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My Favourite Place….Positano

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, My Favourite Place


Anita Stevens

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One of my favourite places in the whole world is Positano. It’s a beautiful little fishing village on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

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My husband and I had the pleasure of going there for our honeymoon –  and we didn’t want to leave!

Why did we love it?

1. The beautiful weather of course!
2. Great food – I had one of the best meals of my life there. The fresh local seafood was divine.
3. Great wine.
4. The locals were fantastic and so warm and friendly.
5. Easy to access to the rest of the Amalfi, which is just breathtaking.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: I don’t think I’d want to leave either  – so romantic!

About Anita: Hi, I’m Anita from Write It For Me. I’m a professional speechwriter and can help you translate your thoughts, feelings and emotions into a well-written speech that you can be proud of! I’m not really a morning person, in fact, before my first coffee, I’m barely a person at all!

Happy Packing! Your Tropical Honeymoon Essentials..

by | Honeymoon Essentials, Honeymoon Style, Honeymoons


Kathryn Blom




Winter weddings can be some of the most beautiful. They also give you the perfect excuse to get away from the chilly cold winds and find a tropical escape somewhere a little, or a lot, sunnier!

So how do you prepare for your ultimate tropical honeymoon?

I for one have certainly over packed on too many occasions! It has taken some serious traveling blunders but I now have the definitive guide on how to pack light for a beach holiday and still be effortlessly stylish for every occasion  – whether it’s a long walk along the beach or a casual lunch at a cafe.


1. ‘Tapestry of Time’ kaftan from Camilla

2. By Terry Sheer Rouge ‘Dragon Pink’ lipstick from Mecca Cosmetica

3. ‘Anais’ floral mesh swimwear from Zimmerman

4. Sensi Studio Panama hat from Net- A – Porter

5. Jimmy Choo ‘Dory’ metallic leather sandals from Net – A- Porter

6. Woodhaven sunglasses from Kaviar Gauche & Brendel


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Don’t leave home without the chic sunglasses and swimwear – a perfect essentials packing list!

London’s Uber Chic Ham Yard Hotel

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Where To Stay


Chloe van der Werf

Planning a UK honeymoon getaway and fancy a quirky, yet uber chic hotel stay? Be sure to pop London on to your itinerary. Where to stay? Ham Yard Hotel. Whilst the name is rather odd, the hotel is far from it. Featuring a drawing room, library, spa, gym, theatre, Sunday cinema and a wait for it … a 1950’s style bowling alley! Yes a 50’s inspired bowling alley, you can’t get much cooler than that! As well as a gorgeous rooftop garden that has sweeping views of the Soho skyline, what more you could you ask for?

The hotel revolves around a tree-filled garden, with a bronze sculpture centrepiece. Ham Yard boasts 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites, as well as 24 apartments for those lovebirds after a little more space. My favourite being the ever so gorgeous and quirky Terrace Suite. All suites are light and airy with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tree-lined garden, oak flooring throughout and a marble bathroom, this suite is fit for a queen. You can make it that little more special with a suite package. This includes arrival and departure transfers, an unpacking service, fresh flowers daily, champagne on arrival, kitchen hamper and a daily English style breakfast  – and this is just to name a few of the delights this package has to offer!

Once you are both all settled in why not book a spa treatment? I am not sure about you ladies, but a honeymoon isn’t a honeymoon without a bit of pampering is it? The hotel’s Soholistic Spa offers guests a range of delightful indulgences, and it will be deserved after such a long flight! Think facial therapies, body scrubs, massage treatments and everything in between. You and your love will come out feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Now after all the pampering you have surely worked up an appetite, so why not wander on down to the hotel’s ever so eclectic drawing room and have a sweet or savoury (I’ll have both thanks!) afternoon tea. Not in the mood for tea? The menu offers a range of Champagne to complement your afternoon delight, it is a celebration after all! Please note, bookings are to be made in advance.

After an afternoon and evening of pampering and scrumptious food, you’ll wake in the morning ready to explore all that London has to offer and Ham Yard is in the perfect location to get out and sightsee on foot. Located in the heart of theatreland, where live shows, musicals, plays and concerts are plentiful and surrounded by Soho’s trendy cafes, bars and shops, there is plenty to sip, see and eat. If you would like to do a spot of high-end shopping, Mayfair is just a block away and features some of the worlds best luxury stores. While London’s world-class attractions such as Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and the Natural History Museum are not far away, you certainly won’t run out of things to see or do during your stay.

Have you fallen in love and want to know more? Check out Ham Yard’s website for special packages and all that this bespoke hotel has to offer.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: I’m in love! So chic and fun – the bowling alley looks amazing!

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