greats as Niki de Saint Phalle (see her bulbous sculptures at Dolder Grand, Zurich, and Le Negresco, Nice). Le Galerie is four minutes walk from Hotel Plaza Athénée – which has a Dior Spa.
Book now for the Great North American Solar Eclipse on 8th April. An ideal viewing venue is The Lake House on Canandaigua Lake, a preferred hotel in New York State, under an hour from Rochester Airport. Global wine Behemoth Constellation Brands owns the Lake House. Take a 360sq ft Main Premium Lake King Suite and go the whole Americana hog. Chops with tavern steak sauce. A strong Cab Sav. Fuel for northern lights views.
Japan today and yesterday. Aman launches its new brand, Janu Tokyo, on 13th March – surrounding grounds by Thomas Heatherwick (New York’s High Line and London’s busses). Jean-Michel Gathy interiors. The 2,840 sq ft Janu Suite has two balconies overlooking Azabudai Hills. Alternatively, go old. Futon-sleep in a genuine old palace, say, Ozu Castle, in Ehime Prefecture.