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3 Aug

Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal

Meet Luxembourg's Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal: a five star playground for design aficionados. Places like Greece and Spain have always been holiday hotspots during the summer months (hello, Mykonos and Ibiza!), but check out this hidden gem for a fresh taste of European flavour. What do you think of when you hear Luxembourg? I think money and castles - and a quick Google search shows that I'm right. I took it a step further to get the inside track from Lena Baraka, a beautiful British-Sudanese dentist who lived there for years with her husband and son. These idyllic surroundings helped inspire her to start the popular Creme de la Creme Facebook page about all things lifestyle for women. She recommends Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal as one of her...
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21 Jul

Hotel Boutique Balandret

There's something special about a boutique hotel that comes recommended by locals and fashion editors alike. This is the case with Hotel Boutique Balandret, a three star hotel located on Las Arenas Beach and its palm-tree lined promenade in Valencia, Spain. With a bright, warm decor, free WiFi and easy beach access, it's no wonder that it ranks highly on travel review sites including Booking.com (9.4/10 rating) and Tripadvisor.com (4.5/5 stars). This trendy beach hotel is reviewed for HolidaysInHeels.com by Anita Quade, editor of VIVA Magazine, one of the most popular fashion & lifestyle magazines in Dubai! Is this not the cutest reception area ever? #wallpaperenvy Sweet Suite The rooms are airy and while a handful do offer a sea view,...
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15 Jul

New Aegli Hotel

In Poros, a very green island just 20 minutes by boat from Athens, New Aegli hotel is a laid-back slice of heaven. The natural beauty of this island makes this simple, four star hotel an ideal spot for a great vacation. It's like a hotel out of the seventies, but really all you need to have a blast is a terrace, a beach steps away from your room, and an iced frappe coffee to enjoy come afternoon.   There's a 180 degree view of sea and green mountains from the main terrace in the hotel. It's a beautiful spot for breakfast and for dinner. I had one of the best dinners of my life here: sardines fresh from the...
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6 Jul

The Mark

Access to Bergdorf Goodman 24/7? In-room dining by Jean Georges? You can pinch yourself. This is not a dream after watching Breakfast At Tiffany's for the tenth time. This is what life is like at The Mark, a NYC institution of a hotel located on the Upper East Side that oozes grace. Traditional on the outside, snazzy on the inside. Lobby lines A quick Google search will showcase a red carpet of celebrities dressed in their finest en route to the Met Gala. This hotel has been reviewed for Holidays in Heels by Dubai's own star: Rosemin Manji @roseminsworld: a luxury & fashion entrepreneur, brand ambassador, and all-around sweetheart. A brand ambassador for Burberry's Art...
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17 Jun

Viceroy Bali

So now you know. This is exactly what heaven looks like. My entire trip to Bali was inspired by seeing a friend post this exact photo on Facebook and I knew I had to visit. In this case, reality really did exceed expectations. Go now. Do it. The Welcome It was rainy when we arrived, which gave our welcome an otherworldly quality. It felt like we'd landed on the set of a dinosaur movie. Sounds of the jungle were all around us - birds, monkeys, cicadas, rainfall - creating a nature symphony completely opposite to the city sounds I was used to. Within minutes of checking in, I had a string of flowers around my neck, a fruity drink in my hand, and...
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2 Jun

Astir Palace

Did you know Athens has a Riviera? Certainly not as touristy or as glitzy as its Western European counterparts (we're talking to you, St. Tropez), the Athenian Riviera has a relaxed, naturally beautiful, #iwokeuplikethis kind of vibe. Just 30 minutes away from the airport, the peninsula that houses Astir Palace proudly juts out into the Aegean Sea. Upon arrival at the fairytale that is this resort, you'll feel like you're being rewarded for all the good things you've done in your life. Get ready to mingle with Greek aristocrats, the random Hollywood celebrity, and well behaved families with all members dressed in matching outfits at the lunch table. The Welcome Roll your windows down and breath in the heady mix of salty sea...
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25 May

JA Palm Tree Court

Want to leave the city behind? Get on Sheikh Zayed Road, past Dubai, past the industrial zones of Jebel Ali, take a right towards desert and sea - and you will arrive: a seaside oasis just 20 minutes away from Dubai. This laid-back hotel is popular year-round with couples and families seeking to unplug a little from life. What it offers in return is a sojourn filled with greenery, long stretches of sandy beach, and the ultimate swim-up pool bar.   The Welcome Follow the winding path and beware the peacocks! They're crossing roads, they're taking your parking spot, and you'll later find them chillin' next to you at the beach. They're not so good at playing hide-and-seek: Peacock peek-a-boo :D   [caption...
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