Harper's Bazaar March 2016 - Page 286

ESCAPE Bazaar STEVE MCCURRY: SLOVENIA Photographer MARY KATRANTZOU: CROATIA Designer In the summer of 2014, I sailed with friends along the Dalmatian coastline from Porto Montenegro to Croatia. It was a magical trip in which we spent time exploring the ancient towns of Budva and the Bay of Kotor, right up to the Old Town in Dubrovnik. To be able to spend quality time with friends on vacation is so precious as we all have busy working lives. I have fond memories of relaxing on the boat and taking in the surroundings and beautiful landscape—gazing out to sea of crystal-clear waters with a cocktail within easy reach! We had long lunches with local produce—the octopus and langoustine were real standout dishes. It was the perfect summer spent with dear friends, which made me realise the importance of taking time out to spend time with them. (From top) A twilight moon rises above the Kamniske mountains and Slovenia’s Sava River Valley; the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro; Budva, Montenegro. 286 IMAGES COURTESY STEVE MCCURRY; BRUNO BARBEY; ALAN COPSON/MM GETTY; MM GETTY; MARY KATRANTZOU One of the mo 7Bg&