After stints living in Madrid and Los Angeles, I decided that a career in travel and professionally arranging holidays was for me. After graduating from university, I worked for a small travel company, then moved on to one that specialised in Latin American trips. As a result of the latter, I’ve travelled through Central and South America from top to tail; Brazil is still on my wishlist, and I’m planning a stay at Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, my beach holiday dream, when I finally go. I began working with Mr & Mrs Smith in 2015, and at last count I’ve visited well over 50 Smith hotels and been to 42 countries – I keep a running tally on my phone.
Alexandra'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays
Phang Nga, Thailand
Six Senses Yao Noi
Barefoot luxury at its best, with vast villas that look out to limestone islands. Even the chickens are taken care of here – they’re soothed with jazz music because it makes them lay better, and the freshly prepared breakfast eggs are especially delicious.View Hotel
I always bring my Olivia von Halle silk eye-mask, which helps me sleep, especially on the first night of a trip. The same goes for This Works' lavender sleep-spray pillow-mist; I’ll admit to using this on the plane and inadvertently ‘sharing’ with my flight neighbours.
Hands down, it's one of the coolest cities I have visited; the food is incredible, whether it’s falafels and hummus on the street or whole roasted cauliflower at trendy Abraxas North. Further afield, there’s Jerusalem, vineyards in the Negev Desert, more ancient ruins then you’ll have time to see, and a lunar-like landscape.View Hotels
I wish I was...
Camping at Aman-i-Khás, which is seriously luxurious; let's be honest, sleeping bags lost their charm at around age 13. It’s glamorous and beautiful there, you may catch a glimpse of a tiger or two, and the hotel focuses on conservation. India is also special to me, since my grandparents met, fell in love and married there during World War II.