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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.

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...

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 –...