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Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Back in 2012 we got very excited about the opening of Palazzo Margherita – the latest addition to Francis Ford Coppola’s expanding stable of award-winning resorts. A couple of weeks ago we, at long last, had the opportunity to check it out first hand and found out why everyone has been so excited […]

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A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A visit to the Maharishi Peace Palace in Rendlesham, was long overdue. Here at CELLOPHANELAND* we have been practising Transcendental Meditation for several years now, and so an escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and offer of total immersion in a blissful atmosphere was more than welcome. The 5M custom-built […]

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Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, County Wexford

Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, County Wexford

“The best four days of my life”. – John F. Kennedy on his trip to Ireland, 1963. It’s been a few years since we visited The Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford, southern Ireland, where John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather, Patrick, was born in 1823. Patrick Kennedy was an Irish farmer […]

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Nearby Matera

Sextantio, Le Grotte della Civita – Matera, Italy

Italy is blessed with a host of great historic cities: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome and many more. However one destination that has slipped under CELLOPHANELAND’s radar is Matera. A stunning fortress town it sits just above the ‘arch’ of the Italian ‘boot’ in Basilicata. It’s unique qualities have had […]

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The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

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Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Sitting on the north-west edge of the Alps, about 20 miles south of Geneva is the delightful medieval town of Annecy. The pretty cobbled streets buzz with life and feature a wide variety of interesting shops and boutiques, alongside the many bars and cafes that spill out on to the alleys. The […]

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Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one of those places that you will inevitably find on all the ‘Places to See Before You Die’ lists. A delightfully compact and scenic medieval city it is also blessed with a location to kill for: bounded on one side by the Salzach river and on the other a fortress-topped […]

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Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

A pair of six foot long monitor lizards clamber over giant granite boulders beside the beach, forked tongues flashing; Hornbills, reminiscent of pre-historic birds from a school textbook, squawk loudly and sweep through heavily scented frangipani trees; fruit bats dangle like strange fruit over the tropical gardens and macaque monkeys […]

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Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

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Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Bohemianism is a way of life. A state of mind. An atmosphere. It’s about living richly and irreverently, beyond convention. It’s about being uninhibited, unbuttoned, creative and free. – The Bohemian Manifesto Petit Ermitage is a proper hidden gem. After an exhausting 11 hour flight from London, this quirky boutique […]

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Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

We were delighted to arrive at our cosy log cabin; stepping over our slate and stone threshold in to the living room where red lamp shades hung over the dining table, and wrought iron table lamps sat on hand carved stands. We quickly got the log fire burning and settled […]

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Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

We have always eagerly anticipated a stay at the Majestic Kuala Lumpur and on this Malaysian trip we eagerly inked it in to our schedule. Just a little farther down the Malaysian peninsula lies Raffles Singapore (see review here) – a fabulous time-travelling capsule of turn of England circa 1900 in a modern […]

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