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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.

Creating a luxury home is easy; just add some lavish features, a few sumptuous fabrics and some interesting pieces of art, and you’ll be well on your way. But what if you want to create a home that doesn’t...

When it comes to beautiful holiday destinations to visit, the world really is your oyster. From the white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Maldives to the sprawling rainforests and natural...

Looking for a more private luxury getaway this summer? Then it may be time to swap that opulent five-star hotel for a lavish villa instead. Whether you’re planning a dreamy beach getaway to one of the...

Looking to get away for an extended break this Easter? With short-haul destinations across Europe starting to warm up and a range of cold weather destinations still offering plenty of snow for winter sports...

Located on the southern tip of Spain on the Costa de la Luz, Tarifa, in the province of Cádiz, should be on every luxury traveller’s bucket list. With a unique character and climate that sets it apart...

When it comes to a luxurious rural getaway, few nations have quite as much to offer as Canada. With its sprawling landscapes made up of glistening lakes, snow-capped mountains and pretty waterfalls, it’s...

From sprawling mansions to penthouse apartments, luxury homes come in all shapes and sizes – but if you thought it was only what’s on the outside that counts, then it’s time to think again. No matter...

A luxury lifestyle begins at home – so why not inject some opulence into your abode this spring? As the place you go to recuperate from the stresses and strains of daily life, your residence should be...

When it comes to cities you just have to visit in your lifetime, Rome should be top of everybody’s list. A heady mix of breath-taking ancient history and rich and inspiring culture, it’s as romantic...

Are you set to walk down the aisle in 2019? Whether your wedding day is just weeks away or the big question has only just been popped, planning one of the biggest occasions of your life is a memorable...

Encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords, Norway offers some of the most impressive natural beauty in the world – making it a dream destination for outdoorsy types and nature lovers alike....

When it comes to iconic fashion brands, it doesn’t get much bigger or better than Donna Karan New York – or as it’s better known to the masses, DKNY. Ruling the roost when it comes to everything...

Have you set your heart on a luxury getaway to the United States in 2019? From a vibrant break in the Big Apple to an adventure in the picturesque Yellowstone National Park, there are lots of great places...

Chicken and chips is one of those classic combos that never goes out of fashion. The past few years has seen a big rise in the number of chicken shops, and there are a couple of huge restaurant chains...

When it comes to the UK’s best cities, few are quite as fascinating as Edinburgh, in Scotland. This UNESCO World Heritage site is awash with elegance and has been a leader in cultural and academic science...

With the new year now fully underway and the promise of warmer spring weather edging closer and closer, it’s a time to look ahead to the summer holiday season and plan in a memorable break. Having something...

The picturesque Philippines, with its breath-taking white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, is made up of a whopping 7,107 islands – yet despite its world-class surfing and incredible snorkelling...

Luxury boutique hotel Torel Avantgarde, in the up-and-coming Portuguese city of Porto, has received consistently glowing reviews since it opened its doors back in September 2017, thanks to its opulent...

After a long day of striking big business deals or a tiring transatlantic flight, there is nothing better to come home to than a good glass of wine. One of the world’s most beloved ways to unwind from...

It’s that time of year again, when it’s out with the old and in with the new – and with a full wardrobe refresh on the cards for the season ahead, it’s one of our favourite months to hit the shops....

There are few things more indulgent than a good luxury splurge, and treating yourself to a few of the season’s key pieces is a great antidote for the autumn blues. For many of us, this means heading...

When it comes to choosing a fail-safe outfit, classic cuts and a monochromatic colour scheme will rarely let you down – less, as they say, often really is more. But although going accessory free...

When it comes to the great outdoors, practical attire is essential  – but just because you need some sensible clothing that will keep you warm, comfortable and protected from the elements, is it really...

There are few better moments in the week than the ones we take for ourselves, and for many, that means lighting a beautifully scented candle, luxuriating for a few hours in a long, hot bath or pampering...

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...