The Journal
Safeguarding Your Home During the Qatar World Cup With Somerset Estates

Thinking of going to the Qatar World Cup? Learn how the expert team at Somerset Estates can help with safeguarding your vacant property, putting your mind at ease while you’re away… As you prepare travel plans for the trip to Qatar, ensuring the protection of your vacant property is of utmost importance for ensuring your […]

14 November 2022
No And Low Alcohol Drinks For November

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting More than any time of year, the Christmas build-up requires a hefty serving of our social lives. I’m sure I’m not the only one with a calendar filling up with after-work drinks, Sunday lunches and dinners with friends in anticipation of the over-stuffed calendar itself; we book ‘drinks’ in as early as […]

7 November 2022
The Best Ski Resorts…But Not As You Know Them

By Amira Hashish The new wave of ski resorts offers so much more than fondue and wood-heavy interiors. Catering to the lifestyles of those who care as much about the ethos of where they are staying as the slopes, some exciting brands are bringing unusual concepts to the world’s best mountain escapes. From a remote […]

31 October 2022
The Micro Wedding Movement

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Coined in the slow, grinding months of the pandemic, the phrase ‘micro-wedding’ means very different things to many different people. For some, it’s the remembered agony of having to brutally cut guestlists in the face of relentless restrictions. For others, it’s a green light to have the wedding they always wanted, free […]

20 September 2022
The Best Winter Sun Cocktails

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting ‘Tis the season to book your flights for a Christmas break under a golden sun, basking in the rays, paddling in the sea and enjoying a cocktail (or two) in a fabulous hotel bar. The pacing of a ‘winter sun’ holiday spent in one of the world’s finest winter sun destinations is […]

19 August 2022
Genealogy: A Journey Into the Past

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting The job of a genealogist is to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, the distinct, frequently remarkable, often unpredictable history of a family. Using family lore, genetic analysis, redacted files, historical documents and medical records, genealogists connect the dots to create a more rounded picture of how their clients have come to exist. They […]

15 August 2022
Unique Experiences in the Maldives

By Amira Hashish The Maldives is known for its picture-perfect coral islands, glistening waters and idyllic beaches but there is so much more to this dazzling destination than its romantic retreats. Whether you are seeking an action-packed adventure or a cultural getaway, this escape to paradise is brimming with special activities. From a marine expedition […]

18 July 2022
Guide to the Greek Islands

By Amira Hashish Where to begin when navigating Greece’s sparkling islands? There are more than 200 inhabited destinations to uncover, brimming with world-class beaches, dazzling sunsets and culinary delights. Start by getting to know the main groups, each with their own mix of statement escapes and hidden gems, before deciding on the island-hopping route that […]

14 June 2022
The Benefits of Investing in PR

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting Ironically, the public perception of public relations is inaccurate. For an industry so concerned with the positive reputation of its clients, its own image in the mainstream has been warped, defined by uproarious recalcitrants like Samantha Jones, Malcolm Tucker and Edina Monsoon. The reality of PR has less to do with shambolic […]

4 April 2022