In recent years, Croatia and the tiny, mountainous country to its south, Montenegro, have emerged as the glamour pusses of Eastern Europe, tucked up a finger of the Mediterranean opposite Italy.
This is where you should be this summer, lolling on a yacht. The dream boat would be Beluga, owned by Lady Weinberg (the interior designer Anouska Hempel who gave us the hip, black-themed hotel, Blakes, in London).
A 28-meter Turkish gullet with black sails, butler, antique linen swathing beds in three cabins, a private PADI diving instructor, and staff from Blakes to administer black-squid risotto to 18 for dinner, it has everything you need to momentarily believe that there’s no recession in paradise
More info: Vanity Fair