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Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire, sits in the most glorious 500 acres of unspoilt parkland in rural Dogmersfield, just an hour’s drive away from London making it the perfect weekend country escape. When we visited a couple of weeks ago, we arrived to a mere flurry of snow which in a […]

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On The Trail of David Hockney, East Yorkshire

On The Trail of David Hockney, East Yorkshire

Look at the incredible variety of grasses, look at the marvellous leaves; look at the colour. Isn’t it beautiful…pure joy. – David Hockney – No trip to Yorkshire should be complete without a visit to the Yorkshire Wolds, or Hockney Country, as it has now been termed. The David Hockney […]

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Salts Mill, Bradford

Salts Mill, Bradford

Salts Mill opened in 1853, 4 miles north of Bradford. Designed by Lockwood and Mawson, it ‘gleamed in glass and golden sandstone’ and was the brainchild of Titus Salt, a manufacturer, politician and philanthropist who had made his fortune in textiles. Salt believed it was his social duty to improve […]

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and certainly always one of my favourite things to do when visiting the country. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Although it’s location looks like a […]

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Imagine Peace Tower, Veday Island

Imagine Peace Tower, Veday Island

Love is our energy. Wisdom is our power. It’s time to shed light to all corners of the world. Enjoy the trip we make together. – Yoko Ono Lennon – Last Tuesday 9 October – on what would have been John Lennon’s 72nd birthday – Yoko Ono returned to Veday Island, Iceland, […]

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Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

Reykjavik (which translates to Smoky Bay) is the world’s northermost capital and houses nearly two-fifths of Iceland’s population. It is the political, business, cultural and intellectual heart of the country and yet, somehow, manages to retain it own rustic charm. An almost completely pollution-free city (all the city’s houses are […]

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The Siam, Bangkok

The Siam, Bangkok

Set on three acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Praya River, The Siam is a privately owned 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district which opened this summer. Perfectly located in the cultural heart of the city, the hotel is just 15 minutes […]

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Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

‘If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont’ – Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures – Los Angeles is one of our favourite cities. But as the second most populous city in the United States, after New York, we can never quite think of it in such singular […]

by × September 9, 2012 × 1 comment

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Atlas Film Corporation Studios, Morocco

Atlas Film Corporation Studios, Morocco

In the early 1960s when David Lean was directing Lawrence of Arabia, he came to the southern Moroccan town of Ouarzazate, situated high up in the Atlas Mountains, to film. Attracted by the air of exoticism, clear skies and expansive desert, he shot many key scenes here. In 1983, Moroccan entrepreneur, […]

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The Caves at Negril, Jamaica

The Caves at Negril, Jamaica

Perched on the limestone cliffs of Negril’s spectacularly scenic West End in Jamaica, The Caves is a member of Island Outpost’s stunning collection of Jamaican hotels and private villas. With just 12 brightly painted wooden, thatch-roof one and two-bedroom cottages that quite frankly, would not look out-of-place in a Matisse […]

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Firefly, Jamaica

Firefly, Jamaica

“Firefly has given me the most valuable benison of all: time to read and write and think and get my mind in order. I love this place, it deeply enchants me. Whatever happens to this silly world, nothing much is likely to happen here. The sentences seemed to construct themselves, […]

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Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

The ascent to Strawberry Hill is one of the most thrilling rides ever. Leaving the oppressive heat of Kingston behind, winding upwards through the narrow roads, lush green vegetation and occasional hairpin bend of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains to an elevation of 3100 feet above sea level, is quite a journey. […]

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