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The Wellesley Yacht

MY The Wellesley was originally built in the Netherlands by Oceanco and has completed a comprehensive refit by Sunrise Yachts and interior designers Dennis Irvine Studio to mirror the hotel’s glamorous Art Deco style. The yacht has already demonstrated its exceptional quality having received the coveted ‘Best Yacht of the Show’ award at the MYBA Charter Show on 5th May in Genoa. A yacht charter is by its nature, entirely personalised. Up to 12 guests will be looked after by the permanent crew of 12 – on hand to cater to every whim. MY The Wellesley offers guests the Read more..

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Hot Hotels

CHIC RETREATS are passionate about boutique hotels; independently owned properties where the owners and their carefully selected teams really care about their guests. These hidden gems are not about star ratings, meeting rooms and room numbers. They are places that set your heart racing, hideaways you don’t want to share; where the bread is homemade, the care is personal and you can really escape.   http://www.chicretreats.com/ Here are some of the best: Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal   Torre de Palma Wine Hotel in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal is a manor house that dates back to 1338. After a Read more..

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The Lanesborough-Céleste

Definitely one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in. Clad in soft light from the domed glass roof- you can breakfast, lunch or take a decadent high tea. At night it glows with candle light. The Lanesborough- affectionately known as the most expensive hotel in London, is on Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. The Chef, Florian Flavario was with The Bristol Hotel in Paris for five years.A talented young chef with the highest calibre of European culinary training and a repertoire of global consultancy roles, Florian Favario joined Le Bristol in 2010 as Eric Frechon’s protégé, following half a decade training with Marc Veyrat and Read more..

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Hong Kong on the Olympus OMD

My first camera was an Olympus OMD. At 17 i left for Paris to Au Pair, and came back a photographer. So I really wanted to try the new OMD, and see what has transpired in the last 30 years. I am in love again. I do love the fact that the camera has the same classic look, but of course the big question was- how does it translate to shooting in 2015? One short answer: I found it incredible. Here are the details: The OM-D provides image quality, features, and intuitive control that satisfy even top professional photographers, all Read more..