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Je suis fatiguée

by habituallychic

04 . 17 . 12
Not gonna lie.  I’m tired.  Last night at 10pm when I realized that I could write a blog post or go to bed, I chose bed.  All I can think about is where I want to go and relax once the book goes to final print. I’m dreaming of Italy but not sure.  This is where you come in.  I’m usually the one doing all the work here, but thought it might be nice to ask you for your suggestions.  Where should I go? 

First photo by William Eggleston. 
All other photos via tumblr.  If you know a photo credit, please let me know and I will add it. 

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  1. Dawn Cassidy April 17, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Amalfi Coast!! Perfect place to relax. Il San Pietro in Positano is one of my favorite hotels in the world and the Palazzo Sasso in Ravello was also amazing. I would also recommend taking a boat over to Capri for the day.

  2. Elizabeth April 17, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Hmm… so many choices. I do not thnk you can ever go wrong with Paris! Of course Rome, Florence and Venice are a great option too.

    I guess it depends on what you want to do. Are you going to rest and relax and read? You caould visit the beaches of Italy, or Greece.

    If you want to wander and relax and visit a few sights than anywhere in Europe is wonderful.

    Take cae of yourself. I am looking forward to your book.


  3. DaniBP April 17, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    I think you need to go somewhere with a pool, or an ocean, such lovely water images!
    How about Capri?

  4. Anonymous April 17, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    I usually don’t comment… and had already decided to suggest Capri when I saw that it was already recommended. Listen to their advice and go to Capri! An amazing island and it’s great to go through Sorrento on the way! Going into the blue grotto is something that you can’t pass up!

  5. lvb April 17, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    italy and beaches are always lovely, of course, but i’m throwing out copenhagen/denmark—gorgeous, clean, surrounded by water, plus the food is sooo fresh and delicious, the people so friendly and is easy to get around there.

  6. dervla @ The Curator April 17, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    head to The Maldives!! My sister went there and loved it. So super relaxing.

  7. EliseG April 17, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    Cinque Terre in Italy…go live like a local on the Med…drink vin, eat caprese…soak in that Italian goodness without the pressure to be a tourist! Best ‘vacation’ in Europe I can recommend-usually one arrives home from Europe more tired than when they left!
    I’m jealous, can I come with?!

  8. kbd April 17, 2012 | 4:09 pm

    South Africa. Safari.

  9. Style Therapy April 17, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    I like all the options so far! I myself need a place to go, but trying to keep it domestic with short time available! I’ll be checking back for more of your readers’ suggestions!

  10. Meg April 17, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    I just got back from my first trip to Bali and I highly recommend it.. It’s a long flight and very different than Europe, but absolutely incredible and inspiring. The Four Seasons at Sayan was amazing- the whole top of the hotel is a lotus pond.

    Of course the south of France is amazing and my domestic recommendations: Montana or Carmel, CA. I wish I were in Carmel right now.

  11. Inner-Outer Beauty April 17, 2012 | 6:19 pm

    Hope you soon feel better! I actually today posted (for other reasons:) on my blog one of my favorite hotels ever, in Marbella! Have a look at the images there and I think you will be sold. And the pool is heated. So you can go now:) Have some rest. We will still be here.

  12. Belle on Heels April 17, 2012 | 6:54 pm

    If you’re looking to REALLY relax, i.e. go somewhere luxurious, but off the beaten path, you should look into LaLuna in Grenada. We were supposed to go there for our honeymoon and had to cancel because of work conflicts, but it looks ideal. The owner is a former Prada consultant, the interior designer did one of Armani’s homes. It’s been reviewed in Vogue and Fortune and Anna Wintour has stayed there. The Sunday Times ranked it as one of the top 100 hotels in the world. We’re dying to rebook our trip!

  13. bee and jay April 17, 2012 | 8:03 pm

    If you’re looking for something a little closer to home you should check out Hix Island House on the island of Vieques, which is part of Puerto Rico- easy to reach from NY.
    This year we stayed in their newly opened Casa Solaris. It’s perfect for recharging the batteries, kind of rustic chic- we call it Bobo camping! Check out our post here (link to Hix at the end of the post):

    The island has some of the best beaches in the Carribean, all mercifully free of crowds!

    Enjoy, wherever you end up!

  14. Anonymous April 17, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    Well from personal travels, I’d be heading to the south of France.
    But, I would suggest a nice trip up here to lil ole Prince Edward Island.

  15. The Avarice April 17, 2012 | 8:30 pm

    Provence. No, it’s not a novel idea, but for damn good reason. It’s wonderful and inspiring and nothing heals and renews like the Mediterranean and the crispness of French light. I would specifically recommend Toulouse, Lyon or Cassis.

  16. David Y. April 17, 2012 | 8:31 pm

    Istanbul – get a Turkish Bath, Stroll the endless streets of markets, and perhaps visit the hotel where the Orient Express was written… Loved It All!!!

  17. Elena April 17, 2012 | 8:45 pm

    Any of those delicious photos you posted could have been taken on the Goldilocks island of Menorca, Spain. Off the beaten path, interesting culture and history, full of natural beauty and most important for you – quiet and restful!!

  18. Amanda April 18, 2012 | 12:44 am

    There are many luxurious places such as in Tuscany but a unique destination would be in places such as Africa, Asia or even Bora Bora.

  19. Pamela RG April 18, 2012 | 1:02 am

    Beautiful post! It makes one dream! There are many places to visit and to relax! But I suggest Hawaii or Positano, Italy and stay at Le Sirenuse (www.sirenuse.it/. In the Philippines,one of the best spa is the world, The Farm.

  20. Karena April 18, 2012 | 4:02 am

    To relax Heather, the Greek Isles specifically Santorini!

    Art by Karena

  21. Brillante Interiors April 18, 2012 | 4:29 am

    If you decide to go to Italy let me know, I have plenty of ideas but first:
    When are you going? For how long? What would you like to do (resting I know…but what else?) and so on.

  22. Bumble at home April 18, 2012 | 4:54 am

    Go directly to http://www.trasierra.co.uk its in Sevilla in Spain.I will say no more,look it up.

  23. Erika April 18, 2012 | 9:17 am

    Dear Heather,

    As you know I usually live in Stockholm, however I write this as I am working (!) in our new, temporary office in an old part of Palma, Mallorca. If you would like to travel to Europe, I think you would LOVE it here!

    Palma is a beautiful, exquisite city, with lots of culture, food, fashion and history – I am still finding out, but have spent a lot of time here over the last three years.

    Highly recommended – let me know if you would like more info.

    In the meantime, have a good rest and take care of yourself. I am really looking forward to your book (looking good)!

    Best wishes,
    Erika, Palma (Stockholm)

  24. Provence Search April 18, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Il faut aller en Provence! I’m a bit biased because I live in Aix-en-Provence, and it might not be very original, but it is the perfect place for a combination of relaxation and renewed inspiration. Aix-en-Provence itself is a dream town to visit. It is walkable and yet has everything – tons of culture; beauty and shopping. The countryside around it and the Luberon are one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Med is at 30 minutes (someone else already mentioned Casssis), so it is possible to have it all in one holiday. I’ve travelled and lived all over the world and as I’m looking out of my window now looking out over the Mont Sainte Victoire I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Am very curious where you’re going to end up going. Good luck with the final stretch!

  25. Lost in Provence April 18, 2012 | 9:53 am

    As a former travel writer that has had her fair share of adventures, two things come to mind: like Meg, Bali is so wonderful if you have never been just be sure to not stay in the Kuta/Seminyak circle. It’s beauty and traditions rejuvenate like no other save for the clean sweep of a safari. For that I would suggest Tanzania with a combo of safari at Ngorongoro Crater and beach time on Pemba or Zanzibar!
    PS. I live in Provence and as beautiful as it is, it sounds like you need a stronger recharger. 🙂

  26. rob the blob April 18, 2012 | 10:01 am

    If you do have the opportunity to travel far, my suggestion would be Bunaken (Indonesia) for an ultra-relaxed holiday where you will find mangoes falling on the roof of your bungalow.
    Or go to the surprisingly rich city of Hamburg and stay in a former gasworks building http://www.designhotels.com/hotels/europe/germany/hamburg/gastwerk

    Whatever it will be, enjoy! 🙂

  27. Chantal Bastin April 18, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Take a cruise on a no wifi boat. In other words : unplug !

  28. cecat April 18, 2012 | 11:09 am

    St. Barths…
    I went last June. The “off season” is wonderfully quiet, relaxing, fabulous food, friendly. No hassles.

  29. Ivy Lane April 18, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    St. Maarten… or Barbados….

  30. Carlos Leite de Sousa April 19, 2012 | 11:25 am

    Try “Costa Vicentina” or “Comporta” in Portugal. Some kind of a secret in europe.

  31. Elise April 19, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    Yes, Italy! Amalfi Coast for sure and make sure to stay in Capri for a couple days. Great food, great shopping, beautiful scenery – seriously relaxing!

  32. Heidi April 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Go to Bali, skip the touristy areas and go to the Amed costal region. It will change your perspective!