As a lover of gatherings and celebrations, I am always on the lookout for the ideal venue, in the most special of settings – something perfect for a specific client. From the moment I was introduced to the Reschio Estate, and its 11th century castle turned boutique hotel, I was in love!
Located in the rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside, Castello di Reschio was designed for living – from weddings to milestone celebrations, and everything in between.
Yes, the setting is beautiful, and quintessentially Italian, however it’s the design and absolute attention to detail that wins me over – I can’t wait to visit, but I’m scared I might never leave!
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I am honoured to be named one of the top wedding planners in the world by the team at Harper’s Bazaar US. It’s a privilege to be recognised along with 63 industry experts and colleagues from around the globe.
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One of eight monumental palazzos on the Grand Canal, Aman Venice is my residence of choice when visiting the Italian city. It perfectly blends historical architecture with contemporary living.
A boutique hotel which feels more like a residential palace – I would happily move into the Maddalena Stanza Canal Grande, with its silk-covered walls and canal view.
Wellbeing is at the core of the Aman brand, and self-care is a great excuse to try their grounding massage treatment. I personally don’t need any encouragement!
In the city that sees almost 5 million visitors a year, my sightseeing of choice is watching the world go by whilst sipping jasmine tea from the Canal Garden.
MUST DO – The Palazzo Kitchen Table is an experience not to be missed, even if it’s just to visit the hotel’s wine cellar.
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I love to travel and luckily, it’s a regular part of my job as a destination wedding planner. The proper packing of a carry-on bag is a skill that takes time to perfect. Here are a few of my all-time fav items to take with me on a trip.
This wrap is perfect for those chilly flights or to keep warm with a blazer – I don’t like traveling with coats!
I have scented candles everywhere in my home, and they add a personal touch to any hotel room. Tuberose is one of my favourites.
Move over vitamins – these supplements are great pre, during, and post-trip. What jet lag?
Instant bright eyes in 5 minutes with these eye gels.
I’ve stained or ruined a few shirts with hotel room irons in my time, which is why I travel with my own. Plus in Italy you’re not allowed to have an iron in your room in case of fire hazard – this saves on the pressing/dry cleaning bill. I promise you’ll love your steamer!
It goes wherever I go – sturdy, reliable, trendy and fashionable. I’ve had many envious comments from fellow passengers while queuing for a flight. Who can blame them when you combine Tumi, Orlebar Brown and an iconic Slim Aarons print!
I like to tune out the world when I fly. Bose does the trick!
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