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The Corinthia Hotel London 3 for 2 sale… and you are welcome. @corinthiahotels @corinthialondon

Jan 12, 15 The Corinthia Hotel London 3 for 2 sale… and you are welcome. @corinthiahotels @corinthialondon

Posted by in Brands

I will admit it, I LOVE sales. Love, love, love them - and if I can save some money on a flight, hotel stay or a pair of lovely shoes, it means one thing: more money to spend elsewhere, which could obviously be another flight, hotel stay or *cough* another pair of shoes.

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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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A lux weekend in Istanbul, Turkey

Nov 28, 14 A lux weekend in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Evergreen

Some places are so special, you need to return to ensure it was not a dream. After a 6-year hiatus, Mr. O and yours truly returned to Istanbul, in Turkey, and it was as fab as we remembered.

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for luxury travellers

Nov 20, 14 Top 10 Christmas Gifts for luxury travellers

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

I have been asked for some Christmas gift suggestions for friends and family, and here are my Top 10 Christmas Gifts for luxury travellers, from £10 to £1200. Happy shopping!

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My hOtel: Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe

A relative newcomer to the Paris luxury hotel scene, the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is small but sexy, modern and truly magnifique.

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A night at the Raymond Blanc Festival of Music at the Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

A memorable night at the Raymond Blanc Festival of Music at the Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, just around the corner from us, and one of our favourite places in Oxfordshire, UK.

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A lux weekend in Venice, Italy

Nov 06, 14 A lux weekend in Venice, Italy

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

I am a great believer that one can never have too much Italy in one's lives. So to end Autumn in style, and to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary, Mr. O and I made our way to the lovely Venice.

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My Flight: JetBlue Mint cabin (new business class service) from LAX to JFK

Oct 28, 14 My Flight: JetBlue Mint cabin (new business class service) from LAX to JFK

Posted by in Airlines, All Posts

Has JetBlue created one of the best business products in the USA? For $599 each way, between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco, I thought the new Mint Cabin was pretty sweet.

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Loving Gold in Istanbul, Turkey #lovegold

Oct 23, 14 Loving Gold in Istanbul, Turkey #lovegold

Posted by in All Posts, Brands, Europe, Evergreen

Do you also love gold? Join me as I explore Istanbul and discover one of its most promising jewellery designers, with the help of the Love Gold Shopping Guides.

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A journey on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express train

Oct 20, 14 A journey on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express train

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, France, Italy, Trains, UK

I loved our 17 hours on board the Belmond Venice-Simplon Orient Express and its sister train the Belmond British Pullman. I had an idea (or many ideas) on how this trip would go, and how wonderful it would be, but I have to be honest, it was even more than I ever expected.

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