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Crosby Street hotel does have the most amazing large windows...

Missing New York City Already…

Just came back home from New York and missing it like crazy already... It is the city I like best in the whole wide world; my ...


Postcards from New Orleans

Back in New York and online after six very hot days in New Orleans and its environs: Louisiana has been a dream destination for ...


Fun Things to Do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a perfect city break destination... Nowadays, Copenhagen is one of the most exciting cities in Europe; it is also ...


September Was For Scotland

This September was dedicated to exploring Scotland; it is funny how often we overlook places that are so close to our homes, instead deciding to fly far across seas and oceans! I have been drawn to Scotland for years, but I never made it further than Edinburgh and St Andrews, instead choosing to ...

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Liza Urla, Jewellery Blogger, Gem-A-Porter

Liza Urla is the founder of Gem-A-Porter, one of the Top 5 Jewellery blogs in the UK. She is also a jewellery consultant and stylist. Liza is originally from Vladivostok, Russia.  Can you tell me about your first trip abroad? I was born in Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East. The Iron ...


Postcards from Dubrovnik

A few photographs from the most wonderful weekend in Dubrovnik last month... I am posting this from a rather cold Isle of Skye whilst wearing a heavy knit jumper, winter leggings and boots, and sipping some Whisky (what else is there to drink in Scotland?!); looking at these pictures warms me up ...

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10 Reasons Why I Love Prestonfield House Hotel

Prestonfield in Edinburgh might be my favourite hotel so far this year: it has that ever elusive “wow” factor that so many of the hotels in this day and age lack. In a nutshell, Prestonfield is the epitome of an indulgent retreat and a real treat for the eyes; Tatler and Abercrombie & Kent ...