Royston Blythe and Nick Malenko love salon life, their fabulous clients and all the wonderful opportunities that come their way with shoots, glamourous parties, awards and fashion weeks but and when it comes to downtime there is nothing they love more than to jet off into the sunshine! Here we quizz Royston about their favourite holiday destinations, Dubai with The Real Housewives Of Cheshire and fun in the sun with Dawn Ward and her family.
Best Holiday Ever?
Our love affair with the Cotes Du Jour dates back many years. When we first got together, Nick and I used to holiday on the French Riviera 3 times a year and even now we still love everything about it – St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, there are so many incredible places to visit. The food – well it’s amazing! Our favourite restaurant is La Colombe d’Or but really, wherever you go, the quality and choice of food is fabulous! The sense of style and elegance, the chic French boutiques: we love to shop and La Croisette, Cannes is sheer heaven, luxury shopping at its finest!!!!!
Favourite Long Haul Destination?
We love Dubai and try and jet off there at least once a year! It’s a perfect holiday, both Nick and I still work full time in our salons and 7 nights at the Burj Al Arab is the ultimate opportunity for much-needed rest and relaxation! Opulent hotels, incredible weather, outstanding shopping, amazing beaches and there’s so much variety: whether we’re resting or we’re ready to party through the night, there is always something wonderful to do.
Dubai is most definitely an exotic ‘London-By-The -Sea’! Last year we had a real giggle out there with The Real Housewives Of Cheshire girls when they were celebrating Stacy Forcey’s 40th but whether you go with friends or alone, this is definitely a place to visit.
Short City Break?
It has to Marbs!!! Last Summer we headed to Puerto Banus as often as possible! The fun atmosphere, the sunshine, the people, Nikki Beach, the restaurants and of course, the fact you can check into East Midlands Airport at 5pm on a Saturday and by 11 pm you’re out on The Port is ideal for us! We love it there that much that we treated our entire Royston Blythe team (27 of us in total) to a celebration weekend together for the Red Closing Party at Nikki Beach! We had a brilliant time and couldn’t recommend it enough!
Holidaying with The Wards?
It’s always just a fabulous, happy, lively family holiday. Daytime is spent by the pool or on the beach having fun with the girls and evenings are huge family dinners and then perhaps partying with Darby and Taylor into the early hours. We all LOVE to shop so we make sure we squeeze in a few visits to our favourite shopping haunts.
We’re very careful when we book our holidays and generally do lots of research and get excellent reviews from trusted friends. If there was ever a time when we really didn’t like the accommodation or the destination, we’d relocate or hop on a plane back to the UK. Life’s too short!
Pre Holiday Preparations…..how do you prepare for your holidays?
A good spray tan is a perfect way to start a holiday and get you in the mood for sunshine! I never shop before a holiday as I love to shop whilst I’m there: I need to leave as much room in my suitcase as possible for the journey home!
Must-Pack Travel Essential?
That would be most definitely be Nick! We do everything together and always have fun and a laugh wherever we are! Even an argument will turn into laughter!
Favourite Thing About Coming Home?
Ruby our poodle and Frankie our little pussy are adorable and it is always lovely to come home and have a good cuddle with them. Then we will head down to the Red Cow at Appleton for some good wholesome food. Sue & Clive are the proprietors there and their service and the friendly welcoming atmosphere is unbeatable!