the guardsman hotel, london

Tucked behind an iconic location – Buckingham Palace, The Guardsman Hotel @theguardsmanhotel is a beautiful 60-room boutique hotel. The interior design is exquisite yet cosy and warm. The ground-floor lounge leads you down a beautiful spiral staircase to the basement restaurant.

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the fig in rye, east sussex

We recently had a two-night stay at @thefigrye The Fig is an independent, lively café with four beautiful rooms. The focus is on fresh, vibrant healthy food. The grub is utterly divine, we wiped our plates clean every time. We’d go back in a heartbeat just to eat at The Fig. No chips or ketchup but the teens devoured every dish.

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new york blog

In late October we had a wonderful family holiday in New York. Here I’d like to share with you my top tips for travelling as a family to the city that never sleeps.  

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ibiza part one

Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, situated in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.  Given its one hundred miles of coastline and over fifty beaches, the island is surprisingly small; you can easily drive from one end to the other in under an hour.

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shopping in paris

❤️ SHOPPING IN PARIS ❤️   I’m heading to Paris today and I’ve popped this together for you, nine of my favourite places to shop, for all budgets.   CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE   1️⃣ Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche 7 arrondissement. The oldest department store in Paris. It’s pricey and the food […]

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yoga and menopause retreat

I have an utterly delightful treat to tell you about.

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I have been invited as a guest (and your personal stylist) to May Simpkin’s @maysimpkinnutrition outstanding Yoga and Menopause retreat this September. You will enjoy everything this wonderful retreat has to offer.

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what to pack for a mini break

I did a lot of travelling as part of my job as a clothing buyer and I always tried to pack light so I didn’t need to check my luggage into the hold.  Most women return from holiday with clothes they haven’t worn, and with airlines today charging more and more for checked-in luggage, learning to pack light is a valuable skill.  And just think of the time you will save when you arrive at your destination with hand luggage only.

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