July Monthly Archives

Bonjour, Paris!

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When it comes to romance, fine dining and amazing sights there’s only one city worth visiting… While the Eiffel Tower is great and the Louvre is a must, we’ve got the insider’s scoop on what to see and do in the city of love. Part sleepy suburb, part industrial centre, the 10th Arrondissement is where it’s at in Paris right now. Not only has it got …

No Damsels in this Dress…

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Since the dawn of time, whether we look at Greek mythology or Walt Disney, you’ll note that tales have been told about the proverbial damsel in distress; a hapless woman unable to fend for herself but rather awaiting saving from a knight in shining armour. After careful analysis, we’ve noticed a recurring theme amongst these lasses (other than their blinding idiocy – why on earth …

A trip to the south coast…

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Rumoured to have been the place where Lewis Carroll dreamt up Alice in Wonderland, Eastclose Country House, New Forest blends Georgian opulence with a cool, contemporary twist. Not to mention, it is rated 4* on Trip Advisor! One of the New Forest’s hidden delights, Eastclose Country House is set in 18 acres of green parkland and lays claims to the Conqueror Restaurant and Bar, which …

I believe that is called ‘Al Fresco’ – Afternoon Tea @ The Thistle Hotel

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Although I cannot in full honesty say that the sun was in the sky, the fluctuating London weather did not in any way subtract from our excursion to the Thistle Hotel. ‘Luxury’ and ‘decadence’ were just two of the words that spring to mind, accompanied only by the phrase ‘attentive customer service’. With two locations tucked away amidst the tourist hotspot that is Piccadilly Circus, …

Summer Beauty Q&A with Sarah Stacey

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It’s getting hot hot hot out there! And while we’re loving the beach days, lunchtime picnics and outdoor BBQs, we’re facing a whole heap of beauty problems. Our foundation is melting, our hair is getting dry and our toes? Well, they looked much better in boots… To help you lot sort yourselves out (ok, we asked a question, too!), we had Sarah Stacey, award-winning journalist …

Anyone for a cocktail?

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Ever since Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri threw the first one all the way back in 1917, the cocktail party has become a mainstay of the summer social calendar. In fact, we can’t even begin to imagine celebrating summer without a cocktail in hand – but with so many to choose from, we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. So instead, we …