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Abercrombie & Kent Villas

Abercrombie & Kent Villas offer a wide range of luxury villas throughout Europe, from French chateaux to Tuscan farmhouses. As well as beautiful properties, we can also help organise the finer things that make your holiday complete with everything from private chefs to local hosts to help you make the most of your stay. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk 

Audley Travel

Audley Travel is an award-winning tour operator that specialises in tailor-made trips and small group tours to over 80 countries around the world. Using their extensive, first-hand knowledge, Audley’s country specialists build itineraries that match their clients’ individual interests, budget, pace and accommodation preferences to create unique travel experiences. www.audleytravel.com

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2014

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2014 collection includes stylish designs from high street favourties M&S, River Island, Warehouse, Topshop, Laura Ashley, Debenhams and new partner Superga. The UK’s most powerful fashion campaign launches on 7th April, with each piece carrying a minimum 30% donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer's vital work. Embodying some of 2014's top trends for Spring/Summer, you can see the full range at fashiontargetsbreastcancer.org.uk

Bailey Robinson

Bailey Robinson are a British based luxury travel company providing tailor made holidays across hand-picked global locations. Our experts will create a holiday to match your requirements and help you choose the best location for your month of travel. www.baileyrobinson.com

Footpath Holidays

Personally owned and run by Ian and Suzanne Newman, Footpath Holidays has been providing high quality walking holidays in Britain since 1983. Holiday options include guided walking as part of a group, self-guided holidays based in a single centre and self-guided holidays moving on each day and having your luggage transported. Every year Footpath Holidays organises a number of ‘tailor-made’ itineraries e.g. walks associated with pilgrimage routes, James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall, or the Arthurian Legends. http://www.footpath-holidays.com/


Inntravel specialise in Slow holidays, which reveal the lesser-taken path and offer a truly individual holiday experience. From carefully crafted self-guided walking and cycling holidays, to inspiring winter snow holidays, uncover hidden corners and authentic local experiences along the way. www.inntravel.co.uk

My Heart and Home

Time for bed sleepy head! We offer a beautiful range of traditional cotton nightwear and a charming selection of keepsake gifts, rag dolls and teddies for little ones. New spring styles now in stock. http://www.myheartandhome.co.uk

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Whether you are looking for contemporary chic or classic comfort, Suffolk Cottage Holidays' stylish, luxury cottages are the very best in Suffolk. In the heart of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our coastal and countryside cottages are set in some of East Anglia's finest locations. www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/

Blue and White Locations

The ever popular “split-weeks” as we like to call them, where you can book some of the best chalets in the alps on a per room basis are available for the non peak weeks of the season in the top resorts of Verbier and Val d’Isere. Offering all the benefits of a private chalet but with the accessibility of a hotel make them perfect for smaller groups or couples.  Take a look at the resort pages here: www.blueandwhitelocations.com/verbier  www.blueandwhitelocations.com/val-disere

Number One Dart Marina

Number One Dart Marina is an exquisite home in a breath-taking location by the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon. A stunning combination of views, luxury and style, within a few steps of Dart Marina Hotel & Spa, see more at www.dartmarina.com/numberone

Rufus Rabbit

This month Rufus is feeling in the mood to celebrate everything pink so we've put together a few of our favourite baby girl gifts. New for Spring we have Musical Rufus and some limited edition yummy handmade temptations for the lucky ones who get there first! Enjoy xxx http://www.rufusrabbit.co.uk/


At Carrier, we have more than 30 years of experience creating luxury holidays. Our holidays are personal, bespoke and tailor-made to the desires of each holidaymaker, and we leave no stone unturned and no detail overlooked, a perfect honeymoon choice. www.carrier.co.uk

Exclusive Escapes

Exclusive Escapes provide you with wonderful villas and boutique hotels all exclusive to them. All their villas offer a ‘hotel-service’ with welcome hamper, daily maid cleaning and car hire. In 2013 Exclusive Escapes expanded its coastal programme to include top-of-the-range seafront townhouses and in 2014 has unveiled a host of brand new opportunities to explore south west Turkey including the introduction of a new region and the launch of a brand new hotel Alavya, and four brand new super chic coastal villas, and guided trekking on a new long-distance path-the Carian Trail.  www.exclusiveescapes.co.uk/

Experience Travel Group

Enriching the lives of the world's most passionate travellers. Bespoke, luxury experienced based holidays in Asia. Experience is everything! www.experiencetravelgroup.com

Salcombe Holiday Homes

Salcombe Holiday Homes have a fabulous portfolio of beautiful coastal holiday homes in Salcombe, Devon. Some with amazing sea views, some luxurious with beautiful gardens and swimming pools... all are personally inspected by our experienced team. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll show you a house you’ll love.  www.salcombe.com 01548 843485

By Elise

If you think seriously about jewellery (and who doesn't?) then you will be delighted to visit Elise's website www.byelise.com. This highly-regarded and well-established label specializes in baroque pearl jewellery offering earrings, necklaces, bracelets and fashion accessories much of which has been designed, created and strung here in the UK.

Powder Byrne

Powder Byrne is the luxury holiday company for parents. And kids. With over 30 years of experience creating bespoke family getaways to the world’s top ski and sun destinations, we’d love to put together the perfect holiday for you. www.powderbyrne.com

Holidays Please

Book your holiday with Holidaysplease, an award winning online travel agency offering luxury tailor made holidays to worldwide destinations. Experience an amazing holiday to destinations including the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Far East and more! www.holidaysplease.co.uk

White Rabbit England

White Rabbit England is a luxury childrens' brand founded in 2001 by sisters Charlotte Thompson and Victoria Sullivan. We design and manufacture lighting and interiors for the nursery and special gifts for little ones. Our award winning White Rabbit lamp represents perfectly the uniqueness and quality of both the design and manufacture of everything we do to create heirlooms of the future. "Designed by us, made for you, keep forever" http://www.whiterabbitengland.com/

Little Lucy Willow

The exclusive luxury children’s furniture and accessory company that prides itself on designing unique collections of beautifully crafted furniture. Designed and built to the very highest standards here in England, our furniture is always in stock. Committed to quality, our furniture has a variety of colour and bespoke options and comes with a reassuring 10-year guarantee. http://www.littlelucywillow.co.uk

Aurora Zone

Designed to maximise your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis at its peak, The Aurora Zone has created the widest range of Northern Lights holidays in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. www.theaurorazone.com

New Zealand in Depth

Founded by Paul Carberry in 2003, New Zealand in Depth specialise in creating tailor-made holidays to New Zealand. Paul has spent more than a year of his life on the ground in New Zealand and offers a genuine personal service, taking the time to understand his clients, their interests and their needs. This is the only way to create a truly bespoke holiday experience. http://www.newzealandindepth.com/


Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is a five-star hotel set within a 275-acre private estate with its own championship golf course, offering guests the unpretentious grandeur and sumptuous décor of true English luxury on Dartmoor National Park www.boveycastle.com

Truce London

Truce is a boutique, semi couture high fashion label based in Notting Hill. Our clothes are vibrant and quirky with an understated chic sophistication. Our biannual collections consist, of the finest handcrafted cashmere from Scotland and beautifully designed, dresses, skirts and tops. We offer an opportunity to acquire unique, one-off pieces made by seamstresses in the UK that are feminine and easy to wear. Truce offers a very personal one-to-one service to our clients. Quality and attention to detail are paramount, everything is sourced and produced in the UK. http://trucelondon.com/

Sykes Cottages

Give yourself something to look forward to in the New Year with a holiday from Sykes Cottages. With over 4,000 self-catering holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your 2014 getaway. To find out more, visit our website or give us a call. www.sykescottages.co.uk

Luxury and Little Ones

Luxury and Little Ones have chosen ten of their favourite images of luxury ski chalets in their collection for a luxury family ski holiday. Think soft play in the basement, children’s entertainer after a day on the slopes while mum and day have a soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor slide, cinemas with popcorn machines, childcare at the chalet or an indoor pool for some splash time amongst some of the facilities on offer along with any baby items you would need.  Please contact Kathryn on 0845 900 3870 / info@luxuryandlittleones.com / www.luxuryandlittleones.com To book any of these chalets or ask for any further information.

Kesgrave Hall

Step back, relax and indulge at milsoms Kesgrave Hall, a contemporary 4-star hotel with 23 fabulous bedrooms ranging from standard through to the ‘top grade’. Plenty of theatre can be found in the restaurant overlooked by the Engine Room, with head chef Stuart Oliver championing all that is great about Suffolk produce. www.kesgravehall.com

Bramble Rose

Bramble Rose creates beautifully embroidered keepsakes, clothing and extra special gifts for babies, children and weddings. Using high quality fabrics and designs, you can choose from personalised blankets, drawstring bags, dressing gowns, rag dolls and commemorative teddies. Whatever the occasion and whatever the gift, you can be sure you’re giving someone something special they’ll want to cherish forever. Visit www.bramble-rose.co.uk or call us on 07846 232 816.

Atticus & Gilda

Atticus & Gilda is a children's nightwear and accessories brand launched in 2013 by Conchita Scott and Lucy Gaiger . Both from a costume design background they met while working on Phantom of the Opera and have worked together many times since,latterly on Mamma Mia! Many of the trimmings you will find on the accessories are from past productions and will contain a little piece of theatre history. http://www.atticusandgilda.co.uk/

Harbour Hotels

Drenched in natural beauty, history and culture, the Harbour Hotels collection offers views and surrounding areas that can rival any Mediterranean destination. With hotels dotted along the south coast, the Harbour Hotels Collection boasts four incredible waterside havens, all with one thing in common simply breath-taking views – and a boutique Dorset seaside hideaway. www.harbourhotels.co.uk

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