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Well, this might not be like the 99% of my other posts, but I just had to do one about my love of Fall. View Post

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For me, traveling is always the time to revert to old faithfuls and try out new brands and products – and Cargo’s Jet Lag Concealer falls into the latter category. View Post

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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

 

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I thought it would be fun to share some photos of where I stay whenever I’m in East Hampton.

Whenever I head east, the only place I stay is the 1770 House – a gorgeous little inn on East Hampton Main Street. It’s a picture perfect place to spend a vacation – white clapboard on the outside, luxurious Italian linens on the inside. Not to mention a tavern plus restaurant.

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I can’t even count how many times I’ve been here – seriously, this place is perfect – some rooms even have working fireplaces.

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This time my mother and I stayed in room 5 thanks to the twin beds – it’s an adorable room which is situated in the side of the building – you have your own front door, up the stairs and you get a bedroom and separate bathroom – perfect.

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It’s beyond cosy.

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Above is Room 6 – it’s a little bigger than 5, and faces onto the garden and terrace.

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The inn has been open since 1770, hence the name (although it was built as a private house sometime in the late 17th c), and it’s rumored that George Washington drank in the tavern. If you’re visiting get the meatloaf downstairs – it’s somewhat famous and ridiculously good. If you’re enjoying dinner upstairs in the restaurant get the New York strip steak – it’s insane!

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Since I was so awful at updating the site while I was away, I thought I would share a couple of snaps, which I think show why I was so busy! View Post

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