A Dream Auckland Road Trip

Travel, Food, Roadtrip, Piha, Auckland, New Zealand, Blogger

Auckland is the city I was born in and alongside Dubai, I’ll always call it home. It’s got the best balance of water front living, a cosmopolitan make up and gorgeous natural beauty and because it’s a relatively small city compared with other parts of the world, you can go from city to beach just like that.

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The Most Luxurious Baby Moon


Where in the Maldives can you combine a baby moon, a surf trip and a 30th birthday? The answer is the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa. Just under a half hour speedboat ride from Malé, the island is one of a kind with a marine rehabilitation centre, sand bar spa and the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.

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Destination: Milan

Milan is a gorgeous cosmopolitan city in northern Italy with everything you could want; stunning facades and historical buildings, the crossroads of business and innovation, designer shopping galore (get your VAT back!) and of course, another Michelin rated restaurant with unrivaled views. Milan was the final stop of out Italian road trip,

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Destination: Lake Garda and Lake Como

Lake Garda
The largest lake in Italy is a hugely popular holiday destination not only for Italians but also for Europeans wanting to indulge in adventure sports. It’s about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan and is the perfect holiday destination for a few days of mountain hiking,

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Destination: Portofino

This secluded coastal resort embodies what Italian summers are. Picturesque fishing boats dot the harbour, surrounded by colourful buildings lined up around the ragged coastline. There isn’t a lot to do once you arrive, but it’s almost the journey to get here that is part of the excitement as you wind your way through staggeringly small corners on roads and around the villages of Santa Margarita Liguria and Paraggi.

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Destination: Florence, Siena and Pisa

A walk through Florence
Florence is the heart of Tuscany. Think of warm sunsets, where the terracotta facades dot the landscape in between rolling green hills of vineyards and olive groves. It’s the stuff romantic movies are made of and what draws over 13 million tourists every year to this region of Italy.

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Destination: Rome

A luxury resort for the whole family in the heart of one of Europes busiest cities ‘s not really where you picture staying on a city break, but Rome Cavalieri is one of those unexpected gems, in a delightful sense. Situated in a 15-acre private Mediterranean park which overlooks the Eternal City and is a stone’s throw away from the Vatican City,

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Living La Dolce Vita


If you haven’t already been following along on my Vlogs, you’ve got to subscribe! All of them give you insider access to my life; behind-the-scenes in my business, travel, lifestyle and motherhood and exclusive interviews and advice, plus there’s so much more to come!
My latest Vlog comes just off of a two week Italian road trip,

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The Woman Behind Rome’s Luxury Resort


Attend any hospitality industry conference or event and it is notable how the majority of the attendees—many of whom hold top tier executive titles—are male rather than female. At the property level too, if during your stay, you request to speak to the general manager the chances are you will be greeted by a man rather than a woman.

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