Verdura Golf and Spa Resort
Thursday 24th January 2013
The Verdura Resort in Sicily, Italy is a magical place which makes the perfect destination for a family holiday. It is a safe and secure environment and caters for all ages, from babies and toddlers to the most demanding of teenagers. Parents can relax in the knowledge that everything has been thought of. Children can relax knowing that every day will see the start of a brand-new adventure.
All the rooms at the resort sleep two, but extra beds can be added to some room types and rooms can be added with interconnecting doors to accommodate families of all sizes. Those with children under the age of four will have their rooms specially childproofed on arrival. Pool and beach areas are supervised at all times, and a professional babysitting service is available.
Guests can pack a little lighter, the resort can supply everything from high chairs and crayons to NINTENDO WII consoles. Before arrival, your child’s details will be taken, so they can be greeted with the appropriate amenities. Special kid’s menus are available, and dishes can be ordered in advance so there is no impatient waiting at the table.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe’s most exciting resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Winning several prestigious awards since its opening in 2010, the luxury resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match.
The resort is set over 230 hectares of stunning landscape with 1.8km of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of space and privacy. All rooms have private terraces and uninterrupted sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs.
Happy New Year!
Wednesday 11th January 2012
Bring on 2012! Very excited for this upcoming year! Hope all of you had a lovely holiday and I wish you all a fantastic year ahead. We were away in Egypt taking in some much needed sunshine! It was glorious. Now back to the grime. This year I will be getting back into blogging about all of the things I love. I’ll also be blogging for Kids Company, a London charity, which I’m really excited about. Here are a few pics from our holidays! Send you lots of love x
Christmas Corner at Our House
Tuesday 29th November 2011
Here’s our christmas corner at our house. We’re going for the scandinavian look this year. My husband had a really cool idea for wrapping paper. He brought home a newspaper from Hong Kong to use for gift wrapping and I must say it does look cool! I like mix and maxing gift wrap so I thew some parcel paper and silver/grey printed paper in there as well. So think about maybe recycling those old papers for gift wrapping!
Lapland for the Ultimate Christmas Experience
Monday 14th November 2011
Some friends of ours were mentioning to us about taking the kids to Lapland for a christmas experience. Apparently elves pick you up from the airport and you stay in santa’s village. It’s the ultimate of ultimate christmas for the kids.
Stay: There’s the aptly named Hotel Santa Claus (http://www.hotelsantaclaus.fi), which is conveniently located near the Santa Claus village but there are plenty of less conventional options when it comes to accommodation in Lapland, including romantic log cabins, snow villages, ice hotels and even igloos. A Snow Castle is created annually at the port town of Kemi (http://www.snowcastle.net) and a snow village at Lainio near the ski resorts of Yllas and Levi. Here, you can opt to sleep on a bed of ice or choose from one of the cosy wood cabins dotted among the trees (http://www.snowvillage.fi). The Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is located in Saariselkä and offers a pick of over 30 igloos, including a honeymoon suite. And if you’re wondering where to get married beforehand, they even have an ice chapel too (http://www.kakslauttanen.fi).
Wednesday 28th July 2010
Since I’ve been traveling with Luna a lot lately, I’ve been researching great travel gear to try to make the whole traveling with tot experience a little more tolerable (if it’s possible at all). Toddler headphones are one of my latest finds. The ones we purchased are from Griffen and they are called My Phones. They are amazing! Really good quality and works on most airlines plus as well as ipods, portable dvd players, laptops, etc. It says it should be too big for a 2 year old but my Luna wears them just fine. Guess she has a big head! LOL
The travel must have toiletries
Tuesday 13th July 2010
I recently went on a trip with my 21 month old. I was traveling alone with her so I wanted to pack as little as possible. I researched products that were available in TSA approved sizes and found some wonderful companies. My favorite one is Little Twig. I got the Little Twig organic toiletry set here. It was perfect!
Tuesday 18th May 2010
Tokyo Baby Cafe is simply amazing ! Lunalu loves it!
The design for a ‘parent and child cafe’ on Tokyo’s Omotesando, for parents to enjoy being out with small children without worry about those around them. The cafe is fully stocked with picture books and toys, and includes a playroom, private rooms and separate spaces for nursing and changing diapers. Wide aisles make it easy to move around with a stroller, and light switches and door handles are placed high up to keep children from using them. The cafe is designed to be enjoyed by two very different sizes of users, ‘parents’ and ‘small children’, so the interior plays on this difference in scale. They also see the world through different eyes. Take a table: adults live their lives aware of tabletops, and the things placed on top of them.But children see the table’s underside. A table’s legs can look like pillars, and the reverse of the tabletop is like a roof. The cafe’s ‘absolutely huge’ and ‘absolutely tiny’ furnishings take advantage of these two perspectives, the adult’s and the child’s. A nursing sofa becomes a playroom when blown up on a massive scale, and a diaper changing table when shrunk to minuscule proportions. Big windows pair with small ones, and big lightbulbs with small ones. The floorboards vary in size, and the undersides of tables, where parents eyes don’t reach, hide pictures of parent and baby animals. In fact, ‘parents and children’ can be found all around the cafe, ready for their parent and child visitors.
Wednesday 5th May 2010
This summer in Madrid (Spain) your family could taste over 250 varieties of ice-creams made with the most exquisite raw materials and 100% natural at Bajo Cero. Mojito flavour for you and mandarin sorbet for your children. Sounds great!!!
A Wonderland of Treats
Wednesday 31st March 2010
In Los Angeles, California, there is a dream place for children: SweetHarts! SweetHarts is a sugary wonderland of self-serve frozen yogurt, gelato, baked goodies, candy and various other delights. Yummy!!!
Around the World
Monday 29th March 2010
New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, and many more… M. Sasek and his retro drawings will teach your child different cultures and habits across the world. Get ready for the trip!