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My Top 20 Travel Moments of 2018

New countries visited, old favourites returned to, ticks off the bucketlist and big birthday surprises! It’s been an incredible year and I just love writing posts like this to remember all my favourite travel moments of 2018. I visited three continents (one I’d never visited before), three new countries – Norway, Chile and Argentina and… Read more »

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Top Places in London to Instagram At Christmas

‘It’s the most Instagrammable time of the year’ (sung to the tune of it’s the most wonderful time of the year)… There’s no time that London looks more beautiful than when the shops, restaurants and hotels are adorned with baubles, festooned with trees and embellished with Nutcrackers. Read on to discover my favourite places in… Read more »

| Everyday Europe Austria

Five Things to Do in Sölden, Austria

Sölden is a glorious Alpine resort in the the Ötztal Valley, in the Tyrol in Austria. Most people visiting the beautiful glacial resort will be there for the skiing but as someone who is very much a beginner I enjoyed quite a few things off-piste too. 1. Stay at Das Central Hotel Das Central is renowned… Read more »

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Ice Q: The Highest Gourmet Restaurant in Europe

I personally think there’s no better way to dine than eating great food while admiring a spectacular view… and what could be better than eating lunch in Europe’s highest gourmet restaurant?    Located  3,048 metres above sea level and made of glass, ice Q is not only spectacular to look at but is Austria’s highest located toque-rated gourmet… Read more »

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Luxury Alpine Life at Das Central Sölden, Austria

At the beginning of the year I had never been skiing… fast forward as we prepare to say goodbye to 2018 and I have now been twice! Back in March ski-fanatic Mr S finally convinced me to go to Courchevel and though I didn’t quite take to the actual skiing bit, I loved everything else about… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Europe Italy

Seven Places To Eat and Drink in Rome

As a big lover of Italian food, I’m always excited to get in my fair share of pasta, pizza and more… heading to Rome, the capital of Italy meant we were rather overwhelmed with choice of Michelin-starred restaurants, casual trattorias and glamorous bars. Laura and I thoroughly researched (we both can’t stand having a bad… Read more »

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The Top Ten Most Instagrammable Places in Rome

I honestly believe Italy is most photogenic country that I’ve visited, so there is nowhere more perfect to take Instagram shots than the capital city of Rome. Full of fountains, gorgeous domed churches and majestic columns it’s easy to find plenty of beautiful locations for the perfect shot. A disclaimer: I’m not for one minute… Read more »

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Five Places to Go in London This Christmas

There’s nothing quite like London at Christmas and hotels, shops and restaurants are upping their game even more with Instagrammable facades, decorations and Christmas trees. As part of this month’s Christmas themed travel link up I thought I’d tell you about a few places I’ve visited recently that gave me festive vibes. 1. The Connaught… Read more »

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Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Connaught

I think no one does Christmas quite like London’s luxury hotels… for me as soon as I walk into a hotel foyer lined with decorations and decked out with a huge Christmas tree… the smell of pine in the air, I feel excited and festive! And you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face the… Read more »

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Finding Paradise at Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy

As I walk through the glass doors of Hotel Eden in Rome, I catch a glimpse of the curve of the balustrades on the marble staircase and the most wonderful memories come rushing back. Mr S and I spent our first wedding anniversary here just over three years ago, a year after we got married… Read more »