Radley Luggage

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Being a connoisseur of Radley products for many years, knowing their quality and excellent styles and attention to detail, I was honoured to use the Radley Vintage Dog Dot cabin case on a recent vacation. My love affair began after spotting the Balloon picture bag in a shop window in London many years ago and... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy London

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Since it first opened in August 1889 The Savoy has been synonymous with luxury. The Savoy was the first luxury hotel in Britain, having electric lights throughout the building, electric lifts, and bathrooms in the lavishly furnished rooms with hot and cold running water, also many other innovations we now take for granted. Our taxi... Read more »

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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North America or Italy?  Peace and relaxation or excitement and thrills?  Some choice to make but the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando offers the best of both worlds. We arrived at the entrance to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel directly from Orlando International Airport in the late afternoon and the sun was just... Read more »

Lime Wood Hotel

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After a walk around Lime Wood's grounds and enjoying all the different colours of the changing autumnal leaves, I realised it was time for my pamper session at the Herb House, so his Lordship and I walked the short distance from our room to the Herb Garden spa. On entering the spa, we were impressed by... Read more »

Restaurant TerraVina

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Many would regard Hotel TerraVina as a chic restaurant with luxury rooms in the New Forest. Since it was featured in The Times and won the Rémy Martin Restaurant Award 2009 for the South East of England, we were very excited to get the opportunity to eat there while staying at the hotel. Located on the ground... Read more »

Lime Wood

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Approaching through the countryside, you are struck by nature in all its beauty with the ancient trees, open spaces, unenclosed pastures, heathland and roaming animals, all of which add to the magic and wonder of the New Forest.  Not far from Lyndhurst (which in old English meaning 'wooded hill growing with lime-trees') you find the discreet... Read more »

Hotel Terravina

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Walking through the brightly coloured orange door of Terravina, you realise straight away that you have entered into a dazzlingly out of the ordinary, boutique hotel, quirky and very much showing the individual taste of the owners, Nina and Gerald.  In the entrance there is an impressive feature staircase, that wraps around a beautiful glass chandelier with wellington... Read more »

Hartnett, Holder & Co

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Hartnett, Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable upscale restaurant which full of character, yet unpretentious, and located at the prestigious country hotel of Lime Wood. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create English dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons and with an Italian twist. This collaboration is reflected... Read more »