On the occasion of the launch of the new brand campaign "Delicious Journeys", we asked five personalities – chef and gardener, manager and property owner – to tell us what they see as the enchantment of travel and the essence of taste. Proof, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Below are ten offbeat locales around the world to consider for your big day, ones entailing cowboy boots in the wilderness, the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and the big cats of the African wild. Whichever you fancy, this is sure to be the beginning of a beautiful adventure.
In Japan, the arrival of spring brings with it the promise of cherry blossoms - sakura in Japanese - and beautiful landscapes that range from white to pronounced pink. It is a time for celebrating life and calls for picnics in the parks, sitting below the cherry trees to enjoy all their beauty.
A 90-minute train ride to the south west of Tokyo is Asaba, a 500-year-old ryokan in a small village known for one of the oldest hot springs on the Izu Peninsula. Since our recent visit, it has become the sole destination of our continued daydreams.