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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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Top 5 Winter Beauty Essentials

Jan 16, 15 Top 5 Winter Beauty Essentials

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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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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

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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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