Vanessa Gainford

Self-professed fragrance obsessed, Dubai-based Vanessa is a beauty and travel contributor. When not writing, you’ll find her meditating, swimming and/or sipping a cocktail (in Greece, preferably).



    How To Boost Your Mood Through Fragrance During Quarantine/Self Isolation

    Amidst the chaos in the world right now, many things are being forgotten about (its Mothers Day this Sunday, you’re welcome for the reminder) but beauty lovers may be aware [...]


    O-man, you’re missing out!

    Why should your next trip be to Oman? We’ll tell you why. [...]


    Boss Babe; Shalini Parfum

    What makes a Boss Babe? A successful woman who’s vision and ambition allow her to be the creator of her own life. [...]


    Boss Babe: Aquarii Swim

    It’s that strange time of year in between Christmas and NYE where you sit on the sofa by the fire, rustling through the last of the nice Quality Street, whilst [...]


    CocoBeauty: A Chantecaille Christmas

    Christmas, whether we want to admit it or not, is fast approaching. [...]


    Beat The Blues With TUI

    It’s officially November, defrosting your windscreen in the morning is now a thing again, Christmas decorations are in stores and thanks to daylight saving time, it’s getting darker earlier. [...]


    Let’s Talk About Endometriosis

    So this article is, shall we say, a little off-piste for #TeamCoco yet we feel it’s most definitely worth publishing. [...]


    #CocoTravel: Top 10 Places To Visit In Crete

    Situated in the southern Aegean Sea and separating the Aegean from the Libyan sea is Crete, Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. [...]


    #CocoTravel: The 5 Best Rooftop Pools In Dubai

    The summer heat in the Middle East is hitting a new level, with humidity at 98% and temperatures of 49 degrees celsius, its essential to look after yourself. [...]


    #CocoBeauty: Chantecaille Beauté With A Conscience

    With an ever increasing concern towards our planet, more and more of us are seeking alternatives to help reduce our environmental impact. [...]


    The Coolest Stops On A Californian Roadtrip

    For #TeamCoco the word 'road-trip' instills excitement in our hearts, let a lone the words 'Californian road-trip'. [...]


    10 of the Coolest Hotels in L.A.

    There’s so much to love in Los Angeles beyond the A-list celebrities that inhabit it. [...]


    Top LA Experiences

    Los Angeles, city of angels, city of lights; this sprawling metropolis captures hearts and exports you into its eclectic lifestyle. [...]


    5 Beautiful Hotels in Palm Springs

    Hiking, shopping, festivals, spas, scenery, pools, casinos, fine-dining, quirky bars; the list goes on. [...]


    #CocoBeauty; Ski Trip Beauty Essentials

    If you're lucky enough to be hitting the slopes, then we have rounded up some cult beauty products that you need to add to your regime. [...]