Hotels

About a year ago, we bought our first drone – a DJI Phantom 3 Pro, to be precise – but after playing with it in the garden, it was clear that something else needed to happen. Just as I wouldn’t get into a car without the standard 30h (theory) + 30h (practical) lessons, we took the same approach to drone flying. Because it really isn’t as easy as people make it out to be. A quick internet search revealed the Phantom Flight School which seemed to address all of our needs &#...
On a recent trip to Abu Dhabi, which seems to be ‘my’ Emirate of choice – as we have visited 3 times in as many years (you can read about our very first trip here) – we did not go to the desert. We went for a day trip to somewhere quite special: a private island located off the mainland and we liked it so much, we went not once, but twice during our recent Easter break there, which also coincided with my birthday. I had first read about Zaya Nurai private island on Cathe...
Our first visit to Bali, in Indonesia was an interesting one. Why? Because despite having booked our plane tickets months before, I kind of left it to the last-minute to actually plan where to go and stay. Do you know what I did? I asked my readers on my Facebook page and a plan was set: our week was to be split into 3 nights in Seminyak and 4 nights in Ubud. Hindsight is a wonderful thing – and I will say one thing: we felt a bit rushed and would have gladly added another night in each pl...
You have picked one or two of my 5 Hotels Perfect for Spring, and now you are wondering what beauty items you absolutely need? Look no further – here are my Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Spring 2017.   Clarins Toning Body Polisher Costs £32 Buy it from John Lewis, Boots (UK), Amazon (USA) I have been using this body scrub for over 4 years now (I have tried others in the meantime), and in all honesty, I haven’t found a match. It smells divine and the scrub itself actually works (i...
Spring is here and isn’t it just gorgeous? I love this time of the year – no more coats (or not so many coats) and some wonderful destinations around the world to discover. And some are just perfect if you are planning a trip this Spring. Here are my 5 luxury hotels perfect for Spring:   Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain Seville is the perfect city break destination, offering a bit of culture, a bit of shopping, lots of jamon iberico and, of course, a bit of sunshine. In my b...
I live in flat sandals and I am delighted that designers have been listening to us – what can I wear on a beach holiday that looks smart yet is super practical? I like having options and here are my top 5 flat sandal suggestions for your next luxury beach holiday.   Hermes Oran Flat Sliders Costs £445 from Hermes stores Probably one of the most timeless slider sandal model ever – and most discreet too. I have had mine for a few years and I love them. They are perfect for break...
I have to confess that I still celebrate Mother’s Day in the first Sunday of May – it is a Southern European thing. But I have to get prepared ahead of time – and buy an appropriate card for my lovely mother in March (which is when the UK celebrates it)… as I won’t be able to find any when I will need it later! Cultural differences aside, Mother’s Day in the UK is around the corner and if you haven’t done anything about it, I am here to help. Here are m...
A black tote bag is one that no luxury traveller can do without. Large, spacious and easy to open and access all your items – it is one of the staples of my ‘travel outfit’. Why is it so important? It goes with everything. It can fit all your electronics (namely a laptop, very easily), phones, cables, magazines, wallets and the lot. And your passport. And some token airport purchases. I have been ‘expanding’ my black tote bag collection, so here are some options whi...
The Maldives is, without a doubt, my favourite place in the world. I won’t even pretend it isn’t. And on a recent trip, I got to spend 6 days and explore the very sexy W Maldives. Located in the North Atoll, the 78-room resort is only accessible by seaplane, which can take between 25-45 minutes (depending if it makes other stops along the way).   Pre-Arrival –          Has the hotel tried to gather any personal information (e.g. preferences) prior to my stay? My ...
My love for Mallorca is very well documented in this blog. It is an island I have visited over 20 times (I kid you not) and I try to make a special effort to return every year. Why? Because I still feel I haven’t scratched its surface – there is always something more to see or do (or not do at all) in the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. On this trip with Sovereign, I also discovered one of the most special hotels I have had the pleasure of staying at: the stunning Belmond...
Located in Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade, arguably Lisbon’s main street, Hotel Valverde is small in size (only 25 rooms), but as they say, great things come sometimes in small packages. The Hotel Valverde in Lisbon opened in 2014 and has collected a very significant amount of accolades and prizes – and I had to experience it myself. For 4 days, it was my home away from home in Lisbon.   Pre-Arrival –          Has the hotel tried to gather any personal infor...
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Thai Airways has 606 flights a day and with the strength of the Star Alliance network connect to over 1250 destinations worldwide.
A short video clip showing Thai Airways old logo, started using it since 1975 and created by Walter Landor Associates, The purple, magenta and gold 'Jumpee', ...