Up next in our Sea & Sky series, commissioned to celebrate the launch of our Camber collection of beautifully crafted, hard-sided luggage, today's photo journal comes to us from Condé Nast Traveller photographer Ana Lui.
Living on the island of Mallorca in the Balearics, Ana takes us to her favourite hidden corners and beautiful beaches. In her own words, here's what she got up to...
"When somebody says Sea & Sky I immediately think of island living. There's something so magical about being surrounded by water.
"Every single Balearic island is unique. I moved from Warsaw to Ibiza and lived there for 14 years, but I’ve chosen Mallorca as my new home because it has everything I could wish for. From the city vibes of Palma, amazing local artisans and pop up shops to the freshest produce and abundance of local fruit and veggies. Having all this, Mallorca still keeps its unique small island feel. In my opinion, it has the perfect balance.
"I wanted to share my local favourite spots with you but also capture the light in the most beautiful and feminine way. The sunrises and sunsets on the island are simply amazing. Every day the light is different, from pink orange skies to moody purple fluffy mist. I hope my photos will evoke these little moments in time when we simply stop and take it all in.
"I love the colours of these Camber suitcases—they're pastel, light and almost airy, just like the colours of the sea on the island. The finishes are absolutely perfect and the depth, size and design works so well. It was easy to move around the whole island with the luggage as the cases are light and fun. I love them!
"Mallorca has so much to offer with lots of new hotels opening. Every single new hotel not only has sustainability in mind but also unique, authentic design. A lot of new local hotels focus on authenticity, using local stone and crafts as well as introducing as many elements from the island in their daily menu. I am very excited to be visiting Es Raco d’Arta very soon! I wanted to capture some of these places in this campaign, as it was a natural fit.
On the move
"For me, luggage should be colourful. Nothing too crazy, but it has to be elegant and stylish but definitely not black or navy. I want it to stand out and be easily seen in a sea of suitcases at the airport. The wheels need to be flexible and able to do the full spin. I also love a safety of hard shell luggage. I carry a lot of photographic equipment so safety and resistance is key!"
Follow Ana's travels here and shop the Sea & Sky campaign here. Our third and final instalment in our Sea & Sky series sees Robyn Davis take us on a nostalgic trip to Norfolk.