The Plus Side Of The Shopping Experience

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It seems only fitting, say many women, that if a size 14 was the best-selling women’s size in 2005, stores should feature more stylish, contemporary clothing for the full-figured customer. That’s not what women have found in the past. While department stores carry a vast range of brands, many plus-size women feel these departments are […]


How To Open A Boutique

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So what does this have to do with opening a boutique? Mostly it’s about defining a destination. The first actual step in opening a boutique is desire. Many of us work a weekly job, full time in and full time out under the direction of someone else. For some people it’s not a lifestyle they […]


Quick Guide To The Maldives

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The Maldives is a haven for snorkellers and scuba divers, with its abundance of coral and sea life. Its beaches and hotels don’t disappoint either. Where is it? The Maldives is a group of over 1000 coral islands, set in the Indian Ocean, off the south west coast of India. The tiny islands are dotted […]


Quick Guide To Rio De Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro is busy, noisy and full of adventures to be had. To experience South America in full party mode, visit Rio de Janeiro at Carnaval time, but stay in a boutique hotel so that you have an oasis of calm to return to. Where is it? Rio de Janeiro is on the Brazilian […]


Quick Guide To The Caribbean

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“Paradise” is a word often used to describe the islands of the Caribbean. It seems that one visit leads to a lifetime’s love, and that’s certainly true when you choose to stay at an exquisite boutique hotel. Where is it? The Caribbean islands sit in the Caribbean Sea, in between the southern tip of Florida […]


A Quick Guide To Tuscany

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Tuscany has long been a favourite destination for anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience. Where is it? Tuscany is a large area in central Italy that stretches to the Mediterranean coast. It is divided into ten provinces, which include some of Italy’s most beautiful towns and cities; Florence, Siena and Pisa. Where can I […]


A Quick Guide To Seville

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Seville is one of the jewels of Spain, with architecture, museums, food and shopping that make it a must-see holiday destination. Where is it? Seville is in the Spanish region of Andalucia, which also includes the coastal resorts of Costa del Sol and Costa Almeria. Seville itself is set inland, although the coastal areas are […]


A Quick Guide To Mallorca

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One of the ever-popular Balearic Islands, Mallorca is the perfect location for a quiet romantic holiday or full-on family fun. Where is it? Mallorca is the middle, and largest, of a set of islands set in the Mediterranean off the east cost of Spain. It has a varied terrain, which means that although the majority […]


A New Look A New Name Philadelphia Gets It S First Real Boutique Hotel

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A new look, a new name: The Rittenhouse Square Bed and Breakfast transforms into Philadelphia’s prmiere luxury accommodation — Rittenhouse 1715, a boutique hotel. With the completion of the first phase of renovations, The Rittenhouse Square Bed and Breakfast embraces its fresh, innovative look with a distinct new name — Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel. […]


Papua New Guinea Adventure Traveler Mecca With Butler And Health Club

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One of the few still untamed, if not unspoiled destinations, Papua New Guinea is a raw land. Nearly 85% of the main island is carpeted with tropical rain forest. With its international reputation for Scuba Diving thanks to spectacular coral reefs, Papua New Guinea is still a Mecca for the serious adventure traveler who will […]


About Styles Of Wedding Dresses

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There are many different styles of wedding dresses, almost as many styles of wedding dresses as there are shapes of women. No two women are shaped the same and that is why it is so important to get wedding dresses tailored to fit the bride. This often costs more money but it is well worth […]


Livin Large In Small Boutique Hotels In Cornwall

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They pretend to hate the flashbulbs. They sulk, and pout when confronted with an army of cameras. But make no mistake about it: the Paris Hiltons, Britney Spearses, and Jessica Simpsons love paparazzi attention. It is the best brand exposure they can possibly get. It’s free, relentless, and its right there on their doorstep – […]


Take A Romantic Break In A Boutique Hotel

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When you’re looking for a romantic place to spend your honeymoon, wedding anniversary or just to have some time together, go for a boutique hotel. What small, chic, designer hotels don’t know about creating a romantic atmosphere isn’t worth knowing. Making guests feel welcome and unique is a hallmark of all these hotels, and if […]


Why Boutique Design Matters

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What is boutique hotel design, and why does it matter? There are fashion trends in hotel design just as there are in other areas. In the late eighties and through the nineties, that fashion was for clean, stark, minimalist design, particularly in city hotels. This was such a diversion from the traditional way that hotels […]


Choosing The Right Boutique Hotel For You

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Whether you enjoy city breaks or extended holidays in the sun, you can always improve your travel experiences by staying in a small, charming hotel, where the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and the service is fabulous. There are hundreds of hotels that are self-styled “boutique” places to stay, but not all of them fall […]


What Makes A Hotel Boutique

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The term “boutique hotel” has been widely used in recent years, but what does it mean and why should you stay in one? There are lots of companies that claim to specialise in boutique hotels. For many, a boutique hotel is simply one that’s not part of a national or international chain and that distinguishes […]


Family Friendly Boutique Hotels

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Boutique hotels aren’t just designed for wealthy couples or adults only. Many boutique hotels welcome children and families. Should families be excluded from the boutique hotels experience? Many hotels in this sector think not, and happily open their doors to families with children of all ages, providing a range of services and facilities to suit […]


Boutique Hotels A Traveller S Paradise

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For many, holiday accommodation plays second fiddle to location and amenities. For the true traveller though, it’s an important part of the experience. We tend to take travel for granted. It’s easy and cheap to hop on a plane to any one of hundreds of destinations across the world, book into a hotel that’s the […]


When Only The Best Boutique Hotels Will Do

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There are times when you want to splash out and immerse yourself in luxury. Boutique hotels are the ideal places for understated opulence. Whilst many boutique hotels fall easily into the “affordable” bracket, there are several whose sole purpose is to provide a discreet, private oasis, where your every need is met and you want […]