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Dream holiday: The Ile de Ré

As Autumn arrives in a flurry of torrential rain, it seems the perfect time to bring you this promised post: an update to my Ile de Ré guide. We went back to one of our favourite places this summer and it was as lovely as ever. We used to be frequent visitors, but veered towards Corsica for our holidays the past few years. But now both children are keen cyclists - and one in particular is a chap in need of almost constant movement - it was the perfect time to revisit the utterly glorious island of light.…

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A New Girl’s Guide to Winchester

One of the nicest things about moving to a new place is showing visitors around your new neighbourhood - I loved it when Alex came to visit for the first time. I thought I'd do the same here. So here's my new girl's guide to Winchester - welcome! (You might want to make a cup of tea - it's a long one...) …

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6 affordable family-friendly retreats by Nadine Mellor of i-escape

What do we love more than a holiday? Why, a holiday that doesn't cost the earth, of course. Because Spring is upon us and Summer is only around the corner, our thoughts have turned to holidays (although, let's be honest, it's a subject I could think about all year-round). From Italy to India, Nadine Mellor, Editor of i-escape's Kids Collection gives us her top recommendations...…

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Family-friendly travel: Sweden for the summer?

Sweden isn’t just for fashion, snow and super-blonde hotties – it’s also fantastic for holidays. The beaches are gorgeous (trust me, I’ve seen them in all their delicious white-sand gorgeousness), the summer light is almost endless and there’s just so much to do for families. Whether you hit Stockholm, head to an island or lounge around by the sea, you’re in for a good time……

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Insider’s guide to Corfu: with kids or without kids, just go…

One of the world's all-time favourite holiday destinations, Corfu is the sun-drenched Greek Island famed not only as the setting for Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, but also as a place of gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and stunning coastal views over the glittering Mediterranean. Inspired by pictures of her ridiculously amazing villa Agnos House (available to rent this summer through Scott Williams), we turned to Interior Designer Looby Crean, who has been visiting Corfu for years and is an expert on what to do and where to go on this most idyllic of Greek islands. If you're going this summer, read on for her hot tips and to discover how she transformed the house into a stunning home. If not, read on, be inspired and book for next year! You won't regret it....…

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Insider’s Guide: Corsica

I have just returned from a blissful trip to Corsica (as you will know if you follow us on Instagram) where the beaches really do feel like you are stepping into a postcard. This was our third trip – and certainly not our last. There is a lot to love about this island. The beaches, the weather, the scenery, the wine, the cheese……

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The Good Life: what it’s really like to live your dream and move to Ibiza

Have you ever dreamed about leaving everything behind, upping sticks and embarking on a whole new life abroad? Well, ex-Elle journalist, author and co-founder of gorgeous jewellery label Circa Ibiza, Grace Saunders did just that, moving from London with her husband Michael and three children to a 300-year old finca in Ibiza. Life on the island is slower, simpler and sunnier than it was in London, but is it all just beaches and bbqs in the sunshine or is there a downside to life in paradise? Grace tells us all……