As the largest market for luxury merchandise, all roads now lead to China, even for French fashion house Chanel. First exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Shanghai earlier this year, the Culture Chanel exhibition (culture.chanel.com) is now showcased at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing (www.namoc.org/en) until Dec 13.
As the weather gets unbearably hot, we’re in the mood for adventure and fresh air. Sure, Mae Hong Son and the Similan Islands have their charms, but why not go that extra 10,000 miles for a real change of scenery. Added bonus? April is not exactly high-season in the rest of the world, whereas traveling around Thailand will be pure madness. Come on, the economy is picking up, so break that piggy bank and book that flight.
Destination: Sognefjord, Norway
April temperature: 1-10ºC
Swap Bangkok’s heat for six chilly alternatives.