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Fitness, Health, Travel

My quest to test the world’s longest zip line: Part I

March 5, 2018
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If you’re based in Britain and anything like me then last week’s “beast from the east” had you desperately dreaming of hot sunshine and palm trees. My destination daydream was Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, which I visited just before Christmas. I’d been invited to be one of the first to test the world’s longest zip line, scheduled to open in mid-December and I couldn’t wait. However, as you will discover when you read the following posts, things didn’t quite go to plan… Ras Al Khaimah is less well-known than its neighbor, Dubai, but the emirate is aiming to attract one million visitors by the end of 2018.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Are you rebel enough for London’s most extreme workout?

November 23, 2015
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With the #strongnotskinny campaign in full swing you’d think any workout describing itself as ‘skinny’ would be given a wide birth. Not so. In fact, ironically, it seems the ‘skinny’ workout is all the rage . It may not be the most principled approach but that didn’t stop SBC (The Skinny Bitch Collective) from collecting an army of over 84,000 strong. However, unlike collecting models as SBC does, the new Skinny Rebel Workout at The Conrad London St. James hotel is for anyone ‘rebel’ enough to try it. It also promises that one 45 minute session will burn 1,000 calories – no doubt the reason why a frenzy of females have already signed up for multiple classes.… Continue reading...
Travel, Uncategorized

Luxury RnR at Hotel Du Cap Post VS challenge…

July 14, 2015
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As you can imagine, I was pretty pooped after my VS training so when an invitation to go to the otherworldy Hotel Du Cap in Antibes arrived, I couldn’t believe my luck. It was this sight (above) that first made my hair stand on end, catapulting me straight into the French riviera fairy tale. One cannot describe how special this historic hotel is – (it was the setting for F Scott Fitzgerald’s book, Tender is the Night and has played host to A-listers and Hollywood stars throughout time) all painted in pale ivory, hints of gilt and marble, with carpets dressed in corals and exotic plant-patterns (captured brilliantly below by my belle, Tatianna Hambro).… Continue reading...
Travel

POSTCARDS from Parrot Cay – (Part III)

March 9, 2015
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– T H E – R O O M – W I T H – A – J U N G L E – V I E W – This charming path canopied by cascading palms totally captured our hearts, making us feel as if we were in the Amazon, as we followed it up to our room. Inside; minimal almost to the point of spartan bar the soft, billowing pure white net curtains surrounding our bed. To the right of the picture is a built in sofa bed. – T H E – V I E W – T H E – B O L D – B R I G H T – & – B E A U T I F U L – R U M – P U N C H – The bright and bold welcome drink that awaits in your room upon arrival is a “Pirate Punch” prepared with local rum and blended to achieve the refreshing, zingy local island taste.… Continue reading...