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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, ...

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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 ...


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 ...

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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 ...


Copenhagen Snapshots

A few photographs from yet another beautiful Scandinavian city (click here for my recent post about Oslo).  It always amazes me just how rich and varied European cities are, and Copenhagen is definitely one of the highlights.  I love the fact that all these cities are brimming with centuries-long ...


Top Picks for Istanbul (Plus a Photo Diary)

Istanbul is a city that requires great reserves of energy from the very start of your visit. It is an ancient city - it was founded by the Greek colonists around 660BC - with a great, seemingly endless array of historical sights, museums, mosques, shops, bazaars, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and ...


Fiona Lam, Doctor

Fiona Lam is a radiologist in London. She is originally from Hong Kong. Fiona and I have been best friends for thirteen years. Tell me about your first time abroad My first time abroad that I can consciously remember was going to the Philippines at the age of seven or eight. My father was in ...