The perfect multi-generation holiday in Cornwall with St Mawes Retreats

  Cornwall has always been a big part of my life. When Mr VIB and I got together his parents retired there so it has been somewhere we have visited many times – and more often than not we have made the family visit into a holiday too. When the lovely Amanda Selby from St Mawes Retreats got in touch and offered us a stay in one of the five luxury holiday houses in her portfolio we figured this was a great way…

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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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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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How to take a stylish holiday… at HOME! Part 2

STAYCATION 1.a vacation spent at home or near home, doing enjoyable activities or visiting local attractions. 2. (informal) a holiday in which leisure activities are pursued while staying at one’s own home STYLISH STAYCATION 1. a vacation spent at home but imagining you are in a European country through fashion, beauty, books, food and movies  If you saw last weeks post about how to stylishly holiday at home hopefully you’ve been waiting for part 2.  And, here it is… As it seems staycations or holidaying at home is becoming more attractive these days. Whether that be down to your budget constraints, lifestyle choices or maybe you’re a new mum and the thought of venturing on a plane fills…

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