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Spotting the Big 5 on Safari

Apr 05, 15 Spotting the Big 5 on Safari

Posted by in Africa, All Posts, Brands

On my recent trip to South Africa, I spent 3 days at the Kruger Park - it was my first safari experience - and I have to say, I loved it. During our stay, we went on 4 game drives and we were incredibly lucky to spot the 'Big 5'.

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My Flight: Jet Airways Premiere (Business Class) London to Mumbai

Apr 01, 15 My Flight: Jet Airways Premiere (Business Class) London to Mumbai

Posted by in Airlines, All Posts

On my recent trip to India, I tried Jet Airways' Premiere cabin (business class) on a flight from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Mumbai.

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Top 5 Spring Beauty Essentials – 2015 Edition

Mar 24, 15 Top 5 Spring Beauty Essentials – 2015 Edition

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

What have I been using lately? Sticking to my old favourites, but adding some new! Here are my Top 5 Spring Beauty Essentials for 2015.

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A lux weekend in Northern Ireland

When I mentioned that I was going to Northern Ireland for a weekend, many friends and readers were really surprised. But it was one of the places I always wanted to go - it is shameful how little time I spend travelling around the UK, so I was keen to make it happen. Plus Mr. O does a fab Northern Irish accent and I wanted more. A lot more.

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A lux ski weekend in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Mar 06, 15 A lux ski weekend in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Lux Weekend, Ski

This year, we went back to Switzerland for a bit of Alpine lux and ski. And found more than we expected at the fab Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz.

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A lux weekend in Los Angeles, California

I love LA. I love LA. I love LA. I know it is a love or hate city (and a very large city at that), but I am a fan. I am even a bigger fan of a little nice 'mini-city' (in true American style, of course) called Beverly Hills. You may have heard about it.

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My hOtel: Four Seasons Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey

Returning to Istanbul was pretty special - but I have to say, the Four Seasons Istanbul at Sultanahmet was unforgettable. There was something about it - maybe the fact that was a prison before, which somehow made me not want to leave... (weird, I know!).

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My hOtel: Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jan 24, 15 My hOtel: Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Hotel Reviews

The grand dame of Danish hospitality, the Hotel d'Angleterre, in Copenhagen, was the only place on my list on my recent visit to Denmark's capital. Recently the subject of an incredibly tasteful refurbishment, I must admit it was one of the most beautifully designed hotels I have ever stayed at. Pair that with possibly the best looking team ever, and we were in for a treat.

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Top 5 Winter Beauty Essentials

Jan 16, 15 Top 5 Winter Beauty Essentials

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

It is cold outside, and there is a thing or three one needs to do this season. Introducing Hermes first ever 'domestic' bath and body range, Bumble and Bumble's new incredible shampoo and Elie Saab's new wonderful smell. Yummy..

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Back to Mallorca for a long weekend

Jan 09, 15 Back to Mallorca for a long weekend

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Lux Weekend, Spain

Returning to Mallorca was, as expected, almost magic. There is something about this island - very relaxed, but also quite chic, and also very pleasant to the eye. I like the variety that it offers - you can be in places where you see no one, you can do some decent shopping, the food is incredible and the sea is so beautiful, you can't quite believe you are in Europe.

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Gatecrashing Paradise (The Maldives) with Tom Chesshyre @tchesshyre

In his latest adventure, beyond luxury hideaways, Tom Chesshyre travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, skirting around the archipelagos periphery, staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries. He discovers that beyond the glossy brochures lies an almost undiscovered country that is brimming with life, yet also a paradise teetering on the brink of trouble.

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2014: My year in travel – 26 trips, 53 flights and 110 nights away from home

Dec 22, 14 2014: My year in travel – 26 trips, 53 flights and 110 nights away from home

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In 2014, we have been on 26 trips and took 53 flights and we have also spent 110 nights away from our lovely bed at home.

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A ski week in Val d’Isere, France

Dec 16, 14 A ski week in Val d’Isere, France

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Evergreen, France, Ski

It is always a pleasure to return to one of France's leading ski resorts... and this time I did, with 6 of my dear friends for a week of snow, skiing and chalet comfort.

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A lux weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark

Dec 08, 14 A lux weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Evergreen

Imagine a place where everyone is incredibly good looking and kind, the food is amazing and the shopping is fantastic. Oh and did I mention it is postcard pretty too and only 90 minutes from London? Welcome to Copenhagen, where we had one of the best weekends of the year.

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