While we wrapped up, lounged on the sofa and got slapped about by gale-force winds, fashion stars and stylish celebrities took to the beach. From St Barts to Cuba, see who went where - and what they packed...
Alexa Chung catches some rays in Puerto Rico with Pixie Geldof.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince extended a St Barts photo shoot involving the model to relax on the beach.
Lily Cole enjoys the St Barts nightlife.
Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber take a break from their busy acting schedules with a winter break in St Barts.
Rachel Zoe and son, Skyler, enjoy the beach in St Barts.
Dash Zhukova matches sheer lace and floral dresses while on holiday in St Barts with boyfriend, Roman Abramovich.
Photo by Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone in St Barts
Marc Jacobs and ex Lorenzo Martone travelled to St Barts with Rachel Zoe and Tamara Mellon.
Photo by Jessica Alba in Cabo
Jessica Alba, who gave birth to second daughter Haven Warren four months ago, travelled to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.