Category: Travel Miscellany

Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

The petite and classy Capital Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw from Harrods, is offering master classes in the art of the cocktail at various times this year. The classes are open to the public  and  offer instruction in making five to six classic cocktails, including tasting. Each class costs £115 and includes canapés, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Book Australia’s finest hotels at Luxury Down Under Dine in a greenhouse at De Kas, Amsterdam Use a Champagne sabre to open that next bottle See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters

Zebra versus lioness

Amazing footage of a young zebra taking on an African lioness. If you’re going on safari, don’t expect to see anything as amazing as this!

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

30 of America’s most renowned folk artists will convene at The Barn at Fearrington later this month. Held on the 17th and 18th February 2007, the 5th annual Fearrington Folk Art Show will feature some of the Southeast’s most noted folk artists, including Sam ‘The Dot Man’ McMillan, Danny Doughty, Mary Proctor, and Mr Imagination.

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

In appreciation of their loyal dining guests, many downtown Baltimore City restaurants have bonded together to form a winter restaurant week. Labeling it Winter Restaurant Appreciation Week, area diners will be able to enjoy upscale, gourmet three course meals, at some of Baltimore’s finest venues, for a fraction of the normal cost. From February 5-9, […]

Wow Philippines!

Escape for 5 minutes into the world of the Philippines… this is a beautifully-done video.

luxe DC

Ten of Washington, DC’s most celebrated properties have joined together with the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation, giving savvy travelers an excuse to stay longer and play longer with luxe DC hotel packages from now through until the end of March 2007.  Book a  luxe DC  package and discover the luxe life in Washington, […]

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Richard  Whitfield is  Managing Director  of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years.   Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986.   Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to […]

Valentines at Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO

Valentines at Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO

Hotel Jerome in Aspen is offer a Be My Valentine Package to visitors staying between 13th and 15th February 2007. It consists of a  deluxe room or suite, Champagne and a special treat prepared by Pastry Chef Heather Campbell on arrival, daily lift tickets for two, candlelit dinner in the Century Room, a nightly bath […]

Fine dining with whales

Fine dining with whales

There can be more  to whale watching than meets the eye. One Alaskan business  is combining  whale watching with gourmet cuisine on Galley Gourmet’s dinner cruises. Husband and wife team Marty and Marion Owen share the chores: Marty, the Coast Guard licensed-skipper, drives the boat while Marion’s the chef. The 42-foot Sea Breeze is the […]

Cuisines of Asia... in Palm Beach, FL

Cuisines of Asia… in Palm Beach, FL

Back by popular demand, the Echo restaurant at The Breakers Palm Beach is running a Cuisines of Asia Demo and Dinner Series.   All the elements of a perfect dining experience will be there. Enjoy a series of interactive evenings with their most popular dishes prepared before your eyes.  Each Demo & Dinner commences at […]

Business jets from Dassault Aviation

One for the aviation enthusiasts among you! This is a promotional video from Dassault Aviation featuring business jets (Falcon 2000, Falcon 900 and Falcon 50) as well as historical and military aircraft.

Win a diamond pendant in the month of romance

Win a diamond pendant in the month of romance

Cumbria’s The Waterhead is making the ultimate romantic gesture  this month by placing a diamond pendant, worth nearly £2,000, on a bedroom pillow for one of our lucky guests to find. Managers at the hotel will randomly pick one of the rooms booked for a couple to stay in February. The diamond pendant has been […]

More than 10,000 unique visitors in January!

I’ve been ‘knocking on the door’ of 10,000 visitors per month ever since March of last year, but have just never quite reached the milestone figure.   Until now, that is.   Last month, the site served 12,222 uniques so I’m into new territory now.   Onwards and upwards…

Catwalk Package from W New York Union Square

Catwalk Package from W New York Union Square

New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (2nd-9th February 2007) is just around the corner and W New York Union Square is offering an  exclusive Catwalk Package. For $949 you’ll get to stay in a suite, get  two reserved-seat tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, VIP backstage lounge access and one or two other perks such as […]

Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, GourmetStation  has unveiled  their Valentine Dinner Delivered – Eiffel Tower Menu. The menu has been designed with authenticity and convenience in mind. With about thirty minutes preparation time, any romance seeker can enjoy a romantic Valentine dinner at the most comfortable place on earth – home. To sweeten […]

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