Packing Checklist Mykonos is a place of extremes. The sun is hot, the wind and nights are cool. Local boutiques and souvenir stores sit alongside Louis Vuitton and Chanel shops. Some beaches are empty and quiet while others are throwing the party of your life. If you’re wondering how the hell you pack for such a…

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Now that you have your hotel sorted (see A Perfect Vineyard Stay in Argentina) what to do? Number one is no doubt wine tasting! Isn’t that what you came for? But Mendoza also has a number of other exciting attractions and activities to help keep you from falling into a daily drunken stupor. 1. Wine Tour…

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I’ve been nominated by Anna from Fit & Classy for the Awesome Blogger Award. Thank you, Anna! Anna is a woman on a mission to get fit and cut the excuses that stop so many of us from reaching our goals. She has been getting up at the crack of dawn lately to go for runs…

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It’s Friday! And if you’re a Londoner, chances are… you already have plans! Also likely, is that you made them over a week ago, whereas another percentage of you locked that baby in a month ago. What’s going on? I don’t need to tell you that London is a rat race. Fast paced, competitive, hectic and…

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Finca Adalgisa Finca Adalgisa is located in a little town called Chacras de Coria in Lujan de Cuyo, which is exactly where you want to be to discover the best Malbec wines. It’s also walking distance to some shops, cafes and most importantly, freshly baked empanadas! Lujan de Cuyo is considered the heart of Mendoza wine…

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Gone are the days of “second up from the top”, or bottom, depending on your income bracket. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening one to truly know what is inside – people everywhere are getting much more savvy about the grape juice. But with so many…

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I’m getting married and decided to do a hen trip with my bridesmaids. What could possibly go wrong? Despite having five of the coolest bridesmaids that ever lived, we caused more mayhem than the guys from The Hangover, minus the drugs and tiger. Forget Bridezilla, I was Bridam Neeson. But what happens in Barca, stays in…

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I am very excited to introduce the third #girlboss in my interview series into the lives and drives of up and coming entrepreneurs. Each month I talk to people who are carving out their own paths in life, boss of their own business or creative venture. While I’m digging the #girlpower, boys are absolutely welcome and…

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The New Player in Town Chennai is probably not the first place that springs to mind when you think of progressive modern cuisine, which is probably why its newest restaurant Avartana has got everyone talking. Located inside the luxurious and super-grand ITC Grand Chola, Avartana is the realised dream of Executive Chef Ajit Bangera, after more…

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Until recently Sri Lanka was not really on my radar, which now feels like a major oversight. The island is incredible. Pristine beaches, waterfalls, tea plantation highlands, ancient and colonial cities, temples, wildlife, safari… Sri Lanka needs to be explored. And to do that, you need at least two weeks. While it’s not that big, it takes quite a…

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Last month I spent two weeks in India with my fiancé and his two colleagues. Since we were staying in Chennai, about an hour’s flight from Sri Lanka, we figured we absolutely must go that weekend. I drew up three plans for the team: Option A: Wildlife and Temple Adventure Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and see Sri…

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Bringing Mexico to the World Each month I’m interviewing rising stars, entrepreneurs in different industries and sectors to share their inspiring stories as well as help us understand what it takes to carve your own path in life. Last month we heard from the Collyer Twins about their quest to become social media influencers, as they explained the…

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How often do you watch a foreign film? I probably watch one foreign film per 20 Hollywood movies I see. I’ve wondered why that is and concluded it’s partly a language preference, location thing, and how I consume films, Netflix or cinema. When I see a foreign film it’s usually because I decided to look for…

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Modern Greek-inspired cuisine The Herodion Hotel sits right at the doorstep of the Acropolis. Visit for incredible rooftop views and excellent food at its two restaurants, Atrium and Point A. Over the last few years the Herodion Hotel in Athens has been stepping up its gourmet game, establishing the very popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant…

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