It’s safe to say that here at Octavia Hix we love to travel. Whether it’s to the beautiful beaches of Mauritius or partying by the pool in Ibiza, we love to get our vay-cay on! It’s a chance to unwind, spend time with our loved ones, slip on our silk dresses and get inspired to design!
Last March, I was lucky enough to take a trip to the stunning Chedi Hotel in Muscat, Oman with my good friend Clarissa @cbyclarissa for a quick two-day mini-break.
This ultra-chic hotel is comprised of 158 beautifully designed guest rooms and villas, which sit among an elegantly landscaped 21-acre garden oasis – dreamy! The stunning location also includes six distinct restaurant and bars, a thirteen-suite Balinese spa, three swimming pools including the 103-metre Long Pool and a fabulous health club. Yes it’s true…we were in paradise!
On day two, after enjoying some incredible sushi at The Long Pool Cabana, I decided the hotel was the perfect setting to take some photographs of the Octavia Hix Novello silk dresses.
First I shot the Novello Short Dress in Marbled print at The Long Pool, where the colours of the dark wood, cool water and green grass complimented the silk print. This style is a favourite among our bolder customers who love to make a fashion statement.
I then shot the Novello Short Dress in Serpentine print down at the beachfront at one of the cabanas. Blue and white perfection…it’s easy to see why this is one of our best sellers.
Clarissa also modelled her favourite of all the Octavia Hix prints…the Egyptian.
In the evening, after a day of tanning and cocktails, we went for a delicious dinner at the Serai Pool Restaurant. Here, the dramatic pool views complimented the asian-inspired menu including dishes like the prawn tagine and the wagyu beef burger.
The view from the Serai Pool Restaurant
And just like that, after a fabulous two days my trip had come to an end.
I headed home to London refreshed and inspired!
P.S. Stay tuned here for more travel and style posts from Vix and I!