Anji McGrandles

Anji is our resident wellbeing coach and expert. She loves experiencing wellness destinations and checking out the latest wellness products, books and events.


September 18th, 2023

Slow down in Santorini

New to Santorini's hotel scene is NOŪS, a unique resort that draws inspiration from the island's traditional architecture and natural surroundings. Its suites and rooms are beautifully integrated into the landscape, using materials and textures that have been part of the island's heritage and style for centuries. Santorini's rich history is woven through every space but given a contemporary flair that feels modern and fresh.

September 18th, 2023

Horses and Healing

I was the only girl in my class at school that didn’t have a pony on their Christmas list. I’ve a slight fear of horses, actually, scrap that, I’m terrified of them. They are big, powerful and can be unpredictable, which is why I’ve never been one for horse riding. I’ve obviously passed this non-horsey love on to my daughter, Eden, she feels the same, so when we both signed up for equine therapy on a recent trip to California a few family members laughed. “You two, on a horse, I just can’t see it.” sniggered my husband. That only spurred us on more and on a balmy early Monday morning in Monterey County we pulled up at The Equine Healing Collaborative, a non-profit organisation that are squashing the stigma associated with therapy by making it accessible for their clients. Founder and Executive Director, Jen Fenton and her team of 43 clinicians and 37 horses are on a mission to provide a path to recovery, self-discovery, and personal growth through the use of Equine assisted psychotherapy.

August 3rd, 2023

The Odissean Experience: Elevating Wellness with a Personalised Touch

In today's fast-paced world, where stress and burnout have become all too common, the pursuit of wellness has taken centre stage. People are seeking holistic solutions that not only address their physical wellbeing but also cater to their mental and emotional needs. Enter The Odissean Experience, a revolutionary concept in wellness and lifestyle concierge services that aims to transform the way we approach self-care, aimed at the modern, time-challenged high net worth individual.

August 2nd, 2023

Meet the Chef making Waves at Sea with his Innovative Cooking

I’ve been binge watching Maritime Masters, on Discovery+, for those not in the know, it’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of luxury super yacht, the Scenic Eclipse as it takes to the seas delivering guests an extraordinary, luxe travel experience like no other.

July 27th, 2023

Living my Best Boat Life in Santorini

Santorini, the jewel of the Aegean Sea, offers picture postcard views of whitewashed villages with iconic azure blue roofs and breathtaking tangerine sunsets synonymous with the island. However, exploring Santorini from the comfort of a luxury boat is extraordinary.

July 25th, 2023

Al Dente, an Authentic Slice of Italy

Blink and you might miss Al Dente, tucked amongst all the shops and take-aways on Goodge Street it blends in. Inside it’s casual, cosy and unpretentious with limited covers so if you want to snag a table here you need to pre-book or get there early. With a large ceiling to floor window, high bar style tables and minimalist black and white interiors its understated, but don’t be fooled by the décor, the food here is anything but understated.

July 5th, 2023

Discover Schloss Roxburghe, a Stunning Scottish Hideaway

As my car turns onto the sweeping drive of Schloss Roxburghe it’s hard not to be impressed. This country pile in the heart of the Scottish Borders stands proud amongst pretty gardens and perfectly manicured lawns against a backdrop of lush green countryside and rolling hills.

June 20th, 2023

The Mozzarella Bar making its mark in Soho

Mozzarella aficionados will love Obicà. Situated on Poland Street, in the heart of Soho this bustling, Mozzarella bar is dedicated to this classic Italian staple. I recently visited mid-week to sample their new summer menu.

June 13th, 2023

Coco Summer Wellness News

Whether you are looking for the latest wellness product, heading off to a retreat to reset or want to try the newest fitness studio, we’ve got you covered. Our Wellness Editor, Anji McGrandles shares the skinny on all the hottest wellbeing news.

June 12th, 2023

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Montenegro, the Ultimate Summer Destination

Montenegro has quickly gone upmarket over the past couple of years, so much so, Monaco is looking over its shoulder, which is why luxury brand Nikki Beach has pitched up on the shores of Boka Bay, the Mediterranean's only fjord. Showcasing a world of indulgence, relaxation and luxurious enjoyment, Nikki Beach, Montenegro features spectacular views over the Adriatic Sea, combining music, dining, entertainment and wellness into one destination. Uniquely, the Hotel and Beach Club has direct water access, catering to the region's international yachting community as a prime mega-yacht destination.

June 1st, 2023

California's Best Festivals

Renowned for its vibrant festival scene, California caters for every genre. Whether you're a music lover, food enthusiast, or art aficionado, there's something for everyone in the Golden State. Here's our guide to some of the best festivals.

May 31st, 2023

A Stylish Seaside Staycation

Walk into the entrance of The NICI hotel and you are instantly transported to South Beach, Miami. Candy coloured prints, raffia beach bags and opulent gold touches are scattered around this stylish five-star destination resort. Unlike the dilapidated B&B’s that flank the Bournemouth seafront, The NICI is a cool, chic coastal gem that gives all the SoBe vibes.

May 25th, 2023

This Summer’s Hottest Social Event

Move over Ascot, Chestertons Polo is the place to be seen this summer. As one of the most anticipated events on the summer calendar, this three-day extravaganza brings together world-class polo, stylish fashion, and a fabulous party atmosphere. Kicking off on Friday 9th June, expect a guest list of London’s cool crowd in attendance. Over the course of the weekend, there will be six city teams competing from across the globe, from Sydney and Buenos Aires to New York and London.

May 9th, 2023

Tulum Terrace: London’s best kept secret

Located at the back of Kings Cross away from the crowds of Granary Square is Rotunda, situated in a Grade II-listed building overlooking Regent's Canal, this is the perfect spot for alfresco drinks and fabulous food. I was invited down to experience their newly opened Tulum terrace bar that wraps around the edge of the restaurant featuring an abundance of greenery, walkways and photo opportunities, it oozes bohemian-chic vibes, transforming the waterside terrace into a tropical oasis.

May 4th, 2023

Experience a Slice of Luxury Living in the Heart of the City

Tucked in a corner of Canary Wharf is Wardian, a collection of plush apartments with first class facilities, 360 views of the city and hi-spec design that give 5* hotel vibes.