Category: Restaurants

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Nothing says summer more than ice cream, and no one makes ice cream like the Italians! This authentic Italian recipe for vanilla ice cream may not be the healthiest, but you can rest assured that with actual vanilla bean pods, full-fat milk and full-fat cream, your homemade ice cream will be second to none. Once […]

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury. At JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, guest rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces including 2 ballrooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. 9 restaurants, 3 bars and two lounges offer a myriad of taste sensations. Saray Spa, a world class luxury spa, offers that seamlessly blends the best of Arabic rituals and […]

World's second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

World’s second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

An old communist TV tower in Prague – the Zizkov TV tower – which was voted the world’s second ugliest building, has been transformed into a (self-proclaimed) six star one-room hotel with dramatic views. At 216 metres tall, Tower Park Praha already housed a restaurant and observation deck. This latest addition of a one-bedroom hotel […]

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

While walking around the centre of Milan, it is hard to believe that the city was, in Medieval times, an important port, with a whole network of canals used to transport goods in and out of the city and the surrounding region of Lombardy.  As canals became less important as a method of transport, many […]

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

London is home to a wealth of stunning architecture, regal palaces, world-class museums and some of the best shops in the world. From the iconic landmarks of the South Bank and the grand theatres of the West End, to the verdant parks and exclusive shopping of Kensington and Chelsea, London is oozing with historic splendour, vibrant culture and […]

3 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for families

3 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for families

When it comes to choosing family holidays, there is plenty to consider – from picking the perfect area, to finding the most suitable accommodation. The Algarve – the southernmost region of mainland Portugal – has a great range of resorts to choose from and the following are some of the best in the area. Monte […]

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

These tips are from Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at the luxury Milestone Hotel and a member of the Golden Keys.  As well as being a 5 star hotel concierge, Jose is also a proud Londoner who writes his own newsletter about things to do in the city which he circulates to friends and guests.  Here […]

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

With the storied Kentucky Derby taking place this weekend – a highbrow event as famous for its carnival atmosphere, elaborate hats and socialite attendees as it is for excitment on the racetrack – Louisville, Kentucky is enjoying its share of attention this week as a luxury destination. What travellers might not realize is that beyond the festivities […]

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group, India’s largest hospitality group, has launched its 100th hotel in India, in the millennium city of Gurgaon. Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon is located 30km south of the capital, New Delhi, and close to Gurgaon’s business district and recreational hotspots including Kingdom of Dreams and the DLF golf course. The hotel provides an opportunity to […]

Groot Constantia - blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia – blending Olde Worlde charm with modern day passion

Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm – in existence for 328 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 and in fact, Groot Constantia bottles, bottle shards and bottle seals dating from as far back as 1774 have been found in far corners of the world in […]

Boutique style in Manchester

Boutique style in Manchester

The vibrant city of Manchester offers all the show-stopping theatre performances, shopping experiences, fascinating history and buzzing nightlife a visitor needs for a memorable weekend break, and the Macdonald Townhouse Hotel was the ideal spot for our recent family city break in which we also visited the Palace Theatre to see The Lion King. Those […]

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Free entry to Sandringham with Congham Hall, to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation

Congham Hall Hotel is offering guests free entry to the nearby Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation on 2nd June 2013. The hotel, which we visited last month and which sits on the edge of the Queen’s 20,000-acre property, will give guests who book one room […]

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Paul Joseph is Co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of […]

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

We wanted to find 3 top luxury hotels for our fellow luxury travellers to enjoy in Rome and here is the shortlist. This beautiful city has a lot of choice to offer tourists but we picked la crème de la crème for you. The most central location for luxury is Spanish Steps (Piazza de Spagna) and […]

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

Spring is a time when Paris resembles all of its most flattering cliches. The city is suddenly awash with cherry and apple blossoms, acting as umbrellas to the streets below them. The air lingers with uncertainty, because both sunshine and showers are definitely expected to feature throughout the day. Tourism is at its hilt and […]

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

This recipe demonstrates a creative interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine with particular care for local products, which come from small, carefully selected Maremma farms and from the surrounding seas. Here you will find not only Tuscan classics presented in a gourmet style, but also an unexpected combination of particular sea and meat dishes and selected wines […]

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