Category: Restaurants

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

With the Olympics coming to London next year there will be thousands more visitors than usual in an already busy city throughout the Summer. As well as the sports fans, competitors and accompanying family and friends, there will also be dignitaries, government officials, leaders of industry and a host of VIPs who will want to […]

Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Special feature: Rutland Apartment, Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh, UK

Last weekend we stayed at the Rutland Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh but not in one of their rooms; instead, we were just a short way down the road from the hotel in the beautiful Rutland Apartment which offers so much more than a hotel room.  We were warmly welcomed by Liz who made […]

7 luxury restaurants in Istanbul that you really shouldn't miss

7 luxury restaurants in Istanbul that you really shouldn’t miss

Istanbul is a magical city with buzzing bazaars, impossibly grand mosques and smoky cafés coupled with a modern, ultra-dynamic metropolis where signs of a renewed cultural vibrancy come hand in hand with a physical renaissance. When visiting for the first time, Istanbul can be overwhelming with so many choices of where to stay, what to […]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but […]

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Interview with Philip Hamilton-Grierson, Marketing Director at Cox & Kings

Philip has worked at Cox & Kings since 1993. Having travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Europe, both before and after University (Edinburgh), he had caught a severe case of the travel bug and he joined the company as a Latin America tour consultant. He was only supposed to be there as a two-week […]

Paris – très chic

Paris – très chic

Sometimes a regular city break lacks a little ‘je ne sais quoi?’ When you are looking to impress or in need of pampering, a luxurious break to Paris could be a revitalising experience. Personally, I am happy at both ends of the travel spectrum, from shared hostel dorms in Krakow to 5* luxury in the […]

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Emyr Thomas is the Founder and Director of Bon Vivant, a concierge and lifestyle management service based in London with global coverage. Bon Vivant is aimed at people with insufficient time to manage their lives who want to regain control of their time, access an insider’s knowledge and expertise, and enjoy exclusive treatment andcomplimentary benefits. […]

Travel Guide to Cannes

Travel Guide to Cannes

Cannes, one of Europe’s most sought out locations, is a seaside town well known for the glamour and appeal that accompanies its Cannes Film Festival. This is an event which attracts a host of stars from the best film industries the world over. In keeping with its image as an exclusive city that caters to […]

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Interview with Will Bolsover, Managing Director of World Safaris

Will Bolsover has worked in travel and Africa for the past 15 years. Starting out as a teacher in the remotewestern region of Kenya, he went on to study French and African and Asian Studies at Sussex University then worked as a safari guide in numerous African destinations. Six years ago, he set up the […]

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

In the early morning mist, with a languid calm settling over the Live Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, a strange sound in the distance roused me from sleep. Having spent enough time in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, I immediately recognized the stirrings of an alligator clambering up a muddy bank on the […]

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in and around Grand Cayman

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in and around Grand Cayman

An island of guilty pleasures, Grand Cayman is one of the most luxurious destinations in the Caribbean. The option to effortlessly explore many of the island’s natural and manmade treasures is the very thing which makes Grand Cayman a seductive place to visit. Known for its delectable cuisine, the island lures some of the best […]

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

At first glance, the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a pile of children’s blocks placed neatly in a pile by the side of the river Lj. Angular, modern, stark against the gray fall sky, we were amazed at the modernistic beauty when we stayed there last fall. Conveniently located only a couple of blocks […]

The changing face of Panama

The changing face of Panama

In the past, Panama was more known for its canal than as a haven for gourmets, but that is changing. Today, even those with a discerning palate can find restaurants in Panama City that meet their standards. While finding gourmet cuisine gets more challenging out in the country, some options are available there as well, […]

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Since the 1950s St Tropez has cultivated its now celebrated reputation as a jetset playground drawing movie stars, models, and millionaires from around the world. The French newspaper Le Figaro once said that “St Tropez boasts the the greatest number of famous faces per square meter” and for summer 2011 it will still hold true. […]

Beach barbecue at the Tanjung Rhu Resort

Special feature: Dining at the Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi

We had a wonderful stay at the Tanjung Rhu Resort recently, and there was so much to write about I decided to do it over several articles. The first was a special feature about the resort itself. Now let’s look at the dining options. There are several restaurants at the resort: The Rhu – this […]

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp is a lovely location to go to for a quick weekend getaway. Even though the city is relatively small and has no major landmarks, the small streets full of charm, the cool shopping boutiques and the wine and dine culture, all give us some good reasons why we should go and visit. During your […]

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