Chewton Glen, in the lap of luxury

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The last time I arrived as Chewton Glen, I was late. As I screeched to make the tight turn I managed to miss a bunch of people taking pictures. As I drove into the hotel, I was again greeted by about 100 people in Dinner Suits watching my arrival. This wasn’t any normal day, this was the end of Day one…

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Sunday Song: Make me Better by Hunter MacDonald

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I met Hunter in a boutique on Rodeo Drive on our last LA trip. We started talking about music and it turned out he was a singer songwriter. A musician from the age of 5, Hunter writes and performs melodious, relaxed songs about love, heartbreak and everything in between. He’s performed in LA clubs including The Troubadour which is just…

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On board the Crystal Esprit

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The Crystal Esprit is not a Cruise Ship, it’s a Cruise Yacht. The smallest and most luxurious of all in the Crystal Cruises fleet. For our first ever cruise, we decided to do it in style. Travelling from Venice to Dubrovnik down the Dalmatian coast, we were to stop at a number of smaller towns and islands not easily served…

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Second House, Montauk

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On the Montauk HIghway, across from the condos sits the Second House. The oldest structure in Montauk, Long Island. Montauk sits at the tip of Long Island in the area most commonly known as the Hamptons. The area is now known for its beautiful beaches and celebrity sightings, Montauk originally belonged to the Indian Algonquian tribe when European settlers arrived in…

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The London, West Hollywood

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The London, West Hollywood is an amazing hotel located just off the Sunset Strip. Our first ever stay in Los Angeles had to be at a truly unique hotel and the London did not disappoint. Based on a recommendation from Fleur De Force, we booked in for a night before we headed into the Desert. With brilliant help from Megan, online…

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JW Marriott – The perfect base for a Dessert Trip

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We hadn’t planned to stay at the JW Marriott Palm Springs. In fact we hadn’t really planned where to stay. On the night we got Desert Trip tickets we knew a hotel had to be booked immediately. Having never been to Palm Springs we didn’t have a strong opinion so reviewed a collection of suggested hotels and picked this, the JW…

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Pan Asian Fusion at Aqua Eight

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Aqua Eight is one of the best Asian restaurants I have eaten in. I would easily put in the same bracket as London’s Hakkasan and Nobu. Unlike those two restaurants, Aqua Eight is based in Ipswich, not London. Lucky for me, it is my local, and favourite restaurant in Suffolk. Tucked away in a corner of the town, Aqua Eight…

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First Listen – Roger Waters, Smell the Roses

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Smell the Roses, the first song from Roger Waters new album has just been released. Since performing at Desert Trip, Roger has been at work completing his new album, “Is This the Life We Really Want?” On first listen the song sounds a little weak. Roger’s vocals start in his ‘speaking style’ reminiscent of ‘To Kill a Child’. The venomous…