The Art of the Mini-Moon

Heather Dilts-Baiano
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Whether your wedding is glamorous or relaxed, you’ll want to follow up your nuptials with a honeymoon! However, many couples these days are delaying their big holiday to a later date, and choosing instead to follow up the wedding with a “mini-moon”.

Mini-moons are simply shorter honeymoons. For those with busy work and family lives, mini-moons are becoming more and more appealing. Mini-moons can be less expensive, easy to fit into tight schedules, and still allow the chance to de-stress after the big day! They can be taken near or far, and the variety of choices are endless.

Staying Local

Loving London

Are you looking for few special days, but want to stay close to home? Here are a few luxurious options.

In the heart of Knightsbridge lies the Capital Hotel. This stylish and traditional venue is well-suited to a mini-moon. Enjoy an afternoon tea, a whisky tasting, or delicious seafood dinner at Outlaw’s at the Capital. You’ll find yourselves nearby endless shopping, and parks perfect for romantic strolls.

Outlaws at the Capital

Venturing Further

Travelling Abroad

Looking to make your mini-moon a little more exotic? Here are a few exciting options abroad!

For the history-loving couple, consider Turkey!  Explore the area across the Bosphorus Strait, known by several names: Istanbul, Constantinople and Byzantium. Discover cultural influences of each of the different empires that ruled the area. Istanbul is full of mosaics, Egyptian obelisks and even a Roman Hippodrome. Indulge with three days in Istanbul, complete with Sherazat Hammam treatments at the luxurious Ciragan Palace hotel, a six-course menu at Nicole, and a Anatolian meal at Alancha.

Romance awaits in the enchanting city of Florence. Take in the birthplace of the Renaissance with a personalized a two-night stay at a 5-Star hotel. Dive into the drama with tickets to the Opera, and savour a tasting menu dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant. Da Vinci’s “Annuciation” rests in the Uffizi Gallery, and Michelangelo’s “David” can be found in the Florence Galleria dell’Accademia.

Florence

Whether you wish to stay close to home or venture further abroad, a mini-moon can be that little taste of luxury you and your spouse will remember forever. Let the memories begin!