Category: Western Europe

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

We all know that hotels and chalets have upped their standards to create ‘foodie’ experiences; guests now get the opportunity to take cookery classes, go out with the chef and source their own truffles, pick their own fruit and veg and, in some cases, receive a certificate about it for bragging rights back home. ‘Foodies’ [...]

A hotel fit for a Wimbledon champion

A hotel fit for a Wimbledon champion

Andy Murray, the reigning Wimbledon champion and the first British winner of the men’s singles Wimbledon Championship for an incredible 77 years, has opened a luxury hotel in Scotland. Cromlix, which is close to the tennis player’s home town of Dunblane, is a 15-room five star luxury hotel with a restaurant overseen by French chef [...]

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Each month myself and a few other luxury travel bloggers highlight our latest travelling exploits as part of a small, select group known as the Luxury Travel Blog Network.  Whilst I wrote a review of my short stay on the outskirts of Cape Town from my trip to South Africa, here’s what the others have [...]

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

Easter is a fantastic time to enjoy a ski break, whatever you skills on the slopes and whatever the location you’re looking to ski in. From the French Alps to Lapland, Revelstoke to Zermatt there’s plenty of fantastic ski resorts to choose from. Of course, the key with skiing in April is to make sure [...]

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

Looking for a weird and wonderful event? There are hundreds of exciting, odd and – well, plain silly – festivals around the world providing any excuse for a celebration.  Here are five weird and wonderful festivals that you definitely won’t be disappointed with.  If you have more to add, then please leave a comment! Fallas [...]

3 stylish new hotels on Mallorca

3 stylish new hotels on Mallorca

Mallorca’s choice of chic luxury accommodation continues to grow, with several new hotels opening during 2014. For a spring break this year, check out the following three new hotels in different areas of the Spanish island. In the capital, Palma de Mallorca, Boutique Hotel Can Alomar opens on 1st May 2014, in a renovated 19th [...]

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

As winter draws to a close, some people may already be packing away their ski gear and turning their thoughts to swimming, sailing, cycling and sun. Others however, may already be looking forward to next winter, and taking advantage of some of the early booking offers which seem to be landing in our in boxes [...]

Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice

Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice

There’s nothing like taking a private water taxi service in Venice to many of the key destinations around the island and the outlying islands. Water taxis are the luxury limousines of Venice with beautifully crafted wooden ships, leather upholstered interiors and rich details. Not only are you getting off quickly to various locations around Venice, [...]

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and  New York

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and New York

Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each is beautiful in its own right, and all seem to be a time when a longing for traveling abroad emerges, wanderlust is rekindled, and a yearning grows to awaken in those places that have been but a dream. To sate your desire to roam, StyleHotels recommends three of the world’s most stylish and [...]

12 top men’s fashion brands to check out in London

12 top men’s fashion brands to check out in London

Whether you are a gentleman searching for a new look or if you are seeking a luxury gift for the special man in your life, London has a vast array of top fashion brands to suit your needs. The UK’s capital city is complete shopping heaven for men, with such a wide selection of luxury [...]

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

Top 5 luxury family beach escapes

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the ideal holiday to suit the collective needs of you and your little ones can be an overwhelming task. One wants relaxation and another cultural discoveries, the children’s preferences are not aligned either with one seeking [...]

Fashion lovers: a Dries Van Noten exhibit unlike any other

Fashion lovers: a Dries Van Noten exhibit unlike any other

Unlike any fashion exhibit you are likely to see in Paris, and unlike any I have seen anywhere else, I was blown away by the Dries Van Noten Inspirations exhibit.  With more than 400 items on display, the exhibit walked you through that private genius of his, taking you through the inspiration behind each piece [...]

Ferrari to invest €100m in Spanish theme park

Ferrari to invest €100m in Spanish theme park

Perhaps it’s not surprising that a brand such as Ferrari would be obsessed with earning titles for being fastest, but you might not expect the superlative to be applied to roller coasters and other theme park rides. Yet the elite car maker already holds the record for world’s fastest roller coaster in its existing theme [...]

A honeymooners’ trip to Athens and Cyclades

A honeymooners’ trip to Athens and Cyclades

Greece is among the most popular destinations for honeymooners, especially Santorini which is known for its unique light and romantic sunset. For those who want to combine their honeymoon with some other activities, see below a suggested itinerary and activities. Day 1: Arrival in Athens Riviera. Stay in one of the seafront spa hotels with uninterrupted [...]

5 stunning French Riviera beaches

5 stunning French Riviera beaches

Relaxing in the unparalleled luxury of the French Riviera has always been popular but sometimes you want to find somewhere that’s a little less popular than your usual favourite beach. Relaxing by the side of the pool of your villa is one thing but nothing beats a day at the beach. Here we’ve handpicked five [...]

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

Sometimes the most convenient way to get around Europe isn’t by air but instead by rail. But did you realise that you can still do this with a considerable degree of comfort? Read on to learn more about Eurostar’s Business Premier class. The Eurostar, if you didn’t know already, is a high-speed rail service that [...]

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