• Future Plans for Source of Luxury 2020
    Health & Wellness,  Thoughts and Plans

    A muse about life in 2020

    By November 2019 I felt like I had run a marathon. When we returned from South Africa in early December I made some changes there and then to ensure I lived a better life. I had stopped taking care of myself, my acne flared up, I was constantly tired and suffering from insomnia, not exercising and the coffee intake was slowly creeping upwards. So, I made changes then rather than wait until January 1st.

  • Africa,  Hotels

    The Residence: A ylang-ylang scented gem on the west coast of Mauritius

    Source of Luxury Rating: 8/10 A colonial 5 star hotel influenced by the island’s sugar plantation history. Prepare to be surprised by the buffet dining options and spoilt by the butler service. Make the most of complimentary water sports on the mile-long stretch of sandy beach. Overview Owned by the Cenizaro Group, The Residence is located on the west coast of Mauritius in Belle Mare. I’ll be honest, we didn’t spend a lot of time researching hotels in Mauritius before we booked. We asked ourselves a few questions…will it be too hot for Aurelia?…can we go for long walks on the beach?…does it have a la carte dining?….does the airline…

  • Hotels,  Middle East

    10 must do’s in Dubai

    It’s amazing to think that the construction of modern Dubai didn’t even start until 2005. Fast forward and 148 towering skyscrapers reflect the scorching 45c (July, August, September) sun across the desert plains and the glittering blue Persian Gulf sea. I’ve been lucky to visit several of the world’s biggest cities but Dubai has definitely positioned itself as my favourite for sun, craziness and the sheer volume of activities. 1. Sunsets. Sunsets definitely make me feel good and seeing one in Dubai was definitely on my list.The terrace at bar 360°, just behind Burj Al Arab, is a fantastic spot to see the sunset although it was being refurbished when…