Category: Travel Miscellany

Leaders Club membership

Leaders Club membership

Leaders Club is an exclusive program offered by The Leading Hotels of the World, and its members enjoy exclusive benefits (such as room upgrades, special LHW offers,  partner offers, etc.) and recognition at over 420 luxury hotels and resorts. For more information and details of how to join online, see https://www.lhw.com/LeadersClub/LCHome.aspx

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Find family-friendly properties with Ciao Bambino See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters Explore Extravagance Magazine for luxury suggestions Book Australia’s finest hotels through Luxury Down Under

American Girl Package from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

American Girl Package from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

American Girl Place is the place for girls; the place where imaginations soar from boutiques to cafés, to theatres and beyond. Why not extend your experience  and  stay at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, taking advantage of its American Girl Chicago hotel package? The package starts from $159, includes milk and cookies at […]

Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa – Miami Beach North

A 6-minute commercial for the Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa – Miami Beach North which directly overlooks the Atlantic. I can’t help but think that a bit more enthusiasm in the voiceover would have worked wonders!

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Rio Carnival - please share your experiences!

Rio Carnival – please share your experiences!

The main event of the Brazilian calendar is once again upon us.   Next week the Rio Carnival, known for its elaborate parades, will set Rio de Janeiro alight with a fantastic spectacle of costumes and colour. If you happen to be going, or have ever been to the event in the past, please share […]

Greece – explore your senses

An inspiring 2007 promotion campaign from the Greek National Tourism Organization.

27 years of Concorde

A tribute video to Concorde, a plane capable of crossing the Atlantic in less than 3 hours.

It's carnival time in Venice!

It’s carnival time in Venice!

It’s carnival time in Venice!   The Venice Carnival begins on 9th February 2007 and runs until the 20th. Masquerades, theatre plays, and artistic events will bring life to the city. The event involves the whole town, its citizens and hundreds of thousands of guests.   Prepare yourself for a fabulous festival of music, ballet, […]

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do […]

'Kylie: The Exhibition' tours the UK

‘Kylie: The Exhibition’ tours the UK

The changing image of Kylie Minogue, one of the most popular contemporary style icons, is being depicted in an exhibition organised by The Arts Centre, Melbourne, and now touring the UK. You can catch the exhibition  at  London’s Victoria & Albert Musem (8th February to 10th June 2007),  Manchester Galleries (30th  June to 2nd September […]

Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution

One for all the art fans out there. Des Moines’  Drake University’s Anderson Gallery  is hosting “Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution”, a rare exhibition featuring 50 works by major Cuban artists including Jacqueline Brito, Yamilys Brito, Rocio Garcia, Elsa Mora, Sandra Ramos and Julia Valdes on loan from the Center for Cuban Studies in […]

Borobudur in Central Java

I hadn’t heard about the World Heritage site of Borobudur until quite recently. It is a mind-blowing Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. Watch the video and see this impressive sight for yourself!

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!

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