Looking East for rustic interior style inspired by Bon Ton Resort in Malaysia {Staycation Style #6}

I feel lucky enough to have visited a few places on special holidays and weekends away but I don’t think anywhere has stayed so vivid in my mind as Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort in Malaysia. We visited Malaysia with friends and did a mini travelling holiday starting with a city break in Kuala Lumpur, from there we went to Langkawi (where Bon Ton is) and then finally Penang. One thing about Malaysia is you can stay in some pretty amazing…

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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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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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