Friday, 21 July 2017

ESCAPE X IBIZA

The white isle. An isle that fills you with so much desire your return becomes inevitable.
Ibiza, one of the most beautiful places in the world, has something for everyone. Whether you are seeking some of the best beaches in the world, a wellness retreat or somewhere to party like no other, Ibiza is always the answer. Too die for landscapes, super clubs and a carefree attitude are all you need when hopping over to this Mediterranean treasure. Ibiza never does things by half and neither should you. Its appearance on this Summers to do list falls nothing short of spectacular. 

Location
A spanish island with so much to say. Ibiza is renown as the worlds biggest party island attracting an array of famous faces the second Summer approaches. Unlike many other dream destinations Ibiza offers something different. There are multiple ways you can reside when on this island ...

Will you live it in the super club central? 
Or stay close to the beloved sunset strip?
Will you walk the sea through waters of Formentera? 
Or spend your days relaxing poolside at Nikki beach?

Here is the low down. If you would like access to the best boat parties, the strip and a phenomenal sunset aswell as clubs such as Eden and Es Paradis- stop in San Antonio. San Antonio Bay is also a boat taxi away if things are a little too hectic in San Antonio- 8am is when things get quiet (for a few hours at least). On the flip side San Jose is calmer, quieter and more luxurious. However, if you are in need of a little luxury whilst remaining party central Playa d'en Bossa is home to the famous party hotel Ushuaia. 
Formentera is a short ferry trip away. Popular with many famous faces this island is home to some of the clearest waters and gorgeous landscapes you will ever lay your eyes on. If you love the beach the distance is worth the while. 

Where to stay?
Luxury
PURE HOUSE IBIZA BOOK
Ibiza town, contact via website
'Nestled on a hillside, Pure House Ibiza is a well hidden Paradise'

IBIZA GRAN HOTEL BOOK
5*, Ibiza town, contact via website
'a true gem surrounded by the most renowned & exciting nightlife.'

Wellness
BUDHA HOUSE BOOK
San Juan, contract via website
'a healing centre to help redefine and find balance in life through the wellbeing and spirituality retreats and workshops.  

AGUAS DE IBIZA BOOK
5*, Santa Eulalia, info@aguasdeibiza.com
'Its location, on Santa Eulalia's peaceful promenade and the natural surroundings make Aguas de Ibiza a charming hotel from which to explore the beautiful beaches the island has to offer.'

Nightlife
USHUAIA BOOK
'the ideal choice for those who come to Ibiza for the best beach and pool parites'

IBIZA ROCKS BOOK
3*, San Antonio, sales@ibizarocks.com
'attitude, atmosphere and authenticity' 


Where to explore?
PUKKA UP BOAT PARTIES Partying on land is fun but partying at sea is better. Presenting some of the best pre parties Ibiza has to offer, spend your evening with the worlds best DJs and finish in the worlds best clubs. Basically the best?
OCEAN BEACH CLUB A way to spend your day poolside surrounded by the an array of people, an insane playlist and Ibiza's finest. This beach club is over the top and extravagant, exactly the way we like it https://www.oceanbeachibiza.com
THE ZOO PROJECT Unleash your inner spirit animal and rave in an old abandoned zoo. Unlike any other experience you will ever find yourself in this isn't about what you are wearing, who you know or where you are from ... it's purely about the music http://thezooproject.com
BORA BORA BEACH is carefree. From sunrise to sunset ... then sunrise once more Bora Bora is the place to experience the best, authentic Ibiza experience bringing people all over the world together to drink, dance and wander.
CAFE MAMBO The sunset at Cafe Mambo is one Ibiza experience you cannot miss out on. With some of the worlds best DJ's in the background, watching the sun go down whilst sipping on your favourite cocktail can single handedly mark Ibiza as one of your favourite places in the world.


Bars, Clubs and Restaurants
CLUBS
I: Paris Hilton Foam & Diamonds & Cream @AMNESIAIBIZA 
I: F**k me I'm famous & Solomun @PACHAOFFICIAL
I: BIG by David Guetta & Disturbing Ibiza with Tinie Tempah @USHUAIAIBIZA
I:  Wildlife by Discloure @DC10_IBIZA
I: Luxury beach club @NIKKIBEACHIBIZA 
BARS & RESTAURANTS
FB: Tasting menu and sunset cocktails @VILLAMERCEDESIBIZA
FB: Sunrise to sunset, food with a view @SAVANNAHIBIZA
FB: Rooftop Lebanese Cuisine  @SAPUNTAPATCHWORKGINGERIBIZA
FB: Peruvian, cocktail bar @BLUEMARLINIBIZA MARINA

Ibiza is magical however it takes it out of you the second you stop which is exactly why when you leave it's instantly on your mind once more. You recover and then you return. This is an island that always hustles. It remains authentic instead of mainstream and welcomes everyone with open arms. There is just something about Ibiza that the world will never tire of and if the Vengaboys enjoyed it its a given.  
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Monday, 17 July 2017

ESCAPE X Santorini

Santorini, one of the most romantic isles in the world. This is an island that anyone can fall in love with not only for it's postcard landscape but for it's culture and dream like setting- a reminder that peace, relaxation and an open mind are a real thing. Iconic for it's gorgeous deep waters and white architecture, the hillside of this island means that waking up everyday falls nothing short of spectacular. For years now Mykonos has been the place to be but that is about to change this Summer as more and more wanderers are making a switch they will never regret. 

Location
Santorini is a dreamy Greek island a hop away from Crete. It's two major towns, Fira and Oia are essential tourist hot spots with Fira providing all the history you desire and Oia, the location of that famous white washed cliffside village that makes this island so easily identified. Santorini's landscape means its a popular location for laid back destination weddings and cruise layovers. Whilst most major airports fly directly, arriving by sea provides you with the ultimate experience as you trek up a hillside and begin to Santorini in a new limelight. 

Where to stay? 
Santorini is known for it's luxury. Whilst you will many find modernised resorts and complex's why not take a risk and go for a local, boutique hotel? Whilst costly, this experience is mostly definitely a tick off your bucket list and more often than not experiencing one of the worlds most treasured possessions can be life changing- and worth it. 

ASTRA SUITES - BOOK
5*, Imerovigli Santorini, info@astrasuites.com 
'The Most Romantic Hotel for 2017'- world travel awards
'breathtaking panoramic views of the mysterious caldera, a sleeping volcano and the endless blue Aegean Sea'

CHROMATA- BOOK
5*, Imerovigli Santorini, info@chromata-santorini.com 
'endless blends a sense of glamour, heritage, modern amenities and highly personalised services'

VILLA FABRICABOOK
4*, Pyrgos Kallistis Santorini, info@villafabrica.com
'unique. Set in an old factory, this villa breathes with history'

SANTORINI PALACE - BOOK
4*, Thira, info@santorinipalace.com
'combines the Cycladic surroundings with the breathtaking views of the east side of the island'


Where to explore? 
TAKE A WALK One of the greatest adventures you have ever been on will be by foot. Meet local people, dance in the street, sip Ouzo and buy trinket after trinket. From the phenomenal blue domed churches to a swim in the deep blue sea, Santorini was made to be discovered and do so as you please, just make sure you do it.
SUNSET IN OIA Taste some of the finest cuisine as you watch a magical sunset over this wonderful landscape. From first hand experience I can promise you this is something unlike any other.
WINE TASTING Can you name something more magical than wine tasting in one of the worlds dreamiest settings? This really is something out of the movies and may very well be one of the reasons why Angelina Jolie owns property here- BOOK
HELICOPTER RIDE Whilst costly this is a one in a life time experience. You've discovered the island by foot so now it's time to explore the skies and see this breathtaking isle in all it's glory. BOOK
HIRE A PRIVATE CATAMARAN Cruise around the luxurious island, taking in some of the most breathtaking sites and swimming in private waters. Nothing fall shorts of picture perfect and scuba diving and snorkelling are readily waiting.- BOOK
EXPLORING IN AKROTIRI Take a step back in time and explore the bronze age discovering tales of craftsmanship and architecture. After all you are in Greece, a country with a story and one that prides itself on such an amazing and vivid culture- BOOK


Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
FB: Local cuisine @SELENERESTUARANT- http://www.selene.gr/
FB: Fish tavern @DIMITRISRESTUARANTKAMARI www.dimitris-ammoudi-restaurant.com 
FB: European @AMBROSIA http://www.restaurant-ambrosia.com
I: @KOOCLUBSANTORINI - http://www.kooclub.gr
FB: @ENGIMACLUBSANTORINI- http://enigmaclub.gr/


Santorini is a hidden treasure. Many have heard of it, many of not. Whether you're honeymooning or not do not be put off by it's romantic entice. Santorini is a destinations for lovers of all. You instantly become infatuated with your surroundings meaning the desire to explore is overwhelming from the second you arrive. It's culture paired with its incredible horizon provides you with a place to relax and forget all that you wish. Whether you're a yoga guru or just someone in need of a break, it's time to escape to Santorini. 
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

ESCAPE X Ooohlalaa its fashion

I'm back darlings.
Things are getting a little hectic in the city meaning a vacay is just around the corner.
It's time to release your inner wanderlust as we explore some of the best destinations the globe has to offer this Summer. 
So whether you are frolicking in Santorini, partying in Ibiza or dancing the streets of Barcelona, heres your go to guide to summer dreams. 
We just don't believe in understated, the Summer is what we live for.

Join me over the next week as we explore some of my favourite vacay spots, letting you in on what to do, where to stay and how to keep things a little adventurous.
The best thing of all? These are the hottest vacation spots this season, forget Instagram envy- darling it's your turn to ESCAPE. 
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

How to make a statement

HOW TO MAKE A STATEMENT- THE LOW DOWN
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe, be the one in the middle of the dance floor, do what others are afraid to do, just remember to always be true to yourself. Don't focus on what others are thinking and never explain yourself.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Are you registered to vote? Are your opinions known? Do you use your platforms to their full potential? Never let anyone take this away from you, it is your most powerful tool, use it. Say it, and mean it.

BE BOLD
Being bold does not mean you have to be the centre of attention. Make decisions and stick to your word. Be kind but honest. Be the one who inspires and influences those around you. Being bold is about risk taking, and more often than not it pays off.

MAKE YOUR ACTIONS YOUR OWN 
Take responsibility for your actions. Take pride in your work and don't be afraid to show the world how proud you are. Ambition is motivating, but being grounded keeps you striving. Keep your head out of the clouds.

ADVENTURE
Embark on an adventure, and don't get bored. Bordem leads to laziness and wander leads to exploration.

BE GRATEFUL
In everything you do show you are grateful. There is a reason you got there. Never hold a grudge, what will you gain from it besides negativity? After all Beyonce did say, 'always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper'. If you want something you will work for it no matter what gets in your way, just be grateful to those who are around you on your path to success.

Make a statement. 
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Do you dare? | SHOP MY LOOK

Making a statement when it comes to style is elaborate, extensive and requires experimentation. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Here are my four fail proof rules when it comes to overstepping boundaries and experimenting with your look. Whilst these are simple, and can be interpreted as you please, they may require a touch of bravery if they deviate from your comfort zone. 

Darlings, do you dare to make a statement? 

#1 Experiment with colour. Black is classic but will it stand out from the crowd?
#2 Be outrageous. Take your favourite trends off the runway and onto the streets. 
#3 Always accessorise, it can change the way an entire outfit is perceived.
#4 Embrace your look and let the world know it.

SHOP MY LOOK//
Top: River Island SHOP
Palazzo trousers: Topshop SHOP
Shoes: Forever21 SHOP
Bag: KoKo couture SHOP
Sunglasses: River Island SHOP (in gold)
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

FASHION CITY | HOTEL INDIGO, Düsseldorf

  
Düsseldorf is the fashion capital of Germany. 
Claudia Schiffer herself was discovered in one of Düsseldorf's nightclubs and soon went on to become the face of Chanel.

Fashion is the central aspect to this city and inevitably prime to the aesthetic of Hotel Indigo. 
Hotel Indigo, situated around ten minutes from the Alt Stadt, merges a powerful modern design with the classic 60's monochrome check. Making a statement is exactly what this hotel is about, combining  yellows and purples with a powerful white throughout its buildings and a mono checked carpet. 

Copies of your favourite fashion magazines and beloved coffee table books are at your disposal, being replaced daily. Paired with a gorgeous balcony view, a Nespresso and a little sunshine, this is the place where your mindset is magic and your motivation is bubbling. 

Mirrors and paintings extensively decorated the walls with even the bathrooms having a ring light to ensure your flawless beauty look. Closets are spacious and Aveda products scattered, ensuring luxury is at every corner of this venue. 

Hotel Indigo provides luxury with work and luxury with play. The staff accommodate your every need providing you with a clear workspace and a place to wind down and reward yourself with a cocktail as day comes to a close (even when you arrive home in the early hours of the morning). 

This hotel is authentic, boutique and celebrates the best of what Düsseldorf has to offer.
Whether you are travelling for business or traveling for leisure Hotel Indigo fulfils all your desires. 

Book your stay here and experience the finest in the fashion district.

IHG Hotels
Hotel Indigo
Kaiserwerther Strasse
Düsseldorf 

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Eyes on the prize | SHOP THE LOOK

As you may have guessed my darlings I jetted off to Germany, one of my favourite countries in the world. Visiting Düsseldorf has been bittersweet as I spent a significant amount of my childhood growing up in this area.

Königsallee is Düsseldorfs answer to Champs Elysées with Hermès, Versace and Harry Winston all within a steps reach to each other. This is a place where
people are blissfully unaware of their surroundings. One where people come to shop, relax and enjoy
without a second thought. It's famous art district means that as you wander the streets not only do 
you come across it's flawless landscape and impeccable sculptures but also some of the most chic
outfits your eyes will ever lay on, think Commes Des Garçons takes the city. 

Whilst the hustle of Paris is constant this city emerges itself in laid back vibes during the day however, like many other European cities, comes alive at night all the way through to the next day.
After all they do say work hard, play harder my darlings and nothing is stopping you if you have earned it.

This is the place that reminds you exactly just what you are working for.
If you work hard enough you will get it, but you won't stop there.
Keep your eyes on the prize.

SHOP MY LOOK//
Top: River Island SHOP SIMILAR
Skirt: Topshop SHOP
Bag: KoKo Couture SHOP
Shoes: Topshop SHOP
Sunglasses: Fendi SHOP
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Make a statement

We live in a world where freedom of speech and expression is at the centre of society, despite many trying to repress it. Today’s revolutionaries are more prominent than ever and fighting for what you believe in magnifies and exemplifies with each cause.

Now, it is important to remember that you do not have to be a Political mastermind to engage with change however whatever you stand for, you stand with reason. 

‘Whatever you do will be insignificant but it is important that you do it’, Ghandi.

A fight for what you believe in doesn’t always provide you with the immediate results you desire but it paves the way for them, whether they are visible or not.  

Have you ever had something you feel so passionately about that you will defend it to the ends of the earth? 
Do you have an opinion that you are proud to express to the world?
Is there a thought that you are too scared to share? 

Regardless of your passion your opinion matters and this applies to everything you do in life. 

We always talk about expressing your personality and experimenting whether thats cause, travel, culture, style … it’s an endless list and it's in everything that you do whether you are consciously aware of it or not. 

Being bold doesn’t always mean you have to be the centre of attention, an idea that is misunderstood by many. Instead being bold is down to expression. Expression is down to you.  

You may find people telling you that your opinion does matter. This is not the truth. 
Ask yourself, are the decisions you are making to please others or are they for YOU, because they are what you believe are right? 

It's time to put up that fight.
It's time to stand for what you believe in, regardless of how you do it.
You are part of this world, and you deserve it more than anything.
It's time time to show the world how you do things. 
It's time to make a statement. 

... and i'm going to help you with just that.
Let's get it my darlings. 
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

WEDDING FEVER | SHOP THE LOOK

Darlings, wedding season is here and it's already to die for.
Over the past decade weddings have turned from your traditional white wedding into something a little more meaningful and inevitably experimental.
So whether you are walking down an aisle covered in florals, eloping to Vegas or getting married at your local city hall the opportunities are endless and ultimately chic.

Perhaps you are shopping the new Topshop bridal collection? Or maybe inspired by Olivia Palermo's lace shorts and blue Manolo's? Or maybe you spend your days browsing Pinterest for every inch of inspiration? Weddings are all about you, so it's vital you make it everything that you dream of whether that's expressing your wanderlust desires or making history in a place you call home. 

I seek inspiration in every surrounding and find myself torn with my favourites as the next is always so different from the last. 
The details are down to you and your wedding day is your chance to place your mark on this world and inject your personality into a setting that you fabricate based on everything that you love in your life.

I recently attended a dream Spring wedding. Think florals, pastels and all your Pinterest desires merged into one. Not only did the Bride & Groom, Rebecca and James look flawless but the time and effort placed into making their wedding their very own was unprecedented. The attention to detail was like no other. From getting married in an ancient church to celebrating in a 17th Century manor house, these settings did not fall short of character and spoke for themselves. A navy and pastel green colour combination, paired with a gorgeous array of the finest spring florals provoked nothing but effortless Spring vibes. This was apparent in every inch of detail, from the table settings to the personalised plaques found throughout each destination, epitomising perfection.

I am forever talking about experimentation, and overstepping the boundaries so when it comes to your wedding day why wouldn't you do just that?
It's time to inspire, influence and succeed, a mantra we live by. 

So the next time you dream of running away to Santorini, running to the registry the next day or inviting those hundreds of guests to your castle,
make sure you do it. 
Make your thoughts a reality.

Do we have Spring fever, wedding fever ... or both?

SHOP THE LOOK//
Top: Coast SHOP similar
Skirt: Coast SHOP similar
Shoes: Office SHOP (satin finish)
Handbag: Next SHOP 
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