ROCABELLA HOTEL – SANTORINI

ROCABELLA HOTEL – SANTORINI

As some of you may know I recently got back from a two-week trip to Santorini, it had been on my bucket list for a while and it certainly exceeded my expectations! I stayed in a few hotels during my trip but the Rocabella Hotel really was a highlight of my stay.

The hotel is situated in Imerovigli, which is in between Thira (Fira) and Oia. If you’re planning on visiting Santorini i would definitely recommend staying in Imerovigli as its much quieter and the sunsets are INCREDIBLE. Oia is beautiful but if you’re planning on watching the sunset it gets extremely busy in peak season so you have to get there early to get the best spot.

I stayed at the Rocabella for 7 nights and booked the EXECUTIVE CALDERA VIEW ROOM WITH OUTDOOR MINI PLUNGE POOL. Upon arrival we were greeted with fresh juice and a bottle of wine and fruit platter in our room. The room was amazing, it was really spacious with a huge outdoor terrace and its own mini plunge pool looking out on to the breathtaking Caldera. The interior of the room was all white with simple, minimal decor, this complimented the white washed buildings perfectly.  One thing I would say when booking a room is that there is a difference between the Caldera view and the sea view rooms. The Caldera view you can watch the idyllic sunsets from the luxury of your terrace.

Breakfast was included in our booking and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest hotel breakfasts I’ve ever had! and thats a big statement to make!! Breakfast was served every morning until 11am, you could choose whether to sit inside or outside with 360 views of the Caldera. There was a breakfast buffet with pastries, fruit, yogurt, meats, bread and cheeses. You could then order from the a la carte menu which had a great selection from Acai bowls to Eggs Royale or pancakes with greek yoghurt. Everything was all fresh and home-made which was heavenly. I think i tried pretty much everything on the menu and it was all exceptional!

All of the staff at the Rocabella really went above and beyond to look after myself and my wife during our stay with them. We were greeted every morning at breakfast and all of the staff around the hotel would say hello or ask us if we were enjoying our trip and if we needed anything.

The amenities at the hotel were fantastic, as well as a hotel there is also a spa and a gym. There was 4 swimming pools with a cocktail bar and a main pool bar which served food all day.  The hotel does host a lot of weddings, even though we were notified of this I would bear this in mind when booking your stay. For more information visit their website here. They also have a sister hotel in Mykonos which looks beaut!

Have you guys been to Santorini before? Let me know what you think!

 

STYLE GUIDE FOR THE RACES

STYLE GUIDE FOR THE RACES

Hi guys, so todays blog post is all about my style guide for the races. All of us gents secretly enjoy making that extra bit of effort to look sharp. At the races we all get our best suits on and head down to enjoy a fun day with our friends/family.

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There is one special event I want to talk about Mr Green Ladies & Gents evening at Chester Races on 13th July.  They host a ”Best Dressed” contest and I want to help inspire you to look your best and maximise your chances of winning the contest.

For me personally, if I am heading to the races I would probably go all out and choose a 3 piece suit. I think the waistcoat always brings that extra bit of class. This was one of my favourite looks that could be ideal for the races. I picked up this suit from Burton for less than £150. You could also add a pocket square to complete the look.

As we are finally getting a decent summer in the UK (!!) why not consider going for a suit in a lighter colour such as a beige or light pink. I really love this suit from Reiss. 

This suit has a real summer vibe and will definitely help you stand out. If you think the full suit is too much then why not swap the trousers for some  dark chinos. Complete the look with some loafers.

This light pink suit from Asos will definitely make you stand out for all the right reasons and is perfect in this weather. I always prefer skinny/slim fit suits, for me they just fit better.

Let me know what you guys think of these looks. Feel free to ask me any questions!

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BURTON SUMMER RANGE

BURTON SUMMER RANGE

Holiday season is upon us and with the temperature rising in the UK it is time to invest in some new summer pieces for your wardrobe.

I am going to show you a few of my favourite summer pieces I picked out from Burton.

SHIRTS

I have always been a fan of short sleeve shirts especially in the summer. For me I like to show off my tattoos but it also keeps you cooler on these hot days. My first choice is the Monochrome leaf print shirt. Everyman needs a printed shirt in his wardrobe this summer. They are really on trend at the moment and wether your on holiday or at a festival these always look really good.

My second choice was something a little smarter. I chose the short sleeve light denim wash shirt. Most men own a denim shirt and they will always be in fashion so you can’t go wrong! You can wear this shirt in more of a casual style with short chinos like i have styled below or it’s also nice to wear on a evening to dinner or drinks. This denim shirt goes really well with beige chinos.

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SWIMWEAR 

This time of year most people have a holiday booked up. We all like to be sitting in the sun, by the pool or at the beach so you need to invest in some swim shorts. Floral is very on trend this summer so why not add a little colour to your wardrobe and get these shorts.

 

SUITS

Burton is know for producing really nice suits. For the summer season they have released a few really nice colours for all occasions. You can style suits in different ways but for me personally I have been loving the smart-casual look. As you can see in my picture, just by wearing trainers and and a plain T shirt you can pull off the casual style. I picked out the Raspberry Slim Fit suit admittedly I was a bit nervous when i picked out this colour but since wearing it I have had a lot of compliments. The slim fit is perfect and gives it that tailored feel. Burton have suits for all occasions so if you have a wedding coming up or going to the horse racing then check out their collection.

 

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Please let me know what you guys think of my top summer picks from Burton and you can also check out my Instagram video and posts on my page @finnerz.uk