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Hotel Des Trois Couronnes & Charlie Chaplin Museum, Vevey

Hotel Des Trois Couronnes & Charlie Chaplin Museum, Vevey

Built in 1842 as a small palace, the Hotel Des Trois Couronnes glistens on the shores of Lake Geneva. Nestled next to the historic old town of Vevey this grand old dame of belle époque elegance has unrivalled magical views of the lake and the Alps.  I have been fortunate to […]

by × July 31, 2010 × 0 comments

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The Aspen Club & Spa

The Aspen Club & Spa

A ten minute walk away from the celebrity renowned Little Nell  hideaway in Aspen, The Aspen Club & Spa is discreetly tucked away at the end of a long drive, instantly providing an air of exclusivity. Its setting in the shadows of the majestic Colorado Rockies, attracts those who value pampering […]

by × July 25, 2010 × 0 comments

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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

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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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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

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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. […]

by × July 21, 2010 × 0 comments