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The Luxury Travel Blog Network – October 2013 Edition

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It is official, Autumn is upon us – and that makes us long for cozy evenings indoors with log fires and a glass of red wine. Believe it or not, I tried to stretch summer to the fullest and even managed to get a bit of sun in California during October – I am mentally preparing myself for the new season.

The girls have been busy as well and obviously, travelling around the world in style.


Kim-Marie aka Luxury Travel Mom having fun with Wilson in Hawaii. I want her to adopt me too.

Kim-Marie Evans, my idol (I want to be like her when I grow up and have children) tells us this month of a little something she came up with (any excuse): whenever one of her children turn 10, she takes them away on a ‘trip’, just the two of them. My parents took us everywhere with them, but I never had a solo trip, per se – and I think it is a brilliant idea. On her latest trip, she took Wilson to Hawaii. No comment (lucky boy!)


Nadine Jolie also loved her stay at the Kensington Hotel in London

Nadine Jolie, the ultimate California girl, swapped places with yours truly. Yup. She came to London, while I went to LA – on the same dates. That made us meeting absolutely impossible. But worry not, while I was sunbathing and enjoying the California way of life, she was living it up in London and sleeping at the Kensington Hotel, one of my London’s hidden gems.


Katie in a luxury Disney Resort? Oh yes, apparently!

Katie, the powerhouse NYC lawyer who only rests at the world’s best beds, found luxury in an unexpected place – at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It is funny how I just pictured Mickey Mouse helping you with your bags at a Disney resort, but it couldn’t be far from the truth. And the girl had fun!


As for me, I have been catching up with work and real life, before a busy November ahead – I shall get to Amsterdam and Madrid and cannot wait!

Wishing you a fab weekend.


Mrs. O

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  1. Real Family Trips

    May 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!
    Sometimes only the best accommodations will do, and we know what site to visit when we need to get information on luxury travel! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Mark - Ski Holidays

    January 15, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Do you still take one last more for adoption? I really wanted to be adopted just like anyone else. And what happen to the teddy bear? Did she find a good home? I have soft spot for teddy bears.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      January 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

      I think it is not possible anymore, Mark. But I can ask.

  3. Edward Cullen

    November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

    It’s shown by the 2nd pic that the kid is really enjoying the time. Well this page is really looking good.

  4. Traveling Ted

    October 30, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Everyone loves a traveling teddy bear.
    Traveling Ted recently posted..That time at the Chicago Marathon photo essayMy Profile

  5. Francesca (@WorkMomTravels)

    October 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I shall live vicariously through you luxury gals 🙂 Though I, too, aspire to be like Kim-Marie Evans. I love the idea of traveling one-on-one with each of my children. Since mine are still young, this is something I can plan for!

  6. Erin at The World Wanderer

    October 28, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Love following these ladies on their adventures! I want to be like Kim when I grow up too!
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  7. lola

    October 28, 2013 at 1:09 am

    i love this group of luxe ladies….especially the hilarious Kim-Marie and her fab kiddos.
    lola recently posted..Hotel Le Germain, #Montreal – by @JETSETextra @TheWrldWanderer & @loladimarcoMy Profile

  8. Raul (@ilivetotravel)

    October 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Have a blast in Madrid and Amsterdam!
    Raul (@ilivetotravel) recently posted..Out, Up, and Down in Chile’s ValparaísoMy Profile

  9. Mary Anne

    October 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Oh… I forgot to ask. Does the bear come with a cocktail?

  10. Mary Anne

    October 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Ok… I am in love with any hotel that gives me a sweet teddy bear to snuggle with. How adorable is that?

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      I saw mine when I stayed, but wouldn’t dare bring it home… but this one was screaming for help, clearly!

  11. Kim-Marie Evans

    October 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm


    I will absolutely adopt you. I have a hunch you would appreciate me in a way my children do not (but should!)

    Kim-Marie Evans recently posted..Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii – Review – Instagram Travel ThursdayMy Profile

  12. Therese

    October 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I love the idea of taking one of the children on their own when they are 10. One of mine is 9, so it could be organised! Mrs. O have fun in Amsterdam and Madrid – when are you coming back to France? It has been way too long!

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      October 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I love this idea too! And as for France.. well, I will go back twice before the year ends. Promise!

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