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Recipe of the week: Mahi Mahi with Orange, Guava & Rum

Recipe of the week: Mahi Mahi with Orange, Guava & Rum

Ingredients: •  2 teaspoons Cumin, seeds • 1 teaspoon Coriander, seeds • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns • 1 tablespoon Salt • 1 teaspoon Thyme • 4 6 ounce Mahi Mahi Filets • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil • 1 cup Diced Sweet Onion • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic • 1 cup Fresh Orange Juice • […]

A new hotel on Boston's waterfront

A new hotel on Boston’s waterfront

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, the first Renaissance property in downtown Boston, opens this week.   The $165 million hotel project is the next chapter in the fast-paced development story of the South Boston Waterfront’s Seaport District.    It has 471 guestrooms, including 21 suites, and features over 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, […]

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Experience the Serengeti from a totally new perspective at Grumeti River Camp. Exhilarating hot air ballooning safaris have recently been launched, offering a life-changing opportunity to experience the sheer enormity of the Serengeti and its magnificent wildlife from 1,000 feet above.

Fixed dollar rates from Cotswold House to tempt US visitors

Fixed dollar rates from Cotswold House to tempt US visitors

Why sweat the currency markets for your spring getaway when you can rest assured – and in inevitable comfort –  at Cotswold House in Chipping Campden? For real savings amid the dollar’s ongoing swoon, think out-of-the-box and into the countryside. The stylish Cotswold House in Chipping Campden, England, recently announced its latest round of ‘Fixed-Dollar […]

Double honours for Senzone, Madrid

Double honours for Senzone, Madrid

After just a few months in business, Senzone Restaurant at Madrid’s brand-new Hospes Madrid luxury hotel, made a major name for itself on the gastronomic scene of Spain’s capital by picking up the Restaurant Revelation of the Year 2007 award at the fifth Metrópoli Awards gala ceremony held last week. This was not the only […]

Transformation of Phinda Mountain Lodge

Transformation of Phinda Mountain Lodge

The grand old lady of CC Africa is looking beautiful – R20 million has been invested into a dramatic rebuild and refurbishment of Phinda Mountain Lodge in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal which will boast 25 gorgeous new suites (18 of which are already open to guests), as well as magically transformed guest areas.

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Belfast’s 5-star  Culloden Estate and Spa  opens a wing of 26 bedrooms this month, bringing the property’s total to 105 rooms.  Half the bedrooms overlook the formal gardens, and the remainder face the Belfast Lough. The style is sympathetic to the original Culloden House.

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

Have you ever stayed somewhere, experienced something (however big or small), and thought to yourself “I must have one!”?   Whether it be a mattress or some bedding, a bathrobe or some soap, or something else, we want to hear your recommendations! Recently I purchased a room fragrance from  Linari, which I first became aware […]

Zambia – the real Africa

Marvel at the Victoria Falls and other Zambian wonders with this insightful 5-minute video.

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

If you are looking for something different from your next luxury vacation, then spare a thought for the world’s only interactive elephant experience.    The Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Bali opens on 1st March 2008, and gives its guests the opportunity to live among 27 endangered, indigenous Sumatran elephants and, by doing so, to […]

Champagne fountain... a new world record?

Champagne fountain… a new world record?

I read recently about a curious  attempt to break the world record for the largest ever Champagne fountain. It was being held at a shopping centre near Antwerp.   Whilst there seems to be a lot of blog posts about the attempt, I can’t seem to find anything that tells us whether they were successful. […]

W Hotels heads for US capital

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will open its first W Hotel in Washington, D.C. in 2009.  W Washington D.C. will open in what  was the historic Hotel Washington, an Italian Renaissance revival building occupying the corner of the city’s world-famous Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street. Owned by Istithmar Hotels Washington, LLC, W Washington D.C. will be […]

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

The Mayfair Hotel in London, a recently  refurbished Radisson Edwardian hotel  has a package aimed at women wanting to pop the question to their loved ones.   Of course, this is traditionally done on the 29th February and so they are offering a  Leap Year Proposal Package, assisted by a ‘Proposal Butler’ who will help […]

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse has opened a French restaurant in the Big Apple, with a focus on wine. Adour at The St. Regis, New York is named after the river in southwest France where Ducasse was born, and where he had his first culinary inspirations. Traditional French cooking will be accompanied by an interactive goatskin […]

Beijing's Water Cube

Beijing’s Water Cube

Look out for the Water Cube at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.   This national aquatics centre was official unveiled last month and will host diving and swimming events between 8th and 24th August 2008. The complex cost over 1 billion yuan (that’s a little shy of $150 million), covers 65,000 square metres and will […]

How much are we deluded by price?

How much are we deluded by price?

A recent  academic study by Antonio Rangel of the California Institute of Technology (published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) suggests that we can have a tendancy to turn our noses up at cheaper items even if they are essentially the same.   Interestingly, the implication of this is that if people […]

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