Mark Ronson deserves a little R&R. He’s had a busy year: he scored Carbon Life with Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt for London’s Royal Ballet; he wrote Anywhere in the World, a song for the upcoming Olympics; he produced multiple albums, like Rufus Wainwright’s. So Mark is packing little more than a toothbrush and heading to Mnemba Island, a pristine slice of white sand off the Tanzanian coast.

Where I'm going...

Mnemba Island

WHAT I'M PACKING...

Two pairs of swimming shorts, two shirts, toothbrush, a razor and a few books

DURING THE DAY I WILL...

Swim, read and love.

AT NIGHT I WILL...

Eat, drink and love.

Secret only a local would know...

There aren't any secrets.

On my playlist...

Damien Jurado's Maraqoba, The Bee Gees' 1st and Allen Touissant's Sweet Touch Of Love.

Book I'm reading...

Saul Bellow's Seize The Day

Game I like to play...

Checkers

TRAVEL TIP...

Don't fear the tiny planes.

Favorite summer cocktail...

Gin and Tonic