If there is one thing we all have in common nowadays it’s the fact that we all lead incredibly stressful lives. Whether it caused by work, finances, family, or something else, stress no matter how small can over time start to eat away at our physical and mental wellbeing. So what is one to do? Well, as I discovered some years ago when my stress levels are particularly high the best thing to do is to get away for a bit (even if it is just for 24 hours).
You see like so many others I don’t exactly do ‘days off’ very well (especially when I am at home surround by all my stuff) as I absolutely adore what I do for living, so much so I can honestly say I can’t remember the last time I had a weekend off – which could easily explain why my mind has been feeling a little chaotic as of late. So in an attempt to help resolve this issue I decided to turn to my trusty friend, aka the Internet in the hope of finding some much-needed travel inspiration – after all it has been a while. Enter the new love of my life and the star of this whole entire post, Louis Vuitton’s City Guides.
Comprising of 15 incredibly useful and knowledgeable city guides (and one extremely handy notebook) this luxurious limited edition box has to be my favourite discovery of the year so far. Containing a wonderful mixture of classic destinations, avant-garde locations and insider hidden gems, these unique guides offer a detailed account of each individual city as seen through the eyes of a local journalist, writer and/or high-profile figure. Inside, the guides are divided into convenient sections, each of which not only offer the best of the best in terms of recommendations, but also the best of the best in terms of urban photography.
My only predicament now thought is deciding which one of these cities I should escape to first!
Do you find it hard to switch off from work? If so, I would love to hear what tips you use to help restore a little balance once more.
“To travel is to live.”- Hans Christian Andersen