Category: Food and Drink

Top 10 restaurants in Barbados

Top 10 restaurants in Barbados

Thanks to its rich culture and international history, Barbados is widely regarded as the Caribbean’s capital of cuisine. This small island is home to hundreds of excellent restaurants offering everything from delicious local seafood to imported delicacies. Read on to learn more about the ten best places to eat in Barbados. Discover classic Bajan snacks, […]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go […]

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

A leisurely afternoon in Chinatown, Manchester, UK

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) and one of the biggest in Europe. We’ve been many times before but […]

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Recipe of the week: Rock oysters with a Champagne sauce

Rock oysters from Carlingford in Lough, Ireland are recommended for this dish as they are creamy and rich with a distinct metallic zing, which contrasts well with the sweetness of the Champagne sauce. This recipe combines the indulgence and richness of traditional French cuisine, with light, clean flavours favoured in Asian cooking to cut through […]

11 ideas for Valentine's Day in London

11 ideas for Valentine’s Day in London

Following the hustle and bustle of the Festive season, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to unwind and relax in luxury with that special someone in your life. London hosts some of the world’s most romantic hotels and restaurants that can help to create the perfect break for just the two of you. This great […]

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Top 10 things to do in Barbados for couples

Barbados is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean to escape with your significant other. If you’re travelling to this exotic island, you’ll find isolated beaches, stunning subterranean caves, and hundreds of other unique and interesting places to see with your partner. From the best places to catch the Caribbean sunset to the island’s best […]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

When you are enjoying a fabulous day on the slopes of Meribel, there is no need to drop back into the resort when you start to get peckish at lunchtime. There are a variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy before carrying on with your day’s skiing. Here are our top four: The Nuvoself […]

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Whether you’re travelling this Valentine’s Day or you’re just looking to bring a little holiday spirit into an evening at home with a loved one, there’s always room for a cocktail. To help you add some loved-up glamour to your evening, we’ve teamed up with Oriole Ruiz, bartender at Dubai’s Salero Tapas & Bodega in […]

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Interview with Alvaro Rey, Area General Manager of InterContinental in London

Alvaro began his career at InterContinental Medellin in his native country of Colombia in 1984 and has remained with the company ever since. During this time he has held prestigious positions across North and South America, Middle East, Australia and Europe. What is it that you do exactly? I have been General Manager of the […]

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

Perhaps it’s Boardwalk Empire, perhaps it’s the exclusivity, or perhaps it’s simply the eternal attraction of all that is clandestine – either way, hidden bars haven’t been this in vogue since the time when they were actually a necessity. Here are 5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris – where speaking is not often so […]

The best culinary destination you've never heard of

The best culinary destination you’ve never heard of

The culinary map is, shall we say, peppered with well known and well tread “must see” destinations: cities such as Paris, New York, London, Bangkok and Sydney to name but a few, and more rural or regional destinations such as Provence, Basque Country, Napa Valley and Tuscany. But there’s one rising star on the Spanish […]

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

California is the annual holiday destination for thousands of Brits and many book into their same hotel and enjoy the same experiences. Yes, it’s a fantastic experience but perhaps it’s worth looking further afield and trying something different. You’ll be amazed at some of the different experiences available in the areas surrounding your usual haunts. […]

A luxurious Valentine’s Day in San Diego

A luxurious Valentine’s Day in San Diego

Feel warm all over this Valentine’s Day – in more ways than one! Get ready to soak up the sun in America’s Finest City and be sure to have your significant other in tow. We’ve put together a luxurious itinerary that’s bound to get the two of you in love with the city and even […]

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

As a bustling city that blurs the boundaries between modern metropolis and historic culture, Marrakech boasts an exceptional wealth of culinary delights, to out-do even the most discerning of palates. From traditional Morrocan cuisine refined with modern style, to cosmopolitan menus that reflect the multitude of international influences that have come through the country, Marrakech […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 - simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Here we predict the key trends that we envisage for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries. Simple pleasures For many luxury travellers, a […]

Top 10 things to do in Thailand (insider's secrets!)

Top 10 things to do in Thailand (insider’s secrets!)

Thailand is often referred to as the ‘land of smiles’ because being surrounded by emerald waters, sensational food and jaw-dropping temples makes you want to do just that – smile.  I’ve rounded up a selection of stunning sights and insider secrets to bring you the top 10 things to do in Thailand. 1. Have a […]

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