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Moroccan Charm at La Mamounia

 
As one of the most celebrated hotels in the world, La Mamounia needs no introduction, the iconic Morrocan haven originally opened its doors in 1923 and has since remained at the forefront of luxury attracting the world’s elite.
 
Situated in the heart of the vibrant Marrakech, La Mamounia is just moments away from the famed Jemma el-Fnaa square and historical Koutoubia Mosque and is surrounded by a stunning 17-acre garden.
 
Having undergone a major revamp under the lead of world-renowned Jacques Garcia, the hotel reopened in September 2009 oozing with palatial design and sheer opulence. La Mamounia has 135 decadently designed rooms and 71 suites, six of which are Signature suites all bringing together an authentic mix of Moroccan flair and aesthetics.
 

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Dazzling Jewels at Merola London

Merola Jewellery is somewhat of a cult, the iconic jewellers have specialised in the finest fashion and costume jewellery since 1984.

Originally an institution on Kensington Church Street, the store now resides on the fashionable Fulham Road just moments away from Theo Fennel, Chanel and Stella McCartney.

Offering a curated selection of avant-garde pieces alongside vivid and bold creation with fancy stones, Merola’s array of unique and eye-catching designs is an edit by the store’s founder, Maria.

Beautiful semi-precious stones and a fun play on vintage jewels take inspiration from the some of the finest jewellers in the world, and the innovative designs give the discerning client a unique and stylish choice when it comes to choosing a piece that stands out from the crowd.

Attracting an A-List clientele, regular shoppers in the Merola boutique have included Rod Stewart, Jodie Kidd and Rihanna.

Prices range from £95 to £5,000

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Dazzling Jewels at Merola London

Merola Jewellery is somewhat of a cult, the iconic jewellers have specialised in the finest fashion and costume jewellery since 1984.

Originally an institution on Kensington Church Street, the store now resides on the fashionable Fulham Road just moments away from Theo Fennel, Chanel and Stella McCartney.

Offering a curated selection of avant-garde pieces alongside vivid and bold creation with fancy stones, Merola’s array of unique and eye-catching designs is an edit by the store’s founder, Maria.

Beautiful semi-precious stones and a fun play on vintage jewels take inspiration from the some of the finest jewellers in the world, and the innovative designs give the discerning client a unique and stylish choice when it comes to choosing a piece that stands out from the crowd.

Attracting an A-List clientele, regular shoppers in the Merola boutique have included Rod Stewart, Jodie Kidd and Rihanna.

Prices range from £95 to £5,000

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Domaine Les Crayères

Set in the heart of the Reims countryside, Domaine Les Crayères is a world renowned hotel within the setting of a stately home, all nestling in seven hectares of verdant, lush parkland.

Built in 1904 by the Marquise de Polignac, the home has played host to some of the world’s most prestigious showcases, including the world’s first aviation event in 1909. It continued to be a family home right through the decades until, in 1983, it was reinvented as a luxury hotel that celebrates the Art de Vivre (the art of stylish living).
The name of the hotel comes from the underground network of passages that the house is built upon; Crayères literally means a cellar dug into chalk.
With just twenty guest bedrooms, exclusivity is almost guaranteed, although of course, people do travel for miles to sample some of the two Michelin-starred cuisine that is offered in the gourmet restaurant ‘Le Parc’.

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A Taste of La Mamounia at Le Marocain

If you are visiting Marrakech and looking for fine dining, Le Marocain should be at the top of your list situated in the middle of the park, the restaurant offers fine Morrocan cuisine in a chic yet informal setting at the centre of the prestigious La Mamounia Hotel.

Upon approaching Le Marocain, your breath will be taken away by the beauty of the building. The lights and trees paving the way to the entrance set the scene perfectly as they lead you up to the large double glass doors. The beautiful pillars, the bright coloured walls, the grandeur and grace really do set you up for a great experience and delicious meal.

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Labarthe Gite and Bed & Breakfast - The Perfect European Getaway

Labarthe gite and bed & breakfast, situated on the borders of the Lot et Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde is owned by Jeanette and Richard Hyde, a more perfect pair of hosts you couldn’t meet; as testament to this, you’ll find that every single online review has never been less than five stars, that isn’t just a friendly neighbour either – a full, solid five stars from tens and possibly hundreds of travellers that have been fortunate enough to have discovered this gem.

A magnificently situated bed & breakfast, or if you prefer, self-contained gite that offers so much more than accommodation. The view from the window is something akin to a Constable landscape; all rolling hills, beauty, and greenery for as far as the eye can see. Perhaps the only difference to a Constable landscape is the lack of cloud in the sky – even the weather dare not spoil the view.

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The Kingdom Of Iniala

Tucked away on a quaint beach just 10-kilometres north of Phuket is Iniala Beach House, a paradise retreat that takes luxury to the next level. Iniala is a set of three villas and a penthouse situated on the golden edges of the Natai reach home. The area surrounding Iniala consists of nothing but a handful of scattered private homes and a few tangled fields on one side and the deep blue Andaman Sea on the other.

With the founder, Mark Weingard’s eternal philanthropic efforts for supporting those in need in Bali and Thailand; Iniala donates 10% of room revenue and 5% of food and sundry revenues directly to the Inspirasia Foundation to fund projects in Thailand and the rest of Asia.

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Thai Culture In Phuket at FantaSea

Phuket FantaSea is the ultimate must-visit attraction in the island of Phuket, the cultural theme park is situated within easy reach of all the leading hotels and offers a breathtaking experience suitable for the whole family.

Winner of numerous accolades, FantaSea itself is a spectacular park complete with a shopping village and restaurants to suit every taste with a buffet concept in mind. Guests can expect to take in an evening of authentic Thai culture complete with entertainment and good old fashioned fun.

Live performances and street shows take place throughout the evening, and there are many street stalls and arcade styled games to take part in. Highlights of the park include the Tiger Jungle Adventure and the Golden Pavilion; I'd recommend getting to FantaSea early to see all the park has to offer and catch a glimpse of some of the resident exotic wildlife.

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Thai Bliss at Thai Square Spa

The well established Thai Square Spa has recently located to a new state of the art and more spacious site on the fashionable Northumberland Avenue. A stone’s throw away from Trafalgar Square and the flagship Thai Square restaurant, Thai Square Spa offers an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Housed within a converted Turkish Bath, the spa is opulently decorated with Thai silks, traditional artefacts and exotic murals. Tones of gold and lavish adornments on the walls give the space a rich and luxurious décor while the peaceful, relaxed ambience creates an atmosphere of tranquillity.