THE HOTEL FOR FOODIES: ST JAMES HOTEL AND CLUB

Turn down a side street in Mayfair or amble by a quiet(er) road by an iconic shopping stretch and you’re likely to find elegant old boutique hotels. As much as I love the pomp of a luxury chain, when booking a staycation or travelling, I like something that feels unique and homely. Even better when there’s a highly acclaimed restaurant…
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10 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR JETSETTERS

Arguably, the jetsetter is one of the hardest people to gift for. They usually have the best of everything and can speak of incredible experiences from all over the world. So what should you get the girl that has everything? I’ve put together an affordable luxe gift guide covering everything from the chic to practical.   1. The travel shirt…
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TO THE TIMES: DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS

For a long time, I believed that hate speech shouldn’t be gratified by a response. That if someone is so dissatisfied with their own life that they would like an entire group of people, in this case, a whole profession ‘to be dead’, they should seek medical help instead of public attention. But that isn’t the world that we live…
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I’M A CHINESE GIRL, BLOGGING IN THE UK…

I was 12 when I first realised my ‘otherness’. It’s a charged word but also the most appropriate to describe that realisation that I didn’t look like my neighbours and that they didn’t look like me. Particularly the 60 year old man across the road that helped us get rid of the dead mouse a cat had dropped on our…
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5 COOL ETSY BRANDS TO KNOW

It seems that around this time of the year, we hear the calls of the death of the high street. It’s as guaranteed as Selfridges putting up their Christmas shop four months ahead of the season. Even though mewspapers often hark on about dying businesses that we all thought were too big to fail’, like some kind of omen to…
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BLACK FRIDAY: MY EDITORIAL LOOKS ON SALE

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is how I create editorial quality content, which a lot of people believe involves expensive clothing. Despite being a luxury blogger, I don’t always wear head to toe designer but even with the pieces that I do own, I rarely buy at full price. Here’s a roundup of my Instagram @fleurandrea Black Friday…
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