Paris, Tokyo, Turkey, and the Maldives — here we come!
Stuck at home for far too long? IKEA UAE came up with a fun staycation idea — Vacations in a Box — to bring a little wanderlust into your home.
Beyond virtual tours and Zoom backgrounds, “Vacations in a Box” is essentially a curated box of IKEA products. There are 4 destinations to choose from: Sunrise in Cappadocia, Teatime in Tokyo, Feet up in the Maldives and L’amour in Paris.
Open the kit and you’ll find items like pillows, glassware, rugs and artwork — the stuff you need to transport you to the destination of your choice. Set them up and voilà! You can safely vacay within the confines of your home.
Along with the box, IKEA offers a downloadable booklet for each destination. The booklet is filled with suggestions for music, movies, recipes, and activities.
Staycation idea: Turkey
For example, you can turn your balcony into the set for a tranquil morning in Cappadocia.
For the full Cappadocia experience, download the booklet and listen to a playlist of Turkish music. Dig into a serving of Menemen, a popular breakfast in Turkey. And then, get your family together for the Halay, a traditional Turkish dance. Does that sound like a good “travel” itinerary?
The boxes are currently only available online and in-store at IKEA United Arab Emirates. But the website lists the products contained in the box, so you can add them to cart and check them out at the IKEA nearest to you.
“Right now, many people are unable to put a tick mark on the dream destination they had planned for this year,” said Carla Klumpenaar of IKEA UAE, reports Bandt.
“With our Vacations in a Box, it’s easy for people to experience a French-style candlelit dinner or sip green tea while kneeling on cushions inspired by Tokyo.”
Where are planning to go to first?