Category: Food and Drink

The top 3 coffee houses to visit in San Diego

The top 3 coffee houses to visit in San Diego

Even as Autumn officially gets underway, the cities of Southern California will still have their fair share of visitors intent on making summer last forever.  San Diego will be no different, with bikini-weather still in full swing and the city’s laidback beach attitude so prevalent among the locals.  Summer might as well be year-round as the […]

5 wines to taste in Umbria

5 wines to taste in Umbria

Wine production in Umbria dates back to ancient times. Archaeological artifacts show evidence that the Etruscans engaged in viticulture along the banks of the Tiber River well before the Romans here. But when they did arrive, they too developed a taste for these wines. Around the 12th Century, Orvieto was a summer retreat for the […]

Top 5 dining experiences in Koh Samui

Top 5 dining experiences in Koh Samui

Visiting the island of Koh Samui is becoming more popular for more than just honeymooners and as more people travel to the area, there has been a boom in the tourist industry. Thousands flock to the exotic isle which means there is more demand for quality cuisine and luxury dining experiences. Below are five indulgent, […]

Recipe of the week: Ariana's chocolat à l’ancienne

Recipe of the week: Ariana’s chocolat à l’ancienne

Hot chocolate lost its authenticity in modern day by being made from instant mixes and by being considered less of an adult drink than coffee. We need to revive the popularity of the lost art of preparing and presenting hot chocolate! This recipe and variation of the ancient royals’ favorite drink showcases our precious gem […]

5 good reasons to spend the half-term break with your kids in Paris

5 good reasons to spend the half-term break with your kids in Paris

Half-term holidays are a perfect time to have a break with your family after that busy and stressful back-to-school period. What better opportunity to go away together, catch up and have fun than taking your family somewhere as fantastic and exciting as Paris! Here are 5 good reasons to choose Paris for your family half-term […]

Oman's first booze-free luxury hotel

Oman’s first booze-free luxury hotel

Singapore’s international hotelier, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) continues to tap into the potential of the Sultanate of Oman with the announcement of its second hotel in the region. M&C has signed an agreement with Shaza Muscat Company (SMC) to manage and operate Oman’s first Sharia-compliant five-star property named the Muscat Grand Millennium Hotel. The […]

Recipe of the week: Marinated crab wrapped in avocado with ajo blanco

Recipe of the week: Marinated crab wrapped in avocado with ajo blanco

The delicate and sweet flavours of crab pairs well with strong, citric ingredients. This recipe uses crab meat marinated with chopped coriander, tomato concassé, lemon and lime juice, highlighting refreshing flavours that are perfect for the warm weather. A thin layer of avocado adds a touch of richness and the dish is finished off with […]

The Young British Foodies and the best vodka in town

The Young British Foodies and the best vodka in town

At this year’s YBFs (Young British Foodies Awards) in London, guests were taken on a tantalizing food journey, tasting the inspired fare from a shortlist of the country’s most talented and passionate gastronomes. The tasting menu included Tozino‘s chorizo and chickpea stew, Dorshi‘s hake and lemon basil dumplings, Bosco and Bees‘ tomato and mozzarella pizza […]

How to blow €1 million in a day

How to blow €1 million in a day

France’s Courchevel 1850 has a growing reputation as the most expensive and glamorous luxury ski resort in the world. It seems inconceivable but it would be relatively easy to blow €1 MILLION during a 24 hour blitz of unadulterated spending and lavish extravagance in this millionaires mecca. Everyone dreams about winning the lottery, but did you ever […]

The best afternoon teas at sea

The best afternoon teas at sea

The quintessential British ambiance of an afternoon tea at sea epitomises luxury in every sense of the word. Although the grandeur of today’s modern day cruise vessels is undeniably attractive, the heart and soul of this wonderful method of seeing the world still lies in the age old traditions. Imagine white gloved waiters with a smile […]

3 must-try restaurants in Bali

3 must-try restaurants in Bali

We chose 3 of the top restaurants in Bali for you – each offering something slightly different and very special. You might be surprised, but the little island of Bali offers a great variety of wonderful fine dining restaurants with food and service being on a par with many well known European restaurants. Many restaurants […]

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

When we told friends that we’d be going to Lithuania this Summer, they invariably looked at us with surprise. Not only had we never visited the country before, but it soon emerged that we didn’t know anyone who had, either. Lithuania, of course, is a relatively new country, and one where tourism hasn’t yet fully […]

4 London restaurants you should try this Autumn

4 London restaurants you should try this Autumn

In hip and happening London, most days of the week see a new restaurant or bar opening, and the pace really picks up in the Autumn. There’s a real buzz that comes from a new place or a new menu launch – trendy locals really love to show they’ve got their fingers on the pulse. So […]

Interview with Andre Ramayadi, Owner of Bali Home Paradise

Interview with Andre Ramayadi, Owner of Bali Home Paradise

Andre Ramayadi was born in Denpasar, Bali, and began his career in a very young age. He is now 35 years old with a son, and is a managing director as well as the owner of Bali Home Paradise, one of the top luxury villa sites for rent providers in Bali. Helping guests to find […]

Recipe of the week: Seared sesame tuna with lemongrass and lychee coulis

Recipe of the week: Seared sesame tuna with lemongrass and lychee coulis

This delicious recipe is packed full of fresh and zingy Asian summer flavours. Combining ginger with coconut milk and kecap manis, an Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a powerful aroma and treacle-like flavour, the dish is paired with a lightly acidic and mildly sweet lemongrass and lychee sauce which complements sesame crusted tuna wonderfully. Serves […]

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Lorne Blythe born in Edinburgh now divides her time between Italy and Edinburgh. She is the owner of Flavours Holidays which organises getaways for people who want a cooking holiday, a painting vacation or a week practising Pilates in Italy. Flavours is a specialised niche market tour operator, and has been offering luxury holidays since […]

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