You around Portugal: win a lux 10-night holiday with Starwood

Feb 14, 13 You around Portugal: win a lux 10-night holiday with Starwood

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Oh no, it is not a rumour - it is true! Thanks to Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Portugal, one incredibly lucky reader will win the ultimate luxury holiday in Portugal.

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How holidays help you live longer

Feb 01, 13 How holidays help you live longer

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I knew it! But seriously, there is some research behind this claim. Which makes me "super" happy!

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Eating my way around Cape Town, South Africa – Mrs. O guest blogs for HG2

Feb 16, 12 Eating my way around Cape Town, South Africa – Mrs. O guest blogs for HG2

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I recently had the opportunity to visit South Africa as part of my MBA at Henley Business School, so it was, by all means, a form of business trip. Despite being structured, we had plenty of free time and were keen to enjoy the sights and incredible food and wine that Cape Town has to offer. Some trusted friends and business...

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Mrs. O’s Rio de Janeiro address book

We had a bit of fun in Rio de Janeiro - we sunbathed a little, we ate a little, we drank a little.. and we shopped a little (I am a big fat liar, but a lady never tells!). Here are some of the places we have been to and loved. My address book.

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How I fell in love with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I first went and fell in love with Rio de Janeiro some years ago, and was so impressed, I always promised I would go back. It took me 5 years - 5 years too many. To say that Rio de Janeiro is stunning, it is an understatement - it is sexy, "heartbreakingly" beautiful and elegant. Everything a girl wants to be!

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The perfect weekend in Bagni di Lucca, Italy – Guest Blogger

Having had the privilege of visiting this impressive little part of Italy, I have invited an expert, Debra Kolkka from Bagni di Lucca and beyond to share some insiders tips. Tip: fly to Pisa! Ciao, Mrs O Bagni di Lucca is a collection of pretty villages in northern Tuscany in an area called the Garfagnana. It is roughly 25...

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Far away sun and paradise – Moorea and Bora Bora

Jan 15, 12 Far away sun and paradise – Moorea and Bora Bora

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The trip that inspired my alter ego: Mrs. O Around the World - round the world, stopping in Moorea and Bora Bora, in the French Polynesia

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Glass of Porto, anyone?

With the excuse of my book launch, I had the opportunity to visit Porto in late 2011 (with a little hop to Spain), which is Portugal's second largest city. The city which gave its name to Port, Oporto has been the home of British wine shippers and their families for over three centuries.

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