Luxury holidays in Sifnos

I love to go on Holiday, I have lists of places around the world that we would love to visit. Most of them as a family but a couple are in the dream bag for when the children are old enough to not want to come with us anymore. Over the last couple of years we have been fortunate enough to go away abroad as a family a couple of times, with a trip planned for later this year and we already have our summer holiday booked for next year to the Greek island of Crete.

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We love visiting Crete, it wont be the first time we have visited. The Greeks are such friendly welcoming people, that sometimes I think we wouldn’t go anywhere other than Greece or one the the Greek islands. The food is also amazing, we do like to try out more local food when we holiday abroad, so often opt for a Greek luxury villa rental rather than a hotel. For us it means to explore the island more and get to know it better. My Hubby is much more adventurous than me when it come to trying new food, but Greek food is so delicious we can both enjoy our meals.

I have started to look around at other Greek islands, and I found the stunning Sifnos, one that I hadn’t heard of before but an island that is so beautiful you will never want to leave.

Holidays in Sifnos

Sifnos is located in the Cyclades group of Greek islands. It is home to fabulous beaches, 360 little churches across the island, wonderful restaurants and bars not forgetting some beautiful luxury hotels and villas.

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Whenever we go away, I always like to add as much luxury as possible. I often upgrade to nicer rooms or find the most luxurious accommodation within our budget. For me a holiday is about a little bit more luxury than what you would get at home, it’s about time out of your everyday life to enjoy something new and different. We both work hard, so having a bit of luxury when we are on holiday all adds to the experience but also helps us to relax.

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For accommodation then Verina Hotels in Greece have beautiful range of luxury hotels, if it is hotels you are looking for. Perfect for enjoying the infinity pools, beautiful bedrooms, fine dinning restaurants and bars. If you love the stars then look no further then the Verina Astra named after the geek for stars, it has some of the best star gazing locations on the island. Open gardens, cocktail bars make holidays in Sifnos the perfect for someone wanting a luxury trip. No matter where on the island you are the views are just breathtaking. I have read that people often return to Sifnos year after year for their holidays, I mean why wouldn’t you? It’s beautiful.

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What do you look for when you go on Holiday? As you might have guessed for me it’s about a little bit of luxury.

 

*This is a collaborative post. Images are from Verina Hotels. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Hen Party ideas in Liverpool

I have never visited Liverpool, but it’s a really popular place to visit for hen and stag parties. Liverpool isn’t just the home of the Beatles and amazing night life. There is so much more to Liverpool. Liverpool is home to amazing architecture, the largest cathedral in the country, the Albert Docks, amazing shopping and Liverpool football club, to name just a few.

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Liverpool is an eclectic city, with things to do whatever you loves are. I think it would make not only for a the perfect weekend away….. I must speak to the Hubby about that. But also a brilliant fun filled destination for a hen party.

Hen Party ideas in Liverpool

Liverpool has a wide range of accommodation options, it would be a youth hostel, apartment or fancy hotels, whatever the size of the hen party you will find just what you are looking for.

If you have a hen who loves to shop, then Liverpool is the place to be. The Cavern Quarter is the place to go for the designer boutiques. For the best high street shopping, head to South John Street where you will find your all of your favourite high street stores.

If you are after a bit of culture while in Liverpool then there is the Cathedral, Liver Building, the Albert Docks, not for getting the museums with the Beatles Museum being the most popular of them all in Liverpool and a must see for any Beatles fans.

Hen Party Ideas In Liverpool

Restaurants in Liverpool are among some of the best in the country, with Röski offering fabulous fine dinning and Panoramic 34 gives you some of the best views across Liverpool while your eating. If it’s not fine dinning that you are wanting then you can find numerous other restaurants that will suit your needs, Italian, Chinese, grill house, indians, burger bars and even Japanese, Liverpool has to all on offer.

If it is a big night out you are looking for then Liverpool is home too, comedy clubs, night clubs, casinos, not forgetting amazing bars and the dream boys (if you are wanting that kind of thing). Roof top bars and cocktails bars are the perfect place to start the evening off, why not try Palm Sugar Lounge for some classy cocktails.

Liverpool also has lots of activities on offer for hen parties, cocktail making (which is amazing fun), chocolate making, dance classes, wine tasting, pamper parties, spa days, pole dancing or if you see you and then hens as the next Beatles why not book a recording studio session.

If you want more ideas or more information then visit Liverpool one, they have everything you could possibly want to know about Liverpool.

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Making your staircase into a feature of your home

A stair case for me isn’t just about getting from one floor to the next, it’s a focal point. It could be in your home, in an office, hotels or in the shopping centres. Regardless of where that stair case is it is something that peoples eyes are drawn to when they enter a building, or even those on the exterior of buildings. Peoples reactions will either be, wow look at that staircase or more negative and for me it’s all about making interiors a positive, just imagine them in wedding photography.

Making our staircase into a feature

In our house, we currently have a spilt level staircase, it runs up to the children’s bedroom in the roof of our house. We however are hoping to move house every soon and the house we want to live in has the option for adding a loft conversion. It would give us that extra room, for when people come to stay with us. I have been looking staircase options for leading up to the top floor. We thought the room could become our son’s space, as he gets older he will need that bit more. A place for his friends to come and hang out, somewhere they can ‘chill’ and watch a film or play the xbox. I spotted a gorgeous metal spiral staircase from Fontanot stairs designers it would be space saving but also give the teenage den a modern twist, making our staircase into a feature of the home.

What do you think? I love the bright colour of the stairs, you could go for something a bit different, really get people talking about your staircase. Why not add a pop of colour into your home?

All the way up our staircase, we have made it into a feature wall covered in photographs of the children, family members, friends it even has the children’s ‘art work’ framed and dotted between the photographs. Whenever people come round they are always looking to see what has been added to the wall. It really does make walking up and down the stairs more interesting.

External staircase

Like I said before, a staircase has so much possibility. It’s not often you see exterior staircases, or maybe it’s that I’m just not looking for them. However, the venue that we got married in almost 8 years ago, had the most gorgeous barn conversion attached that was used for accommodating some of our guests. The Bridal Suite was the whole of the top of the barn, that had the most beautiful external metal staircases at either end of the building. It would have made for fabulous wedding photographs if it hadn’t of been raining at the start of the day. Actually any staircases make for amazing wedding photography.

Do you like to make a feature of your staircase? Or is it just a way of getting from floor to floor within your home? Do you have a gorgeous wedding photograph of you using a staircase, if so I would love to see it.

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*