For those whose summers are spent at work rather than at play the thought of a brief interlude away from the pressures of reality is more than just a dream – its an obsession. No single thought is more appealing than that of a getaway and while commitments may not allow for a summer sabbatical there are always pictures to remind us of all that could be. Take the pristine portraits of the airy rooms in Florence’s Riva Lofts. Designed by Claudio Nardi – the wonderkind behind Italian fashion mecca, Luisa Via Roma’s flagship store – the rooms are simple yet inviting. A perfect combination of the old world rustic and the starkly modern. Not to mention a nice reminder of where to go next summer.