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.
Bikini-top – Victoria’s Secret. Straw bag – H&M Home. Paleo – Tallulah & Hope. Necklace – Monica Vinader



La RÉsidence des Cascades
Soma Bay, Egypt | www.somabay.com/

“Well this is perfect”, I said – the minute we stepped into Soma Bay’s La Résidence des Cascades lobby – in a voice best sounding like my father. Then I gave my apple-scented e-cigarette a long drag and tottered around patting my beer belly. You see, my father’s a classic Korean middle-aged man who keeps an emergency golf club in his trunk – not for roadside mischief or helping the neighbour’s boy retrieve his basketball from under the car – but for practicing his downswings in the car park before the next meeting. One of the larger hotels on the Soma Bay strip, the Cascades, in its terracotta-orange walls and latticed-corridor goodness overlooks a vast 18-hole par-72 championship golf course. It’s dad heaven. Don’t ask me what those numbers mean because for the past fifteen years I’ve waved off golf lessons for club sandwiches.



Top – Mango. Leather shorts – H&M. Bag – L.K.Bennett Rosamund. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Rings – Monica Vinader.






It’s a classic fly-and-flop destination, especially when drab-coloured midwinter skies of London is your origin and a fiery red sunset is the destination. For those who, like me, think ‘18-hole’ is something to do with a nice big donut, will probably choose to appreciate the abundant Egyptian sun, Red-by-name-but-very-blue Sea, and a rather vigorous (?) dip in the Thalasso-tonic Hydrotherapy pool. Also if you’re travelling with buddies like Carrie and Abi you may end up spending the whole afternoon horsing off in the pool with the entire hotel’s balconies as audience…

Stay tuned for Part 2!





Thalasso-tonic Hydrotherapy pool containing 830 m3 of sea water



Great for: family fun, golfing, and overflowing breakfast buffet.

Park & Cube was a guest of Soma Bay, all views and opinions are my own.



Hat – Hoss Intropia. Top – American Apparel. Floral shirt – Zara shirt worn as skirt.




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  1. That place looks so amazing. I sure could do with an overflowing buffet. That view of the golf course is spectacular. Seems like a very scenic place to stay if you’re into golf & buffets. Thanks for sharing Shini!


  2. Well this is beautiful! Yay for dads golfing I guess haha. I love that picture of you guys in the pool! So cute.


  3. haha you’re dad would have a ball there!
    looks amazing

  4. this looks heavenly! xx

  5. You look so amazing!! all these pictures are killer <3

    -Ally Gong

  6. Wow this looks so amazing.

  7. Wow!! Amazing photo round up! Loved this post!


  8. Beautiful shots! Clearly need to head back to Egypt.


  9. The pictures are incredible as always ! Love it!


  10. This looks PERFECT!! And from what I can see from your pictures, it must have been truly divine! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com/

  11. Very nice photos, the places look lovely!


  12. miri

    WOW! These photos are simply amazing! Enjoy your stay!


  13. Well, the place looks amazing. And now I’m sort of jelous and depressed at the same time. Sigh!

  14. LOVE!! Why were you holding out on these gorgeous shots! Ugh I just got th mid-winter flu and these photos think Soma Bay is a good idea right now… I need a breakfast buffet asap.

  15. Did you say sun, blue sea and spa? Le sigh… So jealous. I hope you’re having wonderful time!

  16. The place looks so beautiful! Really love your photography. Simply stunning!


  17. Brent Taalur Ramsey

    Great post! I am pulling together a roundup of the new style icons around the world for Female Magazine and would love to include you. Would you be able to help me with the images and credits?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


    Brent Taalur

  18. Whoa the place looks absolutely beautiful, Shini! Wouldn’t mind packing bags and heading there right now. :p

  19. wow.. these are too beautiful :)

  20. This place looks amazing x


  21. That last picture of you is too stinking cute.

    The whole place looks like a dream. Really beautiful Shini. xx

  22. the white shirt with embroidery is stunning!


  23. Beautiful outfit girl !

  24. Love the Mango top! I’ve been to Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo but not Soma Bay; it’s now definitely on my list.


  25. Amazing photos, as always….

  26. You should be the next Bond girl!

  27. I like your humour….

  28. Such pretty photos!


  29. You would obviously be the kind of Bond girl who sneakily tries to kill Bond with a deadly laser tucked inside your Larsson & Jennings watch though

  30. You would obviously be the kind of Bond girl who sneakily tries to kill Bond with a deadly laser tucked inside your Larsson & Jennings watch though

  31. Farting is usually my technique but sure that works.

  32. I certainly wouldn’t mind taking a trip here! Beautiful photography, but I’ve come to expecting nothing less from this site ;)

  33. this place looks gorgeous!

    rie // reach you ☆

  34. What a beautiful place

  35. i hate you (but secretly love you)

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  39. Such a fabulous winter getaway to warm weather. Nice way to beat the blahs!

    Marielle | High Alpine


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  41. Awesome pics! This place is beautiful and I totally can see that through your photos!

  42. Wishing I was there right now- wherever it is!

  43. Amazing pictures! Hope you had a great time :)

    Best wishes,


  44. Amazing photos! I saw that you are wearing Monica Vinader rings! I absoutely LOVE her designs. I stack a bunch of her fiji bracelets in the summer!


  45. what a lovely place ! I love your espadrilles in the last picture, where are they from ??


  46. Everything looks so stunning! I’m suffering from a bad case of wanderlust now.

    – rocionaval.blogspot.com x

  47. Jessie

    The photos are so beautiful! Best thing on this blog is your breathtaking photos;)

  48. […] that could as well have been a clump of sand. Abi, Carrie and I spill out onto the doorstep of La Résidence des Cascades, atop our bikinis-and-GoPro-laden luggage and realise, that we’ve possibly spent a little too […]

  49. love these pictures ,love the color