Four illustrators create a postcard for their dream destination.
LUCY JAMES / COPENHAGEN
it is friendly, welcoming and so beautiful. The architecture, the people, even ridiculous things like string, are beautiful. My favourite thing to do there is… wander through the Latin Quarter looking at shops and then snuggle into a squashy armchair at Retro Bar for a (best ever) hot chocolate (and maybe a Fudgey-Wudgey cookie) and a game of cards. Itâ€™s famous for… The Little Mermaid. But the best-kept secret is… burritos at Atlas (see below). Make sure you… get on a bus and a train to visit Arken and Louisiana, two very different but very epic art spaces just outside the city. Definitely worth a day trip. Shop at… Stilleben for beautiful objects and homewares, Henrik Vibskov for the coolest collections of clothes and the Lego shop. You can get Lego items you never even dreamed existed. Grab a bite to eat at… Atlas. I know it sounds strange, but their burrito with Asian salad is actually out of this world. Definitely buy… anything. Itâ€™s Copenhagen. Their bus tickets ooze style.
GALA BENT / WENATCHEE FOREST, WASHINGTON
I love Wenatchee becauseâ€¦ itâ€™s a gorgeous mountain wilderness. MyÂ favourite thing to do there isâ€¦ hike up to a mountain lake, eat a picnic and swim in the cold, clear water.Â Itâ€™s famous forâ€¦its Bavarian-themed city, Leavenworth. But the best-kept secret isâ€¦ Sleeping Lady resort â€“ locally sourced food and you can swim in pools that look like theyâ€™re cut from the mountain rock. Make sure you… take insect repellent and wear layers. The Northwest weather can be shifty.Â Shop atâ€¦ Paprika. Grab a bite to eat atâ€¦ Leavenworth Sausage Garten for locally cured meats and Leavenworth Brewery beers.Â Definitely buyâ€¦ a National Forest recreation day pass if you want to park at trailheads!
SHAUN KARDINAL / MONTANA
I love Montana becauseâ€¦ itâ€™s a gorgeous retreat of a state where the â€˜big skyâ€™ views are ever-present. Even the drives between towns are often full of stunning beauty. My favourite thing to do there isâ€¦ four-wheelinâ€™ on dirt roads, floating the rivers and backyard barbecues. Itâ€™s famous forâ€¦ big skies and a stellar national park. But the best-kept secret isâ€¦ Bozemanâ€™s Natural Hot Springs. Make sure you… take in as many sunsets as you can, ideally on cool summer evenings by a fire. Shop atâ€¦ the 50,000 Silver Dollar Bar. Grab a bite to eat atâ€¦ The Derby Steakhouse in Butte. Definitely buyâ€¦ a piece of my art so I can afford more exotic vacations than Montana.
ANDREW HOLDER / ROSARITO BEACH
I love Rosarito becauseâ€¦ itâ€™s not that far from where I live but it feels like a different world. My favourite thing to do there isâ€¦ surf and eat.Â Itâ€™s famous forâ€¦ Rosarito Beach Hotel. But the best-kept secret isâ€¦ a wave. Make sure you… donâ€™t drink the tap water. Shop atâ€¦ any of the locally made furniture shops. Grab a bite to eat inâ€¦ Puerto Nuevo. Definitely buyâ€¦ some lobster.