Lara Olivia

Lara Olivia is a Norwegian and Portuguese writer sharing all she knows about the good life on her blog, MissPortmanteau.com. Follow her @miss.portmanteau on Instagram.
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Is flying first class worth it?

Maybe one day I’ll be one of those people that get invited to review an airlines’ First Class experience but that day has yet to come. For now, it’s just me and my AMEX. The […]
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Club Elsewhere - The World's Travel Diary edited by Rosie Bell - A guest post by Lara Olivia Miss Portmanteau - Sri Lanka Two Week Itinerary

Sri Lanka two week itinerary

Until recently Sri Lanka was not really on my radar, which now feels like a major oversight. The island is incredible. Pristine beaches, waterfalls, tea plantation highlands, ancient and colonial cities, temples, wildlife, safari… Sri Lanka needs to […]
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48 great hours in Sri Lanka

I recently spent two weeks in India with my husband and his two colleagues. Since we were staying in Chennai, about an hour’s flight from Sri Lanka, we figured we absolutely must go that weekend. I […]
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SUNDAY LUNCH AT HERODION HOTEL, ATHENS - Club Elsewhere - The World's Travel Diary edited by Rosie Bell - A guest post by Lara Olivia Miss Portmanteau

Sunday lunch at Herodion Hotel Athens

The Herodion Hotel sits right at the foot of the Acropolis. It has two award-winning restaurants run by the same kitchen: the popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant Point A and the ground-floor restaurant Atrium, which is open year-round. You […]
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How to choose wine - Club Elsewhere - Stories for and by the world -Edited by Rosie Bell - A guest post by Lara Olivia Miss Portmanteau

How to choose wine

Gone are the days of “second up from the top” or bottom of the menu, depending on your budget. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening […]