Pack the Perfect Carry-On

Pack the Perfect Carry-On

The holiday season is here and with so many people literally taking off over the next week or two, we’ve been inspired to take a spin around the market and discover some handy accessories and travel essentials to make the trip a little more bearable. Get...
read more
Dar Ben Gacem… a Treasure in Tunis

Dar Ben Gacem… a Treasure in Tunis

One of the lovely things that we have found since opening the doors of our Saffron Souk, is the amazing people that we have been lucky enough to meet on this journey, and Leila Ben Gacem has been one of the most inspiring! Leila recently departed the UAE and her role...
read more
Limpopo-Lipadi

Limpopo-Lipadi

Going stir crazy having been boxed up in the gulf heat over the summer? Craving a green scene? If you are looking for the holiday of a life time, Limpopo-Lipadi, a private Game & Wilderness reserve located on the banks of the Limpopo River in Botswana could be...
read more
Bab Al Shams – The Gateway to the Sun…

Bab Al Shams – The Gateway to the Sun…

Looking for a local getaway this summer? Bab Al Shams is the perfect escape for a long weekend no matter what your needs. The pool really is the highlight – not only is it huge but the design has created numerous little spots making it ideal for families in need...
read more
Loving the Taj Mahal

Loving the Taj Mahal

Built by Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, to commemorate his favourite wife and love of his life, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. You can’t deny its splendor and beauty. Its proportions are perfect, detailing remarkable and...
read more
New Zealand Farmers market of the year!

New Zealand Farmers market of the year!

Voted New Zealand Farmers market of the year 2012, the Feilding Farmers market might be small but it is well visited, even on a cold, rainy New Zealand day.   4. The Duchess of Cornwell during her recent visit (thank you Gretchen Brown for the photo!)   5...
read more
Christmas in Prague

Christmas in Prague

1. Christmas Eve, looking over the snowy rooftops of Prague Prague is one of those truly beautiful cities that is enchanting any time of year, but if you’re after that quintessential Christmas feel this festive season then look no further, Prague is for you.  ...
read more
Liberty London Homeware

Liberty London Homeware

The Liberty shopping experience really is quite special. The surroundings are timeless, if not a little quirky and the selection and style range of the furniture and home accessories on offer are divine. The good thing is that they do international deliveries if...
read more
Beach Bathing.

Beach Bathing.

An early morning (out of season) walk along the Riccione Beach promenade in northern Italy is rather surreal! The sky is a vivid blue, the Adriatic sea laps against the white sandy beach and the 136 colourful bathing establishments are visually fantastic but...
read more
Gwyl Fwyd

Gwyl Fwyd

One of the most inspirational landscapes we know is the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park in mid Wales and on a sunny Saturday morning in October, Saffron Souk visited the Brecon Beacons Food Festival, held at the old Market Hall in the market town of Brecon –...
read more
Market Heaven!

Market Heaven!

Who doesn’t love a spot of people watching? We have to admit that the Middle East provides some good sights in this regard, but we always love a little travel to awaken the visual senses and this Saturday farmers market in the historic city of Cottbus in Germany...
read more
Paradise Road

Paradise Road

Whenever a trip to Sri Lanka is mentioned, the standard response is “you MUST make time to visit Paradise Road”. This lovely little cluster of peace located within the hustle and bustle of central Colombo has a retail outlet, gallery shop and restaurant, all housed...
read more
Selfridges London

Selfridges London

From its beginnings Selfridges has been well known for understanding the importance of putting drama into retail. And it has become an expectation that the department store will showcase the new, entertaining, historical or sometimes just plain crazy throughout it...
read more
Exploring Khan al-Khalili

Exploring Khan al-Khalili

Tucked away in old Islamic Cairo is the magnificent Khan al-Khalili bazaar, which has operated here since the Middle Ages. It is one of the biggest bazaars in the Middle East and surely one of the most atmospheric. Although popular with tourist crowd, Khan al-Khalili...
read more
Covent Garden

Covent Garden

A lazy morning out at Covent Garden is well worth it for the street performances, good food, markets and general people watching. On special occasions (like the London Olympics!) the atmosphere is even more lively. We loved it back in May when the jubilee was in full...
read more
Sidi Bou Saïd

Sidi Bou Saïd

Located in Greater Tunis, a short train ride north from the city centre is the artist’s settlement of Sidi Bou Saïd.   Originally a destination for pilgrims visiting the tomb of the Sufi holy man after whom the village is named, Sidi Bou Saïd became popular with...
read more