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    Harrods opens first discount outlet


    pcruciatti – Harrods, London. Photo Credit: pcruciatti Shutterstock.com

    Reserve that British Airways flight for whenever we are allowed to travel again because Harrods is discounting. Their first luxury outlet store opened on Friday at Westfield London with average discounts in the range of 40 – 60 percent.

    Shepherd’s Bush is the home to the new store which covers 80,000 square feet – a tad smaller than Knightsbridge’s one million square foot store.

    Only 365 customers are allowed in the two floors at one time and will be controlled by customer counting technology.

    The bad news is that the outlet is an extended pop up with a lease only until December 31. However it may be extended if the concept takes off.

    If you have friends and family in London  who owe you a favour ask them nicely to visit to purchase you something from one of over 100 fashion and accessory brands including brands not featured before which include Stella McCartney, Chloe, Vetements, Zimmerman, and Missoni.

    We’ve got our fingers crossed for an extension.

    Relais & Chateaux’ Maslina Wellness Resort to open in August


    Dziewul – Maslina Bay, Croatia Photo credit: Dziewul Shutterstock.com

    Maslina Resort, a brand-new Relais & Chateaux property and mindful luxury resort with wellness at its core has been selected to become a member of eco and sustainable tourism company, Green Pearls. The chic, five-star resort located on the island of Hvar, Croatia, surpassed the criteria to join Green Pearls ®, which selects its members based on their sustainable initiatives, social commitment and preservation and protection to the environment.

    Maslina Resort will open on Maslinica Bay, Hvar, Croatia in August 2020. Mindful luxury and wellness underpin the central values of Maslina Resort’s ethos and its dedication to being in harmony with nature and the surrounding natural environment. The resort purposefully blends in with the nearby olive groves, and the furnishings in the rooms have been made from local and regional materials.

    The holistic approach focuses on a natural, mindful and healthy way of life which is felt everywhere in the hotel, including the kitchen. The produce is grown in Maslina Resort’s organic garden and is prepared by former two-Michelin star chef, Patricia Yeo.

    The modern wellness area sets its focus on natural oils, fragrances and herbs. The distinctive garden to skin concept is key to Maslina Resort and in line with the property’s culture. The herbs and oils in the spa therapy products are specially developed and cultivated directly from hotel’s organic beach garden.

    Maslina Resort aims to promote a positive change in the world, by collaborating and offering a wide array of wellness, adventure and culinary experiences that are ecologically friendly, whilst providing an inspiring atmosphere, promoting mindfulness and sustainable philosophy.

    Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, Maslina Resort has 50 rooms and three villas and stretches across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the crystalline Adriatic Sea with wellbeing, family, culture and authenticity at its heart.

    For more inspiration or to start planning your next holiday, talk to your personal travel manager. You can find one near you here.