The Stories

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Right now, we're confined to dreaming about travel rather than actually doing it. So what better way to transport yourself somewhere new than by getting lost in stories that capture the magic of it?

The Magical Euphoria Retreat: The Story

The XO Private Founder, Yvan Vermeesch, sits down for the exclusive interview series with the mastermind behind the concept, Mrs Marina Efraimoglou, the owner of the Euphoria Retreat. Find out more about the story behind this mystical holistic property nestled on the pine-clad hillside of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras

Meet the Morukuru Family

There are few things more precious than a sense of belonging, two of these precious notions are experiencing a deep connection a place, and to one another, This is what struck Ed and Anka Zeeman when they first started the Morukuru Family. Morukuru Family’s three exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru Ocean House and AtholPlace House & Villa.