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Luxury Staycation in London | Duke’s Hotel Mayfair

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A staycation is something I hardly ever get to do, can't remember when last I had one... If you remember this post How to transition your bedroom from summer to winter & Luxury Bedroom with Juliette’s Interiors, it was a challenge from Juliette's Interior to design my dream luxury bedroom using some of their products. As it happened, they liked my post and I won the competition. To cut the story short, they organized an overnight stay for 2, including breakfast at the Duke's Hotel in Mayfair. I slotted in a suitable date and I dragged my husband along with me. Duke's Hotel Mayfair A boutique hotel tucked right in the heart of Mayfair. A walking distance from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus so location is perfect if you want to get about and see a bit of London. Promptly checked in at 2pm, set for a chilled time at the hotel and a little wander ...

A weekend In Paris | 3 Things That Made Me Fall In Love With Paris on This Trip

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A Weekend In Paris. After my third visit, I can now officially say 'I GET IT'. I love Paris. So, you might ask what made me change my mind? What made me finally fall in love with Paris? Well, it took a long weekend, prior visits have been short and sweet, never enough time to discover or do enough. This time was different. I'll tell you 3 things that made me fall in love with Paris on this visit. Weekend In Paris The HotelHotel Le Cinq Codet, the most luxury and chic boutique hotel I've ever stayed in Paris. Where you stay in Paris matters A LOT! Le Cinq Codet is so well located and easily accessible. Closest metros are École Militaire, La Tour-Maubourg and Invalides. Walking distance to Rue de l'Université which leads to the Eiffel Tower, approximately 15 minutes walk to Pont Alexandre III bridge which is one of the 'IT' places ...

My Honeymoon – The planning & Shopping…

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Honeymoon planning and shopping...Shopping for summer /holiday pieces during winter is one of the hardest tasks ever! Why didn't anyone tell me? If you are following me on Instagram, you'll know I've been away for my honeymoon to sunny Thailand and rainy Bali. I'll come back to these 2 places in a second...but first...the planning. I started planning, sort of, just after my wedding in October. I had a clear idea of my destinations and when I wanted to go, it had to be January. A break from the winter chills and a strategic escape of January blues. Luna Body - Figleaves Did I say planning, I suck at that. I am a pathetic planner. After a few weeks trying to organize the trip by myself, I got carried away and then I gave up. A colleague at work recommended a travel agent and I was on the phone with them right away. ( ...

How to transition your bedroom from summer to winter & Luxury Bedroom with Juliette’s Interiors

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When you think luxury dream bedroom what pops to mind? Well, as part of Juliette's Interiors Luxury Bedroom Challenge I'm sharing mine with you guys as well as how I transition my bedroom from summer to winter. As the temperature drops, everyone is talking about dressing up for the colder months - the fashion trends etc. With me, I spend more time at home during winter. Time really does fly, this is my second winter in my new home. The first was all about adjusting to the life of a homeowner, so this season, I'm taking a step closer towards my 'ideal' winter home. I have already shown you to my living room, but not yet my bedroom. Only that this time, it's not my actual bedroom, it's my luxury 'dream' bedroom. If like me you spend a lot of time trawling on Pinterest for home inspiration and bedroom goals, this one is ...