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The new Casanova Hotel in Barcelona

The new Casanova Hotel in Barcelona

Set in Barcelona, Casanova Hotel in Barcelona has been re-imagined from an 18th Century limestone wealthy residence into an urban chic hotel. Set to debut its hip elegant décor next month, the 124-room, eight-story Casanova blends modern design with theatrical flair. Samir Saab, concept designer of such notable properties like Ikal del Mar (now The […]

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

I’ve previously read about a backpack that can re-charge your laptop whilst you walk around with it, and I recall blogging about this solar-powered handbag a while back, but now it would appear that the same ideas are being carried forward to clothing. Ermenegildo Zegna‘s solar-powered sporty jacket has solar panels within its neoprene […]

32nd Virginia Wine Festival

The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg on 15th and 16th September 2007. The event is widely considered to be one of the main wine festivals on the East Coast. This year it will feature a grand tasting of the Commonwealth’s award-winning artisan wines, gourmet pairing […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar

A promising summer for A Luxury Travel Blog?

It’s been a promising summer for A Luxury Travel Blog with the total number of unique visitors to the site exceeding 20,000 for three consecutive months of June, July and August. The same three months back in 2006 brought in less than half the visitors that the site enjoys today (nearer one third, in […]

The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

Situated in the business district of Marunouchi, and near the shopping capital of Ginza, The Peninsula Tokyo opens today. The 24-storey hotel offers commanding views of the Tokyo skyline, Imperial Gardens and Hibiya Park; it has 314 guest rooms, including 47 suites. If you want to be really lavish, go for The Peninsula Suite […]

Regional Cuisine Month in Banff

September in Banff, Alberta will be a month of culinary adventure and competition. As part of Regional Cuisine Month, restaurants in Banff will showcase some of their best cuisine. The month-long celebration will conclude with Alberta’s Best Culinary Festival on 28th-30th September 2007 at Cascade Lodge at Banff’s Mount Norquay. The festival highlights include an […]

2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

The 2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will have a new feature this year, called ”The Gallery Wing”. A multitude of art galleries in the Hudson Valley have been invited to exhibit during the festival taking place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds from 7th-9th September 2007. Heading into its sixth year, the event brings […]

Recipe of the week: Luxury Whole Langoustines with Rosemary & Almonds

Recipe of the week: Luxury Whole Langoustines with Rosemary & Almonds

Ingredients: • 4 luxury langoustines • 1 lemon (cut into thin slices) • Salt & pepper • 2 garlic cloves • 2 stalks rosemary (in short pieces) • 2 tbsp flaked almonds • 4-5 tbsp olive oil Directions: Bring the langoustines to room temperature for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse briefly under cold running water and […]

Sun, sand and gourmet dining at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos

The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, located on the world-renowned 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, offers a special Palm d’Or Package designed for those who relish a Caribbean escape and yearn for sun, sand and gourmet indulgence. The Regent Palms’ package features a 4-day / 3-night stay in a Luxury Room, One or Two Bedroom Oceanfront […]

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

A Tahitian Escape package from Accor French Polynesia offers guests an indulgent solution to the question of where to stay, with a three-island package. This specially-designed experience allows you to explore the different facets of French Polynesia. Created for romance, you’ll be showered with VIP extras and experiences for two. The package includes: 2 nights […]

Have wine carrier, will travel

Have wine carrier, will travel

What’s a wine connoisseur to do when they’ve got to submit their expensive, hand-picked vintages to the harsh treatment of airline bag handlers, hot runway tarmacs and the like, without an adequate wine carrier or wine case? Since a wine bottle exceeds new TSA restrictions on how much liquid a passenger can carry onto an […]

InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Marvel at the five star InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort on Matira Point on the main island of Bora Bora.

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Why not live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island of New Zealand? Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of “outstanding natural beauty”, Buchanan Lodge provides the perfect hideaway. It has the snow-capped peaks of the Buchanan mountain range on one side and the […]

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Shiver me timbers! Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort in Antigua, is offering a Pirate Adventure Package until the end of October 2007. The package consists of 7 nights in an Oceanview Suite, all meals included, a Pirate Movie Night under the stars, a Private Island Treasure Hunt, a Caribbean Beach Party, a Sunday Pancake Party […]

2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois is proud to announce that its own Chef Jack Delby has earned the coveted 2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence (why it takes until over halfway through 2007 to announce, I don’t know!). Delby, a veritable culinary industry guru, manages all endeavors related to catering and restaurants […]

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