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My hOtel: The Marylebone Hotel, London @HotelMarylebone

Jul 01, 14 My hOtel: The Marylebone Hotel, London @HotelMarylebone

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Hotel Reviews, UK

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?

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

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, 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

Jun 06, 14 My hOtel: Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus @columbiabresort

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Hotel Reviews

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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A lux wine weekend around Bordeaux, France

Jun 02, 14 A lux wine weekend around Bordeaux, France

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

I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to this weekend - I love France, I love wine and I love sexy hotels. How could Bordeaux not be perfect? I had a hunch it was going to be amazing, but let me tell you - it was one of the best weekends I ever had.

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Understanding British Airways miles (avios), tier points and the magic American Express voucher

May 30, 14 Understanding British Airways miles (avios), tier points and the magic American Express voucher

Posted by in Airlines, All Posts, Brands, Loyalty

How do British Airways avios work? How do you get tier points? And how to get a first class ticket for two for £500 each?

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My hOtel: The Magdalen Chapter in Exeter, Devon, UK

May 27, 14 My hOtel: The Magdalen Chapter in Exeter, Devon, UK

Posted by in All Posts, Europe, Hotel Reviews, UK

The more I visit Exeter, the capital of Devon, in the South West of England, the more I like it - and great changes in its retail offering and hotel scene make it a destination on its own. I have recently spent a long weekend in town, and adored The Magdalen Chapter.

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The Luxury Travel Blog Network – May 2014 Edition

Nantucket, Cuba, Athens or Seychelles? Your choice!

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A return to paradise… the Maldives

May 21, 14 A return to paradise… the Maldives

Posted by in All Posts, Asia & Australasia

After our first trip to the Maldives in 2013, I promised myself one thing - I would go back, and sooner, rather than later. And then again and again. To say that I love this part of the world, would be an understatement. Here are the highlights of my 2014 trip.

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Top 5 Summer beauty essentials

May 15, 14 Top 5 Summer beauty essentials

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With Summer fast approaching (and I must confess I had a little head start as I picked my 'Spring' destinations in places considerably warmer than the UK), I thought I would share my top 5 Summer beauty essentials.

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My hOtel: Four Seasons London at Park Lane @fslondon

May 12, 14 My hOtel: Four Seasons London at Park Lane @fslondon

Posted by in All Posts, Hotel Reviews, UK

Some hotels are special. Truly special. And make you feel special. My love affair with the Four Seasons London at Park Lane, has been a long one. Why? Because it is one of my favourite hotels in London, without any doubt.

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