Going Behind the Scenes on our Beachwear Photoshoot 

Plus our Review of the Simpson Travel Korsan Kuzey Villa, Kalkan When looking for the perfect location for a photoshoot, we always have a fairly hefty list of requirements. Of course we need to find somewhere picturesque, blue sea and bright sandy beaches are at the top of the wish list. We also need to factor in where the light will be at certain times of day as well as where and when the sun sets at different times of year. Practicalities of multiple outfit changes and a venue for hair and makeup need to be taken into account plus excessive heat and high winds can all prove challenging (not to mention the dreaded rain!)  Coco Bay are big fans of Simpson Travel and after a very successful photoshoot earlier this year at one of their spectacular villas in Kalkan we were keen to return. We enlisted their help once again and loved their suggestion of using The Korsan Kuzey, a spectacular cliff top villa set amongst the wild olive groves which surround Kalkan. With it’s Infinity pool, grand style architecture, pretty terraced gardens and private access to the sea, we felt sure that this would present the perfect back drop to the shoot and we couldn’t wait to be there!

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The Beach Near Alto Di Pinarello

Alto Di Pinarello, Corsica with Simpson Travel

You may remember Simpson Travel stepped in earlier this year to assist our Co-Founder, Belinda Robinson, with her holiday challenge. The result was a 2 week holiday booked to Alto Di Pinarello, one of Simpson Travel’s properties in Corsica. Having returned, Belinda gives us the low down.

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Acheiving Wellness

Why everyone is talking about ‘Wellness’ this Autumn

Lifestyle blogger Gabrielle explains what it’s all about and how we can acheive it! As Autumn approaches, the sofa calls and after a summer of Rosé and indulgence we all battle with our conscience… However this Autumn is not about punishing yourself with gruelling workouts. The focus is ‘Wellness’ and encouraging us to look after ourselves by being kind. Read on to meet Lifestyle Blogger Gabrielle aka A Glass of Ice who shows us how it’s done… 

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seafolly bikinis

Seafolly New Bikini Styles are Here

It’s no secret that Coco Bay are huge fans of Seafolly Bikinis. The top selling Australian Swimwear brand who are well known for their amazing fit and superior quality. Having all personally tried and tested their designs time and time again, we can vouch for the fact that these are the bikinis that will fit, flatter and also last. Many of our customers are Seafolly addicts and are totally hooked on this top designer brand. When any member of the Coco Bay team packs for their holiday you know we’ll be taking a Seafolly bikini or two away with us! Formally known as the Seafolly Goddess Bikini collection, Seafolly’s plain swimwear have recently been re-branded as simply the ‘Seafolly’ collection. Being at the forefront of swimwear innovation, Seafolly are constantly working on developing their offering and have recently introduced a whole range of new styles. We take a closer look at some of the newest, most flattering and supportive styles which we know you are going to LOVE! 

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Eleanor oliphant book review

Coco Bay Book Club: Summer 2018

Find The Perfect Holiday Read! Every holiday needs a great book to keep it in your beach bag. Having the time to read is always such a treat during those long, glorious, lazy hours in the sunshine. Whether you are into crime, drama, romance or something factual, our top picks are here to help you find the perfect read for Summer. We’d love to hear from you. Have you read one of these books? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought. Or if you have read a book this Summer which you think we should add to the list, email us press@cocobay.co.uk with your review, any reviews we use will receive their choice of Havaianas flip flops.  Happy reading! 

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Coco Bay Co-Founder Belinda Robinson’s Holiday Suitcase Essentials

What is my key to successful packing? Making sure that every item that earns a place in the suitcase is guaranteed to work hard for you while you are away. By picking versatile and co-ordinating pieces, you don’t have to take as much but can end up having many more options.  No ‘what to wear’ dilemmas on holiday = more time to relax, which is exactly what I plan to do! Armed with my my own advice, here are a few of the key pieces that will certainly be earning a place in the suitcase this Summer:

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Villa Hanedan Kalkan Turkey

Our Trip to Kalkan, Turkey

Plus a review of Simpson Travel’s Villa Hanedan. June 2018 saw team Coco Bay flying out to Turkey for their Summer photoshoot. After some help from the experts over at Simpson Travel we were keen to book Villa Hanedan in Kalkan, south western Turkey. The stunning cliff top location of the Villa with it’s incredible views over Kalkan Bay promised to provide the most wonderful photoshoot setting. Most of the Coco Bay team were new to Turkey and were all particularly excited about this trip. We’d all heard good things about Kalkan, the beautiful beaches in the area and the cosmopolitan vibe of the town.

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Top Tips for a Long Weekend in Marrakesh

I love my job at Coco Bay, but with a business to run, 2 teenage daughters and a needy Labrador my husband often takes the back seat!! We therefore decided that to celebrate 20 years of marriage it was time to escape for a few days and Morocco was calling. A few glasses of wine later on a dark November night we decided to be ‘spontaneous’ and booked 2 flights to Marrakesh (with our Avios!). There was no time for our sensible heads to take charge and February was the other side of Christmas after all.  There would be plenty of time to justify our spontaneity!

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beach make up

5 Tips for Beach-Ready Makeup

We all want to look effortlessly flawless when you hit the beach, but if you’re haunted by visions of sliding foundation and smudged mascara, you are not alone! We spoke to the professionals over at Fragrance Direct to discover their top tips for achieving perfect, beach-ready makeup. Armed with their expert advice, you’ll own holiday beauty. Here are the five things you need to know…

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