Giselle Go, editor-in-chief of Style: Singapore talks to us about her favorite summer destinations in the Mediterranean. Giselle shares with us her favorite places to best enjoy the pleasures of island life.
Describe the type of traveler you are.
My work trips can be intense because the days are few and itineraries are packed. So when I travel for leisure, I like to be easy-going and spontaneous about it.
What is your favorite destination to date and why?
Capri and Greece. These two make for great summer destinations.
Beach chic in Capri
Sunbathing in Crete
Giselle's Capri recommendations
Seafood at II Riccio
This Michelin-starred restaurant is perched on top of rocks overlooking the sea. Excellent selection of seafood.
Al fresco dining at Da Paolino
It's set inside a lemon grove. Get a table outdoors and sit under the lemon trees, it cannpt get more romantic than this.
Party at Anema e Core
It's a small, cave-like club with a great atmosphere. The vibe is quite down to earth despite the place being frequented by celebrities and people in the fashion industry. Featuring a live band (there are no DJs), expect to let your hair down and dance on tables.
Shopping in Portofino
Here's where you can get (actually) useful and timeless souvenirs like linen tunics, hand-crafted Italian-leather sandals, and lemon scented candles.
Giselle's Crete recommendations
Dine at The Yacht Club for fresh seafood
The Yacht Club restaurant at the Elounda Mare Hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Besides the fresh seafood, their meat is delicious with clean flavors.
Shop in towns like Agios Nikolaus and Chania
You can pick up bottles of olive oil as presents and the traditional evil eye stuff. The drive is gorgeous with olive trees, mountains and the sea as your faithful companions.
My 5 travel essentials are
- iPhone or iPad (I need apps like Google Maps, Waze, Spotify and Audible when I travel).
- A roomy tote like Tod's D Cube medium shopper. It's lightweight and has a lot of compartments.
- A city guide (the Louis Vuitton ones are good if available).
- A standard Longchamp Le Pilage for excess shopping. They fold easily and don't take up too much space.
You're quite the jetsetter. What are your travel packing tips?
I try to pack a couple of days before my travels and have another look the night before to do a tighter edit. More often than not, there is a tendency to overpack and you don't end up using everything.
Our female readers are dying to know- what are your travel beauty tips?
Face masks on long haul flights. The air on the plane is so dehydrating for the skin! SK-II has individual travel-friendly packets for their sheet masks. I recommend this if you're flying business or first. This might frighten other passengers if seated in coach.
A better alternative is Laneige's Water Sleeping Pack. Just decant a small amount into a 100ml pot (which you can buy from Muji or Sephora). I would also recommend Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil. These really help hydrate the skin. While these are great, don't forget to drink plenty of water!
Amazing villas in Capri and Crete
Breathtaking views and endless sunshine from this Capri villa
Check in to this chic villa with a beautiful private pool in Crete.