Category: Western Europe

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

To achieve a crisp, well-done duck you have to roast the whole bird. It is best to use whole ducks, as the carcass is used for the sauce and the legs and fat can be used to make confit. If well-done is the desired result, crisp duck confit is ideal. We hope you enjoy this […]

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

7 of the world's best high-end shopping streets

7 of the world’s best high-end shopping streets

For those of you traveling fashion victims out there, stepping foot on a high-end shopping street is similar to a child walking in a candy store. Let’s face it: while shopping malls are convenient, keeping you warm and dry during colder seasons, they get depressing as well, considering you won’t see the light of day […]

15 of the world's best beach bars

15 of the world’s best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world. Theros Wave […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Top 10 tips for your first trip to London

Planning your first trip to London can be a daunting prospect. With so many things to see and do, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start, especially if you are only in town for a few days. They say that when you are tired of London, you are tired of life. Well let […]

8 of Dublin's best pubs to drink Guinness

8 of Dublin’s best pubs to drink Guinness

You can’t possibly visit Dublin without sampling at least one pint of Guinness. Apart from the embarrassment of having to admit this to family and friends back home, you know it’s good for you – at least that’s what I was told when I was growing up in Dublin! It was normal to understand from […]

The best way to spend Mother's Day in Paris

The best way to spend Mother’s Day in Paris

Last Mother’s Day, my mom and I decided to take a much-deserved weeklong trip to our favorite city of light, Paris. After settling into our apartment, we packed the day with some of our favorite activities, and kicked it off with none other than… shopping! We started with a visit to one of our favorite […]

9 ideas for things to do for families in Westminster, London

9 ideas for things to do for families in Westminster, London

Westminster, known as the home of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, is lined with luxury hotels and restaurants, amazing parks and interesting tourist attractions. With plenty of green spaces and history around every corner, it’s a great place for families of all ages. If you’re looking for inspiration of what to do, read on for […]

4 must-see May festivals in Andalucia

4 must-see May festivals in Andalucia

Famed for its colourful cultural and gastronomic celebrations, Andalucia hosts a seemingly endless stream of festivals for every occasion across the year. In many ways the month of May really kicks off the festive season after the solemnity of the weeklong Semana Santa spectacle leading up to Easter. The temperatures creep up, the days lengthen, […]

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

Stop your vacation planning and listen up! We know you’ve read those ’10 Best Beaches’ lists and dreamed about white sand between your toes, but chances are, you’ve already been there and done that. So why not go for something a little more daring? Something a little more out of the ordinary? Those are a […]

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Less than an hour west of London lies Kingston-upon-Thames – a thriving suburb of the capital, with a relaxed but vibrant feel to it. There we enjoyed a leisurely stay in one of the brand new Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, close to Kingston Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. Once we located the apartment […]

5 of the best luxury London nightlife spots

5 of the best luxury London nightlife spots

Are you planning a visit to London in the near future? After a day filled with much sightseeing and shopping, you will surely need some time need to relax and unwind. London has many luxury offerings where you can enjoy yourself after a busy day with some relaxing entertainment. Read on to find out more […]

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Experience Lisbon in 7 easy steps

Lisbon is one of the oldest and grandest cities in the world. Facing the sea, visitors can travel on the iconic yellow trams climbing up the seven hills to get a better view of the Atlantic Ocean, or wander among the historic narrow backstreets and listen to Fado in quaint bars over an espresso and […]

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Norfolk is fast emerging as a go-to destination for fine dining. The culinary perception of the region has traditionally been based on hearty gastropubs and quaint cafes serving seasonal, locally sourced produce. But in recent years the county has quietly been building a strong reputation for top-end cooking – earning Michelin stars, AA rosettes and […]

Pamper the kids in Paris

Pamper the kids in Paris

Every young girl’s dream is to become a princess as they gaze at their reflection in the mirror for long hours at a time. Even if they are too young for make-up and beauty treatments, there are still plenty of places in Paris specially designed for kids to get them started in the magical world […]

5 tips for the perfect luxury holiday in Barcelona

5 tips for the perfect luxury holiday in Barcelona

Barcelona is the perfect city for all visitors. If you are looking for a luxurious getaway then rest assured that you’ll be able to live it up to the max with a world-class lavish lifestyle in Barcelona. Exclusive shopping, fancy restaurants, pampering and sightseeing in style are just a few of the endless possibilities that […]

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