4 Luxury Snow Resorts For 2018

The beauty of the outdoors during winter is just incredible. There are countless spots to indulge in bathing in bubbling Jacuzzis, snow-sports, and seeing the crisp winter take beautiful shape on the mountains and hills, creating glorious snowcapped scenery. All very Instagram worthy, and definitely worth the travel to; and there is no reason to use winter as an excuse to hibernate. Although spring is appearing slowly but surely, here are some of the best destinations to take a snow trip, with epic scenery and plenty of luxury resorts to choose from.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is constantly raved about by Bloggers. It’s perfect volcanic backdrops with a plethora of spots to take photos and lots to explore. It is not just amazing for its scenery but it also has many ski resorts that you may not have known existed, which makes it a brilliant choice for both sightseeing, relaxing and sports. With mile after mile of untouched volcanic land and views that will take your breath away, you can check into the famous Blue Lagoon spawhich is a big hit with its beautiful blue waters, filled with volcanic mud that is good for your skin and wellbeing. The resorts of and Skalafell are the main resorts. Flights are relatively regular to Iceland, but usually fly from the main airports, you may not easily find flights from smaller airports. Reykjavik is also full of beautiful colourful buildings, quaint boutique hotels and little shops, and is still within driving distance of all the volcanoes.

Canada Destinations

Canada is renowned for its crisp cold weather but it is also undoubtedly a place that has been on my list for quite some time. It’s culture and it’s history is incredible, as well as all the little towns that look delightful, I can say that the top three places to visit for me are, Quebec, Alberta and Vancouver. Of course there would be maple syrup on tap (at least I hope) and copious amounts of luxury resorts, many of them nestled in the beautiful hillside. Visit Old Quebec, with a stunning castle and stay at the incredible Chataeu Frontenac. Alberta looks to be another favourite, with http://www.fairmont.com/lake-louise/ - in fact all the Fairmont resorts look stunning.

Fairmont Lake Louise - Photo: Eluxe Magazine
Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is situated in Japan, in fact it is a beautiful Japanese island. This stunning offshore magical hideaway, has enough sushi to feed a nation, plenty of floral backdrops for an entire month's worth of Instagram photos, and the rows of pink blossoms fill the crevasses of the land. It is also a volcanic island, so walking tours, treks, parkland, and exploration is the major asset to the island. For some luxury accommodation, the Hotel JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is the place to visit, and because of its height, you're guaranteed a wonderful view from your room.

Colorado, USA

Colorado is undoubtedly the heart of America, and during the winter it becomes a magical wonderland. Colorado is brilliantly located with many other attractions and cities nearby such as Denver, and to the west, Salt Lake City and to the east, Kansas. Beaver Creek is one luxury area of the state that has a huge influx of tourists and it's not to be missed if you happen to be looking for a beautiful winter break. The Park HyattBeaver Creek Resort and Spa is a beautiful 5 star hotel with an outdoor pool. For the ultimate in American luxury, then Aspen is the place to visit and it has a lot of places to shop which would definitely be a huge hit for me, shopping whilst you're abroad is definitely one of the most exciting things to do! 

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So there are some of my favourite picks for the coming year, whether you want volcanic beauty, something a little more rustic, or a place with history, these destinations are definitely the ones to have a little lust over. 


Brassybra Verified & Viral

There may be no end to Brassybra’s staggering successes, in just a matter of weeks, there has been a huge blue tick added to their Instagram page as webecame officially verified (big cheer!), and wehave managed to go viral twice this week, with features from Futuro [481k fans on Facebook] and In The Know Beauty [1 million fans on Facebook] that have been shared thousands of times! Combined, the video post had over 7.6 million views, an exciting achievement. The delight spilled over onto Twitter, where a viral tweet had over 10,000 RTs and 41,000 favourites, which featured a well-detailed video of how to wear your Brassybra. The bra, is both waterproof and unbelievably comfortable, ready to be styled for any occasion, there is no denying that it is an essential item in any woman’s wardrobe. There are no downsides to Brassybra, which makes it a universal product, for women of any breast size. With no irritability, it functions well and adheres perfectly for a prolonged uplift for any an occasion!

Brassybra has now rightfully earned its position in the hierarchy of Instagram with a coveted blue tick, where the account is currently sat prettily at 51,000+ followers. Their page is a glossy creative platform that highlights all the wonderful aspects of Brassybra, which interconnects multi-culturalism, femininity and above all, women’s power, which all beautifully coincide. The viral video reposted from Instagram, has already hit 42,000 views, and shows no signs of stopping. From all sizes and a choice of colours, Brassybra does not just support your breasts but also helps to shape your breasts, to give you a desired look for any outfit, make your breasts look a little rounder, uplifted, smaller, there are so many ways to play around with Brassybra, that it is no surprise that we have gone viral twice in one week! It is onwards and upwards for the brand, as for the delicious cherry on top of the cake, Brassbyra were featured on Spanish website Trendolizer, who feature the hottest viral products of the moment; so with the Spanish seal of approval, there is no better time to start looking forward to spring with all the exciting fashion you can experiment with when you add Brassybra into your life! So why not get shopping today!



Travel Destinations You Think You Can't Afford (But Really You Can)

Have you ever been browsing holiday destinations on the internet, only to find a place you’d love to go that you think you can’t afford? Let’s face it: it’s happened to the best of us. But it turns out that there are only very few places in the world that people on average incomes can’t go. With the right knowledge, you can do even the most luxurious of destinations on a budget if you put your mind to it. 
So which destinations do you think you can’t afford? And how do you go there on the cheap?
Meribel, France
They say that skiing is the sport of kings. And when you investigate the prices of hiring skis and staying in a location, like Meribel, you quickly discover what they mean. Skiing is frighteningly expensive, especially if you stay right in the heart of a famous resort. But even though a chalet in Meribel proper might cost more than €10,000 for a week, prices quickly fall if you go further down the mountain. 

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It’s important to note that the prices quoted for some chalets reflects the convenience of being a few meters from the main ski lifts. Other than that, you’re not getting an awful lot more for your money. Yes, it’s nice to be able to roll out of bed, pick up your skis, and walk 100 yards to the nearest gondola, but is it really worth paying thousands of euros for the privilege? For most of us, probably not. 
As soon as you move out of the heart of Meribel, prices drop dramatically. It’s often much cheaper to stay in hotels further down the mountain and then hire a car to drive up to the lifts. Or if that’s not practical, get a bus into town. Food is much cheaper too, especially if you go self-catered. Although prices are exceptionally high in the village itself, the cost of food goes down dramatically once you move out of the tourist areas. 
New York, US

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New York is home to the second largest population of people worth more than $30 million in the world. It’s a city brimming with ultra-wealthy people, second only to London. As you might imagine, prices in the centre of New York are high: Manhattan isn’t a cheap place to stay. 
But, like London, as soon as you move out of the centre, prices come down enormously. We recommend staying in accommodation off the island of Manhattan and then travelling in on the subway in the morning. That way, you can benefit from all the sights and sounds of the city without having to pay a premium for the privilege. 
To get costs down further, you could take advantage of the many Airbnb locations that the city has to offer and go further off the beaten track, avoiding the city itself and travelling upstate into the hinterland. Still struggling to afford the trip? Buddy loans, where you get a friend to guarantee repayment, could help you make ends meet. 
Munich, Germany

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Munich is the capital of Bavaria, and perhaps the most German city on the planet. There are more than 100,000 students who study in the city, meaning that although it is a cultural icon, Munich can be surprisingly cheap. There are beer gardens, opera halls, and art galleries, as well as plenty of places to chow down on sausage. 
Chicago, US
Chicago used to be one of America’s most celebrated cities. Home to deep dish pizza and the Sears Tower, the Windy City was once the place to be for anyone and everyone of importance. But with the economic decline of the “rust belt,” the city has suffered somewhat. That’s not to say that it’s no longer a desirable location: it is. It’s just that prices in the city have come down a lot from their high. 
Chicago is the US’s third largest city, behind Los Angeles and New York. The city plays host to some of the most impressive skyscrapers in the country, many of them constructed while the city boomed in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Chicago retains much of its original character, but thanks to lower wages and fewer ultra-wealthy people living there, costs of basic things like food and rent is much lower. Go to Chicago if you want a bargain. 
The key to finding bargain travel destinations is to find places that have gone out of fashion among the rich and famous. Remember, the south of France was once a favourite haunt for people with a lot of money, but today it’s all but deserted. 

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