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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

This year I’ve been lucky enough to tick a fair few things off my extremely long bucket list. Regular readers of my blog may know it all started in November with a mammoth celebration in Las Vegas for my 40th.

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The Gilbert Scott - Afternoon tea

The magnificent building home to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is one of my favourites in the capital. I’d love to lay my head in one of the glorious rooms in the gothic revival edifice. Unfortunately I’m always told to jog on by Mr S, due to the close proximity to my own bed.

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Las Vegas is one of the most flamboyant and spectacular cities in the world. Love it or hate it you can’t help but marvel at all it has to offer. During my whirlwind four-day break we were lucky enough to ride around this dazzling city one evening like queens of the desert.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas. Ostentatious. Tacky. Glamorous. Seedy. Sleazy. The adult playground embraces all these things but there is no denying it’s a fun place to be, full of exhilarating experiences. It lived up to its reputation and provided the ultimate blow-out backdrop to celebrate my 40th birthday.

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Jikoni

When I’d first heard about Ravinder Bhogal’s first foray into the restaurant world I was eager to experience Jikoni. A British chef, food writer and TV personality, she rose to fame when Gordon Ramsay famously named her his new Fanny Craddock on the ‘F Word’.

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Bronte

One thing I never expected and I’ve loved since I started blogging is the community which engulfs you. In these last few months the blogging community has provided me endless support, advice, inspiration and most importantly some lovely virtual friends who are fast entering my reality. The latter is what bought me to Bronte, an absolute stunner of a restaurant. View Post

Sotheby's - David Bowie Collection

Unless you’re very lucky you wouldn’t have seen it before. And you’ll certainly never see it like this again. David Bowie’s unique art collection went on display at Sotheby’s. Over 350 pieces from his private collection went under the hammer in November in three different rounds. The sale exceeded all expectations and fetched a massive £33 million at auction.

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Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

With temperatures dropping, darker nights and scarf season upon us, I’m huddled up with my hot water bottle under a cosy blanket and find myself reminiscing about holidays of yore. For this post I’ve decided to rewind to Easter 2015, to the Mediterranean island of Sicily. View Post