I was so excited for my first time to StreetXO. I heard so much about it, the new restaurant by three-time-Michelin-star Spanish Chef David Muñoz! It’s been on my list ever since the opening last October when photos from blogger visits and restaurant critics began popping up all over my feeds. It’s easy to see why…

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Mykonos is definitely the most fashionable Greek island I once bumped into Olivier Rousteing as we squeezed our way through the town centre’s crowded streets somewhere between 1 and 2 am. It’s one of the first things people notice on their first time to the island, how well dressed everyone is. I get asked a lot…

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Moo-ve over Moleskine, there’s a new player in town. You may have heard about this little company called MOO, best known for their original and high-quality business cards. Perhaps you’ve seen their clever advertising around London, with posters that say “Introduce yourself. Properly. Don’t be a what’s-his-face.” But did you know that MOO began as a…

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  Now that I’m a Myconian wife, I’m officially an authority on all things Mykonos. So let’s get started. Mykonos is a beautiful Greek Cycladic island just north of Paros and Naxos. The island is great for its party beaches, picturesque churches, easygoing vibe, iconic windmills and 24 hour town centre. And it’s beautiful. But like…

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This blog post is for anyone thinking about joining Barry’s Bootcamp classes, Hell Week, or simply interested in how I got on! If you already know what it is, feel free to skip through the beginning part straight to why I signed up and what I learned. At the end you can read my Barry’s Hell…

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What’s this blogger got that the others don’t have? A house in Mykonos! And we still have availability this season from the end of August through September. In February I posted Exclusive: Mykonos Villa in Agios Ioannis, offering all Miss Portmanteau readers a unique opportunity to book our Mykonos summer home for the 2017 season. There…

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Activities, such as trekking, rafting, or rock climbing are great fun on holiday. In a previous post Top 5 Things to Do in Mendoza I recommend spending at least a day doing an activity. Past holidays I’ve quad-biked over the Egyptian desert. Swum with huge sea turtles in Barbados. Jumped off a mountain in Rio de Janeiro and…

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Barbados is the perfect Caribbean island for escaping the winter because it has Cobbler’s Cove, one of my favourite boutique hotels also boasting the best restaurant on the island. I first came in 2012 and couldn’t wait to get back in 2015 and now to go again in 2018. Here’s why I recommend the island and the…

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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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