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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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My hOtel: The Arch, London

Oct 10, 14 My hOtel: The Arch, London

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

Sexy, boutique and in one of London's best locations. Get to know The Arch, one of London's hidden gems.

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A lux weekend around Napa Valley, California

After 8 years, it was a pleasure to return to the California wine country. I really enjoyed my time there - it was better than I ever remembered. I loved the two days we spent there and everyone we met. And everything we ate. And all we drank.

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Top 5 Autumn beauty essentials for 2014

Sep 26, 14 Top 5 Autumn beauty essentials for 2014

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

Summer has come and gone, sadly, but there is something comforting about colder evenings and shorter days. I know it is wishful thinking, but it is what it is. But there will be jam, and more tea, and scones. And a slightly different beauty routine. Here are my Top 5 Autumn beauty essentials for 2014.

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My hOtel: Mandarin Oriental San Francisco @mo_sanfrancisco

I loved the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco and definitely got what I would call a room with a view.

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Best of Summer 2014 in 14 photos

Sep 09, 14 Best of Summer 2014 in 14 photos

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It was difficult, but I had to do it! Here are some of my favourite moments of Summer 2014.

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My Flight: British Airways BA1 business class service from London City to JFK

Sep 03, 14 My Flight: British Airways BA1 business class service from London City to JFK

Posted by in Airlines, All Posts

You and 40 other passengers on a transatlantic flight. All business class, and with pre clearance of US immigration before you land at JFK. This is what I call a very civilised flight.

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Introducing #LuxTravelChat, the first Twitter chat dedicated to luxury travel @luxtravelchat

Sep 01, 14 Introducing #LuxTravelChat, the first Twitter chat dedicated to luxury travel @luxtravelchat

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

#LuxTravelChat is the first and only UK and USA-based luxury travel-themed Twitter chat, held Thursdays at 9.30am LA (PST), 12.30pm NYC (EST), 5.30pm London (GMT) and 6.30pm Paris (CET) for 30 minutes.

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Discover more with American Express and TripAdvisor

Aug 25, 14 Discover more with American Express and TripAdvisor

Posted by in All Posts, Brands

American Express and TripAdvisor together? Yes indeed. And find out how to get the easiest £5 statement credits (which will get you, hum, a glass of wine or half a cocktail).

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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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