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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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This #dryvember, get thinking about your drinking and raise funds for charity

Oct 15, 14 This #dryvember, get thinking about your drinking and raise funds for charity

Posted by in Brands

Knowing that December is full of boozy Christmas parties, late nights and celebrations, why not give your body a good 'pretox' and take a break from the booze this November and prepare yourself for the festive season... you'll save a few pounds too?!

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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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‘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!

Posted by in All Posts, Evergreen

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

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