Join the fashion-pack and head to the Dolomites for a week of pasta, powder and pampering at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge.
Looking at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge it’s easy to see why fashion-power duo Stefano Barbini and his wife Giorgia packed in their jobs at Escada and fled for the Italian Dolomites with their three children. Their four-bedroom private chalet began its life in the 16th Century as a hunting lodge, is surrounded by 17 hectares of mountain forest and overlooks three stunning valleys – Val Pusteria, Val Badia and Val Aurina.
While much of the original structure is still in place, including rustic timber panelling, added comfort comes in the form of thick cashmere throws, effortlessly chic interiors and a roaring fire. The lodge sleeps 10 in three doubles and bunk room for four children. A Finnish sauna and mountainside hot tub complete the package.
Food: Adding to the homely feel of the place are the family feasts served by Giorgia who does all the cooking while you’re there, and there’s an extremely well-stocked wine cellar that might just be the perfect hiding place.
Price: Exclusive rental is available from £2,000 (€2,400) per day based on two guests with the price increasing by €100 per extra adult or €50 euro per extra child. Rates include daily breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner plus non-alcoholic drinks and once daily private transfers to the slopes.
Getting there: Innsbruck is the nearest airport, it’s an hour and a half from the chalet and transfers can be arranged. British Airways flies from £99 return.
More information: sanlorenzomountainlodge.com