The actress takes off to Spain with beau Raj Kundra for the holidays.
Early Wednesday morning, Shilpa Shetty and her family (parents and sister Shamita) winged their way to London where they will spend Christmas and New Year's Eve with beau Raj Kundra and his family.
Shilpa will also combine work with pleasure. She will do a photo shoot and spend quality time with near and dear ones. It is believed that after Christmas, Raj will also be flying the Shettys down to Puerto Banus for a few days.
A beautiful place
A source close to the couple adds, "When Raj asked her where she wanted to go, Shilpa chose Puerto Banus because it's a spectacularly beautiful place. Puerto Banus in Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol and, was built in 1970 by Jose Banus as a luxury marina and shopping complex for the jet set and the super rich."
Lush and luxurious
The source says that the resort where Shilpa, Raj and her family will be staying will be the exclusive five star Marbella Club Hotel. "It is situated in the heart of the Golden Mile between the stylish resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus. It's a blend of privacy and beauty. There are lush gardens fronting onto a beach, spacious rooms, elegant suites and Andalusian style villas with their own private gardens and private pools."
Excerpts from La Shetty's blog
December 13, 2008: The whole of last week just flew experiencing this near war situation in Mumbai, the place I was born in and unconditionally love... After living a whole lot of emotions in 61 hours, I felt a greater emotion emerge... a great sense of pride and patriotism and the need to feel united and connected with every Indian irrespective of caste and creed. The intent of the act was to break the country but it has done the opposite brought us all together and that was visible starting with the proceedings in Parliament where all parties forgot their differences and with solidarity expressed common concerns and suggestions to tackle terrorism.