What to Pack – Thailand Edition Featuring Ashley from Her Sparkle

The only Thailand honeymoon packing list you’ll need, by fashion blogger, Ashley Fehr Hajjar

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Ashley Fehr Hajjar of Her Sparkle is one of our all-time favorite fashion bloggers and wedding enthusiasts. ICYMI: Ashely has already given us the DL on what to pack for Hawaii and Italy and is back to share her tips on what to pack for Thailand.

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Ready for another edition of Her Sparkle’s What to Pack!? This time we are going {or dreaming of going} to Thailand 🙂

When packing for Thailand it’s ALL about bright colors & prints. These pretty prints will be perfect for Thailand’s gorgeous beaches. It’s important to note that Thailand is a modest country so don’t go overboard with any skin bearing outfits. Also, the basic rule for Thai temples is to cover your shoulders so the printed wrap would be a welcome edition to your packing list! xx

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Mara Hoffman Slouch Pants // Trina Turk Beaded Halter Top // Personalized Towel // Elephant Tank // Neon Print Maxi // Madewell Fringe Beach Tote // Michael Stars Print Wrap

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Well now you can all understand why we love Ashley and her packing lists so much. Thanks for all your tips Ashley! Now it’s time to plan all of our future trips and put these packing lists to good use!

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Your Next Eurotrip with Chic Retreats

The top hotels in Europe are trés chic…here are our favorite picks for your next Eurotrip!

What do you look for when traveling somewhere new? Is it a comfortable atmosphere? Quality service? Spectacular views? Well, you already know all about our obsession with Chic Retreats — and we’re excited to give you a peek inside the luxurious hotels and villas that will be perfect for your next trip to Europe!

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The Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini: Expect nothing short of perfection with this stunning, award-winning boutique hotel. One of the most stylish escapes in Santorini, this luxurious hotel will “wow” you with its breathtaking views. Go ahead and try their signature drink: a blend of apple juice, pear puree, lemon juice and premium vodka and just a hint of lemon grass– while taking a dip in the hotel’s brand new infinity pool. Don’t mind if we do!

Insider tip: Go check out Flavors of Santorini while you’re at it and explore the secrets of Santorini’s agriculture.

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Locanda al Colle

Locanda al Colle: This restored farmhouse turned small, luxury hotel, is the perfect getaway while traveling through Tuscany. Between its panoramic terrace, nestled between olive trees, lavender and herbs, and its eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary art, this hotel experience is one that should not be missed. Seriously, check out that view!

Insider tip: Don’t forget to try Flytographer’s 60 Minute Photo Shoot in Tuscany so you don’t let those precious moments with your love go undocumented.

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JK Place in Rome

JK Place in Rome: Located in the heart of Rome, this sophisticated addition to the JK family is the ideal vacation spot. Just off the Via Condotti, you can walk around this busy, high-end street, and end your day with a glass of wine on the rooftop bar. Sounds ideal, right?!

Insider tip: Be sure to check out our Private Scooter Tour so you can feel like one of the locals, breezing through the narrow streets of this ancient city!

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The Levin Hotel

The Levin: This is the most private boutique hotel in all of Knightsbridge, that defines luxury on a smaller scale and is so close to Harrod’s that you might need to restrain yourselves. Oh, and did we mention that your purchases can be delivered right to your hotel room…for free?! Yeah, that’s right.

Insider tip: What would a trip to London be without taking a Beatles tour? Try The Magical Mystery Tour of London to ignite your passion for music and culture!

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Cas Gasi

Cas Gasi: Looking for a renovated farmhouse in the heart of Ibiza? Look no further Wanderers! The Cas Gasi is a small boutique hotel, set among tranquil olive groves and gardens, where guests can swim, head to the spa or even take a trip around the island in a private boat. After a day of straight relaxation, head to the city to explore Ibiza’s famous nightlife!

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The Gentleman of Verona

The Gentleman of Verona: One of the most romantic hotels throughout Verona, Italy, the Gentleman of Verona is both discreet and utterly lavish. The perfect getaway for any couple, including multiple nearby golf courses and for those who prefer a little art and culture, you can always check out Juliet’s home from Shakespeare’s famous Romeo and Juliet. Can you say romantic?!

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik: This luxurious hotel is the ultimate Croatian getaway, with the most phenomenal views along the Adriatic coastline. Check out the award-winning spa, the 3 lavish outdoor pools (including an adults only pool…perfect for your honeymoon, huh?), and the numerous restaurant/bar options. Trust us, you will NOT be disappointed.

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CasaTitta: Enjoy this charming 4-room bed and breakfast in Milan, close to the trendy district of Isola. This is the ideal home away from home and is situated in a vintage 1920’s building. There is also a beautiful rooftop terrace for those who want to soak up the sun or even do some yoga. Mmmmm, Vitamin D!

Insider tip: Don’t miss out on our incredible Scuba Diving Trip, where you and your love can explore the majestic waters of Italy!

So, Wanderers, if you are looking for a luxurious European boutique hotel that is not necessarily focused on hype but actually gets your heart racing, then Chic Retreats could be right up your alley. What are you waiting for? Give it a try! We know we want to. Also, make sure to “like” Chic Retreats on Facebook!

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Spotlight: Chic Retreats, Off the Beaten Path

Here are some of our favorite places that you never thought you’d travel on this week’s Spotlight: 

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Okeanos Luxury Villas 

Have you ever wanted to stay at a hotel that was a bit more under the radar, somewhere luxurious, where you could also truly escape? Well, stop all of your researching and look no further! We are very proud to announce the best kept secret in all of travel history — Chic Retreats, a collection of boutique hotels around the world that puts the excitement back into travel. These hidden gems are all about the little luxuries; Whether you want to stay in a small hotel, a luxury villa, or a B&B, Chic Retreats has got you covered.

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Riad AnaYela

Riad AnaYela: This 300-year old palace is the epitome of Moroccan culture, with a story so incredible, it just had to be carved onto the walls of the actual riad. There is also a magical rooftop terrace where you can take a trip on a flying carpet or eat traditional Moroccan food in an authentic nomad tent. #Culture

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Borgo San Marco 

Borgo San Marco: Discover Italy’s unbeaten paths in Puglia, Italy’s deep south. This hidden boutique hotel is a true oasis, surrounded by thousands of olive trees. Feel free to #Wander around the olive groves, purchase some olive oil or eat in the hotel’s restaurant, where only the best ingredients are used. This charming hotel will keep you coming back again and again.

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Okeanos Luxury Villas

Okeanos Luxury Villas: This fantastic boutique hotel is located in Lefkada, right on the famous white sandy beach of Egremni, which was voted one of the top ten beaches in ALL OF EUROPE! Seriously, you don’t want to miss out on this. These 6 spacious and contemporary self-catering villas have romance written all over them. With mesmerizing views that will lull you into complete relaxation, Okeanos Luxury Villas are a MUST when traveling through Lefkada. Also, major plus: we’re actually giving away 7 nights at this villa, with How He Asked!

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 Riad Jaaneman

Riad Jaaneman: An upbeat and stylish luxury riad that is located in the bohemian heart of Marrakech medina. This hidden oasis of Italian sophistication and design is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the souks and the markets. So come on Wanderers, what are you waiting for?! Morocco is calling your name.

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Theva Residency 

Theva Residency: A cutting-edge boutique hotel that marries tradition with contemporary, the Theva Residency will literally take your breath away with its incredible mountain views. Just 10 minutes from Kandy Town, Sri Lanka, this hotel will give you a chance to relax and revive yourselves while enjoying the mouth-watering menu and the beautiful nature.

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Beckford Arms: This unbeatable, sophisticated, country pub is located in the Wiltshire countryside, a short two hours away from London. With 8 en-suite bedrooms, this is the perfect getaway for you and your love, combining stylish interiors and delicious food in a traditional pub setting.

So this is definitely making us want to wander anywhere and everywhere with Chic Retreats. What about you? They are the perfect combination of luxury, culture, and a home away from home. Keep them in mind when planning a trip with the one you love– and for exclusive offers and promotions, make sure you “like” Chic Retreats on Facebook!

 

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