A travel expert’s top tips for 2019

Today I had a (virtual) chat with a guy called Paul Johnson. He’s the editor of one the biggest luxury travel websites out there, A Luxury Travel Blog. I wanted to share his top tips for travel in 2019… What are the top destinations to visit in 2019 and why? I think Tokyo will be a great place to visit…
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The most exclusive wine tour in the world?

Stop press! If you like wine and you live in Santiago please stop what you’re doing and block out a day trip in your diary. Right now. Casa Marin is an award winning boutique winery just an hour and a half’s drive from the city and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Whether you’re a bonafide wine snob or an…
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Father’s day brunch at the W Hotel

Father’s day brunch at Noso, W Hotel. $39,900 CLP per person, paid in advance (children from 0-5 years do not pay, children from 6-10 years pay 50%). Email yasna.bascunan@whotels.com to reserve.
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Sexy, fun and downright bonkers fine dining in Santiago

Last week my husband I celebrated five years of marriage together. Apparently the British tradition after five years is to gift each other something made of wood. Only after 40 years together does it get interesting and I can expect a ruby (husband – take note). But 35 years is a long time to wait and I didn’t fancy a…
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Ambrosia – Italian Chilean fusion for a romantic date night

My kids are both sick and I’m reminiscing about my last date night a zillion years ago. With a reservation made just a couple of hours previous, we headed off to Ambrosia. The setting is so romantic, and if it weren’t starting to get a little chilly we would definitely be fighting for a seat among couples in its beautiful…
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Better than botox – the new anti-aging facial oil set for a cult …

Disclaimer: As as personal customer of JK7®, I was gifted the new Golden Face Oil for me to try. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. Other JK7® products featured previously in this blog were purchased by me and were not gifted. A second disclaimer – I cannot be held liable for any conflicts…
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The best vegan health store in Santiago?

I’m 90% vegan, 80% plant based and 100% loving life here in Santiago, Chile. Up until recently I loved Santiago a little less. Grocery shopping here is rather a struggle, all the more if you’re vegan, on a special diet or living with an allergy. Last week I checked out a store recommended to me by several local and Expater friends…
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Expatriate? Chances are you’re a precious asshole. Just like me

It’s 4.30am. I’ve barely slept. I ache all over. My back is so stiff it hurts to move. I’ve eaten an obscene amount of avocado on toast to fuel me through the morning. Why? Because once upon a time I lived in Germany. Expat princess and the pea Back in 2008 I was transported into another world. Angels gently massaged…
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£20 cucumbers and 20 pence sandwiches. The weird and wonderful costs of expat life

I’ve been in Santiago, Chile for a fortnight now. It seems like most of that time I’ve spent in supermarkets. Who knew a one year old could eat so many bananas? Santiago is not a cheap city. Mind you, today a fantastic manicure and pedicure cost me just £25. Avocados and watermelon are as good as free compared to the U.K.…
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Connecting Business Class flight? Learning from my UK-Chile nightmare

Hoorah we made it to Chile! New Year, new country. It was a tough journey. In fact, as a family it was the toughest trip we’ve ever done. It wasn’t travelling with preschool age children which was the issue (on the whole they were well behaved). Nor was it the length of the journey (18 hours wasn’t fun, but the…
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