Emma Chong Johnston

Emma is a new mum, compulsive shopper and cityslicker through and through. Perfect holiday: shops, sunshine and gelato (and maybe a babysitter).

Villa of the Week: The View Samui

The sprawling property is located on the Taling Ngam coastline, with its own beachfront, pool and extensive grounds

Luxe stay: A Canggu weekend at Villa A-Mar, Bali

Villa A-Mar’s pink woodwork and heady mix of colourful soft furnishings and decorations makes perfect sense when you see it, and fits right in with Canggu’s hippie-chic atmosphere.

How to enjoy the year of the Pig

2019 is the year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac, and we take that to mean: practise some self-care, reward yourself for the good work you’ve been doing, and kick back on holiday

party dresses for hot weather

The best party dresses for hot weather

Everyone loves a Christmas party, an end-of-year celebration with friends, colleagues and way too many…

12 Villas of Christmas: Laguna Waters, Phuket

A short walk from Phuket’s famous Bang Tao beach is Laguna Waters, a 5-bedroom villa spread across two storeys.

Everything you need to know before planning a holiday photo shoot

We asked SweetEscape photographers around the world for their top tips on getting the best holiday photos (and most of them involve colour-coordinating your outfits)

12 villas of Christmas: L2 Residence, Samui

L2 is a showstopper. The 3-bedroom residence is perched on a vertiginous cliff, overlooking the Gulf of Siam with incredible views afforded from nearly every angle.

5 Wonderfruit experiences you won’t find at any other festival

Wonderfruit, the festival that’s unlike any other festival around the world, is back this year for another four days of mind-bending culture and activities

Document your holiday memories with Sweet Escape

Whether it’s your pre-wedding photoshoot, babymoon or just a family day at the villa, getting professional photos taken is always a treat, and always worth the money.

How to do Bali with a baby

Where to hire a carseat, how to get fresh food, how to keep them happy (jokes, that last one’s on you)