Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes*

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If you’re anything like me, going to bed with a full face of makeup on is not even an option, but if I’ve gotten a little too comfy, or if I want to freshen up pre and post gym – I have been reaching for Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian 3-in-1 Towelletes. View Full Post

The Mark Hotel

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While I was away I was lucky enough to stay in one of my favourite hotelsThe Mark, a perfect little hideaway situated between Madison and Fifth Avenue on 77th Street.
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If you follow the behind the scenes coverage of the Met Gala, it will probably look familiar – Anna Wintour, Sienna Miller and Andre Leon Tally are just a few of the guests who get ready for the ball there. The hotel is definitely my choice of city hotels – the decor is just the right side of eclectic, the staff are so polite and courteous, and the location cannot be beaten! When we are there, we always choose a Madison King, the rooms are huge, and  the beds and insanely comfortable! Not only this, but I am just obsessed with their bathrooms.

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This hotel is genuinely the only place in the world where a striped marble floor and turquoise cabinets look so chic!

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You can see why I can just spend hours in the bathroom – a wonderfully roomy shower.

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The baths are ridiculously big – you can splash splash like a child again.

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The little black square in the mirror is my guilty pleasure – a television, which means I can indulge in my addiction of Million Dollar Listing all from the comfort of my bubble bath – bliss!

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What I love about the hotel is the attention to details, from this adorable Kodak in the mini-bar to the Laduree macarons at turn-down, The Mark is just one of those hotels you want to hole up in forever – handy since apartments are available to buy!

The hotel also includes a great little bar as well as a wonderful restaurant and a very handily placed Frederik Fekkai Salon. As a bonus, the hotel regularly hosts fashion shoots, so you never know who you might bump into!

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image courtesy of themark.com

If you’re considering a stay in the city, I can’t imagine anywhere else which would be better!

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image courtesy of Vogue

A madison king room starts at $473 per night plus taxes

The Dorchester

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I’m somewhat a creature of habit, and whenever I’m in London, I stay at the Dorchester. Located on Park Lane, the hotel is a hop, skip and a jump away from my stomping ground of Harrods and the King’s Road and I love the cosy comfort of their chintzy rooms.

I hadn’t been down to London in a couple of years, and in the meantime, the hotel has undergone somewhat of a makeover. Gone are Laura Ashley florals, and in their place is an updated take on a country style. The room was still wonderfully cosy, but the colour palette was updated and the frills toned down a notch. Thankfully, my favorite aspects of the rooms remain the same – namely their pillows (seriously, these need to be squeezed to be believed), and their bathrooms.

 

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Boasting the deepest baths in London, The Dorchester has a bathroom which is really the epitome of luxury. From the grey marble walls to baths deep enough to swim in, I literally spent half my time in the tub.

 

 

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With toiletries selected from Aromatherapy Associates – bubble baths here cannot be beaten. Also – the little stool which you can use to towel off are such a wonderful little luxury – a new feature of my home bathroom!

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It is the attention to details which really sets the hotel apart from its competitors – this incredible little bird was right outside my door, I am beyond obsessed with it!

 

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The Dorchester really is the definition of old-school luxury, and it’s definitely my favourite little hideaway in the city. The spa is such a find too – imagine walls of Essie polishes and pearl chandeliers and you’re halfway there.

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I had such a wonderful time at the hotel, and can’t wait to find the time to return (and I won’t be leaving a few years between visits this time).

I stayed in a Deluxe King Room, where rates start at £474 per night plus VAT

 

Bopeeps Lingerie – My New Obsession*

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First things first, I feel I should apologize for my lack of updates this week – I was super busy down in London celebrating my birthday with friends and family. A great time was had by all, and so it’s back to the real world with a little bit of a bump. View Full Post