travel

Summer in the City: Coolest Ways to Cool off in Tokyo

Summers in Tokyo are notoriously hot. I’ve spent many a frantic morning in hotels where between stepping out of the shower and dressing myself, I have begun to sweat and my hair dried completely all in a matter of minutes. And let’s face it – nobody wants to spend their entire holiday running between shops purely to relish the air con. Without some forward thinking, you may well find yourself becoming a sweaty mess more often than you’d like amid the scorching summer heat. Here are a few activities to tick off the list on those particularly hot days in…

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fashion

Athleisure: Get the sports-luxe look

Although it doesn’t come across in my outfit posts, most of the time I’m dressed pretty casual. As I work from home, I do like been comfortable. The Athleisure trend embraces comfort and style and I’m 100% on board. Now, we can step out in trainers, leggings, loose-fitting tees and even jogging bottoms all in the name of athleisure, officially our favourite EVER trend. You don’t even need to go to the gym to pull of this look. It’s all about styling up comfort classics and basics; Check out some of my top tips to go from slob to sass. Athleisure Essentials…

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travel

Being a Good Traveller: 5 Ways to Prepare

 Heading off on an adventure in the coming months? Taking time out from the world is fun, but you’ll need to be ready for what it has to offer you. Plan ahead with our helpful guide. Here are five ways to be a good traveller by being prepared. Budget Think about how much money you’re going to need before heading off on your travels. Do you imagine you’ll be breaking into four figures for expenses alone? Regardless, start saving months in advance of the time you’re meant to head off. Having a wad of spare cash free when you get…

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lifestyle

A Very British Mother’s Day with The Draycott Hotel

If you are spending Mother’s Day in London this year and are unsure on how to treat your mum, we have put together the perfect luxury Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to choose from during your time in London… Taking a walk around the Chelsea neighbourhood and you will notice many luxury stores, especially along the King’s Road. With so many options you are likely to find the perfect purchase for Mother’s Day. At the Draycott, our 5 star hotel in London, we have put together a list of our favourite luxury picks for you to choose from. Beautiful Blooms…

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lifestyle

Guest Post: Mood Lighting

Does lighting really affect our moods? In short, the answer is yes. From the way supermarket lighting has the ability to make the canned vegetable aisle appear to be some kind of glistening utopia, to the way the sun lifts our moods with the chemical reactions it promotes, whether we know it or not, lighting has a big impact on the way we feel. Here are just some of the ways that lighting works its magic. Natural Light The best things in life are free and sunlight very much falls into that category. Whilst all forms of light send signals to…

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Bali, Indonesia

Guest Post: 7 Firsts in Bali, Indonesia

Touching down at Denpasar Airport is like crossing the threshold into a new and exciting world of discovery. As the ultimate Asian destination for those who thrive on both adventure and relaxation  as well as jaw-dropping encounters. We’ve put together seven things you must eat, do and see on your first experience when on the island of the gods also known as Bali. Your First Dive People journey from all over to learn to dive in Bali. Not only because it is recognised as one of the best locations for underwater exploration in the world, but because obtaining a PADI…

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