Category: Going Out

Singapore's Marina Bay at night

Special feature: Premier Club at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Singapore

This is a heads-up on how you can enjoy a luxurious hotel stay without paying five-star prices. It’s “simple luxury”. The concept is that a premium room in a four-star hotel can offer better facilities and services at a price cheaper than a standard room in a five-star. We tried it and here’s how we […]

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Interview with Simon Pardoe, Director of The Healthy Holiday Company

Simon Pardoe is a director and co-owner of The Healthy Holiday Company, which owns three luxury healthy holiday brands: fitscape, destination yoga and in:spa. Established in 2003, the company is now the UK’s leading provider of healthy holidays with a selection of large private villas and boutique hotels in Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Greece and […]

The Mosaic restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Special feature: Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Mandarin Oriental Group of hotels requires no introduction on a blog about luxury travel, as the brand is famous for its prestigious hotels and resorts. The interesting thing, though, is that they are all quite different from one another. Whilst they all maintain standards of excellence, this is a group rather than a chain […]

Abu Dhabi: not what you think it is

Abu Dhabi: not what you think it is

OK, well maybe it is a little. There is desert, there are camels, and the locals do wear dish-dashes.  But to say Abu Dhabi is developing as luxury holiday destination is something of an understatement. Gradually, the make-up of the landscape of Abu Dhabi is evolving into a cosmopolitan, dynamic resort. The tourist board have and […]

The ultimate luxury vacation in Buenos Aires

The ultimate luxury vacation in Buenos Aires

Luxury is always the perfect touch to add to any vacation. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or simply like to splurge and enjoy stress-free, exclusive holidays, you can only bet on the best; the best hotels, best restaurants, best shopping, and more. Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the ideal destination to indulge in all that lavishness […]

Admire great Renaissance artists with an exclusive stay in Florence

Admire great Renaissance artists with an exclusive stay in Florence

An exclusive stay package is now offered at the most luxurious private residence in Florence, with “no queues” entrance tickets to the exhibition “Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities”. Experience the most topical art exhibition in Florence through the masterpieces by Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello, Donatello, Antonio […]

Experiences of a lifetime in Jordan

Experiences of a lifetime in Jordan

Jordan is an often forgotten about destination in the Middle East. However this hidden gem offers a range of unique experiences that will make your trip one to remember. We have included some of the country’s highlights below; The Treasury, Petra One of Jordan’s most famous experiences is the tour of the Treasury. The building […]

Dom Pérignon Champagne Dinner at The Ritz, London

Dom Pérignon Champagne Dinner at The Ritz, London

I’ve just received my ‘invitation’ to a Champagne Dinner at The Ritz together with Dom Pérignon on 24th November 2011. In honour of this special occasion, the hotel’s Executive Chef John Williams has created a remarkable menu, paired with some of the finest offerings from Champagne Dom Pérignon. The dinner will be held in the […]

A Thai mixologist shakes a cocktail

Special feature: Passions at The Pavilions, Phuket

Please let me get some adjectives out of the way before I go on to give you a more factual report of staying at The Pavilions in Phuket. Amazing, wonderful, fun, incredible, entertaining, educational, friendly, interesting, luxurious, impeccable, beautiful, spacious, different, comfortable, exciting, relaxing. Are you getting the gist of it yet? The Pavilions is […]

Top 5 attractions in Turkey

Top 5 attractions in Turkey

Turkey offers a range of great activities and destinations for all types of tourist, from its culture rich capital of Istanbul, to the golden beaches of Antalya. We have listed the top 5 attractions you must see on your trip to the country. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest […]

Recipe of the week: “Musque de Provence” Pumpkin Soup

Recipe of the week: “Musque de Provence” Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients (serves 8-10): 3 pounds of fresh Chino Farm’s pumpkin (skin off, seeds removed) 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon diced fresh garlic 1 tablespoon diced fresh ginger ½ cup flour (all purpose) 1 ½ quarts vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup heavy cream (whipping cream) ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon […]

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

A luxury trip to Machu Picchu

24th July of this year marked 100 years exactly since Yale man and National Geographic explorer Hiram Bingham puffed and sweated his way up to the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu. A century later, travelers who want to take in this true wonder of the world aren’t limited to explorer-style bivouacking; rather, there are now […]

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Top 3 luxury hotels in Cusco

Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular sites in the worlds, so it is only fitting that your trip to the ancient Incan citadel should compare in class. Luckily, the city of Cusco, where many visitors base themselves before and after their Machu Picchu tours, is flush in 5-star accommodations. Here are some recommendations to help you […]

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Guy Louis Roger is President at Asiana Pearl Vision, a boutique travel designer based in Cebu city and operating exclusively in the Philippines, focusing on high end tailor made tours and bespoke travelling experiences. Guy has an hotelier background and he has been working on senior management positions for Accor, Dusit, Pan Pacific, Le Meridien, […]

Royal luxury in Morocco

Royal luxury in Morocco

It is no wonder that King Mohammed VI’s first hotel took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete the project and has already been voted one of the best hotels in the world in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, the hotel has established an exclusive clientele including royals, celebrities and politicians. Within […]

Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok

Special feature: Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel contains several restaurants offering different cuisines. All are renowned for their excellence and Le Normandie is world-famous for its classical French fine dining. Opened in 1958 by Germain Krull, Le Normandie has produced the height of French gastronomy for more than 50 years. The restaurant provides a stunning view of […]

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