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Melanie Kruger

Writer, luxury lover and all-round beauty junkie with a penchant for travel, food and green tea by the gallon.

When a trip to Portugal springs to mind, often the first thought is a seaside trip to the Algarve, or a whirlwind weekend in the vibrant capital of Lisbon. But Porto, a coastal city in the northwest of...

When it comes to exquisite jewellery, only the finest will do – and whilst the market is awash with beautiful pieces that are sure to take your breath away, it takes something truly special to stand...

They say that first impressions are everything, so when our taxi pulled up outside an unassuming building down a quiet side street in Rome’s historic centre, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. With...

Searching for the right hairdresser can be like searching for a spouse: find the right one, and you’ll stick with them for life. But until you locate that match made in heaven, visiting the salon can...

The world is awash with high-end, luxury brands, each offering its own special blend of cutting-edge cool and classic elegance – but with so much competition out there today and such a wealth of choice,...

When it comes to luxury holiday destinations, the Galapagos Islands have got it all. Located 1,000km from the Ecuadorian mainland, this idyllic archipelago of islands is brimming with interesting volcanic...

Money can buy you many things, but health is the one thing you can’t put a price on – and many of us would go out of our way to ensure that both we and our loved ones have the very best in primary...

There’s a lot to be said for a luxury hotel – from the impeccable service and excellent accommodation on offer, to a range of exciting food, drink and leisure facilities. But those who head off on...

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no one size fits all, but the two things that always feature are a healthy diet and exercise. For many of us, however, even a rigorous workout plan is not enough...

Planning a getaway closer to home this year? Your next luxury destination might be an even shorter journey away than you think. The jewel of the Channel Islands, Guernsey boasts an array of picturesque...

If there’s one city that manages to successfully capture the essence of Italy, it can only be Florence. Famed for Dante’s ‘Divinia Commedia’ – the first great work of Italian literature to...

We talk beauty with gorgeous Spokes Model, TV host and social media influencer Victoria Barbara who has transformed her natural good looks and love of fitness into a wildly successful modeling career. Victoria...

If you’ve visited Bristol before, then you may be familiar with the luxurious Berkeley Square Hotel. Just a stone’s throw from the city’s museum and art gallery and within easy walking distance of...

When it comes to rooms with incredible views, it doesn’t get much better than the breath-taking Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, in Rome. Located directly opposite the iconic and historic Colosseum monument,...

When planning your next European city getaway, Zürich might not be the first place that springs to mind. Synonymous with banking and finance, it’s also one of the business capitals of the world –...

Planning on giving your child’s bedroom a refresh? With Kids growing up faster than ever before these days, it can often be difficult to keep up with their tastes – not to mention knowing where to...

For casino fans, you just can’t beat the bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas. But what happens when you can’t make it to Sin City? Thankfully, the casino culture has made its way around the world...

The Grand National will take place at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 – here’s everything you need to know. The first official Grand National race took place in 1839 and was won by Lottery, who...

From whitening strips to charcoal toothpastes, the plethora of whitening products on the market today is endless – and for those in pursuit of that Hollywood smile, options abound. If your pearly whites...

When it comes to choosing your next holiday destination, it doesn’t get better than the U.S.A. Famed for its fast-paced cities and vibrant lifestyle, it’s about so much more than just the urban life...

When it comes to luxury on a budget, there’s no better country to head for than Bali. Packed with a plethora of high-end boutique hotels and spas, exquisite villas and restaurants fit for a king, this...

The dating scene in 2018 is often a minefield thanks to the plethora of dating apps now readily available for those looking to find a match, and for many, it’s a stressful and often frustrating experience...

With fashion week set to kick off on Friday, bloggers, press and fashion influencers across the country are waiting with bated breath to see the trends set to dominate 2018 finally revealed – and we...

For many of us, one of life’s main goals is securing that dream home – and sometimes, when you see a house or apartment that has something really special about it, you just know that it’s destined...

The sartorial gentleman knows that dressing well will get you everywhere in life – whether it’s an upgrade on that business flight, an interview for the high-flying job you’ve set your sights on,...

There are few additions to your home that have quite the same effect as a luxury scented candle. As well as helping you to create that all-important ambience and a cosy backdrop for an evening in, a sumptuous...

Known for being one of the most stylish nations in the world, few countries know fashion quite like France. With a reputation for chic and understated designs and versatile capsule wardrobes, it has long...

With the new year looming and the mad preparation for bikini season soon to begin, it’s never too early to start planning ahead for your next getaway – especially if you’re planning on soaking up...

It may be a little early to start thinking of the ‘new you’ that the new year will bring – and it’s certainly too soon to think about stepping away from those mouth-watering mince...

Today’s shoppers are becoming more and more savvy about the products they are buying, and now, more than ever, it is crucial that stores keep up with the pace, endeavouring to offer the variety of options...