I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.



Scarf – Nazanin Rose Matin

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CoNrad maldives
Pt 2.
Rangali Island, maldives | www.hilton.com | Part 1

It’s difficult to write an account of an experience in the Maldives without an introductory flailing of the arms and a bit of gurgling, followed by something that’s spelt a little bit like this. It’s all very professional, really. In fact, the world should celebrate that I’m not on Youtube because it all looks and sounds like Tom Hanks in Cast Away with a bit of spirit fingers sprinkled in the mix. (I am on Snapchat however, making the same noises at brownies and puppies on Broadway Market: Sparkncube) Even re-living the Maldives through these photos puts me on a high.

As mentioned in Part 1, the main attraction at Conrad Maldives – once you’ve gotten over (warning: this may take forever) the milky-white beach, azure skies and the most translucent water since bottled Fiji – is the sense of privacy and isolation. I’d fully embraced this inside my Water villa (with thumping rap music on the first night), with a tinge of suspicion that perhaps it was to be expected given the nature of architecture, but was promptly proven otherwise as we moved into a Deluxe Beach villa two nights later. In theory, your neighbours are close by, but the minute the gates click shut, you feel like a homeowner. And it’s a big home – larger in fact, than most of my previous London flats, and I don’t recall ever having an outdoors bath-pavilion (unless you count the one where water leaked from the ceiling). So there, yet another reason to move to the Indian Ocean.


Lingerie – Triangl. Serum – Estee Lauder. Sandals – Pour la Victoire. Watch – Daniel Wellington. Sunnies – Westweard Leaning




Romper – ASOS. Necklace – EFFRA



Speaking of reasons to move, add these too – ten restaurants where one is 5m (16 ft) under water, and another inside a wine cellar; an extensive list of DVDs and snacks that can be ordered through room service for rainy afternoons after lunch; and a spa that is set on stilts with glass floors so that you can drift off counting the stripes of a family of clownfish (“three”) while your back gets some much-needed TLC. So yes, I would jump ship and go Tom Hanks for/at Conrad Maldives any day, as long as Wilson can pour me some bubbly at pink sunset, I’d be happily cast away for ever.

Park & Cube was a guest of Conrad Maldives, all views and opinions are my own. Shots of me with the help of Mr Tripod.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Sabon Body Lotion. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Cream. Skyn Eye cooling gel. Kiehls Avocado Eye cream. Pai Avocado & Jojoba Day cream



Watch – Daniel Wellington. Ring – Elizabeth & James





The over-water spa






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  1. Wow, obviously you are in Paradise! What a wonderful place <3
    xx Rena

  2. This place looks so dreamy. I can’t get over the stunning tropical scenery. Your photos are amazing, they look like a magazine. My favourite shot is of the close up of your instax camera with the polaroids and jewelry.

    The Runaway Journal

  3. Olga

    beautiful images. inspirational as always <3


  4. The question in not why to move to Maldives, but how to do it. Ough.

  5. An underwater restaurant! Sign. Me. Up,


  6. love love your photos. every photo seems to have a connection to another. and great beach outfits. seems it wasn’t very hot in Maldives.

  7. Your photos are always so stunning! I really want to stay here now. The sand looks so white & the water looks so blue, there are palms lining the beach & it looks almost deserted?? Paradise! I almost feel as if I could be there now, looking at your pictures.


  8. These photos are so stunning! I’ve got major travel envy, the Maldives look like heaven on earth.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  9. Lovely! x

  10. Wow, your vacation seems wonderful! Would love to read a post about your go-to beauty products for a beach holiday by the way. I’ll be leaving for a holiday in the Southern Europe in July, and it’ll be hot there!

    Keep up the good work, love from Scandinavia! ♡


  11. Loving the pictures here! So crisp and clean everywhere; absolutely lovely.

  12. Gosh these photos are beautiful! Just out of curiosity, since you’re a creative, what do you do with all the polaroids you take? There are so many DIY projects on pinterest, but I’m always curious regardless… or nosey :) x

  13. Perfectly exquisite!! You have such an eye for detail, I love the way you compose your shots – and the location isn’t bad either!! Thank you from a cold, grey English morning

  14. Oh to swap my current view for sushi and the ocean. Right I need to plan an escape! Awesome pics Shini x

  15. It’s my absolute DREAM to go and visit sometime soon! Argh, I can’t wait!


  16. your photos always puts me in awe, Maldives looks so beautiful and these pictures are making me so wanderlust <3


  17. Oh your pictures just look so beautiful, I can’t get over it. I hope that I will one day get to visit the Maldives, it really does look like paradise !

    xx, Charlie

  18. This place is how I imagine Paradise! Every bride should have her honeymoon here!! xo

    adorn la femme

  19. hahaha that first paragraph got me laughing. dude, your pictures… i just cannot deal. i need to get on a plane to the maldives asap. and that model of instax is so adorable! need me one of those as well.


  20. Joan

    Thank U for sharing these BEAUTIFUL photos! One word….JEALOUS! :)

  21. Sarah

    This place is just wow – beautifully captured! I could see myself honeymooning here (by myself, for now). Thanks for sharing!

  22. What a wonderful place to escape to! Absolutely dreamy!

  23. Wrote about you on my blog :)
    Hope thats oki…
    Have a nice day

  24. So so gorgeous!

  25. Beautiful

    xx Sam

  26. Ohh wow, those pictures are so beautiful!

  27. Amazing place! Great photos. :)

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

  28. Your flat lays kick butt. I am using these photographs as my inspiration for my holiday photos (a girl’s gotta have goals right?)xxxx Sophie

  29. beautiful


  30. This is absolutely splendid! They’d have to pull me kicking and screaming from that outdoor tub. Diiiivine.

  31. Looks like paradise out there. I’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives. It’s on my dream vacation list. But obviously with someone special!

    You look beautiful as always!

    xx Yasmin

  32. Beautiful pictures! Made me dream of being far away from Switzerland and lying on this beach as well, xo Anova

  33. Tremendous things here. I’m very satisfied to see your article.
    Thank you a lot and I am looking ahead to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  34. Ola

    Hello Shini! You look absolutely stunning in such minimal summer outfits. I have a question, it may seem a little bit random and odd though: what body type do you think you have?

  35. Wow, total dream location! I loved reading this as well as looking at your stunning photos – it looks like an editorial in a travel magazine! xx

  36. We stayed at Conrad Sanya, which is always amazing. Impressed by its private pool too!

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