In this issue we return to top level motorsport but not in a conventional way, and by doing so accelerate the development of our electric powertrains. In tandem, we introduce our Jaguar I-PACE Concept vehicle - a revolutionary new model available to reserve now for delivery in 2018.
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TRAVEL Room booked, bags packed. Ready to roll THE SHORT GETAWAY BREAK CLEARS THOSE COBWEBS MILAN THE ITALIAN LAKES The beautiful, Alpine landscape on the border between Switzerland and Italy is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Milan. A string of narrow, glacial lakes break up the landscape against a backdrop of mountains and elegant architecture. The Italian Lakes, are rich with sleepy cobblestone villages, secluded gardens and wild flora. Lake Como is the most dramatic in appearance and is popular with the Milanese. Take a ferry to reach Bellagio, a jewel of a town sitting at the spot where Lake Como divides into three parts. Bellagio has been called the most beautiful town in Italy, and it’s not hard to see why. Visit the museum at Villa Carlotta, an elegant 17th-century mansion set in lush terraced gardens. Check into the Hemingway Suite at the Grand Hôtel des Iles Borromées in Stresa, where the American novelist spent a week in September 1918. Hemingway spent much of his time playing pool, talking with the barman over a dry martini and taking boating trips to the small island of Pescatori. CAPE TOWN PRINGLE BAY Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town lies Pringle Bay, a laid-back seaside village with fine seafood restaurants, charming cottages and a long, sheltered bay. Getting there from The Mother City, as Capetonians affectionately call home, is one of the highlights of the trip. As you turn off the N2 after Strand, you hit the spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive. The coastal road is one of the world’s finest drives, hugging the cliffs that drop into False Bay. The village has a somewhat bohemian feel, and is made up of higgledy-piggledy houses that have been built along the sandy bay. For such a small place, Pringle Bay has a surprising number of good restaurants, including seafood favorite Hook, Line & Sinker and the locals’ favorite Perigators, or simply Gators, serving delicious thin-based pizzas with a South African twist. One of the best places to stay is Moonstruck, a stylish B&B offering panoramic views of the ocean and the nearby Overberg mountains—a perfect coastal getaway. If you are staying for more than a long weekend, it’s worth hiring a beach house and inviting friends and family. 62 THEJAGUAR
PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTY IMAGES (2); LAIF (1); MAURITIUS (2) NEW YORK THE HAMPTONS The cluster of villages and hamlets that form The Hamptons, also called the ‘East End’, have long served as the summer retreat of choice for East Coast city folk. Only a 90-minute drive from New York City, expect dramatic dunes, shingled windmills and the famous lighthouse that attracted artists alike Jackson Pollock and Winslow Homer. In summer however one could be forgiven for thinking that the whole of Manhattan has decamped to the East Coast as crowds make the Hamptons feel like a hectic Saturday night in NYC rather than a relaxed beach vacation. As the Hamptons empty out it becomes possible to enjoy the charms of this collection of seaside communities. There are plenty of yearround activities to enjoy, the weather can be quite pleasant depending on the month, and hotel rates drop dramatically. Don’t miss a guided walk around Sylvester Manor, a 17th-century estate on Shelter Island, or a visit to the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse dating back to the 18th century. Another off-season highlight is sampling the region’s wines. The family-owned Wölffer Estate vineyard in Sagaponack is open all year round. For a quirky and comfortable stay, try c/o The Maidstone, a Scandinavian-inspired hotel just outside East Hampton. The Living Room restaurant offers a Scandinavianinfluenced menu and is one of the Hamptons’ most exciting dining options. BUENOS AIRES PUNTA DEL ESTE Uruguay’s Atlantic coast has numerous beaches, from the urban stretches of sand in the upscale beach barrio of Pocitos to glitzy Punta del Este. Hop on the Buquebus ferry, the only direct service linking Buenos Aires with Uruguay’s capital Montevideo. From there, it’s a two-hour drive to Punta del Este, dubbed the St Tropez of South America. Ever since wealthy Argentine and Uruguayan holidaymakers discovered this sun-drenched peninsula, Punta del Este has enjoyed a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous. For a luxury romantic getaway, head for the L’Auberge Hotel. The Tudor-inspired hotel is set in beautiful gardens, where you can sip afternoon tea and enjoy the tranquillity. Take some time to explore La Barra, a chic neighborhood on the eastern side of Arroyo Maldonado. Here you will find several antique shops and one of the best restaurants in the area, Fasano. Come early to watch the sunset from the outdoor lounge, and enjoy the spectacular views and superb Italian food. If the glitz becomes too overwhelming, head further down the coast to the unspoiled wilderness of Cabo Polonio. The nature reserve is only accessible by walking through the dunes or taking an All-Wheel Drive vehicle. There is no electricity or running water, so make sure you pack everything you need for a blissfully quiet getaway. SEOUL DOLSANDO ISLAND The city of Yeosu, on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, lays claim to more than three hundred and sixty islands. While many of them are beautiful and worth a visit, they can sometimes be difficult to reach. Rich in scenery, Dolsando is connected to Yeosu by an imposing cable bridge that is dramatically lit at night. Perched halfway up on a cliff on its southern tip is a popular temple and small monastery called Hyangiram, which has wonderful coastal views over the sea. Take the cable car across the bay and enjoy the vistas from Dolsan Park. From here, you can follow the coastal trail along Dolsando’s eastern shore, a hike that takes you across the length of the island to Hyangiram in the far south. Don’t miss the Wind Café, located a short drive from Hyangiram. It boasts some of the best views of the island, as well as excellent teas and coffee. Another local delicacy is Dolsando’s famous gat kimchi, which shouldn’t be missed. Stay at a minbak—a room in a private house—and wake up to a beautiful sunrise; the unobstructed view has made this area one of Korea’s most popular destinations for watching the sun come up on New Year’s Day. THEJAGUAR 63
JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.