It’s easy to hibernate in winter, but it’s also the perfect time to pick up your favourite handbag and take off. If you’re dreaming of a getaway by the fire (with a bottle of wine), diving into a warm ocean or strolling down cobblestoned streets in European summer, then read on.
Here are the three places we’d love to escape to right now…and the perfect travel bag we'd take with us.
1. The Hunter Valley
If you’re a winter lover, then the Hunter Valley is for you. Sip on that Shiraz, check out the Hunter Valley Gardens, or just spend some much needed time with the one you love. This is the ideal weekend getaway to experience the beauty of Australia in winter.
The ‘Charlie’ bag is the perfect companion for this getaway. Fill it with your laptop, books and magazine, or just catch up on Netflix by the fire.
2. The Whitsunday Islands
While it’s winter temperatures down south, the Whitsundays are perfect all year round (23 degrees is the average temp from July to Sep). Located in the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, there are 74 gorgeous islands dotted across this dreamy paradise. Our top picks include a visit to Whitehaven beach, checking out the famous heart shaped reef, scuba diving, snorkeling and simply just relaxing by the beach with a cocktail in hand!
A clutch is the essential accessory for the Whitsundays. Convenient yet chic – perfect for dinner at the marina or cocktails at sunset.
European summer at its best. Relax and bask in the beauty that is Lisbon. Check out Feitoria – a beautiful and contemporary Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the river front – or visit the Mercado da Ribeira markets full of fresh fruit and flowers. Also make sure you go to the Red Frog, a hidden gem full of a world of mixology and craft cocktails!
Bring the Avery bag as your travel buddy. Wear it cross-body when you’re in a crowd or you want your hands free. It’s big enough to fit your camera, phone, wallet (the essentials) yet the soft leather will fall gently around you, making it convenient and super light to carry!
What are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a winter getaway these are great choices!