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Milk & Co Take A Trip Pack Review

by | Honeymoon Essentials, Honeymoons


Polka Dot Bride

milk take a trip review

Finding quality products to pack on holiday can be a chore, or almost impossible so when I was sent this fun “Take A Trip” pack from Milk & Co I was eager to try it out. Our recent sojourn to Eco Beach seemed just the right trip for it (luggage is limited to a carry on suitcase if arriving by plane, which is a lesson in packing lightly if I’ve ever had one).

From an Australian made and owned background, owned by Michael & Lindy Klim, Milk & Co has fast become a lifestyle brand. Originally catering to baby skincare (Milk Baby), the range has increased to include all members of the family and products from moisturisers and facial scrubs for women inspired by the beach (the Klims now reside mainly in Bali) – to the shave gels and sunscreens for the guys (the sunscreen is interesting in itself, being a powder formula that is dry to the touch and provides four hours of UVA protection).

milk take a trip pack review

The Milk & Co “Take A Trip”travel  pack comes with four of Milk & Co’s best sellers in a 40 ml size – Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion all with the scent of rosemary and mint to leave you feeling refreshed. As someone who has overly sensitive skin and let me just say, sensitive hair these products were a welcome treat. They’re packed with spirulina and algae extracts too to keep your skin and body enriched with moisture. They keep in with Eco Beach’s eco friendly stance too – the products being 95% naturally derived, paraben and alcohol free.

milk travel products

The toiletries are packaged in a clear pouch (which also doubles really well if flying internationally as your liquids pouch) and if you’re traveling with a bub, they even have a “Take A Trip” set for them too!

Images by Ms Polka Dot. The Milk & Co Take A Trip Pack was sent for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy.

Honeymoon In The Maldives At The One&Only Reethi Rah Resort

by | Destinations, Honeymoons


Camille Davies

Say the word ‘Maldives’, and paradise springs to mind. Endives also spring to mind, but that’s just me.

If you’re having a bit of trouble choosing a specific part of paradise/the Maldives for your honeymoon, then I would very casually (not even slightly bordering on the hysterical) suggest that you check out the One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort.

One&Only operate a collection of resorts that redefine luxury. With resorts in several countries, including Mauritius and Dubai, the jewel in the crown is arguably Reethi Rah in the Maldives. With over 130 villas – there are beach and water villas available – the real showstoppers are the recently added six even-more-luxury-than-before Grand water villas. I hate this phrase, but if you’re going for the “wow” factor (ughhh) then this is undoubtedly the place.

Unveiled in November this year, these villas are a masterclass in indulgence. Sitting on stilts in the Indian Ocean, featuring a swimming pool and an infinity pool (!!), as well as the paradise must haves – hammocks, sun loungers, private steps into the sea from your door, you know, the usual – you are waited on hand and foot by a dedicated 24 hour villa host (and possibly your new loving spouse), who is there to make your stay as wonderful as possible. If you want it, they can organise it. Spa session followed by a blissful couples massage? Booked. Fancy an intimate starlit dinner on your private decking? Done. A synchronised dolphin dance display, where you are presented with a garland of flowers and bottle of champagne as a finale? Okay, too far with the dolphins, but the champagne and flowers are definitely all in a day’s work.

Needless to say, there are a host of activities available at Reethi Rah. If you’re a water baby, there’s snorkelling, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking – pretty much every water based activity you can think of! Alternatively, if you like the water (just not enough to spend all day breathing through a tube), there are deep sea fishing trips or cocktail cruises around the neighboring islands available.

If you’re partial to being on land, there’s something to suit everyone, from rock climbing to spa sessions! If you want it, Reethi Rah can provide it. Unless you wanted to snowboard. That’s probably off the cards. There are tennis courts and rock climbing walls, as well as bikes to hire, and plenty of private beach spots where you can sunbathe, sip drinks, and formulate a plan to stay undetected on the island forever.

It’s a little slice of paradise – and what could be a better start to your newly wedded life? Time to break into song now guys. Altogether now: I AAAAM THE ONE AND OOONLYYYY!

Images via One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

Wilderness Honeymoon Experience – Cradle Mountain Tasmania

by | Destinations, Honeymoons


Chloe van der Werf

As I am currently in the lovely state of Tasmania, I thought why not look into dreamy wilderness honeymoon destinations. Now for those of you who love everything wintery as I do, let me introduce to you Cradle Mountain. A stunning world heritage listed national park situated 1,545 meters above sea level and there lays a luxury lodge.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is said to be one of Australia’s most iconic wilderness experiences. You can take a lazy stroll or a more intense hike through the national park’s breathtaking wilderness from the lodge’s doorstep. Or if hiking isn’t your thing you can take in the views from the Waldheim Alpine Spa. They offer everything from unique massages and power-boosting facials to The Sanctuary which includes a steam room, sauna, large hot-tub and cool plunge pool, as well as a relaxation lounge.

Or maybe fine food and wine is something that would tickle your fancy? The lodge offers wine and cheese tasting, or dinner at the Highland Restaurant. Which ever you choose you’ll be served with fresh local produce and wine and what better way to get the full Tasmania experience than by enjoying a meal and glass of red, all grown and produced on the island.

The lodge offers their guests private timber cabins and suites that are surrounded by wild bushland which you can admire from the large picture windows in the bedroom. Or get a little closer to nature from your deck, where you can take in the fresh wintery air and watch the wombats waddle through the snow.

From experience I would recommend visiting this captivating location either in Winter or Autumn when it’s at its most breathtaking.

As Gustav Weindorfer said of this stunning national park, “This must be a national park for the people for all time. It is magnificent and people must know about it and enjoy it.

All images by Peppers Lodge Cradle Mountain

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