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photography SHINI PARK hosted by CONRAD MALDIVES supported by CHANEL

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Swimsuit – ONIA. Sunglasses – Chanel.

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Power of nook and cranny

This is something I noticed only on my second jaunt to the Indian Ocean, but the Maldives isn’t your usual fly-and-flop destination. It’s an archipelago of paradise islands that is as close to blank canvas as you can get on a holiday. There is no silver screen reference starring a Hepburn sister, or stripy/nautical uniform a la French Riviera, and certainly no techno beats reverberating out of the clubhouse, courtesy of DJ Ibiza. There are no rules, or things ‘you must/mustn’t do’ (i.e Do not order a Mai Tai in Saint Tropez). In fact, you may have troubles packing for your first time. All that’s provided is nature in its incorrupt, innocent entirety, and wholehearted Maldivian hospitality. Add to that: Sun (unabridged), celestial skies, immaculate coral beaches and at times, warm rain. The Conrad Maldives understands this well, which is one of the many reasons for my return. The two private islands – joined by a footbridge overlooking the occasional manta ray – is full of nooks and crannies. This lends an illusion of being alone on an island, with a fully-equipped gym, water sports centre and a sunrise yoga session, or an excellent in-villa dining menu and a comprehensive DVD library, if you wish. It’s a DIY holiday – any agenda fits.

The dress code? Come as you are. White does swell, but any colour you find in the Maldivian sunset is a safe bet. No heels, unless it’s a ‘housewarming’ item, like your favourite candle from home.

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Don’t miss the fish (read: shark) feeding at Mandhoo
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Rangali Island, Rangali 20077, Maldives
+960 668-0629
hilton.com
Scarf – Nazanin Rose Matin. Sandals – Chanel. Swimsuit – ERES. Sunglasses – Chanel. Bracelet – X JEWELLERY

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sunglasses CHANEL bracelet X JEWELLERY towel CHANEL swimsuit ERES

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Boyfriend shirt – ASOS. Pouch – Loeffler Randall

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  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    An absolutely beautiful post … Love the creative shots. Simply fabulous as always! :)

    Bonne Annee! :)

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  3. stunning post as usual, shini!

  4. Looooove Maldives!!!

  5. Beautiful photos <3

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  6. How beautiful! This post look like a editorial in Vogue <3
    Ana

  7. These photos and gif seriously proves why your blog is amongst the best!
    Happy New Years!
    Agnes x

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  8. Beautiful!!!!!!

    xx

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  9. This is jaw droopingly gorgeous. LOVE the Chanel sandals… and I want to be one of those people who casually wears Chanel deodorant. Also, next time you’re in the Maldives, take me. No need to harass your husband or Simon to go with you. I’ll take the sacrifice.

  10. Gorgeous x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  11. Great photos!

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  12. This sounds like a magical place!!!!

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  13. Stunning, as always. Seriously, stop.

  14. beautiful location!

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  15. Rosa

    These photographs are so beautiful, they make me want to get on a plane right now and go somewhere amazing.

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  16. I keep watching this post over and over again and I sent it to all my friends! So much in love with all these picture. Through that gif I can almost feel the sea waves. <3 <3 <3

    Very happy New Year 2017 Shini!

    Hugs from Bratislava,

    Daniela

  17. Wow..Your photographs are amazing. Such a serene place & you have beautifully captured it. Wish you a glorious 2017 <3

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  18. Wonderful blog, nice layout. The place looks fascinating.

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  20. Your blog is truly the most extraordinary blog I have ever come across. It’s a work of art, to say the least. I’m beyond infatuated by your site and am SO glad I came across it. The amount of work and time that must go into your posts are, what I can only imagine, insurmountable. You can guarantee I will be a regular visitor.

    Sincerely,

    Your newest fan: Amber.

  21. Shini,
    Is there a ‘tip or two’ behind keeping espadrilles looking fresh and alive?
    I’ve been straying away from espadrilles for 5 years now,
    only because they tend to get dirty after the 1st wear
    and doesn’t look too ‘respectful’ for many occasions.
    The struggles are real :/

    Viviene Kok
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  22. Incredible layout, love your editing! And the shots are stunning!

  23. Who can want more? Beauty, calm and freedom …
    a perfect place to be yourself.

  24. Love Maldives!!! Beautiful pics! Xx

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  25. Beautiful pics! Xx

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  27. I love how the water is still moving in the image, Gorgeous!