Frankie Bridge, presenter, author, mum, Loose Woman (the list goes on), has been working hard on her new S23 FW BRIDGE range. She shot the collection out on location in Albufeira, the Algarve, when she visited with her team in April and stayed at the fabulous, five-star W Algarve.
We couldn’t wait for a quick chat with her to catch up on her Indulgent Escape and find out what they all got up to...
Hey Frankie, we hope you had a lovely holiday. Please can you tell us a bit more about it...
“The highlight of my trip was the weather. We had beautiful Portuguese sunshine, and it made all the difference. Sitting around the gorgeous pool at the W was a real treat. The whole team enjoyed it – we had to remind ourselves that we had a summer collection to shoot though.
The Indulgent Escapes experience was wonderful too. From start to finish everything was taken care of. We loved the 25kg baggage, return private transfers and complimentary onboard drinks – always a nice way to begin a trip.”
What did you think of the hotel?
“When I first saw W Algarve, it really had the wow-factor. I loved the design of traditional Portuguese ceramic plates mixed with mirrors. I stayed in the Wow Suite, which was incredible, and I had an amazing rooftop terrace with views for days. The bed was so comfortable – and the pillows too.
The Away Spa is not to be missed. They have six treatment rooms, including one for couples, as well as a hair salon and mani and pedi bar. They also do those brilliant facial LED mask treatments. If you don’t fancy treatments, they also have a sauna, steam room and hot tub, plus a state-of-the-art gym.”
Did you try out the restaurants on-site?
“Yes – we loved our meals at Paper Moon and Market Kitchen. The service and food were incredible in both restaurants. The staff were extremely knowledgeable about all the dishes and everyone in the team was always happy with their meal. We loved the breakfast buffet too, as there was such a great selection of cooked items alongside an omelette station, delicious fruit and gorgeous baked goods.”
What did you think of the location?
“There is great access to two main beaches, one with a restaurant and café and the other more secluded and quieter. We all said this hotel would be a great base to explore the stunning coastal walk to Albufeira.”
Will you be back?
“I would absolutely recommend W Algarve. In fact, a few of my friends have booked already; one’s celebrating a baby coming, one’s a girls’ weekend and one’s a first family trip. It really does cater widely, and the level of service is wonderful.”
Posted: 23rd May 2023.