Category: Restaurants

The Cinnamon Club goes to Manhattan

The Cinnamon Club goes to Manhattan

Vivek Singh, executive chef and CEO of The Cinnamon Club in London, is bringing his culinary prowess to New York’s Upper East Side in February with a pop-up restaurant at Desmond’s NYC. Owned by David Hart, formerly of Soho House and Claridge’s, the Manhattan must-eat has become a firm favourite with society types since its […]

Recipe of the week: Porcini and mascarpone ravioli with fresh vegetables and pink roasted saddle of venison

Recipe of the week: Porcini and mascarpone ravioli with fresh vegetables and pink roasted saddle of venison

Today’s recipe comes from a restaurant that has recently been awarded its first Michelin star. Kronenstübli is led by Executive Chef Bernd Schützelhofer whose speciality is a creative combination of traditional recipes from around the world and locally produced ingredients, which often give a modern twist to a classic dish. Ingredients: (serves 4-6 people) Filling […]

€2 million refurbishment for Château Eza

€2 million refurbishment for Château Eza

Voted one of the world’s most romantic hotels, Château Eza has undergone a €2 million refurbishment.  With uninterrupted panoramic views over the Côte d’Azur, Château Eza has reopened its doors after five months refurbishment. Only the 400 year old walls have remained untouched at this world famous boutique hotel and Michelin stared restaurant. Set on […]

3 of the best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

3 of the best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

The beauty of a Cape Town holiday is the variety of things to see and do whilst you are there. The most trouble you will have is in deciding what to do in the time you have available!  I’ve seen many changes, but the loveliest thing is revisiting favourite haunts that are still top of […]

A new way to see the Amazon

A new way to see the Amazon

This November saw the unveiling of a new eco jungle-lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Hacienda Concepcion is the second property under the byInkaterra name, the sister brand to pioneering Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra Hotels. byInkaterra launched in 2010 to offer travellers to Peru a more immersive, guesthouse-style experience of the country, without compromising on the […]

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

From the Monte Carlo casino to the five-star hotels on the Croisette, when it comes to luxury, the French Riviera has a lot to offer. Over 10 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur for a holiday in the sun every year, but very few are lucky enough to experience the grandiose lifestyle that makes it […]

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

It was the huge Jacuzzi tub that captivated me. Everything else about this completely fabulous suite at the Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls was overwhelmingly wonderful, but after a long day of travel, envisioning that luxuriant Jacuzzi tub filled with hot water and bubbles absolutely made my day. After a friendly welcome at the […]

Fast cars & fine dining at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

The Historic Grand Prix (11th-13th May 2012)  is a magnificent event that commemorates the golden age of motor racing on the glamorous streets of Monaco.  It is a must for any motorsport enthusiast! The race takes place on the very same circuit as it did back in 1929. The Monaco circuit is considered one of […]

Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Marty Carr is CEO of Carr Golf Travel, which includes the brand Online Golf Travel, and offers bespoke golf travel in Europe and the US and runs several world-class golf events in Ireland. The son of Joe Carr, who won 40 golf championships and was one of the world’s best ever amateur golfers, Marty studied […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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