TRAVEL TIPS | NIHIWATU, SUMBA ISLAND, INDONESIA

2 Nov 2014

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In 1988 when Claude and Petra Graves arrived at Nihiwatu beach on Sumba island, Indonesia, in search of a perfect wave, they hit upon an idea. Their vision was to create an eponymous resort that would not only provide a unrivalled experience of freedom, luxury and culture for visitors but also preserve the breathtaking beauty of the area. Find out more and read my review over on OliviaPalermo.com...

FALL IN NORTH CALIFORNIA | VISUAL DIARY

31 Oct 2014

 photo 01_SanFrancisco108JPG_effected_zpsb16f55f7.jpgIf you've visited the States in the fall, you'll know that nothing else feels quite like it. From sunny, crisp mornings to the warmth of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte as you stroll the pretty streets full of townhouses. The trees turn all hues of gold, orange and red, whilst pumpkins of all shapes and sizes adorn doorways and everything in-between.

So I'm painting a romantic picture, but with Halloween today and Thanksgiving just around the corner, my last trip to Cali is a constant source of inspiration, from entertaining and decorating to planning future trips... I hope you enjoy these few photos, spanning San Francisco, Napa Valley, Cambria and Carmel. Check out our Pinterest board with a few easy DIY ideas to get your home ready for all of autumn's festivities!

TRAVEL TIPS | LIME WOOD, NEW FOREST, UK

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I recently spent a blissful day and night at Lime Wood, the exclusive Hampshire bolthole, where rest, relaxation and 'fun dining' courtesy of Hartnett, Holder & Co was firmly on the agenda. Find out more and read my review over on OliviaPalermo.com...

BEACHES & BOATING | MYKONOS VISUAL DIARY

25 Aug 2014

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What better way to send the blog (hurtling) back in to action than with a little makeover and snaps from a summer holiday, right? So my husband and I recently spent ten days in Mykonos - perhaps one of the most beautiful Greek Islands we've ever been to - full of meandering alleyways, the typical white wash cubed buildings and crystal clear water.... Stay tuned - there's more to come!

I'd love to know where you guys have been vacationing this summer? Please share your travel tips in the comments box!

SARAH-LEIGH'S STYLE FILES FOR PEREGRINE

12 Apr 2014

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I’ve been lucky enough to work with British heritage brand Peregrine a few times now; based just outside Bristol, this is a brand dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. Many of you will know there’s nothing I appreciate more than home grown workmanship and so when the opportunity came up to try a new knit from their collection, I jumped at the chance.

COCKTAIL HOUR | THE LONDON FRENCH

14 Mar 2014

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Well, it's Friday night once again and I've got a quick and easy cocktail recipe for you to kick-start the weekend...

You'll need:
2 measures of gin {I love Bombay Sapphire}
1 measure of lemon juice {squeeze your own or pick up a bottle from the supermarket}
Crushed ice
Champagne, chilled {I used a bottle of Lanson}
Cocktail shaker

FASHION WEEK REVIEWS & BRIDAL TRENDS FOR A/W 14/15

7 Mar 2014

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Don't miss all the latest fashion week reports on OliviaPalermo.com, including my most recent reviews from Paris. Catch up with the latest bridal trends this week too on Love My Dress, with my highlights from New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

{From left: Hermes; Jenny Packham; Barbara Bui; Marchesa}

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HAMPSHIRE BRIDAL BOOT SALE

5 Mar 2014

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Our photographic highlights from the latest edition of the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale are now up on our Facebook page. Take a peek at what some of our brides and regular suppliers had on offer and don't miss the next dates...

{Big thanks to the wonderful Lydia Stamps (photo above) and Vintage Dotty for all our lovely images!}

Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale
Penton Park, North Hampshire
Sunday 18th May | 11am - 2pm

Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale
The Manor Barn, Salisbury
Sunday 8th June | 11am - 2pm