Monthly Archives: October 2013

My first time in CHINA: a visit to the Great Wall of China in heels.

By Michelle Chaplow Everyone said to me that India is like nowhere else. It’s true, but China goes one step beyond this – it is a world of its own. This is the first of all the countries in the … Continue reading

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LAUDEN CHOCOLATES, interview with co-founder, Stephen Trigg.

by Michelle Chaplow After an unforgettable introduction whilst flying First Class with British Airways, I was intrigued by the story of Lauden Chocolate, I decided to interview LAUDEN CHOCOLATES for my Hotel Essence blog. The company is co-owned by Stephen … Continue reading

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BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONOURS PHOTOGRAPHER MICHELLE CHAPLOW FROM SPAIN LONDON (20/11/13) – British Professional photographer Michelle Chaplow, who resides in Andalucia, Spain, was presented with an Honorable Mention for her image “Hannah” at the 8th Annual Black and … Continue reading

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The Fairmont The Palm, hot stone massages and a Brazilian churrascaria

By Michelle Chaplow. The Palm, The World – the manmade islands of the Emirates. My next hotel overnight venture had one of the world’s most famous addresses: The Palm, Dubai – the world’s largest manmade island shaped like a palm … Continue reading

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