Category: Western Europe

6 luxurious experiences in Munich

6 luxurious experiences in Munich

When you think of Munich, some of the first things that might come to mind are Oktoberfest, lederhosen, and the blue and white checked Bavarian flag. While Munich has the charm of a cozy Bavarian hamlet, it’s full of the hustle and bustle of a thriving metropolis. The prosperous capitol of Bavaria has one foot […]

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Halfway between the Tuscan jewels of Pisa and Florence, there is a smooth, wide valley framed by fields of silver wheat, rows of vineyard grapes and thick swatches of undisturbed forest. Perched at the high point of a ridge above the valley is a tall, stone castle. The castle is 800 years old. It sits […]

7 of the best restaurants in London

7 of the best restaurants in London

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”- M.F.K. Fisher From top-notch venues run by the likes of Heston Blumenthal  and Gordon Ramsay to innovative and upcoming eateries, London is the place to go if food is your thing. We bring to you a list of some of the best restaurants of the city. Book […]

3 of the best Greek islands for family escapes

3 of the best Greek islands for family escapes

Travelling with children sometimes needs some extra planning to ensure activities and amenities suitable for a family vacation. Looking for sandy beaches, organized activities and safe amenities while allowing parents to also relax and enjoy themselves sometimes is a complex task. We have selected three Greek islands, which combine the best of all words, allowing […]

3 of the most unique city breaks for retired couples

3 of the most unique city breaks for retired couples

After a life spent taking on the daily grind, paying off mortgages, bringing up kids and keeping the grandchildren in line, retired couples have earned a well-deserved break! With Europe quite literally at their doorstep, hordes of retired Brits have some incredible destinations to choose from. And while Rome, Paris and Barcelona will always be […]

The top 5 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 5 mountain restaurants in Meribel

As Spring rolls in the conditions for alfresco dining in the Alps have never been so perfect. After a couple of hours on the piste the combination of exercise and the refreshing mountain air will find most skiers ready for a spot of lunch or maybe just a coffee on the terrace to recharge for […]

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

5 Paris restaurants for 5 different styles

Lately on this blog I talked to you about the top 4 brasseries in Paris. Today I would like to introduce five more restaurants I really do appreciate. The five of them have five different cooking styles. Therefore, if you are a veggie, if you prefer meat, if you are looking for luxury gastronomy or […]

5 fabulous things to do in Otranto

5 fabulous things to do in Otranto

The peninsula of Salento is one of my favourite Italian destinations and one I keep coming back to. Located deep in Italy’s south, Salento is the ‘heel’ of its ‘boot’, part of the region of Puglia, located at the edges of both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Its generous sunshine, typical whitewashed houses, baroque architecture, […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

3 new trendy spots on Mykonos Island

3 new trendy spots on Mykonos Island

Summer 2015 is just around the corner and the preparations on the island of Mykonos are well under way. The pavements are painted white; the restaurants brush off the winter signs; new brands arrive and promise to spice up the cosmopolitan aura and nightlife of the island. We pencil in three openings which will attract […]

A stargazing adventure with a difference

A stargazing adventure with a difference

There’s a long distance walk in the UK that runs from the longest natural lake in England – Windermere – to the largest manmade lake in northern Europe - Kielder Water. Overshadowed by Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, interest in the route never really appears to have gathered momentum since it was established in 1999. Any […]

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

I can hardly believe that the road will lead anywhere. It is steep, rutted, and folds back on itself over and over again. My ears pop and the greenery around me transitions from pale green Tuscan river valley to soft pines that cast stippled shadows. But the road does end. It levels out and my […]

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

Summer is coming and Ibiza is gearing up for a new season. Anticipation is in the air, but where are the places to go and be seen? Sweaty, busy residences where people stands on your Choos are out the window and Ibiza, a place to party 24 hours, is showing a new light. Now, the […]

Special feature: Yellow Cottage, Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Yellow Cottage, Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Occupying the most idyllic North Cornwall location, overlooking Trebarwith Strand beach, Yellow Cottage is one of a very select group of holiday homes available through Perfect Stays. It sleeps 9 with two king size rooms, a twin-bedded room and a bedroom with three single beds, making it perfect for a large gathering or extended family, […]

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

Interview with George Gorrow, Creative Director of BASK Gili Meno

George Gorrow was born in Australia and raised on the Northern Beaches. He’s one of four brothers and a loving creative and entrepreneur. He was heavily into the surf and skate scene from a young age, so followed that path for a while. His best friend was the number one surfer in the world at […]

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

It’s time to banish those drives down the motorway at the crack of dawn to catch that early morning flight. Here at the Epicurean, we know that you work hard for your holidays and deserve to maximise on every second of that luxury and relaxation. So, why not start your getaway just that little bit […]

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