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Winter sunshine getaway: Asia Gardens Thai Hotel and Spa is paradise in Spain

By LAURA TOOGOOD Although I have seen plenty of shops hinting towards Christmas and the festive season may appear to be creeping up, I still think October is a little premature to be snuggling up to the fire and tempting the cold snap. In fact, seeing as we have been experiencing a milder few weeks […]

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La Bastide de Marie offers privacy, peace and utter opulence in Provence

By NATASHA EDDERY On arrival to La Bastide de Marie, nestled between Bonnieux and Menerbes, I was hit by the heady scents from Cyprus-trees and lavender bushes that lead the way towards the enchanting 18th century stone farmhouse. The setting could not be more perfect, for surrounding the hotel is a jigsaw of vineyards, lavender […]