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Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Friday 15 April 2011, marks the ninety-ninth anniversary of the sinking of  RMS Titanic. During her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City with 2,223 people on board and a cargo full of ostrich plumes, shelled walnuts, books, perfume, velvet and cognac, she hit an iceberg four days into the crossing at […]

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Minibar For The Mind

Minibar For The Mind

Not content with offering the most brilliant classes in London (How To Be Cool, How To Make A Difference, How To Fill the God-shaped Hole etc) The School of Life in the heart of Bloomsbury, has now embraced the art of travel. Their philosophy: hotels do an excellent job of catering for the needs of the body, but what about […]

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The Cambrian Design Hotel – Adelboden, Switzerland

The Cambrian Design Hotel – Adelboden, Switzerland

The Cambrian is a breath of fresh Swiss air. Not a cow bell or gingham tablecloth in sight and what’s more, blessed with views of the most spectacular scenery in the Swiss Alps. Nestled in the traditional and very pretty mountain village of Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland, The Cambrian – as you […]

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Barbados

Barbados

Barbados does old-school glamour like no other resort. Joan Collins, Simon Cowell, Michael Winner, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Michael Caine, Philip Green and the Aga Khan are representatives of a denomination who have all been sprinkled with Barbados’ unique blend of Bajan aqua-marine stardust. There’s the Caribbean and then there’s […]

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Sicily on the Silver Screen

If you’re desperate to escape the winter chill then Sicily should be high up on your wish list. With appealing temperatures all year round, an intriguing history, unspoilt countryside, glorious architecture and a stunning coastline, it really does take some beating. When travelling through Sicily there’s a real sense of déjà vu. […]

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Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

According to the hotel’s housekeeping records, furniture was found in the corridor, pictures were taken off the walls, and all that remained was a double bed placed in the sitting room. To complicate matters, a houseman had to vacuum three to four times per day since John Lennon liked to […]

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Goldeneye, Jamaica

Goldeneye, Jamaica

“Paw-paw with a slice of green lime, a dish piled with red bananas, purple-star apples and tangerines, scrambled eggs and bacon, Blue Mountain coffee – the most delicious in the world – Jamaican marmalade, almost black and guava jelly. As Bond, wearing shorts and sandals, had his breakfast on the […]

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Luxuries of Goa

Luxuries of Goa

The fabled palm-fringed coastline lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, also known as the ‘pearl of the orient’ is finally living up to its lustrous label. The word Goa was once synonymous with hedonistic holidays; a reputation which began in the 60’s with the first influx of […]

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Haute Living

Haute Living

Fashion designers never cease to inspire us with their latest collections, but now their well tuned ascetic is no longer assigned to the catwalk. Hotels all over the world are realising that bland design, no matter how luxurious, will simply not cut it anymore. People who frequent top hotels want […]

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Napo Wildlife Centre

Napo Wildlife Centre

Burgundy droplets spoiled the shiny surface of the Swiss Army knife, as its constant stabbing motion caused a trickle and then a positive flow. The blood was rare and despite the oppressive humidity, we had to work quickly using a sully-free container to avoid contamination. Blood from a Drago (Dragon) tree […]

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Chocolate Museum, Bruges

Chocolate Museum, Bruges

“The waterfall is most important! It mixes the chocolate! It churns it up! It makes it light and frothy!” This may be Willy Wonka’s secret recipe for delicious chocolate, but just what is it about Belgian chocolate that makes it so irresistible? Our research led me to Bruges; home of […]

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The Grove’s Russian Christmas Preview

The Grove’s Russian Christmas Preview

We were recently invited to stay as a guest of  The Grove in Herfordshire for an exclusive preview of their Russian Christmas. The luxury hotel and spa, situated in Chandler’s Cross, is otherwise known as London’s cosmopolitan country estate due to its close proximity to London and a convenient three minute drive from the M25. The sheer grandeur of […]

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