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Heading off on holiday with House of Fraser

Hurrah! The summer holidays are finally here and we're thinking that, like us, most of you will be heading off for a week or two of well-earned lounging around a pool (try not to laugh those of you with small children). As holiday packing is basically a NIGHTMARE, we wanted to make things easier for you by pulling together a capsule suitcase edit of pieces that will take you from beach to bar and beyond!…

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How to…Pack for a Week in the Sun

We had the best week in Corsica (our fifth time on this perfectly gorgeous island: guide coming soon!) I also rigorously applied the packing rules which made life so simple that I am (almost) tempted to streamline my wardrobe. (I said ‘almost’…)…

DestinationsTravel

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....…

Travel

3 new UK hotels for 2016

There are few things I love more than a gorgeous boutique hotel. They're almost up there on a par with my children (I'm kidding, I'm kidding...or am I?!) Which is why, I am extremely excited about the prospect of these three new beauties opening this Spring. Two (The Pig at Combe and The Painswick) come from bonafide leaders in the boutique hotel field, whilst the third (Thyme) looks so darn lovely, we are sure it's a classic in the making. And, what's that? An opening offer for one of them of £99 per night? Yup, it's too good to ignore.... …

FamilyLifeTravel

The experts guide to travelling with Children

There must be people who find the whole travelling with small children a big adventure. Let me say now I do not know any of these people, but I am sure they exist. For the rest of us, it’s Mission: Survival to get to our destination. We flew to Corsica last week – our first flight with two small people. As it was over the smallest’s lunchtime nap I thought, ‘Easy. He’s a chilled out chap, he’ll sleep on the plane’. I had reckoned without teething and an awful cough and cold rendering him more fretful than usual. He kept dropping of – and then waking almost immediately, sobbing…just as his sister spilled apple juice all over herself and her seat. What wisdom have I gleaned from this experience? Do not bank on anything. If the child does not want to sleep, desist in your attempts to persuade him (he was as merry as a grig once I gave in). Beware of liquids in small spaces. Never travel without oodles of stickers, baby wipes, a cosy blanket or wrap (we took this one) and a change of clothes. Fortunately, there are people who are far better at these things than…