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Gran Canaria: Spa & Wellness Seaside Palm Beach

By November 28, 2014 Lifestyle, Travels

seaside-pool2It might be winter already, but when you thought the sun was far, far away, it actually still shines in Gran Canaria (25 degrees all year round). In fact, its high season is just right now.

I went to the Spanish island recently to try it’s wellbeing -and oh dear, there are some amazingly good spas out there, for every budget. Just picture this: sun, ocean view, treatments, Thalassotherapy and lots and lots of delicious food (and smoothies). Did I say all this happened under the sun? Oh yeah, sorry. What can possibly go wrong?

I’ll begin with Spa & Wellness Seaside Palm Beach, which is the first member of “Design Hotels” on the Canary Islands, and where we stayed. The rooms are just perfect for the endless summer mood -some with ocean view. The hotel is walking distance from the beach, offers amazing food and it’s got a variety of salt water pools with massage-jets, sun loungers, a petite but cozy spa with natural light, and even a specified nudist zone for the free spirits visiting the island. And if you’re seeking the full detox experience, the hotel also has three different saunas and a steaming room.

In three days we scouted about five different hotels as we experienced their in-house spas and top services for relaxation, detox and enjoyment.

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seaside-poolI WAS WEARING–> Kimono: VERY UK; Shorts: CALZEDONIA; Top: H&M; Sunglasses: KITE

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seaside-palm-beach5A relaxing massage, followed by a herbal tea while lounging in a room surrounded by green views was the perfect welcome to Gran Canaria.

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seaside-spa3Also, nearby its sister hotel, Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, bit smaller, more luxuious and known for being home to local and international celebrities during holidays hides behind the palms. We visited and it took us to a colonial trip.

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seaside-gran-canaria-teamNot to mention how good the food is at the Seaside Palm Beach Hotel, they’ve got a variety of restaurants, so we went for the full spanish experience for dinner, this includes patatas bravas, pimentones padron and paella. Oh and sangria, obvs.

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sangria-spainFind out more: www.hotel-palm-beach.co.uk

Coming up next: Corallium Thalasso Villa del Conde, Corallium Thalasso Villa del Conde, Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa

Also follow my steps and latest fashion news by me on the Independent Fashion

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Ibiza Part 1: Formentera

By August 11, 2014 Travels

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Hellou people!! It’s been a long while and how much I’ve missed this spot…

But it’s all been for a good reason; I’ve been working very hard on The Independent’s fashion page and I invite you all to visit (do tell me what you think!). I’m really enjoying it and long working hours have left me limited time to share the love in here. However, I won’t disappear and I will stay around for weekly content and catch ups! I might be sharing updates of the best articles we covered on The Indy online over the week! How does that sound?

In the meantime, I have some nice shots tu share from a place I recently fell in love with… Ibiza! Last week I came back from a very very short, but greeeat holiday. Formentera stole my heart and I just can’t wait to go back. This first post is packed with the day that kicked off a much needed girls trip to the Spanish island. We rented a private boat to get to the prettiest beaches far from Ibiza and so we head to Formentera and its surroundings. And wow! What a voyage to a magical world it was.It’s surrounded by what they call “calas” which means creeks. Imagine hidden places surrounded by big rocks and some green. Hues of blue and turquoise water. Stunning…

And yes, I was there on the week that felt the whole world was there (when all celebs went to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci’s star-studded party). I even got to see Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom. More on that later.

I hope I can transport you to the beach with this stunning place. Have a lovely Monday!

I was wearing–> Bikini top and cover: H&M/ Hat: THE KOOPLES / Sunglasses: RAY BANformentera7

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The day finished with a walk around Ibiza Town and a paella at a fittingly restaurant called Formentera…

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Outfit of the day: Don’t worry, be happy

By September 3, 2013 OUTFITS 1, Travels

I don’t know what looks happier, if the smiley faces of the tee or my big smile at Isla Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico. Whichever it is, the bright colours and the stunning beach can only irradiate pure happiness and a ‘no worries, be happy’ mood. I’ve said many times before that for me, there’s no place like the paradise of Los Roques, but the turquoise waters and white sands of Isla Mujeres gets kind of very close to it. Really.

Now, put your hands up if you borrow your BF’s wardrobe or simply shop in the men’s section? Mines are up! And that’s exactly what I did for this matchy match shoot, wearing my yellow bikini with the Obey for Men top.

I was wearing–> Top: Obey (Menswear); Bikini: Calzedonia; Sunglasses: Oakley (Frogskins)

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I was wearing–> Top: Obey (Menswear); Bikini: Calzedonia; Sunglasses: Oakley (Frogskins)

 Photos by: Antonio Reyes

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Three looks, one skirt

By August 22, 2013 OUTFITS 1

Since I got that H&M skirt last year when the mint colour was THE colour of the spring/summer I never thought I would wear as much. However, truth is I have worn it over and over again with different looks and yet I don’t get bored. What I absolutely love about it is the shape, specially that mermaid tale cut at the back. Check out how I have styled it in three outfits. Although is not the hot colour of the season, I think I would still wear it over and over…

 (Similar mint skirts and dresses here & here)

 

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Sneak peek: Hippie mood

By August 19, 2013 OUTFITS 1

Sometimes we all feel in different moods, we might go for 50s look, we might go for sexier or layered outfits, and yes, sometimes we feel a bit of a hippie. This is exactly one of those days,delicate  flower crown, dyed/fringed top and the beautiful nature. Just a sneak peek of the next outfit. Happy Monday!

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Sunnies of the season

By July 31, 2013 OUTFITS 1

This is my sunnies collection, my ultimate favourites for this season and honestly, I am ready for much more sun to come! Yes, sun, sun and sun, please!

From top: Christian Dior, Oakley, Rayban, Asos and Topshop - Combining high street with designer sunglasses is a great way to have the ultimate trend, get the statement pair and keep timeless one. Be versatile and wear them all, from the cat eye to the mirrored Jonh Lennon round shapes.

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Blossoming weekend

By July 15, 2013 OUTFITS 1

There’s something about flowers that really cheers me up, sometimes my living room looks just like an indoor garden. As you suspect, this spectacular secret garden of white, pink and red roses in Regent’s Park really made my day, particularly when I was wearing a quite discreet black flower crown, which needed the touch of real blooming roses full of lively colours.

Once again, my old summer wardrobe is out and my old colourful garments came to play with me at the park on a hot, hot weekend, which reached over 30C. The Michael Kors top is one of those timeless pieces of this season that I often happen to forget I have and is now over three years old. What a good start to the week…

I was wearing–> Top: Michael Kors; Sandals: Nine West; Clutch: Antik Batika; Sunnies: Topshop; Flower crown: Opium

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I was wearing–> Top: Michael Kors; Sandals: Nine West; Clutch: Antik Batika; Sunnies: Topshop; Flower crown: Opium

 Photographs by Antonio Reyes

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