Death, taxes, and the fact that a particular class of socialites will go on a winter holiday are the three things that can be guaranteed in life. So, where in the world have our favourite social butterflies been this winter? Read on for a jet-set recap of where they’ve headed off to (and potentially even some travel inspo), from the sandy beaches of The Bahamas to the icy slopes of the Alps.
Dasha Zhukova, St. Moritz
Celebrities, billionaires, and royalty flock to St. Moritz every winter to hit the slopes and vacation in style, and this year was no different. Despite spending most of her time in New York, where she lives on the Upper East Side, Russian-born philanthropist, collector, and entrepreneur Dasha Zhukova headed to the renowned Swiss resort.
Alice Naylor-Leyland, The Bahamas
English socialite, brand collaborator, writer and business owner, Alice Naylor-Leyland spent some of the winter with her family in the palm-fringed tropical islands of The Bahamas. Some winter sun – lucky for some.
Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, St. Moritz
Crown Princess Marie Chantal, her husband Crown Prince Pavlos and their children split their time between their stunning Upper East Side New York home and holidays around the world, with their recent winter jaunt including a ski trip to exclusive St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Nell Diamond, Courchevel
Oh, look, another ski holiday! Founder of Hill House Home and New York dweller, Nell Diamond spent some of her winter in the world’s ski capital, French Alps ski resort Courchevel.
Zach Weiss, Big Sky
Zach Weiss swapped New York for Montana to hit the slopes at the famous Big Sky Resort in Montana.
Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Egypt
Another New York inhabitant, and also a seasoned traveller, Sofia Sanchez de Betak, the founder of brand Chufy, swapped the city streets for the desert sands by taking a trip to Egypt this winter.
Nicola Peltz, Miami
Nicola Peltz and boyfriend, Brooklyn Beckham, spent Christmas in Miami this year. Just look at that ocean.
Harley Viera-Newton, Cabo
Being one of Mexico’s most beautiful destinations, it is no surprise that British model, DJ and owner of her namesake label, HVN, Harley Viera-Newton decided to hit up Cabo this winter.
Timo Weiland, Iceland
Tim Weiland, widely known as Timo Weiland, is an American fashion designer, DJ and entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder and creative director of the Timo Weiland brand. He and Bryan Ludwig spent some of their winter in Iceland, but according to his Instagram, he’s also spent some time in Aspen recently. Timo sure knows his winter destinations.
Tina Leung, Aspen
Speaking of Aspen, none other than fashion stylist and blogger, Tina Leung, spent ski season in Aspen, Colorado. However, according to Instagram, she’s recently hit up Big Sky too, asking fans who wants to move there with her. We do Tina, we do!
Andrew Warren, St. Barts
If you’ve crafted a career by capturing the allure of NYC’s young and elite, like socialite Andrew Warren, then there’s no more appropriate holiday destination than St. Barts. It is truly the Caribbean playground for the rich and famous.
Violetta Komyshan, The Bahamas
NYC ballerina turned ‘It’ Girl, Violetta Komyshan spent some of her winter evenings where most of us probably wish we were – on the beach in The Bahamas.