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ABC 20/20 Special – Mysteries of the Castle, Beyond Downton Abbey, December 26th 9pm E.T.

Click here to watch the promo for the special edition of ABC 20/20, Mysteries of the Castle, Beyond Downton Abbey.  The show broadcasts on ABC, 9pm E.T., December 26th 2013.

ABC 20/20 Special - Mysteries of the Castle - Beyond Downton Abbey

ABC 20/20 Special – Mysteries of the Castle – Beyond Downton Abbey

Celebration Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley Hotel

The Caramel Room at The Berkeley Hotel is the place to go for all fashionistas to enjoy their ‘Pret-a-Portea’.

Thank-you to The Berkeley Hotel for the Wedding Congratulations  xxx

Thank-you to The Berkeley Hotel for the Wedding Congratulations xxx

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After my wedding dress fitting with my mum and sister, we treated ourselves to the beautiful cake selection – each one is inspired by a designer, from YSL to Prada, Burberry to Marc Jacobs and Manolo Blahnik.

Tea at The Berkeley Hotel

Tea at The Berkeley Hotel

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Gourmet Sandwiches

Gourmet Sandwiches

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My Favourite Colour ;-)

My Favourite Colour ;-)

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My Doggie Bag Party Bag Goodie Bag ;-)

My Doggie Bag Party Bag Goodie Bag ;-)

The Celebrity Diet Cheat – Zero Noodles with Spicy King Prawns

Click here to watch the latest e.food where I make delicious zero noodles with king prawns.  There are only 10 calories per packet of zero noodles so don’t miss out!  Try the recipe today ;-)
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Click on the image to watch the Zero Noodles recipe on e.food!

DISNEYWORLD FLORIDA and ENGAGEMENT CELEBRATIONS

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The DisneyWorld Classic #MagicKingdom
Hello! Sorry for being MIA on the blogosphere recently but it has been a rather busy and exciting time – I just got engaged and am now back in the U S and A for a mini pre-Christmas post-engagement holiday. :-)
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Embracing the DisneyWorld Spirit, compete with Minnie Mouse ears, ‘on set’ at their Hollywood Studios Park
DISNEYWORLD is extraordinary  – a whole city of theme parks staffed by the happiest people on Earth.  Everyone who works there, from the dancers in the daily parades, to the servers at the ice cream parlour, to the tour guide playing Bugsy Malone on the Hollywood Great Movie Ride, and everyone inbetween, radiate joy and passion for what they do.  Disneyworld makes dreams come true for 135 million people every year! The thrilling ‘Tower of Terror’ ride was a highlight for me – the attention to detail is very impressive everywhere in terms of the theming and decoration.  The ‘Hollywood Tower Hotel’ looks exactly like The Roosevelt in Hollywood, which brought back fond memories of when I lived in Beverly Hills.

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Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
In terms of the food, as you would expect, its cinnamon galore, massive portions, burgers, popcorn, giant turkey legs and hotdogs as far as the eye can see.  The best food by far was at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in Downtown Disney, and apart from that I allowed myself to indulge in some of America’s finest junk food, because A. my motto is always ‘moderation not deprivation’, and B. the wedding diet starts tomorrow ;-).

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My very first RootBeer Float – delicious but I could only manage a few bites. #SugarOverload
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Approaching The Aerosmith Rollercaoster #HoldTight
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On the Rockin’ RollerCoaster #SCREAAAAM
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Delicious Seabass at Wolfgang Puck’s Restaurant in Downton Disney
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Margarita Mission – I love frozen margaritas and only drink them when in America. At a Mexican Restaurant in the Epcot Theme Park I ordered this Avocado Margarita. It was very sweet and I could not finish a whole one but I am glad i tried it
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A classic Patron Margarita from the Margarita Bar in Downtown Disney. #NICE
For my cocktail recipes which are low in sugar and high in flavour click here  – CLEVER COCKTAILS

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Beauty and the Beast, the Musical
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On Safari, Animal Kingdom
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Hello Hippo! – Such an amazing aquarium
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Watch out for the Disney Dog – #FIERCE ;-)
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Vintage Car Chilling, just off ‘Sunset Boulevard’ ;-)
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The Earl of Sandwich. #Rah
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Spectacular Fireworks. #DisneyLandStyle

ST TROPEZ SUMMER

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With the Bride to Be, Charlotte, at Les Caves du Roi, St Tropez
I love spending time in the South of France with my close friends and family.  This trip began in St Tropez with 6 girlfriends, on the second of many Hen Parties for my best friend Charlotte who is getting married in October.  As I have mentioned on EmmaMcQueen.com, Provencal cuisine is varied and delicious – fresh fish, vegetables and fruits which are bulging with goodness. Here are a few photos of our Tropezienne adventures ;-)
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Sushi Galore – Moorea Beach St Tropez
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A special treat (since we believe in Moderation not Deprivation ;-) )- the best ice cream in the world from Barbarac, St Tropez
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Delicious crab salad with SUPERFOOD Avocado dip – Palmiers Beach St Tropez
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Party Time – Mega Mojito at Le Quai Joseph, St Tropez
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Crudite, Club 55
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Seabass at Club 55, Bastille Day
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Seabass – My Favourite Fish
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Club 55, Bastille Day 2012. Vive La France ;-)
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I love the oranges for flag pole support on each table. Club 55, Bastille Day
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Les Caves ;-)
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Bastille Day Fireworks, St Tropez
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#SpiceMarket – St Tropez
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Vintage Chanel and Hermes Handbags in the market, St Tropez
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More Vintage Shopping in St Tropez – Chanel Earrings from 1984 #Obsessed ;-p
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Palmiers Beach
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Beautiful Bougainvillea, synonymous with the South of France
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#Heaven
More photos to come, and recipes inspired by the produce and local cuisine.  I am going to visit nutrition enthusiast Ruanne Dellal in Antibes to learn all about Alkaline foods and try her delicious gluten free vegetarian recipes.  Articles coming soon ;-)

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Bikini Blogging in the Sunshine, soaking up some Vitamin D