Parts I and II of an incredible visual insight into Wales.
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Get more Mal for your money this Christmas, from the 18th to 29th December 2008. Malmaison is celebrating the festive season by offering 12 hotels of its hotels at significantly reduced rates (from just £49 per night, in fact!). For more information, see their 12 days of Mal page.
This exceptional Michelin-starred restaurant recently picked up the gold award for Taste of The South West, at South West Tourism‘s Excellence Awards last month. The Harrow‘s menu is finely crafted with fresh sustainable produce from around the UK. At present The Harrow is running a special 5 course tasting lunch with two glasses of wine [...]
Following last week’s record of over 150 Bottlenose dolphins frolicking across Douglas Bay on the Isle of Man, the same pod were again spotted yesterday afternoon between Gansey and Port St Mary. This is the biggest single group seen off the Island since records began, and it is incredibly unusual for them to be sighted [...]
Join award winning Michelin star chef Rob Clayton at the Horse and Groom Inn, Malmesbury, Wiltshire on 11th December 2008 for a special festive cookery demonstration followed by dinner and a classic wine auction. The evening costs just £19.95 and visitors will learn dishes such as smoked salmon cannelloni with cucumber pickle, marinated and pan [...]
For couples seeking the privacy of a luxury retreat with the facilities of an award-winning hotel, the Miss Potter Suite at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel has all the right ingredients. Located in the Lake District – arguably one of the UK’s most romantic destinations, the luxurious Miss Potter Suite at Holbeck Ghyll boasts [...]
The Regent Berlin’s Fischer’s Fritz Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars for the second year running. Led by Chef de Cuisine Christian Lohse, one of Germany’s most prestigious chefs, Fischer’s Fritz is a haute seafood restaurant featuring French culinary influences and fresh, locally sourced produce. And Lohse is no strange to top-rated Michelin restaurants [...]
New Year’s hotel offers in London and Leeds – from The Eton Collection – to make the start of 2009 go swimmingly… The Academy, London – walk to Trafalgar square to see in the New Year at the famous London countdown. Price from £232 per room which includes a full English breakfast, a late check [...]
I didn’t go to the WTM this year. My reason is simply because I feel I can network with the people I need to from the comfort of my own office, rather than trekking the length of the country down to London to do so – such is the beauty of the internet. For me, [...]
The Macallan, makers of some of the finest single malts, teamed with the masters of glassmaking, Lalique, to create an elegant new $12,000 home for its very rare 55-year-old whiskey. The “natural colour” decanter was designed with a stunning amber-hued stopper and a subtle colour gradient to enhance the spirit held within. And what a [...]
London’s famous 5-star May Fair Hotel is staying ahead of the times – and certainly not complying with an image that luxury hotels ‘don’t do’ this ‘kind of thing’, by launching the first ever independent UK hotel channel on YouTube. According to the hotel, the new channel is far from “corporate mish-mash of literature and [...]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Journey back in time on the Royal Scotsman Five star luxury at its best, from Graycliff Marvel at Emperor penguins with Polar Cruises Discover thousands of years of civilization courtesy of Arts in Europe
Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab, has unveiled plans to operate a five-star super deluxe hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. Conveniently situated in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District, with close proximity to the high-end shopping district, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be a 25-storey development, designed by Ian [...]
The perfect location to experience a new London… the London Marriott West India Quay.
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beyond your expectations: Mexico Exquisite sojourns along the Adriatic from TerraNautika Personal shopping service from Luxury Edinburgh Feel the difference at Vila Bicuda
In an hour or so, I’ll be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to participate in the Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in the world, with approximately 49,999 other runners. The route covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. This will be my 10th GNR on the trot and, given my lack of training, [...]