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  • Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

    Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

    It’s rare that I write about hotel packages, but Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s partnership with French fashion maison Chloé is just too fabulous not to share. I can’t resist a luxury fashion and hotel collaboration when it’s done well and the Chloé Debuts package is a cut above the rest. [...]

  • Force Majeure Preview at Ham Yard Hotel with Curzon Cinemas

    Force Majeure Preview at Ham Yard Hotel with Curzon Cinemas

    Last night, I headed to Firmdale Hotels’ gorgeous Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to celebrate its cool new partnership with Curzon Cinemas. I visited just before Christmas for an event in the hotel’s cosy Drawing Room and it was a treat to discover more Kit Kemp’s beautifully-designed spaces. Firmdale Hotels are [...]

  • The Restaurant at The Setai, Miami Beach

    The Restaurant at The Setai, Miami Beach

    The highlight of our recent stay in Miami was a beautiful dinner at The Restaurant at The Setai Miami Beach. The luxury five star hotel occupies a prestigious spot on Collins Avenue and brings a touch of the Far East to South Beach with sleek, Asian-inspired interiors. A member of The [...]

  • A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

    A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

    As a general rule, hip design hotels can rarely be found on the outskirts of London (least of all perched over the M4), but Urban Villa is set to change that with its first all-suite hotel in Brentford, west London. The 100-suite hotel is designed by New York architects Grzywinski + [...]

  • Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

    Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

    St. James’ is a part of historic London that feels so elegant, refined and quintessentially English.  With the city developing so rapidly, a stroll through this neighbourhood reminds me of London’s dapper, old world charm. Nestled on Buckingham Gate is the luxurious St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel.  Its exquisite [...]

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A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

Our recent stay in Miami was a short and sweet weekend break, so we wanted our hotel to be special. Tides South Beach ticks all of the boxes with an unbeatable Ocean Drive location, boutique feel and an outdoor pool.  It’s a stylish haven in the heart of a buzzing, [...]

January 19, 2015 × 0 comments
Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

Last weekend, I headed to the Telegraph Cruise Show at ExCel, to check out the latest in the world of cruising. If you have your eye on a cruise, the Telegraph Cruise Show is the place to come and get inspired by the destinations and talk to a real person [...]

January 14, 2015 × 0 comments
Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

When in America, it’s a foodie’s duty to hunt out at least one authentic diner where the food is awesome and the portion sizes are obscene. Top of our list was Myles Chefetz’s local institution Big Pink, an all-day retro diner with a typically Miami pastel pink facade.  It’s a hotspot [...]

January 14, 2015 × 0 comments
Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

2014 was undoubtedly the ‘year of the ramen’, but our waistlines will be thankful for the next Japanese soup trend – the healthier, simpler udon. The team behind new restaurant Den Udon describe themselves as ‘udon evangelists’, which seems accurate as udon is the only type of noodle served. Den [...]

January 13, 2015 × 0 comments
Ombre Detox at Errol Douglas, Belgravia

Ombre Detox at Errol Douglas, Belgravia

For the past few seasons, I’ve had ombre highlights in my hair and love the sunkissed look that they give.  My best ombre look was courtesy of Errol Douglas Salon in Belgravia, when I asked for an SJP look before heading off to New York. Since then, I added more [...]

January 9, 2015 × 2 comments
Art Deco South Beach, Miami

Art Deco South Beach, Miami

After our recent Celebrity Eastern Caribbean Cruise, we spent two extra nights in Miami before flying home.  It was a great chance to explore the port city and felt like the perfect end to a relaxing, inspiring trip. Discovering Miami can take time, as it’s quite a spread-out city with [...]

January 7, 2015 × 1 comment
Wynwood Arts District, Miami

Wynwood Arts District, Miami

Miami’s Wynwood Arts District was high on our list of sights to see and even a tropical storm couldn’t deter us from visiting. Wynwood is a semi-industrial neighbourhood north of Downtown Miami where derelict warehouses have been given a new lease of life as art galleries, artist studios, restaurants, cafe-bars [...]

January 4, 2015 × 0 comments
Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

The third destination on our Celebrity Eastern Caribbean Cruise was the stunning island of St. Maarten.  It was our favourite day onshore, thanks to our fantastic excursion – the 5-hour Sightsee Marigot and Beach Getaway. St. Maarten is a unique island, as it has both a Dutch and French side [...]

January 2, 2015 × 0 comments
Top 5 Travels of 2014

Top 5 Travels of 2014

2014 feels like it has flown by, but luckily it’s been filled with some unforgettable travel experiences, from European city breaks to a long, relaxing cruise in the Caribbean.  Here are some of my favourite moments from over the year… Cocktail Masterclass at Le Bristol Paris My first stay at [...]

December 31, 2014 × 1 comment
Dinner at L’ETO Caffe Brompton

Dinner at L’ETO Caffe Brompton

L’ETO Caffe is a boutique chain of cafes that I always recommend to friends looking for a stylish, cosy place to enjoy exquisite tea and cake in London. There are now six branches across west London and central and the latest opening - L’ETO Caffe Brompton – is perfectly located for [...]

December 30, 2014 × 2 comments
Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

For an extra Christmas gift, fill a stocking with small gifts that are sure to delight.  Tangerines and nuts and optional. Bleach London Spin The Bleach Bottle Colour Kit, £12, Boots Flowers of Liberty Betsy Liberty Print Disc Charm Bracelet, £14.95, Liberty Kate Spade Set of 10 All Wrapped Up [...]

December 18, 2014 × 0 comments
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beauty

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beauty

Christmas is the time to splash out on friends and family with something they may not usually buy themselves.  What could be better than finding luxury beauty gift under the tree, whether it’s a Bobbi Brown limited edition eye palette, a gorgeous Bella Freud candle or an elegant Penhaligon’s Christmas [...]

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