Category: Travel Miscellany

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

In what is probably the most expensive party to ever be staged, with an estimated cost of $35 million, Kylie Minogue will next week  be performing a one hour routine  to 2,000 guests for the not-so-modest fee of $4.4 million (that’s around $73,000 a minute for those of you that like it broken down). The […]

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Kiawah Moments

For many families, returning to South Carolina’s Kiawah Island Golf Resort year after year has become a cherished tradition. They come to the island to relax, reconnect and create new memories with family and friends. As a tribute to those special times,  they have launched a new interactive online journal where Kiawah vacationers and residents […]

Afternoon Tea Club at The Howard‏

Afternoon Tea Club at The Howard‏

Due to the popularity of their luxury afternoon tea, The Howard in Edinburgh has now launched their own Afternoon Tea Club. Join and you’ll receive a complimentary Club Card which is  stamped each time you visit.   You’ll then get the opportunity to  receive the following: Champagne upgrade on your second visit Free Afternoon Tea […]

Sleep-in Sundays at Tenaya Lodge

Autumn in Yosemite and the Sierra National Forest is an experience that will stay with you forever. Surround yourself with spectacular reds and golds of the fall foliage, hike or bike miles of breathtaking trails with the cooler temperatures, or just kick back and enjoy fantastic dining, spa treatments and more at Tenaya Lodge. Take […]

The world's most expensive Champagne

The world’s most expensive Champagne

Champagne is selling at a staggering $275,000  a  bottle  at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow.   Not bad, I suppose, when you consider that a suite in the hotel will only set you back $15,000 a night.   But why the price tag, you might ask?   Well, this is no ordinary Champagne and it comes […]

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

Experience a spectacular Norwegian coastal voyage aboard Hurtigruten. Known internationally as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage”, this enchanting vacation showcases Norway’s dazzling scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, bustling villages and picturesque towns. Winter may be the most special time to experience the Norwegian Coastal voyage – a hidden gem. A truly spectacular time to see […]

The Balsams brings back the Visiting Chefs Series‏

The Balsams brings back the Visiting Chefs Series‏

The Balsams is proud to announce the third annual Visiting Chefs Series – a new autumn tradition in New England. The popular series of culinary themed weekend events will take place this year between 24th October  and 7th December. Highlights include a special Friday night cocktail reception with that week’s featured chef(s), Saturday culinary demonstrations […]

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome from just 100 euros per person per night. Enjoy a weekend soaking in the ambience of St Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Indulge yourself in a city of superlatives, an open air museum with some of Europe’s top restaurants.   This offer is available from the […]

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones  (priced at £199).   As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look […]

A taste of chocolate luxury

With ingredients that include horseradish, olives and curry, there is no such thing as ordinary when it comes to luxury chocolate maker, Vosges Haut-Chocolat. WSJ‘s Raymund Flandez reports.

Perrier-Jouët Champagne dinner at The Ritz, London

Perrier-Jouët Champagne dinner at The Ritz, London

Next month, on 8th October 2008, The Ritz‘s Executive Chef, John Williams, has created a five course gastronomic menu cleverly matching each course to one of the Champagne House’s finest offerings, resulting in the most remarkable experience. Experts from the House of Perrier-Jouët will be on hand to advise diners on how best they can […]

If you’ve been wondering why it’s been a little quiet…

If you’ve been wondering why it’s been a little bit quiet this past couple of weeks, it’s because I’m on  holiday in France.   I am on my way home now, so expect the posts to start flowing a little more freely again in September.

Vineyard Fest 2008

Vineyard Fest 2008

Don’t miss your last chance to attend Atlanta’s Premier Wine Tasting Festival, the 12th Annual Vineyard Fest at Chateau Elan. More than 100 domestic and international wines will be available for guest tastings with wineries from Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and New Zealand plus regional wineries from California, New York, Washington, Oregon, […]

Private dining at Rosewood Corniche

One of Jeddah’s leading luxury hotels, the Rosewood Corniche, will be offering private dining suites for guests during Ramadan. Three VIP suites will feature private dining rooms in which diners will be served Iftar and Sohour meals created especially for the suite guests. Each suite has its own Majlis, decorated in the style of a […]

Your preferred bedding, be it in a hotel or at home?

What’s your preferred choice of bedding?   If you’ve stayed in a number of luxury hotels, you will know that the quality of bedding can make an enormous difference.   And much of it is all about threadcount.   The finer the thread used, then the more you can pack into a square inch.   […]

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