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My Top 5 Luxury Holiday Destinations with Kids

Having kids doesn't mean having to bid goodbye to luxury holidays. Whether that means saving up for years for the trip of a lifetime or finding luxe breaks which don't break the bank you book ahead of time, here are some suggestions for divine vacays that will make everyone happy.
elves and the shoemaker

Our Weekend in Pictures-Including Hanging Out With Mr Bloom

This weekend was gushingly one where I literally kept thinking, 'Wow I'm so happy, I'm so lucky'...stick with me...You see we are all so busy rushing around aren't we, running from here to there, working, hustling, multi-juggling that these last few days went by a bit slowly in comparison and allowed me to truly take stock.
Vicki-Honest Mum

Feeling Thankful

Yesterday was Thanksgiving for my US and Canadian friends and I'm proud to write that a large part of my readership are now actually based in America. I've always had an affinity with Americans, my closest friends at Uni were from LA, New York and Chicago and I miss them all madly (thank goodness for FB and the rare London or LA get together).
Oliver-Honest Mum

My American Boy

I was actually going to name this post as 'The Americanisation of my son' with maybe the use of 'z' not 's' in Americansation to be, well a little ironic.
creativity

How Kids Made Me More Creative

Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact. I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby. Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level. Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
Oliver in the sun-Honest Mum

Tips for Travelling with Kids in February Half-Term

February half term will soon be upon us (where is this year going?!) and if we were not about to buy a new family home, we'd be jetting off abroad like many other families in pursuit of some golden sunbeams and much needed Vitamin D.
LA girls

A Girls’ Weekend in London

One of my oldest, closest (and most gorgeous) friends Emma is in London from LA over Christmas so this weekend was all about quality time together, catching up face to face (Skype can never compare but helps since she moved Stateside), Christmas shopping and of course partying in sparkly London town!
palm tree

Holiday Destinations This Christmas & New Year

We love holidaying in this house (well not in this house, that would be ridiculous and not like going away at all)...I'm talking escaping to still waters, golden sandy beaches and roaring heat.
Emma Haber

Interview with Emma Haber, Brand Strategist

Whilst Emma was born and bred in the UK to a Swedish mother and American father, her travels have since taken her to Los Angeles where she now resides in an idyllic cottage (which harkens back to her homeland) in Venice.
skin food

Tuesday’s Beauty Spot-Weleda Skin Food

Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Adele and Rihanna can't all be wrong. Everyone (including little old me) appears to be hooked on Weleda's Skin Food. A thick, intensively moistursing cream, it's a real rescue remedy for tired and dry skin.
Andi Osho

Interview with Andi Osho, Actor & Comedian

Accomplished actor, writer and award winning stand up comedian, Andi Osho has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntrye's Roadshow and Mock The Week as well as guest starring in Eastenders, Holby City, Casualty and several other acclaimed BBC comedies and dramas. She is a regular blogger and podcaster and currently lives in LA.
Shopping on Rodeo Drive

How to Be One Chilled Mama

Life can become pretty stressful for parents so it's super important to try and carve out some 'you time' when you can (no, toilet time doesn't count). For me, even a few minutes a day solo, makes me a better, more chilled out mama be it writing a post...
spider's web-Honest Mum

It’s Cold…Very Cold

My terribly talented husband Peter took these stills this morning. It was -5 and FREEZING but so terribly pretty! This might be a good time for him to remind me that I didn't want to move to Los Angeles when he suggested it a few years back but LA doesn't have magical forests covered in dusty snow and frozen hose pipes right?
LA

My Love For LA

I was lucky enough to visit LA in 2008 when my short film Broken screened at the LA Harbour International Film Festival and I had my first introduction to the amazing city of Los Angeles.
Vicki and Peter-Honest Mum

The One (No Not that One)

Not The One (below), one but the one your partner/husband/friend with benefits has agreed if you ever meet (which is extremely unlikely) you can -' you know with' or I don't know, at least kiss.