A world away at Dormy House in the Cotswolds

Earlier this month I made the journey to the Cotswolds to experience the beauty of Dormy House Hotel & Spa. The 17th century farmhouse has recently undergone a £10 million renovation and we were there to check out the new digs. Now, it’s February in the UK which means the weather outside is less than ideal. The journey up was…
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Kitschy Kitson is an LA favourite for shopping

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked past Kitson and wondered what was going on inside. Sadly, I had never managed to stop in before this trip to Los Angeles. We were invited to take a look at the shop while we were making our way around Los Angeles and I have to say that this little…
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Where to go to get the best sleep in Los Angeles without …

When I first arrived at the Sofitel Los Angeles, I was met with two “Bonjours” inside of 10 seconds. Sadly, I must admit that for a moment I thought I might have been on a strange brain trip and was actually in Paris, not Los Angeles. Thank heavens the second “Bonjour” sounded a bit Texan. You see every employee at…
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Postcards from a Bike Ride from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach, …

If there is only one thing we could recommend you do when visiting the Los Angeles area, it would be a bike ride from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach. Rent a big old bike on the pier and allow yourself to slowly cruise down the beach, alongside rollerbladers and runners. There is nothing that will make you feel more…
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Crudo and Cotton Candy at Culina, Four Seasons, Los Angeles

When we first stepped out of the car at the Four Seasons Los Angeles, it really did feel as if we were arriving for a red carpet event. The above-and-beyond gentleman at the entrance, the elaborate decor, beautiful people and buzzing atmosphere may have been a shock to our system, but this is just another day for the folks at…
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