b'TRAVELThe roar of the crowd, the splendour of the Renaissance procession, the thrill of watching the mounted police staging their own gallop, the determination to win at anyThis page, from top: wine tasting in Tuscany; the view from Chalet cost and the sheer scale of it all defies imagination.Chouqui in Verbier, SwitzerlandWe have hosted amazing wine trips to Bordeaux, Tuscany and Champagne as well as opera trips to La Scala, Milan and the awe-inspiring arena in Verona. In January 2019, we took a ski trip to Verbier, which was a whole new adventure and it required someone with skiing skills to lead it. As my talents dont stretch to downhill racing, I nominated Skibos operations manager Mylo Mahon to take charge. With his experience in the ski industry, he was able to secure one of the best chalets in this prestigious resort and members spent four days exploring the slopes and the towns lively aprs-ski scene. In May, a small party of members will visit the Chteau dYquem and Haut-Brion wine estates, where we will be royally entertained over three days. Fortuitously, we located a hotel a stones throw from the Chteau, which has just opened and is owned by Laliquethe advantage of having experienced eyes on the ground. I sometimes wonder what makes these breaks so appealing to our members. Perhaps it is because they only last three or four days, meaning they squeeze easily into busy schedules. More likely, however, it is the new friendships that are forged and the collective fun the members enjoy. That is the true mark of their success, inspiring others to sign up for the next new adventure when they hear the travellers tales being recounted back at Skibo.As 2020 is the Clubs silver anniversary year, we shall be arranging some special treats, which include two five-day celebrations, part of which will be spent aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman train, and culminate in an exclusive party at Skibo. We are also looking at a visit to the Salzburg Festival, an amazing trip to Epernay in the Champagne region, and another visit to the ever-popular Palio, while a repeat ski trip is anticipated for 2021.Little did that adventurous young lad know that his dreams of visiting far away places with interesting people would come true, but it is with thanks to The Carnegie Club and its members that they have. STOCKISTSSki Verbier ExclusiveAmanda Wakeley amandawakeley.com Goat goatfashion.com Peter Pilotto peterpilotto.comAspinal of London aspinaloflondon.com Jane Carr jane-carr.com Pringle of Scotland pringlescotland.comAquazzura aquazzura.com Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com Ralph & Russo ralphandrusso.comBarbour barbour.com John Smedley johnsmedley.com Russell & Bromley russellandbromley.co.ukCutler & Gross cutlerandgross.com Joseph joseph-fashion.com Strathberry strathberry.comEmilia Wickstead emiliawickstead.com Markus Lupfer markuslupfer.com Stella McCartney stellamccartney.comGarrard garrard.com New & Lingwood newandlingwood.com Tiffany & Co. tiffany.co.ukGieves & Hawkes gievesandhawkes.com Oliver Sweeney oliversweeney.com Tods tods.comGlobe-Trotter globe-trotter.com Paul & Joe paulandjoe.co.uk William & Son williamandson.com'