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Vespucci Adventures: Bringing you the outdoors

Vespucci Adventures: Bringing you the outdoors

Live, work and breathe the city? Yearning to escape the rat race? No time to plan? Well I think I’ve found just the thing to help you along the way.

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Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin

Two frazzled parents let loose for a few offspring free days in Berlin are only looking for only one type of abode. One that screams ‘NO KIDS’. It’s true! When you’ve finally escaped your own kids why on earth would you want to be surrounded by other tiny humans?

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Chambers of Flavours 3 – Gingerline Immersive Dining Adventure

Chambers of Flavours 3 - Gingerline Immersive Dining Adventure

Gingerline has been captivating the London pop-up dining scene since 2010. Delivering a theatrical eccentric twist to gourmet feasting to any brave intrepid dinner. Over the years they’ve been concocting some of the best London immersive dining experiences this side of the universe.

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Swiss Bliss at Sir Richard Branson’s The Lodge in Verbier

Swiss Bliss at Sir Richard Branson's The Lodge in Verbier

Ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a £156,000 a week luxury chalet? Well walk this way, I’m about to take you on an enticing tour of Sir Richard Branson’s Lodge in Verbier. And yes, it’s as epic as you’re thinking and then some… View Post

Strawberry Hill House: Exploring a Gothic Gem

Strawberry Hill House: Exploring a Gothic Gem

Living in London I’m completely spoilt for choice when it comes to feeding my architecture geek tendencies. The Gothic Revival period is one of my favourites, partly due to the intricate and detailed characteristics. Think fairytale castles and knights in shining armour. What do you visualise? Pointed arches, ribbed vaults, spires, flying buttresses, stained glass windows, perhaps? So not surprising that the movement in the late 1700s and onwards was inspired by a literary obsession with medieval times.

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Art Deco Mayfair and Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

Art Deco Mayfair and Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

How many times have you wondered about the stories behind particular places, buildings, doors? I’m drawn in all the time, even when I’m running late! Who lived there? What happened? Did they live happily ever after? Some call me nosey, but I prefer Curious!

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Sopwell House: St Albans Luxury Retreat

Sopwell House: St Albans luxury retreat

One very fine Sunday in June, Maggie from The Luxe Elixir and I hot-footed it up to St Albans for an overnight staycation at Sopwell House. The impressive country house spa hotel sits in 12 acres of countryside just south of South Albans, surrounded by peaceful fields, rustling trees and the blissful sounds of chirping birds. You’re there aren’t you?

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Hotel Review: Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

Hotel Review: Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

If you’re heading to Marseille and looking for five-star luxury only one hotel should be on your radar – The Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port! It boasts unrivalled views of the city, luxurious rooms and an award-winning breakfast which your tastebuds need to experience.

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