Life+Stuff: Best of 2012

Oman

It’s that time of year. The Best and Worst List. The Great Moments showreel. The Top 10. This year has seen me change jobs, move back to the country, get a cat and six chickens and pierce my nose. I visited Vanuatu, Kangaroo Island, Kaua’i (Hawaii) and Oman for the first time, as well as lots of little […]

Top Five: Oman

View from the top of Jabreen Castle

If you like holidays with sand (beach and desert), warm water, palm trees (date) and 36 degree sunshine, you simply cannot go past Oman in Autumn. It’s got all the mystique of ancient Arabia but with the modern pleasantries of air-conditioning and wi-fi. After all, history is fun but so is a glass of wine […]

Leaving Oman

I am in love with Oman; with the constant sunlight, the warmth, the stark rocky mountains that converge with the extra salty azure sea. The Islamic influence in every detail creates order, serenity and geometry at every turn. The palette of the entire nation is pure Vogue Living; sand, ochre, sage and white. Blue and […]

Oh man Oman!

Nizwa Fort

Holy smoke is the smell of Oman; sweet, spicy frankincense. The arid desert is punctuated by swathes of white buildings decorated with blue tiles. Date palms, thorny bushes and goats provide splashes of colour between the chambray blue sky and the denim blue sea. The light is blinding. Men wear full length white dish dashas […]