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A Different View with Celebrity Cruises

When I travel, I like to stumble upon the unexpected and experience a different side of the destination I’m in. Whether it’s at the top of a steep hill or through a secret passage, there’s usually something good to be found there and my curiosity is often rewarded.

As part of the Celebrity Cruises Destination Bloggers group, I’ve discovered some inspiring views, from glorious candy-coloured streets in Puerto Rico to secluded golden sand beaches on the island of St. Maarten and breathtaking thermal springs in Iceland.

Inspired by unique travel landscapes, Celebrity Cruises launches it exciting new national campaign, A Different View.  From 14 November, 20 frames will pop up around the UK (in central London, Chester, Birmingham, Weymouth, Canterbury and Southampton) offering a different perspective of a popular spot.

Frame locations have been chosen by photography and travel experts and Celebrity Cruises ambassadors such as travel-savvy TV presenters, top chefs, clued-up Instagrammers and all of us Destination Bloggers.

I’m excited to have my very own frame made of ice from the Celebrity Cruises Martini Bar in buzzing Central St. Giles.  This lively location is one of London’s everyday architectural gems (designed by Renzo Piano) where you can enjoy public art and watch the world go by over a tasty lunch.

Other frames feature materials based on objects or experiences found onboard Celebrity Cruises’ ships (think turf to represent the real grass of the Lawn Club and Persian tiles from the spa and steam room) and can be viewed at Tower Bridge, the V&A Museum and Chelsea’s Albert Bridge.

The frames will be present at the locations from 14-21 November and to celebrate, you are invited to enter an exclusive competition to WIN a luxury travel prize.

Simply snap your own view through my chosen frame at Central St. Giles (it’s easy to spot) and post the photo on Twitter or Facebook using #ADifferentView (don’t forget to tag in @cheriecity).  The two entrants with the best photographs over the week will receive a pair of leather luggage tags by Aspinal of London (I already own a pair myself and they’re fabulous).  Competition closes: 21st November.

For destination inspiration and to see a different view with Celebrity Cruises, watch this beautifully-shot video…

To find out more about #ADifferentView and to view the frame locations and brand film, visit: or

Photos by Chérie City (luggage tags by Aspinal of London)

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First Choice Advent Calendar

There’s nothing like opening the doors of a chocolate advent calendar to get excited about Christmas, but First Choice, the experts in all inclusive holidays have gone one step further with their countdown to Christmas.  Each day, a new prize is up for grabs, including iPads, Kindles, cameras and holiday discounts.

Visit the website each day to see which treat is behind the door.  Christmas might just come early and these gifts are sure to keep you occupied on your travels.

Don’t forget to visit on the 24th December when one lucky person will receive all of the prizes from each window (excluding holiday discounts).  Feeling lucky?  Give it a try…

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Win A LUXE City Guides White Linen Box Set

LUXE City Guides are the ‘pocket rocket’ destination guides that give the inside scoop on the most stylish design hotels, the best restaurants in town, cool bars and those hard to find fashion and design concept stores.

The super light guides are packed with tips from local writers who know their cities inside out.  They are edited to only include the things you need to know during your visit, the rest you can research yourself.

LUXE City Guide box sets make a perfect gift for intrepid explorers and the box of the moment is the sleek, summery white linen box set.  This box has room for five city guides and you can pick and choose whichever destinations you wish.

Chérie City is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a LUXE City Guides white linen box set, worth £34, containing the following city guides:

– Miami
– Singapore
– Stockholm
– Madrid
– Venice


Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, sharing your favourite city break destination…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close on 13 August at 6pm.

Terms & Conditions:

– Closing date: 13th August 2012 at 6pm.
– Entrants must become (or already be) a follower of Chérie City on Facebook, otherwise entry will be void.
– Entry is limited to one per household.
– The city guides offered may differ from those specified, subject to availability.
– The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable.
– No cash alternatives will be offered.
– The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.


WIN A Pair Of Flights To A European Destination With American Express

I have a pair of European flights up for grabs thanks to the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card.

I recently joined American Express at a special blogger meet-up to celebrate the golden travel rewards linked to their Preferred Rewards Gold Card.

Hosted at St Martins Lane hotel, we sipped glittery lychee cocktails and found out about the amazing travel perks of having a Gold Card. And that’s not all – I won a pair of flights to Europe worth up to £400 to give away to a lucky Chérie City reader!

As you already know, I love exploring new cities and countries, so it’s good to know that the points you earn by using the Card can be redeemed for rewards that can help you see the world, such as flights, hotel stays and much more.

To help you build up points quickly, you’ll receive double the rewards on virtually all travel related spends and practically all purchases while you’re abroad. What’s more, there is no limit on the points you can earn and they never expire.

Right now, American Express is giving away a welcome bonus of 20,000 points just by spending and charging £1,000 in the first three months of Card membership. That’s enough for a pair of return flights to some of Europe’s most exciting cities*.

To find out more, visit

To be in with the chance of winning a pair of flights to a European destination of your choice worth £400, follow Chérie City on Facebook or Google Friend Connect and comment below, answering the following question:

Which is the most inspiring European destination you’ve visited?

The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries received and the competition will close at midnight on 13 December 2011.

* Subject to availability – taxes, fees and surcharges apply.

Terms & Conditions:

· Entrants must be 18 or over and entry is limited to one per household.
· The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours of contact, or a new winner will be selected.
· The prize consists of a pair of economy flights up to the value of £400 including taxes and surcharges.
· Flights must be taken by 1 May 2012 and requested a minimum of 6 weeks prior to departure to ensure reservations.
· Travel insurance is the responsibility of the winner.
· The winner is responsible for ensuring that they and their guest have valid passports & any other visas or other documentation required to make the relevant trip.
· All travel dates are subject to availability. Flights may not be taken during peak periods.
· If a booking is cancelled no alternative tickets will be issued. No compensation and/or refund will be provided.
· The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
· All bookings are subject to the chosen airline’s published Conditions of Carriage and flight schedules are subject to change without notice.
· Flights include all taxes and surcharges, but do not include transfers and/or additional travel, accommodation or other additional charges.
· American Express assumes no responsibility for damages, losses or injuries that result from acceptance of the prize.
· Employees of American Express and those of any associated companies, their immediate family or agents and anyone professionally connected with the competition are not eligible to play.
· The promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited, London SW1W 9TQ. The Preferred Rewards Gold Card is offered by American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9AX. American Express Services Europe Limited is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (reference number 415532) for the provision of payment services