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    The Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel
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    Baxter of California meets Huckle The Barber
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    One Must Have Marks & Spencer Suit, Two Looks
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The Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel

Craig shares details of his stay at the luxury five star Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel in Funchal, Madeira

Blogger reviews the Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel

The stunning Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel, set in a stunning cliff edge

With some of the most stunning views across Madeira, the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel nestles gently on the edge of a beautiful cliff top in all its luxurious pink glory. Noted as one of the most famous Hotels in the world, frequented by none other than Sir Winston Churchill himself, it was an honour to have three wonderful nights here. Welcome to the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel

Blogger stays at the Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel in Madeira

Belmond Reid’s Palace spans a large area of the cliff edge in Madeira

While a little ‘normal’ and unassuming from the roadside, the second you step beyond its doors you are transported to a different era. One of decadence and indulgence, of class, elegance and taste. This Hotel was not built to be enjoyed from the road, but from the sea, where you are afforded the magical spectacle of its perfect cliff top position.

With 158 beautifully styled and decorated rooms, 4 restaurants (1 with a Michelin star), 3 pools, a spa, a sauna, and its own tennis courts, it is the perfect escape. Take afternoon tea on the picturesque terrace, enjoy perfect poached eggs and a bucks fizz for breakfast while overlooking the Atlantic ocean, or explore Funchal with the Hotel as your base. The choices are yours.

Blogger eats breakfast at the Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel, Madeira

Breakfast choices at the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel are wide and varied, and the coffee is great!

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Baxter of California meets Huckle The Barber

Craig gets a trim and a tidy at Huckle The Barber using products by Baxter of California, and reviews some of their products

Blogger reviews products by Baxter of California

Just some of the Baxter of California range, available online at mankind.co.uk

With two shops in London Huckle the Barber are a men’s grooming space and barbers with no frills, no gimmicks and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Offering everything from beard trims, hair cuts, luxury facials and wet shaves, it’s a very cool place to freshen up. With my turn in the chair I was treated to a wash, cut, beard trim and wet shave with products by Baxter of California.
Blogger gets a fresh new cut at Huckle The Barber

Time to freshen up at Huckle The Barber with products by Baxter of California

Well over due for a freshen up, my hair was washed and conditioned with Baxter shampoo and conditioner. Available from a number of outlets across the UK including Mankind, the range covers every aspect of your daily grooming routine.

Born out of LA, Baxter of California are a brand who create products for the modern man, and is inclusive of all kinds of modern masculinity. Their ‘Life Lived True’ campaigns puts the spotlight on a diverse range of men, all cast directly from the streets of LA.

Baxter of California Global General Manager Yann Joffredo says “Life Lived true is about being honest with yourself, embracing your imperfections, and not being afraid to showcase who you are as you experience life”

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One Must Have Marks & Spencer Suit, Two Looks

Craig shows us two looks with the must have indigo slim fit suit from Marks & Spencer

It’s always good to have options. when it comes to a suit people often just wear it one way; shirt, tie, shoes. But if you’re travelling it’s really good to be able to switch the suit up to create different looks. For today’s sponsored post I want to show you two very different looks using the must have slim fit indigo suit from Marks & Spencer.

The suit itself is available in regular, tailored, slim fit and big & tall, so there will be a fit for you. It also comes with a waistcoat, so if you’re a ‘three piece’ type of guy, you’re sorted too. At £55.00 for the jacket, £35.00 for the waistcoat and £44.00 for the trousers it’s also a suit that wont stretch the budget, making it my must have suit of the season. View Post