Category: United Kingdom

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited […]

Recipe of the week: Wild sea bass with baby fennel, capers and lemon

Recipe of the week: Wild sea bass with baby fennel, capers and lemon

Wild sea bass is recommended for this dish. It is more expensive than from the farm but it is worthwhile going that extra mile. The sea bass that are found in the English Channel are the best in the chef’s opinion – they are very tasty, flaky and have an amazing texture. This is a […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

5 of the world's top sports experiences

5 of the world’s top sports experiences

Are you a sports enthusiast? Here we’ve compiled 5 of the ultimate sports experiences to be enjoyed from across the globe. In the multi-billion dollar sports industry, these sporting events are the world’s greatest. Imagine the envy of your friends when you tell them you’re experiencing these sports events from the stands… The Master’s PGA […]

14 vineyards worth visiting

14 vineyards worth visiting

A few years ago South African friends of ours introduced us to some rather lovely South African wines, thankfully just before we re-visited the country for our honeymoon.  It has rather started a habit of seeking out a vineyard to visit whenever we’re on holiday.  We’ve been nicely surprised with some UK ones too!  We […]

Live like The Great Gatsby: the world's best Art Deco hotels

Live like The Great Gatsby: the world’s best Art Deco hotels

Thanks to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, we’re currently suffering from 1920s fever. From its exuberant glamour to eclectic style, the roaring ’20s was one of the most influential decades in terms of fashion and design. Art Deco became the dominating trend, influencing architecture such as the Chrysler Building in New York […]

Top places to go for the ultimate luxury break in London

Top places to go for the ultimate luxury break in London

As the summer hits the UK again, the cosmopolitan city of London really does swell with glitz and glamour with attractions that make tourists flock in their millions every year. The backdrop of Buckingham Palace, the Mall and the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the River Thames will be a real treat for […]

Luxury at the library

Luxury at the library

If your idea of luxury involves a good book, sumptuous surroundings and uninterrupted peace and quiet, you need to know about Gladstone’s Library. Sitting unassumingly in the picturesque village of Hawarden, Flintshire, the UK’s only residential library is a blissful hideaway for book lovers, writers, theologians and anyone needing to just simply just be. It’s […]

11 unforgettable dining experiences

11 unforgettable dining experiences

Something we always do on holiday is find a special place to dine and we’ve been jotting them down in Evernote for a long while now! Staying in a self-catering or a more basic boutique hotel away from the hum drum is quite a good way to save some pennies but still enjoy the finer […]

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

Dining in London this Summer is all about one building – The Shard – the tallest building in Europe. With stunning views of the capital city from all directions, The Shard is also home to various restaurants and bars and for this reason will be one of the places to visit in the Summer of […]

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

In modern times, glass and steel has become all the fashion. Soulless glass skyscraper hotels rise tall above the ground, cocooning the hotel guest to look out past the transparent facade and wish they were outside instead! Personally, I’m a sucker for classic hotels – palaces, castles, Renaissance and Art Noveau structures with opulent exteriors […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

The decadence, the opulence, the romance, the fashions of the roaring 20s – Baz Luhrmann’s new production of The Great Gatsby has brought a whole new audience to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel. Now you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties with The Great Gatsby-style offers available at […]

3 great self-catering options in the UK

3 great self-catering options in the UK

We’ve found over the years that some of our best breaks have been when we’ve self-catered.  Home away from home is sometimes as nice as staying in a hotel, and invariably the space and privacy are second to none.   These are a few of our UK favourites from our travel overs the last year or […]

Stars queue up for West End roles

Stars queue up for West End roles

The cast for London’s Theatreland is particularly impressive this month as those whose runs started in the Spring are still to be found in the theatres of London whilst the curtain is raised on several intriguing Summer shows boasting an even broader aray of stars. I suppose it would behove us well to start with […]

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

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