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Rediscovering Lisbon, Portugal

Aug 18, 14 Rediscovering Lisbon, Portugal

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Portugal

It has been many years since I enjoyed Lisbon as a tourist - and it was wonderful to see it like visitors do. I had an exceptional experience thanks to Exclusive by TLC, who organised the perfect 2 days for yours truly and Mr. O.

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My hOtel: Cheval Harrington Court, London @cheval_london

Located in South Kensington, minutes from the tube station, Cheval Harrington Court was one of my best discoveries in London. Lovely brand new serviced apartments (which come with a bottle of champagne, of course!).

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‘The Dinner’ onboard the Belmond British Pullman @britishpullman

There is something about certain train journeys - the old-school glamour, fine dining and fabulous outfits. And copious amounts of champagne - I have to confess, that it had my name written all over it. I loved my journey on board the Belmond British Pullman.

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What is your favourite colour? Mine is clearly blue!

Jul 23, 14 What is your favourite colour? Mine is clearly blue!

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What is your favourite colour? Not hard to find out mine!

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My hOtel: Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Devon, UK

A very well designed hotel, in one of Devon's quintessentially English seaside towns: Salcombe. With gin in each room as a staple, and incredible views, this is what I call a perfect weekend getaway hotel.

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Making the perfect Spanish omelette (tortilla de patatas) with @lutzbosing

Who knew it would be so simple to prepare one of the Spanish classic tapas dishes: the tortilla de patatas (or Spanish omelette). I asked Chef Lutz Bosing from Finca Cortesin to show me how it is done. Simples!

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Discovering Puglia, the heel of Italy

Jul 07, 14 Discovering Puglia, the heel of Italy

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Evergreen, Italy

I am a great believer that one cannot have too much Italy in one's life. This time, I headed to the very south of Italy, to the heel of the boot and discovered a wonderful place: Puglia.

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My hOtel: The Marylebone Hotel, London @HotelMarylebone

A little London gem, located in my favourite part of London: Marylebone. With rooms starting at just over £200, great value for money and do not get me started on the sexy Irish accents, a Doyle Collection staple.

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The Luxury Travel Blog Network – June 2014 Edition

The ultimate luxury safari in South Africa, reviewing Aria in Las Vegas and how to prepare your children to go on an international mission. Hello, summer!

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Top 10 hotel pools

Jun 24, 14 Top 10 hotel pools

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Although I am a confessed beach lover, I won't say no to a pretty pool. Especially if it is warm and sunny outside. To celebrate the arrival of summer, my favourite season, here are my top 10 hotel pools (needless to say, I have been to each one)!

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Top 5 destinations for Summer

Jun 19, 14 Top 5 destinations for Summer

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

Andalucia in Spain, Alentejo & Algarve in Portugal, California in the USA and some epic train journeys around the UK… and from Venice (on board the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express). This will be an epic summer for Mrs. O indeed.

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Why is hiring a car such a painful part of the travel experience?

Jun 16, 14 Why is hiring a car such a painful part of the travel experience?

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Hiring a car is, 50% of the time, a must for me when I travel - I would say I hire one 15-20 times a year, at least, and it still remains my least favourite part of a travel experience.

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The perfect weekend in Paris, France

Jun 10, 14 The perfect weekend in Paris, France

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Evergreen, France

Does the perfect weekend in Paris exist? I don't know, but I recently enjoyed one of the best *ever*.

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My hOtel: Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus @columbiabresort

I was very curious about the Columbia Beach Resort in Cyprus - I have personal friends who had visited before and liked it a lot, but also it turns out it was a very well known hotel by my readers, many of whom visit on an annual basis.

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