Julia Ahmad Jamal

528 Flips | 16 Magazines | 4 Likes | 38 Following | 68 Followers | @Juliaaj | Management Consultant turned lifestyle columnist and purveyor of good food and fine living.

15 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Energy In Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

Cleaning

7 Model Home Ideas To Steal For Your Home

You don't have to be in the market for a new home to tour model homes. In fact, model home complexes are a great place to get a few ideas…

Thanks to @rdeboodt for his #lpInstaTakeover this week-end. Here's his final pic. For more of his epic cave photography check out his handle or www.ryandeboodt.com. 'Clouds blow out of the the entrance to Hang Son Doong [#Vietnam] due to the temperature/humidity differential between the cave and the outside jungle. I was incredibly lucky this day in that the sun was also shining, creating these magnificent sunbeams piercing through the cloud.'

Essential Bali travel tips: what to know before you go

From navigating the crowds to being monkey-savvy, there are a few tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali. We’ve rounded up 15 top tips to bank for your next visit to the Island of the Gods.<p>Expect crowds<p>One of the most touristed islands on earth, Bali isn’t exactly an untouched paradise. …

There's nothing like a little bit of sunshine, waves and ocean breeze to brighten your day! Oh yeah, and if there's a rainbow, bonus points! 🌈 Image captured in Bahia, #Brazil by travel writer, @bridgetglee.

Former #lonelyplanet digital editor @lunarsynthesis gave up her post to become one of our writer's on the road, leading her to places like this in Pangkor Island #Malaysia. What a terrible decision, right? Geeeeeeeez. OK. Perhaps not. If 'work' is leading you to places like this, then you're doing something right, that's for sure! For more from Malaysia, see Anita's feed. #TelukNipah #Pulau #Travel

First time Jerusalem: top tips for your visit to the Holy City

Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here.<p>But the Old …

European Travel

The other Japan: secret beaches of Okinawa and the Southwest Islands

Okinawa and the Southwest Islands comprise one of Japan's pretty little secrets – a side of Japan that differs from the mainland in culture and pace. They take a little more time and effort to access, but the rewards for getting there are gorgeous semi-tropical, white-sand beaches and clear …

Japan

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Scuba Diving

What is the single most amazing sight in the world? Our authors, contributors and staff whittled down thousands of destinations to come up with this definitive list. Find out which place came out on top via the link in our bio. #lptop500 #travel #lonelyplanet

Brand Name & Brand Identity For Luxury Travel

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The New Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Shouts Out Luxury

Home » Jets & Yachts » The New Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Shouts Out Luxury<p>Porto Montenegro might have been a great place for an unforgettable …

Five Amazing BVI Luxury Charters

Sailing catamarans dominate the crewed yacht charter scene throughout the ­Virgin Islands. Enjoy snorkeling at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, a cocktail …

British Virgin Islands

Welcome to London's new luxury hotspot

Which high-end area in central London, home to multi-million pound flats and townhouses, is stealing a march on Mayfair?<p>London’s elite has long looked down on Marylebone, considered to be a lowly neighbour of the capital’s luxury quarter.<p>Despite its proximity to Regent’s Park and short stroll to …

Design You Trust

Amazing street style portraits by Alessandro Bondielli, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and Computer Science student currently based in …

How to do the Maldives for $50 a night

Sitting on the ground in the breezy seaside shade, women from Magoodhoo Village were weaving rolls of roof thatch from palm fronds and palm coir (handmade rope made from coconut fibres).<p>Watching from a swing jolie – the surprisingly relaxing net seats that are found throughout the Maldives – I …

The world's 10 best castle hotels, according to TripAdvisor

The incredible news: Some of these hotels can be experienced for as little as $124 per night. From Ireland's Ashford Castle to Italy's Castello di Petroia, keep scrolling to see these 10 castle hotels, ranked.

Luxury Beyond Ritz-Carlton: Newest Hotel Is Part Of Even Posher Brand

What do the world’s best winemakers do when they need to create an even more special wine? They make a limited edition “reserve” label.<p>In trying to build an even more elite sub-brand out of one of the best-known names in luxury hospitality, Ritz-Carlton has taken the same tack with its Reserve …

Luxury hotels with private in-room plunge pools

With a luxurious swim just steps away from your bed, you’ll never have to fight the crowds for a lounge chair again.<p>1. La Reunion Golf Resort & Residences - Antigua, Guatemala<p>The suites and villas at this resort offer panoramic views of the Pacific coast and not just one, but four volcanoes. The …

18 Luxury Travel Bloggers share their most luxurious hotel stay

Here at The Aussie Flashpacker we aim to inspire others to travel and our favourite way to travel is definitely in luxury. We have been lucky enough …

this month (August 2015) in luxury travel

AYANA Resort and Spa BALI

AYANA Lako di'a<p>AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach<p>The Villas at AYANA Resort<p>AYANA Resort & Spa<p>RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA<p>AYANA Midplaza Jakarta<p>Best …

Lightfoot Travel, Bespoke Itineraries by the Artisans of Luxury Travel

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives<br>Lightfoot Travel<br>Deciding on where to stay in the Maldives can be an overwhelming experience. Studying webpage after webpage …

What the super-rich expect on holiday

GULLIVER interviewed Kevin Johnson as research for a piece on luxury travel in the print edition this week. Mr Johnson worked as a chief-of-staff and …

Angela Merkel

The 10 most expensive homes you can buy in New York City right now

New York ranks third in the world for the highest residential real estate prices per square foot, according to a recent report by Savills World Research.<p>When we asked online real estate and rental marketplace Streeteasy to comb its database for the most expensive listings across New York's five …

Real Estate

Homes Of The Highest-Earning Celebrities In 2015

Just two months before The Fight of The Century, boxer Manny Pacquiao bought a new house in Beverly Hills. The 10,000-square-foot mansion contains a feature that is practically a non-negotiable in homes of a certain size in Los Angeles: a home theater (this one with seating for 20 people). The …