• Stew Tips: Taking Care of Yourself During the Charter Season

    Posted: 7th June 2019 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Isobel Odendaal knows how difficult it is to switch off and relax on charter, but as an ex-chief stewardess she has some insider tips on how to take care of yourself and restore your energy reserves so you can give your all to the guests. In this second part of her advice on crew wellbeing, sheurges crew to put their feet up, literally, as she shares her tried and tested advice for revitalising tired legs and feet.
  • Stew Tips: Wellbeing Ahead of the Charter Season

    Posted: 6th June 2019 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    During a busy yacht charter season, long hours, stressful conditions and demanding guests can take their toll on our physical and emotional health. We sometimes forget that we have to first take care of ourselves before we can serve others. Isobel Odendaal, ex-chief stewardess and trainer, shares her personal tips to soothe your body and soul.
  • Experts: Be Careful who you Listen to

    Posted: 29th May 2019 | Written by: Jodie Clarke

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    Plenty of people are eager to offer their expert advice, but how much do they really know? Ultimately we’re only as good as the education we’ve received along the way, but too often that knowledge comes from third parties who aren’t really experts either. The solution is surely a quality-controlled knowledge database that crew can turn to with confidence, which gave me an idea...
  • Girls Going Green on Yachts

    Posted: 19th February 2019 | Written by: Sam Watson

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    When it comes to the environment, the issue has always been translating the superyacht industry's love of the ocean into action to protect it. So we were delighted to talk to the chief stewardess of MY IRISHA about how she has overhauled interior operations to reduce plastic dependency and chemical pollution. Dynamic and passionate, Jane Brécheteau shows that taking care of the planet is compatible with luxury service.
  • LUXE Experts: Master Carpet Cleaner Richard Perkins

    Posted: 2nd January 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Carpets. They're everywhere you look, but often unnoticed until sensed by your feet, sinking into a plush pile, or until wine is spilled, leaving a stain that stubbornly draws the eye. We speak to Richard Perkins, a carpet specialist and Master Cleaner, who, by furnishing his expertise to the Luxe app, is on a mission to help interior crew take expert care of the luxury carpets onboard yachts.
  • The Human Face of Seven Star Hospitality

    Posted: 25th July 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    Back in April during the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona, the 70m motor yacht JOY won the Table Decor category of the Superyacht Chefs’ Competition with a tablescape that captured the essence of Seven Star Hospitality. So what did the crew do that so impressed the judges?
  • Stew Tips on Going Green - Part 3

    Posted: 22nd January 2018 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    How many of us have the best of intentions of going green? The fact is that making changes to our behaviour to benefit the environment can be difficult. That's why ex-chief stew and trainer Isobel Odendaal is here to help, with foolproof tips on how to make your own cleaning products and with advice on natural, sumptuous toiletries and reusable products that guests will love!
  • Stew Tips on Going Green - Part 2

    Posted: 16th January 2018 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    In part 2 of our overview of ecological cleaning techniques, Isobel Odendaal sings the praises of vinegar and has tips for cutting chemicals and waste in the laundry. In addition to reducing harm to marine life and decreasing water pollution, making a few small changes in the laundry room has the benefits of being cheaper, healthier and highly effective!
  • Stew Tips on Going Green - Part 1

    Posted: 10th January 2018 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    With a little knowledge and know-how, interior crew are increasingly keen to adopt greener practices as long as it doesn't compromise standards for owners and guests. At the same time, eco-friendly products are improving all the time, along with a growing readiness to consider alternatives to the plastics that pollute our oceans. Ex-Stewardess and interior trainer, Isobel Odendaal, shares her tips on using natural products to reduce harm while keeping standards high.
  • Polish up Your Marble and Stone Care Skills!

    Posted: 14th December 2017 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal & Dawn Riordan

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    Marble and stone care experts Isobel Odendaal and Dawn Riordan leave no stone unturned in this comprehensive guide to looking after the expensive and beautiful materials in your yacht's interior, from bar tops and shower floors to sculptural centrepieces.
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