Category: Regions

New concierge centre at Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lakes is within an easy two-hour drive of Boston and a short flight from New York’s LaGuardia International Airport. It is located in the picturesque town of Quechee, known for its spectacular gorge, a mile-long rocky cleft, and near the historic villages of Woodstock, Vt., and Hanover, N.H. And the new Quechee Lakes Concierge […]

A lull in luxury

A lull in luxury

Regular readers might be wondering why the blog hasn’t been quite as busy as usual. The reason is because I have been on holiday in Brittany for a couple of weeks and, since returning, I have had to prioritise my usual day job as Director of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. (a specialist tourism internet […]

Peru from north to south

This video is a journey from the north of Peru, deep in the Amazon, through some of Peru’s most amazing wonders: the way is the Oasis in Huacachina, the majestic Andean Condor at Condor Cross (Arequipa), and the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu.

Red Sea Riviera

Let Egypt stimulate your mind, captivate your heart and steal your soul.

ChazzFest 2007

ChazzFest 2007

The Charleston Music & Heritage Festival, better known as ChazzFest, will celebrate music, food and culture of the American South on 22nd September 2007 in Charleston, SC. Festival-goers will experience four stages of world-class music, sample Southern foods from top chefs, meet craftspeople and celebrated artisans and be invited to make a day of it. […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… New York’s ultimate Italian restaurant: Del Posto Hang out at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort Learn the trade at Shangri-La Academy Cultured travels from The Cultured Traveler

10 Thousand BC luxury bottled water

10 Thousand BC luxury bottled water

I’ll admit to being highly sceptical about 10 Thousand BC “luxury bottled water” but I’ve decided to give it a mention all the same. The water is ‘harvested’ from the Coastal Glacier Range in British Colombia and retails for $7 per 375 ml bottle. Source Glacier Beverage Company Ltd. – the company that exclusively bottles […]

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

Construction is due to commence early next year on The Island Resort and Residencies, an upscale resort at Spotters Bay, Grand Cayman, designed by Rafael Amuchastegui, one of the architects behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It will occupy some 800 ft of beachfront and will feature four inter-connected swimming pools, a pool bar […]

Recipe of the week: Poached Free Range Egg

Recipe of the week: Poached Free Range Egg

Ingredients: • 1 Endive • 1/2 Beef Sweetbread • 3 Morillas / Morels • 1 Egg • 2 Chalots • Olive Oil • Butter • Cream • Croutons • Sugar • Salt • Chicken Bouillon • Dark Bouillon Directions: Endive: Cook the endive in white bouillon (bouillon of chicken) and butter with a some sugar […]

Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius

A neatly-done video showing why the 5 star Mauritius Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is the perfect spot to nurture your body and soul.

KauriFest 2007

KauriFest 2007

From the 8th to 30th September, the Northland Kauri Festival will take place. The event celebrates and honours the kauri tree, a New Zealand icon. During the festival you can encounter some of the world’s largest remaining kauri trees with Footprints Waipoua. Local guides will take you a mythological exploration of life in the […]

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

To celebrate the first birthday of its Etihad Guest loyalty programme, Etihad Airways is running a series of promotions throughout mid-September 2007. Register for various online drawings and you could win a trip to the Italian Grand Prix, to Formula 1 races in Belgium, to Thailand, or various other prizes from travel to diamonds. Membership […]

Purify your body with Evian

Purify your body with Evian

It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it) last year. (You can read a little more about that trip on the special features here and here.) And it’s with considerable interest […]

Proof wine bar in Washington DC

Proof wine bar in Washington DC

A new wine bar called Proof in the Penn Quarter of Washington DC has an Enomatic wine serving system which keeps wine for up to 2 months by filling the space in the bottle with argon gas, displacing oxygen which would normally make the wine go off after a day or two. The Enomatic […]

The new Casanova Hotel in Barcelona

The new Casanova Hotel in Barcelona

Set in Barcelona, Casanova Hotel in Barcelona has been re-imagined from an 18th Century limestone wealthy residence into an urban chic hotel. Set to debut its hip elegant décor next month, the 124-room, eight-story Casanova blends modern design with theatrical flair. Samir Saab, concept designer of such notable properties like Ikal del Mar (now The […]

32nd Virginia Wine Festival

The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg on 15th and 16th September 2007. The event is widely considered to be one of the main wine festivals on the East Coast. This year it will feature a grand tasting of the Commonwealth’s award-winning artisan wines, gourmet pairing […]

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