Category: Food and Drink

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

Recipe of the week: Gressingham duck with potato pancake, cider and apple sauce

To achieve a crisp, well-done duck you have to roast the whole bird. It is best to use whole ducks, as the carcass is used for the sauce and the legs and fat can be used to make confit. If well-done is the desired result, crisp duck confit is ideal. We hope you enjoy this […]

5 ways to spend Mother's Day in Victoria, BC

5 ways to spend Mother’s Day in Victoria, BC

British Columbia’s charming capitol, Victoria, is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day and offers plenty of decadent things to do to celebrate the occasion. From a picnicking in peacock friendly Beacon Hill Park to enjoying a pint in an English pub, there’s something for everyone. But the thing that really makes Victoria shine for […]

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Forget the Merlion, the city parks, the cleanliness and the world-class retail locations, the main reason the rich and famous continually flock to Singapore is the city’s magnificent multitude of fine dining establishments. So here’s a list of 10 of the most luxurious and prestigious ones to be found in the fine city. 1. Waku […]

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is the tech start-up district and home to Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s a hotspot for business. This former industrial area now bustling with fresh energy is right in the middle of Seattle, making it a convenient home base for exploring the city when you’re […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending […]

8 of Dublin's best pubs to drink Guinness

8 of Dublin’s best pubs to drink Guinness

You can’t possibly visit Dublin without sampling at least one pint of Guinness. Apart from the embarrassment of having to admit this to family and friends back home, you know it’s good for you – at least that’s what I was told when I was growing up in Dublin! It was normal to understand from […]

The best way to spend Mother's Day in Paris

The best way to spend Mother’s Day in Paris

Last Mother’s Day, my mom and I decided to take a much-deserved weeklong trip to our favorite city of light, Paris. After settling into our apartment, we packed the day with some of our favorite activities, and kicked it off with none other than… shopping! We started with a visit to one of our favorite […]

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Special feature: Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Less than an hour west of London lies Kingston-upon-Thames – a thriving suburb of the capital, with a relaxed but vibrant feel to it. There we enjoyed a leisurely stay in one of the brand new Flying Butler apartments by Deep Blue, close to Kingston Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. Once we located the apartment […]

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Top 10 fine dining establishments in Norfolk

Norfolk is fast emerging as a go-to destination for fine dining. The culinary perception of the region has traditionally been based on hearty gastropubs and quaint cafes serving seasonal, locally sourced produce. But in recent years the county has quietly been building a strong reputation for top-end cooking – earning Michelin stars, AA rosettes and […]

5 of the best luxury bars in Bangkok

5 of the best luxury bars in Bangkok

Thai people are known for their hospitality and attention to small details in their catering establishments. The thriving capital city of Bangkok has become famous for its busy and exciting nightlife, that offers truly unique night outs out on the town, and according to Murray Head’s song , One Night in Bangkok, ‘the bars are […]

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

Top 5 Italian wineries that include delicious food pairings

The only thing better than a tasting of good, complex wines, is paring it with perfectly matched, delectable cuisine. Add in a scenic backdrop of rolling vineyards, blue skies, and charming hilltop villages and you have one incredibly enjoyable day on your hands. It’s no wonder why I love to include tasting lunches on several […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

What better way to enjoy the holidays than by treating someone dear to you with a special Easter gift? Whether you’re looking for something stylish or simply craving some chocolate extravagance, here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) this festive season. C900 Worldtimer from Christopher […]

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Mariek Anselme is the Co-Founder of A.M.A Selections, the new premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. Mariek currently resides in the South of France near Cannes. Although half French and half American by birth, Mariek grew up moving quite often and has lived in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. […]

Recipe of the week: St. Clement's creams

Recipe of the week: St. Clement’s creams

A luxurious set lemon cream, with a boozy orange jelly. It is delicious and surprisingly light. A glorious recipe, but you do need to think of all the stages first, perhaps making the cream one day, then the next setting the jelly on top. Remember to zest the lemons and oranges before you squeeze them […]

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Business lunches are often used as an excuse to hold informal meetings with corporate clients and splurge on the account, all while enjoying a fine meal, a comforting and often sophisticated environment and good company. With Hong Kong’s traditional business centre relatively constrained within Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, there are a plethora of upscale […]

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