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    Wilderness Safaris Relaunches Little Vumbura

    Wilderness Safaris relaunches Little Vumbura in Botswana

    699 466 Daniel Fountain

    After an extensive refurbishment and partial rebuild, Little Vumbura Camp has reopened in Wilderness Safaris’ private Vumbura Concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. With only six intimate tented suites, the camp offers a true Delta-island experience, complete with an array of both land and water-based safari activities.

    “We are thrilled about Little Vumbura’s refreshed look and feel, with the tents now boasting spacious rooms that lead onto a lounge area, having increased in size by 30%. They also feature large windows that bring the feel of the outdoors within so that guests can enjoy the beauty of the bush whilst also relaxing in their suite. The family tent has also increased by 30% and the intimate nature of the camp remains the perfect choice for exclusive family safaris”, said Vumbura Concession Manager, Nick Leuenberger.

    Wilderness Safaris Relaunches Little VumburaOther improvements to the camp include the extension of the bar area, which now includes a circular bar with a lot more space for guests to enjoy a range of cocktails or their favourite drink whilst watching the sunset. The new shaded pergola, situated between the dining and lounge area, is ideal for afternoon tea or midday relaxation and also provides another scenic venue choice for communal dining. The main dining area now features new decking and free-standing furniture. The new fire deck will be used for pre-dinner drinks, offering the most incredible 360-degree views of the concession.

    “One of the things that makes Little Vumbura special is the unique arrival into camp by boat which can only be experienced in a true year-round water camp in the Okavango Delta”, added Leuenberger. “Little Vumbura really does tick all the boxes in terms of exceptional wildlife viewing in addition to tranquil water experiences. You can begin your day by floating serenely through the waterlilies on a silent mokoro and end it on an expertly-guided game drive, watching a herd of 1000 buffalo against a golden African sunset”.

    Wilderness Safaris Relaunches Little VumburaThe rebuild of Little Vumbura follows the extensive refurbishment of the main area of Vumbura South Camp in October last year. North Camp, South Camp and Little Vumbura all provide the perfect base from which to explore the diverse Vumbura Concession, renowned for its variety of activities on offer – on land, on water and by air! “It is a “hybrid” concession with the best of both worlds – permanent swamps, dry woodland and everything in between. It is the only Wilderness concession in Botswana that offers hot-air ballooning safaris – an absolute must-do bucket list experience”, Leuenberger concluded.

    Holix floor lamps by Jalu

    Product Spotlight: Holix floor lamps from Jalu

    996 584 Daniel Fountain

    Jalu Ltd has recently launched The Holix, its second collection of striking contemporary floor lamps – bringing a bold and original concept to the outdoor lighting market that combines attractive aesthetics with durability and functionality.

    The Holix collection provides both an object of beauty during the day and ambient light in the evening, creating an enticing atmosphere through a combination of light, shape and texture. They make a contemporary statement in any setting: foyers, garden rooms, patios, courtyards, terraces, gardens and pools.

    Holix lamp - Jalu

    Holix lamp – Jalu

    The Holix is stylish and versatile. Its modular design, comprising multiple hexagonal elements, means it can be assembled (and reassembled) in between one and four modules in a variety of configurations: with different heights (36-92cm), colour combinations (complementary or contrasting) and light patterns (regular or random).

    The Holix has strong, clean lines and beautiful symmetry, and looks great when placed in clusters of different heights as a ‘family’. Each individual lamp is an original, hand cast to order in the UK by our skilled team of professionals from a novel and versatile material that is lighter than stone, but robust and weatherproof.

    Holix lamp - JaluThe innovative material inherently protects against frost damage and impact making them a year-round feature, without compromising on style and producing inherently beautiful and tactile lamps.

    Each lamp is made to the same exacting standards, yet has its own distinct character. Jalu floor lamps are available in a palette of complementary or contrasting colours and finishes, allowing clients to select the best match for a particular setting. They can be positioned to optimise visual impact as standalone features, or as multiple elements integrated within a design scheme. As freestanding units, they may be moved inside or out, to ring the changes.

    Holix floor lamps from JaluSupplied with integrated LED luminaires, they are also energy efficient. All lamps are rated to IP65 and CE marked. We can also develop bespoke colours and finishes to suit a specific design to deliver truly unique and individual lamps.

    Available to order now, see www.jalu.co.uk.

    Giardini di Villa della Pergola

    Villa della Pergola – A British atmosphere on the Italian Riviera

    998 587 Daniel Fountain

    Set in lovely 22,000 square-metres of gardens, Villa della Pergola, Villino della Pergola and Casa del Sole are all elegant masterpieces of architecture that date from the end of the nineteenth century overlooking the Gulf of Alassio.

    After its winter closing, Villa della Pergola is reopening on the 7th April, where guests staying can feel completely at home in any of its twelve suites, each different from the other, and each dedicated to characters who have stayed at Villa della Pergola or who have been part of the aristocratic British colony that took up residence at Alassio. Villa della Pergola is open until the end of October.

    Set in lovely 22,000 square-metres of gardens, Villa della Pergola, Villino della Pergola and Casa del Sole are all elegant masterpieces of architecture
    The buildings have a quite unique history that is in fact intimately bound up with this English community that chose to stay on this coast in the years between 1800 and 1900 as one of their favourite wintering holiday spots.

    Set in lovely 22,000 square-metres of gardens, Villa della Pergola, Villino della Pergola and Casa del Sole are all elegant masterpieces of architecture

    The Villa and the garden were originally the idea of the Scottish General William Montagu Scott Mc Murdo in 1875. In the early years of the twentieth century the grounds and the Villa della Pergola passed into the hands of Virginia Woolf’s cousin Sir Walter Hamilton Dalrymple.

    Set in lovely 22,000 square-metres of gardens, Villa della Pergola, Villino della Pergola and Casa del Sole are all elegant masterpieces of architecture
    In 1922 the new owner Daniel Hanbury, second-born of Thomas, designer and owner the celebrated Hanbury gardens of La Mortola, Ventimiglia, began the work of developing the collections of plants in the grounds, drawing on the resources of the family’s own botanical gardens.

    Set in lovely 22,000 square-metres of gardens, Villa della Pergola, Villino della Pergola and Casa del Sole are all elegant masterpieces of architecture

    Villa della Pergola has just been selected to be part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the exclusive club including small independent hotels. Hotels have been carefully selected to celebrate their unique characteristics and high standard.

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    Jalu

    Company Profile: Jalu – An innovative concept for outdoor lighting

    1000 597 Daniel Fountain

    About Jalu Ltd
    New business Jalu Ltd has recently launched its first two collections of striking contemporary floor lamps – bringing a bold and original concept to the outdoor lighting market.

    Inspired by outdoor living design from overseas, Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann formed the company in 2016 to create a range of innovative and high quality products for the UK. The last 12 months have been spent “exploring a wide range of novel materials, production methods and designs in order to bring something fresh to the hospitality marketplace”, says Juliet.

    Current options for outdoor lighting are generally quite limited and are either: functional and minimalistic (e.g. lighting for pathways, drives, and key features); or decorative (e.g. floor lamps or hanging lampshades/chandeliers).

    Options to deliver ambient lighting at the same time as providing a sophisticated design feature in its own right, taking pride of place within your design scheme, whilst being truly robust and weatherproof, are limited.

    Holix lamp - Jalu

    The Jalu team took a long hard look at what overseas designers were doing, but came to the conclusion that there remains scope for a range of contemporary outdoor lighting to reflect the needs and aspirations of the UK market. Hence the company has developed its first two collections to provide a combination of attractive aesthetics with durability and functionality to address the vagaries of UK weather. These first collections demonstrate the versatility of product design that can be achieved, with more concepts in the pipeline.

    Jalu’s original floor lamp designs provide both an object of beauty during the day and ambient light in the evening, creating an enticing atmosphere through a combination of light, shape and texture. They make a contemporary statement in any setting: foyers, garden rooms, patios, courtyards, terraces, gardens and pool sides.

    Jalu Products
    Jalu has worked closely with its suppliers to optimise the design and finish quality of its products. Each lamp is hand cast to order in the UK from a novel and versatile material that is lighter than stone, but highly durable. Each lamp is made to the same exacting standards, yet has its own distinct character.

    The material lends itself to a wide range of colours and finishes, producing inherently beautiful and tactile lamps and provides the opportunity to create pieces that are truly unique. As a result, Jalu is looking forward to working closely with designers and clients to develop bespoke lamps that fit precisely within an individual scheme or layout.

    Holix lamp - Jalu

    Holix lamp – Jalu

    Jalu floor lamps are available in a palette of complementary or contrasting colours and finishes, allowing clients to select the best match for a particular setting. They can be positioned to optimise visual impact as standalone features, or as multiple elements integrated within a design scheme. As freestanding units, they may be moved inside or out, to ring the changes. Supplied with integrated LED luminaires, they are also energy efficient.

    The Furtho Collection
    The Furtho combines simplicity of design with elegant functionality – delivering artistry to living spaces. This eye-catching floor lamp provides a striking sculptural focal point, with the inherent ability – thanks to its distinctive ‘twist’ – to present different profiles. It looks equally dramatic in both natural light and when illuminated at night.

    Each Furtho lamp stands 90cm tall, and is currently available in four stand colours (pictured in Serene Blue).

    The Holix Collection
    The Holix is flexible and fun, putting the client in control. Its modular design, comprising multiple hexagonal elements, means it can be arranged or ‘stacked’ in a variety of configurations: with different heights (36-92cm), colour combinations (complementary or contrasting) and light patterns (regular or random).

    The Holix has strong, clean lines and beautiful symmetry, and looks great when placed in clusters of different heights as a ‘family’.

     

    Available to order now, see www.jalu.co.uk.