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Editor’s Comment: Sunshine heralds Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Ascot countdown begins

By LAURA TOOGOOD (*New for May/June*) How lovely to arrive at the end of a month with Britain bathed in glorious sunshine. Perhaps our weather has finally made a turn for the better and we will be able to celebrate the forthcoming Jubilee and Summer Olympics in blistering conditions. If you are looking for ways […]

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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 […]