V. I. BUYS: Palm Springs fashion & interiors style inspired by The Parker Hotel {Staycation Style #4}

Palm Springs is a place I’ve always been desperate to go to – and I’ve been lucky enough to have visited twice.  I’m am just drawn to anything old school Palm Springs – the glamour, the style, the colours, the flamingos, the Palm trees, the kaftan’s, the casinos, the mid-century modern architecture…. I could go on. We first visited as part of a Californian road-trip holiday in 2005 and again for a few days whilst on our honeymoon in LA.…

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V. I. BUYS: Casa La Siesta & how to get Spanish farmhouse style at home {Staycation Style #3}

Have you ever been to a hotel and thought ‘oh my, I could soooo live here?’ That’s exactly how I felt when I first stayed at Casa La Siesta. Casa La Siesta is in a little village called Vejer de la Frontera and a traditional style ‘cortijo’ or Spanish country house. Beautifully restored to offer a tranquil stay in a rural setting it stylishly decorated with reclamation and vintage pieces –  and it immediately feels ‘homely’. We visited pre-parenthood – Casa is an adults only retreat…

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V. I. BUYS: Seaside Style – and my 10 favourite things do in Cornwall {Staycation Style #2}

Print from Holly Francesca When Mr VIB and I first got together nearly 21 years ago his parents retired to Cornwall – so the area has been a big part of our lives. We’ve spent many a holiday and long weekend there – and often try and tie in a visit to the in-laws with a stay in a nice hotel or B&B too.  One place we stayed in several years ago was such a find – Botelet Farm.  A storybook…

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V. I. BUYS: Babington House 15 ways to create the look at home {Staycation Style #1}

What is it about luxury hotels that can instantly ease away those everyday stresses? Is it the elegant décor, plush bedding and soft lighting? Or, is it the coffee tray, room service and luxury bathrooms? Or, is it just the fact that you can escape your day-to-day routine, eat and drink at all hours and indulge in some quality ‘me or couple’ time? In fact for me it’s all of these things and more.  But, of late my weekend getaways…

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V. I. BUSY BEES: Micro Scooters for all the family – and the perfect places to scoot in the UK

Anyone who knows me, knows I am not too great on a bike. My balance is ‘unbalanced’, I fear falling off and it’s just safer for all if I stay off 2 wheels. In fact when we were on our honeymoon in LA I hired a 3-wheeled bike with some friends – and although it caused much laughter – I felt a lot more grounded, you know to the ground! When Micro-Scooter approached me about trying some adult scooters I…

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