Four Seasons Punta Mita

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As my friends know, it’s no secret that my heart belongs to one country above all others, above the myriad places from which my relatives sprung, above the island I currently call home. Mexico has a way of charming all who visit, a magic that combines a bewitching otherness with the familiarity of an old... Read more »


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You only have to step off the plane in Bodrum to realise, Wizard of Oz style, that you aren’t in Istanbul any more. Bodrum Milas airstrip is surrounded on all sides by hills and plains, an arid-looking yet fertile landscape of dust, rocks and trees. We were greeted politely but warmly by our driver, who ushered us... Read more »

Corinthia Hotel London

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It was one of those grizzly grey days, pierced by hopeful spears of occasional sunlight that then fail to deliver any respite from the drizzle. Charlotte and I traversed the – admittedly short – distance from Charing Cross railway station to the oasis of the Corinthia Hotel London, ploughing through dense clouds of identically dressed... Read more »


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There’s no place like home is a sentiment that stretches far beyond the confides of one’s abode. The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy wished to return to Kansas - not the little farm-shack she lived in. It’s the unrivalled familiarity and tranquillity of the street, town or even city in which you lay your hat. For... Read more »

KALME Day Defence

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Summer is here and we really need to take care of our skin. I have skin that tans easily but also that gets a new bunch of freckles as soon as the sun comes out. I try to always have a minimum on 15SPF in all my face creams to not get a freckle overload. But then there’s... Read more »

Restaurant & Lounge Cadorin

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Located in the ornate Boscolo Palace Roma - a luxury hotel situated in Via Veneto, Rome’s most elegant and fashionable street and the centerpiece of the Dolce Vita - is Restaurant & Lounge Cadorin. This space offers great local dishes accompanied by the best jazz music in a unique location. Adorned with frescoes by Cadorin... Read more »

Sumahan on the Water

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As I walked past Istanbul Modern on my way to Kabatas Ferry Port, the buildings that line Meclis-I Mebusan Caddesi were bathed in Turkish winter sunshine. Having arrived ten minutes before my collection time, I bought a simit and perched on the stone steps leading down to the water for a contemplative moment. As I... Read more »

Lucknam Park Equestrian Centre

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After a blissful night sleep in our grand suite, we woke refreshed and ready for another fun filled day in the country, care of Lucknam Park. We took breakfast in our suite, in our dining nook overlooking the grounds that we were to explore on horseback. After lashings of hot coffee and sumptuous breakfast pastries,... Read more »