Travel

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The Waldorf Astoria

I don’t really have “favourites”. I mean, I have SOME favourites, obviously. It will come as no surprise to most of you to learn…

visiting Viscaya house, Miami

Vizcaya

All of the new-house excitement has meant that my usual Post-Holiday Blues haven’t been nearly as bad this year as they usually are, but…

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The Biltmore

In a change to our scheduled “I Am The Only Person in the World Who Has Ever Moved House” programming, here are some photos…

Goodnight Miami

(OK, so most of these photos were actually taken in Key Largo and Naples – you don’t get to see the sun sink into…

Independence Day

I guess it’s possibly a little strange for British people to be celebrating America’s independence from, well, US, but there were so many 4th…

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Bienvenido a Miami

Well, we made it to Miami. I’m still functioning on UK time, our flight was full of Others, and I’m pretty sure our rental…

tweed jacket and hunter boots

Monarch of the Glen

Last time on “Amber Over-Dresses in a Slightly Different Location”, Terry and I had checked into Dunkeld House Hotel and were all ready to…

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Highland Fling

[Skirt: Tibi*// Shirt: George Kids // Scarf: Primark // Sunglasses: eBay // Shoes: Studio TMLS c/o Sarenza // Backdrop: Dunkeld House Hotel c/o Hilton…

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Icebar Orlando

Because we don’t get to be freezing cold often enough here in the UK, when we were in Orlando this summer, we decided to…

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Double Dotted

[Swimsuit: George at Asda (old) // Skirt: Forever 21 (new, but not online) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (old)] Yup, we’re back in…

and they all lived happily ever after

The Ducks

OK, so, on the last episode of “Amber Recounts Her Holiday in Tedious Detail”, I was still in Clearwater, where I was wearing a…

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Polka Dots & Cherries

(Dress, Stop Staring; shoes, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon ‘Cherries’) On our way back to the apartment after the trip to Tarpon Springs…

Florida sunset

Sand in my shoes

(Dress: Bettie Page ‘Jazmin’ dots; shoes, Zara; sunburnt nose, Amber’s own) Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a warm Forever Amber welcome for this red…

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Red, white and blue

(Zara dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Gucci sunglasses) Today is the 4th of July (Happy 4th, American friends!), and even although that fact has absolutely…

Welcome to Hollywood

Yes, folks, it’s the moment absolutely none of you have been waiting for: part two of the video of our California trip. Because, yes,…

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Teddies on the Freeway

While I was in L.A. (Yeah, yeah, it’s another one of THOSE posts: just stick it out though and I’ll start talking about something…

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A Whistle-Stop Tour of L.A.

OK, I’m taking pity on you all. I realise I’ve tresspassed on your patience long enough now with all of my “lookit my holiday…

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The Rock

Want to know the strangest thing about visiting Alcatraz? Right before you get on the boat, they make you stand in front of this…

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The Dock of the Bay

Look! It’s the Golden Gate bridge, all tiny and far away! And it’s one of those, “I am taking this photo myself!” photos! And…

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Hollywood Hair

We made it to L.A., and we’re having far too much fun for me to find time to blog, so for the moment, let…

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Snapshots of San Francisco

Well, we got to the West coast safe and (mostly) sound, and I have a few minutes to spare while I’m waiting for everyone…

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California here we come

(I’ve been practising my holiday hairdo in readiness for the frizzbomb my hair is about to become for the next three weeks…) Well, guys,…

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Volcanoes Hate Me

Hey, remember last summer, when a volcano in Iceland erupted right before I was due to fly to the States, all of the UK’s airspace…

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Sandra The Great

When we were on holiday in December, we had the greatest maid in all the land. Her name was Sandra, and I wanted to…

Video: Tenerife 2010

  Well, 2011 has come in like a lion, which is a bit weird, really, because that’s supposed to be March’s job. I wonder…

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Dreaming of December…

… because in December I’m going to be back here: Tenerife, Canary Islands. I’m up in the mountains at the time, which is why…

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Homecoming

Well, folks, I brought an unexpected souvenir back from Florida: a heavy cold, which arrived the day before we left and gleefully packed its…

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High Tea at the Grand Floridian

I’ve actually already posted some of these over at Shoeperwoman, but on the off-chance that there’s anyone still reading over here, too, here are some…

Whoops, I did it again…

I know this is essentially an action replay of my holiday LAST year, but oh look, Neiman Marcus had a sale on! Uh-oh. Minutes…

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Coming Home

Well, folks, we made it. And having only been in the States for about five hours, I’d already bought myself a Zac Posen for…

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THE FEAR

Remember when I said I was so relieved to be able to go on holiday despite the best efforts of the ash cloud, that…

Three sleeps to go!

Three sleeps to go, people! Three! And you know the one good thing about this whole Ash Cloud O’Doom extravaganza? It means that I’ll…

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Under a Dark Cloud

Here’s what happened last night: It’s not frost, it’s SNOW. This was taken at 6am, when Rubin woke us up with his patented “Yapping…

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Friday Photo: Reflection

Gran Canaria, December 2009. At least SOMEONE in the house still has his favourite pair of sunglasses. And oh, hey! If you look really…

Ths is Sparta Gran Canaria!

First up: thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post. Blogging can seem like a bit of a thankless…

Earning my stripes

Well, we’re off on holiday on Monday, and I’m pleased to announce that so far I haven’t fallen prey to some kind of debilitating…

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Winter holiday is GO!

You know how in the aftermath of Black Friday, I was all, “WAH! Advance posts deleted! Can’t go on holiday! Life over!”? Mercifully, it…

The Way We Roll

I still have the post-holiday blues. Especially now that it’s rained on St. Swithins Day, which means 40 days of rain for us! (Not…

Nuthin’ mo’ betta

On the way back to the airport last week, we passed a restaurant that had the tag-line “Nuthin’ mo’ betta’.” No, seriously: it was…

Homeward Bound

Well, we’re headed home tomorrow, assuming our plane doesn’t drop out of the sky – and recent events lead me to believe that this…

Horses, beaches and crustaceans

Yesterday we did something else I’ve wanted to do for years: went swimming on horseback, by which I mean the horses went swimming and…

It’s good to be back…

This morning we got up early and watched the sun rise: Needless to say, I’m really, really happy to be back…

Twenty Kilos of Clothes

Twenty kilos. That’s my luggage allowance for my trip to Florida. Twenty. Kilos. And actually, that’s the UPGRADED luggage allowance: the airline only wanted…

Not photoshopped. Just looks like it.

Aaaand we’re back!

Did you miss me? Did you? Did you? Actually, on second thoughts, don’t answer that… So, we got back late last night after a…

Excess Baggage

Houston, we have a problem. Other than the “It’s the first week in December and I already spent my entire salary on shoes and…

Sunshine! Bring it!

Fully Booked. Thank God.

The weather forecast for this week says snow. SNOW. And I know I hardly ever mention this here AT ALL, but I really don’t…

GLAST Off

Hello, loyal reader, who has bravely remained with this blog through all of the “What I did on my summer vacation” posts! As a…