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Travel

Mount Koya

Mount Koya

Set in eerie black clusters of cedars at an altitude of 3,000 ft at the center of the Kii Peninsula, the imposing Mount Koya, – sometimes referred to as Koya-san – is Japan’s most venerated Shingon-Buddhist site, attracting over one million pilgrims per year. In 816, Saint Kukai, also known […]

by × July 23, 2010 × 0 comments

Health & Beauty, Travel

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

Commanding impressive views across the serene shores of Loch Lomond, Cameron House offers the opportunity for real indulgence. Tucked away in 100 acres of magnificent wooded parkland, with clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry on the activity menu,  it’s more grand old country house than hotel. From its huge windows, one […]

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Travel

Samurai Sword Fighting With ‘Kill Bill’ Choreographer

Samurai Sword Fighting With ‘Kill Bill’ Choreographer

Uma, there may be some serious competition for that yellow tracksuit of yours… If you fancy learning the moves that electrified audiences in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films, now you can, courtesy of the Japan National Tourist Organisation The course is led by Tetsuro Shimaguchi, who choreographed the swordfight scene in a […]

by × July 21, 2010 × 2 comments

Health & Beauty, Travel

Cinq Mondes Spa at Le Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Cinq Mondes Spa at Le Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Recently I spent a glorious day of pampering at the Cinq Mondes Spa at Le Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne on the edge of Lake Geneva. The founder of the Cinq Mondes spa concept, Jean-Louis Poiroux, has utilised more than ten years of global travelling to discover the best massages and treatments in the world. […]

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Arts & Culture

Couture Collection – The Hardy Amies Museum & Archive

Couture Collection – The Hardy Amies Museum & Archive

To coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Hardy Amies, Royal Dressmaker to HM Queen Elizabeth II, the house of Hardy Amies has opened its extensive and until now, largely unseen archive to the public for the first time ever. No.14 Savile Row, London, has been home […]

by × July 19, 2010 × 0 comments

Food

Sarment Personal Sommelier Service

Sarment Personal Sommelier Service

When pondering an endless wine list in a smart restaurant desperate to make the right choice, have you ever secretly wished that you had your own expert sommelier on hand to guide you? Well now your wish can come true. Sarment which launched at the beginning of June, is a […]

by × July 19, 2010 × 0 comments