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Healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight

Healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight

When it comes to losing weight, the internet is awash with advice, tips, articles and opinions on what works and what does not work, as well as myths, facts and quick fixes to shed pounds. Read our hints and tips on healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight.

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Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

This month we look at how Hand Picked Hotels’ dedicated wedding coordinators can help to make your big day extra special

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A weekend in East Sussex with General Manager Andrew Oxby

A weekend in East Sussex with General Manager Andrew Oxby

With a great mix of rolling countryside, miles of stunning coastline and plenty of things to see and do there really is something for everyone in East Sussex. Our General Manager of Buxted Park Hotel recommends how to best plan a weekend break.

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Childhood sweethearts have their fairy tale wedding

Childhood sweethearts have their fairy tale wedding

Some people are just meant to be together forever – childhood sweethearts, Becca and Alex certainly were. This is their story…

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How much water do you really need to drink for optimum health?

How much water do you really need to drink for optimum health?

Water is essential for life and your body needs water (and other fluids which can also be sourced from your food, for example cucumber, apples etc.). You cannot survive without water and it is vital for ensuring your body functions properly and does not become dehydrated.

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Discover Cheshire

Discover Cheshire

Nestled within acres of charming Cheshire countryside Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is perfectly located from which to explore all of the county’s charms and delights.

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Scottish Charm

Scottish Charm

As one of the most stunning parts of the UK, Scotland is a popular wedding destination. For Matt and his newlywed Lauren, who has family ties to this unspoilt and beautiful country, it was a no-brainer and Norton House proved to be the perfect venue.

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The wedding exit - then and now

The wedding exit - then and now

While having your guests throw rice at the end of the ceremony used to be tradition, there are now so many other options to create a wedding send-off that you will not forget. Take a peep at our favourites…

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Golf Holidays

Golf Holidays

St Pierre Park Hotel is the location of Guernsey’s premier golf course, so if you are looking for a golfing getaway to practice and perfect your swing, look no further.

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A weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon with General Manager Gordon Burniston

A weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon with General Manager Gordon Burniston

Set on the banks of the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of England’s most famous medieval towns. Located six miles away, General Manager of Ettington Park Hotel, recommends how to spend 48 hours in Shakespeare’s old stomping grounds.

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