Designing stilettos and wedges is tough work, making getaways essential. Here, footwear’s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.
This story first appeared in the August 4, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
“I love to go to where there’s sea, sun, calm and beauty. It could be any island in the Mediterranean, like Capri or Corsica. But my dream location is the Greek Islands. It has to be somewhere you can live barefoot…like a kind of lost paradise!”
“I recently moved here to a house by the sea that’s above a surfing beach on the North Devon/Cornwall border. I like exploring this place, walking down paths I’ve never traveled before, climbing over rocks, surfing at low tide and finding different ways up the cliff from the beach. I ride green lanes on my horse, Flash, because they are too rutted for a car.”
“When you land here it’s like going back in time. The city is so inspiring and cosmopolitan, and I love walking in the streets, feeling this unique climate—a mix of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. My favorite spots are La Plage Des Moineaux, the incredible Kasbah and, for its charm, the Hotel Nord-Pinus in the city.”
“I’ve traveled a long way from London, but I knew Bali was the right place to wind down after a hectic season. I’ve visited Seminyak, a mix of traditional and modern, with some great little chic boutiques and fabulous restaurants. And I’m obsessed with traditional Hindu temple umbrellas, especially the checkered black ones.”