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).

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

Nude Yoga Girl tells us how she actually takes her photos

Her instagram handle may sound provocative, but Nude Yoga Girl‘s photos are anything but. The…

A one-time opportunity to dine with renowned Chef Kenta Kayama in Niseko

For three nights only, the beautiful Somoza Gallery will be hosting a one-time only pop-up dining event by To Dining.

12 Villas of Christmas: The View Samui

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

Katrina Razon

Wonderfruit director Katrina Razon’s favourite moments from the festival

Here’s what you missed at this year’s edition of the unique eco-loving arts, culture and music festival.

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.

Villa Nonnavana Bali

12 Villas of Christmas: Villa Nonnavana, a chic Bali retreat

This stylish designer stay feels like a beach house, tucked away in Bali’s hippest neighbourhood

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.

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A sustainable Christmas doesn’t have to be a boring one. Sonalie Figueiras tells us how

If you’re not already on the good list, get there now by rolling back your plastic consumption and supporting local this Christmas

The WanderLuxe guide to highly specific Black Friday 2018 sale needs

Whatever you need, there’s a Black Friday sale that can sort you out. We’re here to help you find it.

Gigi Hopkins’ 7 must-dos in hidden gem Lord Howe Island, Australia

Gigi Hopkins – writer, traveller and prolific instagrammer on @_itsbeautifulhere – has travelled the world,…

Villa M Koh Samui

The story behind Villa M, the chicest villa in Fisherman’s Village, Samui

Beach on one side, Fisherman’s village on the other, antiques within: Villa M is the chicest villa in Samui

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)