Category: Restaurants

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Treading in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

I was sent down to London recently on a two day conference and tasked with finding a reasonably priced hotel close to where I was working and also finding somewhere to eat at night that wouldn’t break the bank. After several fruitless online searches I reserved a room at a small B&B by the name […]

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this […]

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Interview with Karen Gee, Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction

Karen Gee is Managing Director of Journeys of Distinction, a specialist tour operator selling luxury escorted tours from the UK to a wide range of destinations worldwide from New Zealand to Russia and from South America to India. The company offers a very high level of customer service and Karen regularly meets with customers to […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit. †Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Interview with Mery Calderon, President of Kuoda Travel

Mery Calderon is the founder and President of Kuoda Travel, a tour operator that pioneered private luxury travel in Peru. Born and educated in Cusco, she is an expert in the Andean region and has shown countless guests the majesty of Machu Picchu and the warmth of Peruvian culture. After growing up in her motherís […]

Rio's top 5 fine dining restaurants

Rio’s top 5 fine dining restaurants

The Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, Copacabana Palace, Avenida Atlantica Back in the 1920s, when Brazil was a favoured retreat for Hollywood stars and European royalty, there was only one place to stay for the jet-set holidaying in Rio: the Copacabana Palace. This beautiful Art Deco hotel, while now dwarfed by newer buildings, still stands out on […]

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

Sunrise on the Isle of Palms brings the calls of seagulls and sandpipers, backdropped by gentle waves lapping the soft sand. Before long, those tunes of nature are accented by the squeals of kids running across the beautiful swaths of sands, screaming in delight as they dart in and out of the water and plan […]

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

Tripadvisor has released its ’10 hidden gems for wining and dining’. Making the shortlist are the following: 1. Enoteca de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 2. La Vineria Bollicine, Sorrento, Italy 3. Chez Marcel, Paris, France 4. Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia 5. The Wine Cellar, Willemstad, Curacao 6. Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7. La […]

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Interview with Camilla Shaughnessy, Founder of EventfulStays.com

Camilla Shaughnessy is the founder of EventfulStays.com, a UK accommodation website which specialises in mid- to high-end home stays available for short term lets searchable by event. Camilla enjoyed the echelons of senior positions in corporate life before establishing her own consultancy firm in 1994. She went on to launch Eventful Stays in December 2010, […]

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, itís hard get away from summerís annoying ó and at times downright oppressive ó heat and humidity. As a former resident of Charleston, South Carolina, I can attest to the crankiness that takes over in June and lasts until late September, when daily life becomes a […]

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Last week we stayed at the thousand year old Stoke Park estate in Buckinghamshire. The estate has an illustrious history with prestigious owners that have included Elizabeth I in the late 16th Century and the Penn family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thomas Penn, son of William Penn (who founded Pennsylvania) purchased […]

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

I donít know if it was the incredible view, the impeccable service or the melt-in-your-mouth delicious food that made me think The Capital Grille was going to be our best restaurant experience in all of Las Vegas. But whichever one it was, I was correct. Perched on the third floor of the Fashion Show Mall […]

High-flying dining in Estonia's capital

High-flying dining in Estonia’s capital

For just five days in June 2011, diners in Estoniaís cultural capital, Tallinn, can enjoy Champagne, aperitifs, lunch or dinner 50 metres in the air with spectacular views over the medieval Old Town, Tallinnís steel and glass business sector and the Bay of Finland. Dinner in the Skyģ can be enjoyed daily between 8th and […]

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 has long been the St Tropez of the French Alps; this high altitude resort ensures a long snow sure season and is the most famous of all the resorts within the vast Three Valleys ski area. However it isnít just the skiing which has turned this into a world renowned resort – the […]

Atlantis, The Palm gets social!

Atlantis, The Palm gets social!

Atlantis, The Palm is a hotel and resort that we first mentioned on A Luxury Travel Blog back in 2007 when the area was still a construction site. It opened at the back end of the following year to a lavish $35 million party and incredible $1.5 billion firework display. Now, almost three years on, […]

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