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    A Trip to Dartmoor with Unique Home Stays

    November 21, 2017

    It was the afternoon of Halloween; a watery sunlight forcing its way through grey clouds. Ahead of me lay miles of treeless moorland: waterlogged peat and rusty grassland disappearing into the mist. Just a mile away stood the notorious Dartmoor Prison, a vast hulk of a building looming on the horizon – its rows of small cell windows glinting in the afternoon sun. I noticed that a little way from it stood a small white cottage, each set of its…

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  • The Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Amsterdam

    Stepping out of Amsterdam’s Ceentral Station, I squinted – the autumn sun low in the sky. Ahead of me, the crowded Stationsplein shimmered; summer’s eleventh hour proving unexpectedly hot. According to the pilot, the…

    September 30, 2017
  • St James’s Club Morgan Bay: Saint Lucia

    Nose pressed against the window of the minivan – condensation dripping slowly down the glass – I watched in anticipation as the gates to St James’s Club Morgan Bay opened. A member of staff…

    September 12, 2017
  • A country escape to Stapleford Park

    A few weeks ago, I had to undergo the emotional ordeal of waving goodbye to my rather tatty looking, stamped filled passport. I’d been putting off renewing it for several months but fate had…

    August 2, 2017
  • A Celebratory stay at No. Ten Manchester Street

    Clattering up the steps of No. Ten Manchester Stret, almost an hour later than we had anticipated, our anxiety had reached critical levels. Suitcases bouncing behind us as we tried to avoid the drizzle…

    July 8, 2017
  • The Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell

    Early each morning, hundreds of commuters will exit Farringdon underground station. Walking intently – heads down, phones in hand – it’s unlikely that they’ll notice the gentle slope that leads them away from the…

    July 2, 2017
  • A historic stay at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

    Settling into my train seat, with a steaming hot chocolate and a book I’d been trying to finish for weeks, I let out a sigh of relief. It was Friday lunchtime and the train…

    March 15, 2017
  • The Landmark London

    In a recent blog post on our night at the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards (also known as the night that I devoured my own fortune), I mentioned my love for London. Not the London with…

    November 10, 2016
  • A birthday stay at The Randolph

    I had never really planned on turning thirty. Not because I hadn’t planned on living particularly long (this blog is starting well isn’t it), but because that particular milestone seemed so very far away…

    September 14, 2016
  • Boutique Luxury on the Amalfi Coast

    Tucked away at the bottom of one of the Amalfi Coast’s steep cliffs in Praiano sits a minimalist’s dream. With gentle curves and a dazzling white interior, set against the vibrant blue sea and colourful Murano…

    July 6, 2016
  • Five Star Luxury in Rome

    Finding accommodation in one of the world’s most visited cities can prove an ordeal. With thousands of hotels to choose from, finding accommodation that’s right for you in Rome can be a stressful experience, and something…

    June 30, 2016