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Travel Bag Fetish

We, well I, it’s all the same, have as bag fetish…a travel bag fetish in fact. There is something about a good looking travel bag that just stops me in my tracks, so you can imagine how much I was holding my breath when I came across the new Louis Vuitton Weekender!

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Berners Tavern Bliss

We have realised we’ve been to Berners Tavern twice now and have not said a word about it – shame on us. It’s absolutely brilliant!

Berners Tavern is the restaurant in The London Edition that opened in 2013, the first in a new luxury range of hotels from the Marriott Group, breathing new life into the former ‘Berners Hotel’. The property was originally built as a group of townhouses in 1835 and became a hotel in 1908 – famous for its grade II listed richly decorated ceilings in its marble-clad lobby and restaurant, which have been lovingly restored by its new owners. The restaurant that is Berners Tavern features walled framed pictures, a floor to ceiling bar, stunning overhead antique lighting with the marble ceiling dimly lit to create a uber luxurious dining atmosphere. “We needed to draw the eye down, we couldn’t have everyone sitting looking up at the ceiling” we were told by management.

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Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Speck Tagliatelle

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One thing you notice when visiting Italy is the simplicity that goes into creating delicious pasta dishes; just a few core ingredients can produce a flavoursome meal in no time. A Monday evening favourite for Elldrew is Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Speck Tagliatelle. With just 5 mins prep and 15 mins cooking time, this tasty dish will have you on the sofa in no time, after all, who wants to spend time in the kitchen after your first day in the office of a new week?

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Mystical Matera, Italy

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We first came across Matera, in Puglia, southern Italy (near the boot heel) when we learnt of the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita hotel (a stunning cave hotel which we quickly added to our bucket list and just as quickly planned a visit to). I had mentioned to my Italian hairdresser (from Naples) that Elldrew were heading there for 4 days and all he asked was “Why?” I explained to him about the hotel and he seemed a little bemused, whilst having heard of the city he hadn’t realised that it had, in fact, reached international tourist status. After some rather extensive research prior to booking the hotel (we didn’t want to be stuck in a place that couldn’t keep us amused for days, especially when our travel dates were dictated by a very limited flight schedule), we actually began to look forward to exploring the delights of this ancient city.

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Polo Sneakers – Hold your Horses!

With so much sunshine around it’s got us thinking about horseplay, and Summer casual footwear of course. The wishlist has just grown with these cute cotton canvas sneakers from Polo. Featuring their signature pony embroidery, leather laces and a sporty striped detail, we are in love with the Museum Grey version. But there is a wide choice of styles and colours to suit everyone. Mr Lauren please send us a pair, please.

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Russell & Bromley Misty

Had to get these gorgeous puppies…elegant and classic, the perfect loafer for a Spring or Summer wardrobe. Thanks Russell & Bromley, loving the little details that make the ‘Misty‘ a very sentimental addition indeed.

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Spring Sneakers from Gucci

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Love these…need these…can we afford these?

Step out in these must have Gucci Spring men’s sneakers.

We are loving the mix of leather lace up, rubber sole shoes in a range of fresh colours.

Four Seasons in 24 hrs

Following on from our jaunt at Bishopstrow House, Elldrew recently had the pleasure of another country weekend, this time at the Four Seasons in Hampshire (courtesy of a special friend who was celebrating a special birthday; both the friend’s name and age shall be withheld to preserve ones modesty). Unlike Bishopstrow where it was the two of us, this trip saw 20 friends converge on the New Forest for a fun filled weekend away!

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Bishopstrow House, Wiltshire

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Regular readers will know that Elldrew like to escape the London rat race, so with the Christmas madness behind us and Ell’s birthday ahead we booked a weekend at Bishopstrow House in Wiltshire. Having done several country house weekends in the UK our favourite, by far, was a few years back when we stayed at Cowley Manor (pre-blog setup, before you go searching). Since then we’ve tried to find a good reason to go back, but being amongst the top in its class it also carries a certain premium price tag. For this trip we wanted somewhere that wouldn’t break the bank, a 3-night long weekend not too far from London.

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Historic Lacock, Wiltshire

For anyone visiting the county of Wiltshire (most famously known for the ancient landmark that is Stonehenge), can we recommend you add the village of Lacock to your ‘to-do’ list.

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