IGNITION INDIA We’d rather be in… SRI LANKA CAPE WELIGAMA Sri Lanka’s south coast is never a bad place to spend time, featuring the historic town of Galle Fort’s legendary seafood and palm-fringed beaches. But the draw just got stronger with the addition of this luxury clifftop hideaway which has 40 private retreats with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. Private villas start from £300 (€400). capeweligama.com travel Sip local Shiraz in South Africa, discover fresh new seafood in Sri Lanka and feel CREATIVE in Turkey’s new branch of Soho House – even if you just end up on your back in the Cowshed AFRICA ISTANBUL TURKEY The opening… IT WAS BACK IN 1995 when Soho House opened in London as a cosy private members’ club for those working in Soho’s film and media industry – people with what the club calls “a creative soul”. 20 years on, the group is a big global player (11 hotels across the US and Europe) with big plans. The latest – and biggest – opening is slated for Istanbul this year, housed in a huge period mansion in the buzzy Beyoglu district and features 87 bedrooms, a Cecconi’s restaurant, two rooftop pools, a Cowshed spa and even a nightclub. Probably quite a hard place to leave. sohohouseistanbul.com SOUTH AFRICA Gourmet traveller RICHARD BRANSON’S NEW SOUTH AFRICAN WINE LODGE Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek is in the foodie capital of the Western Cape and the perfect spot for touring nearby vineyards. The hotel’s own winery cultivates Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon so expect tastings aplenty. From £200 (€300) per night. virginlimitededition.com/en/mont-rochelle 14 j THE DYNAMIC ISSUE
Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.
In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.
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