Rose Petals & Ribbons

Dormy House, Cotswolds

Fancy staying in a 17th century farmhouse close to one of the loveliest villages in the Cotswolds? I know I do! Close to Broadway, a village that fulfils even the pickiest anglophile's wildest dreams, on the beautiful Farncombe Estate, you will find the perfect Cotswold retreat at Dormy House. The surroundings here are truly amazing, you can spend all day rambling around the estate or explore villages nearby. We stayed in the suite named "The Snug"; it was cosy, comfortable, and big enough for us to be able to simply stay there our whole visit, the beautiful roll top bath being my favourite thing about it.

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The Shaba, Bali

Southside Bali, in Jimbaran, lies a special little place called The Shaba. Before staying here, I had been obsessing about it online for a good few years, the interiors are striking in pictures and it did not disappoint. Hidden in a coconut grove, this spectacular villa feels like a secret lair for a French aristocrat in the 1920s, but will suit anyone who wants a peaceful and private stay close to the beach, but not on the beach.

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Petit Ermitage, Los Angeles

Arriving in Los Angeles can feel a little intimidating, driving through that massive city for the first time, and then pulling up to a big hotel with an army of quick-moving staff friendlier than any of your actual friends (staff you are supposed to tip, which you do in a severely awkward manner because; European). For a smooth transition to getting your LA mode on, may I suggest the boutique hotel Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood. Here, things are cosy and private-clubby-kind-of-cool, yet fantastically friendly (but without too much chatting - your jetlagged future self will thank you for considering this).

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