My fantasy Miami beach house style & my 10 fave places to eat in South Beach {Staycation Style #7}

I love Miami. In fact I love America full spot. I can’t help it. I am slightly obsessed by the U. S. of A – the lifestyle, traditions and yes, I admit it some of the glamour too. I first visited Miami when I was about 14 – it was part of a day trip as I was on a family holiday to Orlando. At the time I remember thinking how colourful, fascinating and exciting it all seemed. It was…

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My love affair with Greece and my go-to Greek lunch {Staycation Style #5}

If there is one country I love it’s Greece.  I have been on holiday there many times. I don’t think I with ever tire of the Greek Islands, the historic mainland or the breathtaking views. The weather of course helps, the relaxed lifestyle is a bonus and the food – ooh, the food.  Greek food – can you actually beat it?  In fact I often try to recreate that Grecian feeling at home with some of my favourite Greek recipes.  Over…

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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. On…

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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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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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