Close your eyes and imagine, soft white-sand beaches, secluded coves, pristine azure oceans, lush tropical forests and barely another soul in sight. Want to go there? Me too! In the Indian Ocean, 1000 miles off the east coast of Africa is a collection of 115 isolated islands known as the Republic of Seychelles.
International Women’s Day came and went way too quickly for me. So to keep the party going, I bring you the ultimate women-only island retreat. Focusing on rejuvenation, bonding and the celebration of all women-kind, SuperShe Island is the perfect place to get away from the distractions of the world (and the men!).
Dating back to ancient times, Sri Lankan gemstones and pearls have been sort after by aristocracy and royalty from all over the world. Due to its longstanding reputation over thousands of years in its production of some of the finest examples of gemstone in the world, Sri Lankan gemstones have adorned many a historical royal figure. Rumours run wild when it comes to King Solomon using a Sri Lankan gemstone, procured by his emissaries, to woo the Queen of Sheba. However, the most well-known royal wearer of a Sri Lankan gemstone was Princess Diana, who wore an 18-carat Ceylon Blue Sapphire, surrounded by 16 brilliantly cut diamonds on her white gold engagement ring. This engagement ring can now be seen on the hand of Catherine (Kate) Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge.
I love London. It’s my home away from home and having lived there for several years I‘ve had my fair share of celebrity experiences. My favourite, from when I was waitressing my way around London, was when Luke Evans, who played Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, sung to me while I took his bill payment.
There’s nothing quite like rubbing shoulders with an A-List crowd, especially when that’s coupled with great food, wine and cocktails. With one of the highest concentrations of celebrity residence, London is the perfect place to hit the town and mingle with the stars. But remember to keep your cool with celebrities and enjoy the moment, because no one wants to be signing autographs while sipping an Espresso Martini. So, if you’re a food lover, a wine drinker and a celebrity hunter then check out this list of 7 Places to Wine and Dine with A-Listers in London!
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On the East Coast of Tasmania, just one hour from Hobart, surrounded by the crystal blue waters of Great Oyster Bay, lies the perfect celebrity hideaway. Thalia Haven, named after one of the three Graces in Greek Mythology, sits on a 130-acre secluded coastline, 2km away from its nearest neighbour.
Sometimes we need a getaway to simply do just that, get away. Nothing says a holiday quite like tropical beaches, deserted coastlines and crystal blue waters. We have your top five island adventures for 2016 already picked for you, now all you need to do is, get away.
Our driver, Kevin, is wringing his hands. We have stopped in Barbados’ historic Speightstown to take photographs but he is concerned about me wandering off alone.
“You could get lost,” he frets.
I look up and down at Speightstown’s sole two streets, their rainbow-coloured houses bathed in the afternoon sun.
Straddling the border between two great deserts, Namibia is a land of astonishing scenery, spectacular wildlife and striking contrast. Whether viewed from land or air, this startling country will have you absorbed in its scenery and rich culture every moment that you’re there.