Sleep Like a King in a Portuguese Pousada

  What is a Pousada? Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of the palaces or castles…

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Why Lisbon Has The Best Nightlife in Europe

  Lisbon Nightlife = Awesome In this post, I hope to convince you that Lisbon has the best nightlife in all of Europe! Forget Berlin, too druggy, London, too expensive, Paris, too dangerous, Oslo, too cold, or Rome, too many dudes… Only Lisbon offers the…

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The 80s was the Best Decade Ever, Fact

  I don’t want to argue with you. The 80s were and always will be the best decade ever, fact. It was a magic combination of economic success, laid-back tunes, perms, mullets and shoulder pads. If you could graph modern progress with the psychological impact…

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What I Wore in Mykonos

  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…

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MOO vs Moleskine Notebook Review

MOO have launched their first-ever notebook, seeking to compete with market-leader Moleskin. But is the competition with each other, or technology?

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How I Became a Barry’s Bootcamp Hell Week Survivor

  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…

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What to Pack for Mykonos

  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…

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Awesome Ideas for Friday Nights in London

  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…

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How to Choose Wine

  What I look for when choosing wine Gone are the days of “second up from the top” or bottom of the menu, depending on your budget. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening one to…

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Things I Learned on My Barcelona Hen Do

  I recently returned from my hen do in Barcelona. 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…

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INTERVIEW: Anastasia | Love From Cyprus

  Introducing Anastasia, 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.    …

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INTERVIEW: Erika Alvarez of Koua | Mexzik

  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…

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Top 20 Amazing Asian Movies to Watch

  Asia has one of the most exciting film industries in the world. However, as an English speaker, we’re much more exposed to movies coming out of Hollywood than we are Bollywood. Really good foreign films are also harder to find because we’re less familiar…

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So what does Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon taste like?

While looking at Banksy’s latest artwork or a Rothko painting, did you ever think to yourself and wonder what it must taste like? The Rosewood’s Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins had just this thought, as he carefully selected five modern artists and their works to represent his afternoon tea desserts.

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INTERVIEW: The Collyer Twins

  A look inside: Social Influencers Miss Portmanteau teamed up with the beautiful Collyer Twins to talk blogging and social media success. They explain what it’s like breaking into the social media world, taking us through some key challenges, career highlights and what’s next in store. The…

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Truffles 101: Top Ten Facts You Should Know

  What the truffle? What do you know about truffles? Most people don’t know much at all. For example, did you know that dogs are used instead of pigs in truffle hunting because it is much safer? Oh yes, it is far easier to remove…

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How to Handle Valentine’s Day

A word to the wise: Make Valentine’s Day memorable, because chances are, it will be remembered. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s together or your sixth, casually dating or totally single, here’s some advice on how to handle the day of love.

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5 Kinds of Online Man Caves

Ladies, ever wondered what websites men visit? From the disgusting to the totally weird to the downright hilarious, my inside man George reveals where men really go on the internet.

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(Christmas) Party Like a Swede

  Glögg Christmas is celebrated across many different cultures in different ways. This is a little story about my time at a Swedish Christmas party in Portugal. A few Fridays ago I was having one of those days. Mum to the rescue, she came to…

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TV Series: Top 20

  Miss Portmanteau’s Top Picks From fantasy dragons to horror zombies, big-time drug traffickers to small-time suburban mom pushers. Friends old and new, series both made up and true. Out of over 100 TV Series that I’ve watched and enjoyed, this is my Top 20.    …

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Game: Settlers of Catan

Bring. It. On. The festive season is almost in full-swing with appetites to venture outside fast approaching the temperature: zero. Consumption of food and alcohol is on the rise, in parallel with body-fat percentages, whatever you must do to stay warm. Forgotten relatives are now…

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