Mrs. O Around the World’s Summer 2014 Luxury Giveaway

I have said many times before that Summer is indeed my favourite season of the year – there is something about the heat indeed! Mine has been very good so far – from the 5 trips for Summer I had planned, I have been on 3 of them. Needless to say, I cannot wait for the other two (my beloved California and the Venice-Simplon Orient Express trip from Venice).

If I moved any further.. where would I be? Not a bad place

I am *very* good at enjoying summer, I have to confess!

But you know me, I don’t want to keep these experiences all to myself – and 3 times a year, I organise some very special giveaways to share with my lovely (I mean it, seriously lovely and fab) readers. Around my birthday, the blog’s birthday and Summer!

So without further ado, here are the 4 summer prizes I will be giving away soon:


A day trip for 2 onboard the Belmond British Pullman

A fantastic day out in the UK for two on board the Belmond British Pullman.

A fantastic day out in the UK for two on board the Belmond British Pullman.

A reader (and a very lucky guest) will win a day trip on board UK luxury day train, Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Departing from London’s Victoria Station, the winner will travel in the stylish 1920s carriages that evoke the golden age of travel. The winner can choose their prize from an array of day trips available, including visits to stately homes, cathedral cities and culinary journeys. Guests will enjoy excellent cuisine, fine wine and liveried steward service as the train journeys through the British countryside. With its vintage carriages, fine dining and breath-taking scenery, a trip on Belmond British Pullman will create memories that last a lifetime. To read about my recent experience onboard the Belmond British Pullman, click here.

Terms and Conditions: The prize consists of a day trip for two people only, aboard Belmond British Pullman. The prize excludes “The Dinner” and “Weekend breaks” journeys and is subject to availability, and must be redeemed before 31st August 2015.  Includes table d’hôte meals on-board and drinks as described in the itinerary provided at the time of booking. Additional drinks and any off-board or additional expenditure are not included as well as transport to and from the departure station. Once a trip is confirmed it cannot be cancelled or changed. 


3 nights at The Clubhouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is totally calling my name.... is it calling yours too?

Buenos Aires is totally calling my name…. is it calling yours too?

Yes, you read it well – someone will be making their way to stunning Buenos Aires, in Argentina, courtesy of Oasis Collections who is an innovative hospitality company offering more than just a set of house keys, offering a handpicked portfolio of luxury apartments, houses and villas in the world’s most exciting destinations, on-the-ground concierge and unique social perks such as access to private Members’ clubs and exclusive events.

Housed in a converted four-story residence in Buenos Aires’ chic Palermo Soho neighborhood, The Clubhouse is Oasis Collections’ private members club where one lucky winner will win a complimentary 3-night-stay, a VIP welcome basket and dinner for two at The Clubhouse restaurant. Get the inside scoop on all things Oasis and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. All other readers visiting this city can also send a tweet to @OasisCollection and get a free cocktail at The Clubhouse.

Terms and conditions: The prize will be valid for a 12 months from the day the winner is contacted, subject to availability and blackout dates.



And last, but certainly not the least, I have organised 2 London experiences – one in a luxury hotel, and another in a luxury apartment. I have experienced the Irish welcome (and lux) at the Kensington Hotel, a property I love to revisit and cannot recommend it enough. I have also recently discovered Cheval Residences‘ luxury apartment portfolio and really loved living in London like a local. Which one would suit you best?


An overnight stay at The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel is one of my favourite London stylish hotels...

The Kensington Hotel is one of my favourite London stylish hotels…

London’s Finest Townhouse, The Kensington Hotel, is perfectly located on Queen’s Gate in leafy South Kensington, moments from Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square.  The 150 unique and stylish guestrooms, and suites with roll top baths and four-poster beds, are truly befitting of this Regency quarter. An exuberant bar, magnificent lounge areas, and period drawing rooms offer a traditional but contemporary setting for cocktails, afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners. A haven of timeless Georgian elegance surrounded by the most important museums in the capital.

Enjoy an overnight stay in one of The Kensington Hotel’s beautifully appointed guest rooms, full a la carte breakfast in The Library and a drink in its fab cocktail bar. To find out more about The Kensington Hotel, have a look at its social profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Terms and conditions: The prize will be valid for a 12 months from the day the winner is contacted, subject to availability and blackout dates.


A 2-night stay at a Cheval Residences luxury apartment in London

An apartment with a London view? Yes, please!

An apartment with a London view? Yes, please!

Sitting amongst London’s most sought after neighbourhoods are the eight luxury serviced residences by Cheval Residences.  Elegantly located within Knightsbridge, Kensington, Chelsea and The City, the apartments, townhouses and penthouses offer more than just a home, offering a style of management and quality of service rarely found outside of London’s finest hotels.

In 2014 Cheval Residences launched two new flagship properties.  Cheval Harrington Court in South Kensington and Cheval Three Quays at the Tower of London, offering the famous 5 star service for which Cheval Residences is renowned for.

To celebrate the openings of both these luxury residences, Cheval Residences is offering a short break for 2 nights, in a 1 bedroom apartment, in a residence of your choice in Central London.

Terms and conditions: This prize is valid until 30th June 2015 and is subject to availability.


Like what you see? Well, to take part in this competition, it is simple….

1. Subscribe to the blog by email (see box on the right of the screen). 

2. Share this post via your preferred social media channel (Facebook, Twitter or Google +)

3. Answer this question, by commenting below: what was your favourite summer trip ever? What did you do? Also, let me know which would be your favourite prize.


Entries will be accepted until Thursday 21st August 2014, 12pm noon UK time. Winners will be randomly selected and announced at 5pm UK time on the same day. Please note that all entrants must be over the age of 18 and prizes are not transferable or refundable and there is no cash alternative.


This competition is now closed. Winners have been selected and contacted via email.


Wishing you a fab summer (for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)!


Mrs. O

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