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Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Are you someone that must always be able to get a good cup of tea, no matter where in the world you are?   Then maybe the limited edition leaf tea travel kit is just for you. It consists of 6 miniature tins of 100% natural leaf teas along with small paper filters, and the […]

Ishi No Yu, Japan

Ishi No Yu, Japan

The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa, at the foot of Japan’s Hakone Mountains, has opened a Japanese style heated stone spa ‘Ishi No Yu’ featuring 18 warm stone beds, relaxation room and lounge. The warm stone beds penetrate deep into the muscle tissue to relieve, relax and increase circulation. It is a unique treatment for […]

Exotic Flights on-demand, ultra-private jet service

A short advertisement for Miami-based Exotic Flights, an on-demand private jet service. The company’s president is Rudy Gonzalez who has experience in managing logistics and security for the likes of Mike Tyson, Christina Aguilera and others.

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Australia's best hotel?

Australia’s best hotel?

Crown Towers has once again been awarded one of the highest accolades in the tourism industry, winning Australia’s premier luxury travel award as Best Australian Hotel in the Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2007.   This beautiful Melbourne hotel can be found on the south bank of the Yarra River and has 482 luxuriously-appointed […]

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

In a collaboration between Starwood’s Westin and Microsoft’s MSN, a new site called Westin Renewal gives you the chance to take a quick break from the demands of your day. Escape wtih their favourite music and relaxation techniques, or explore the hidden treasures of the world’s great cities in stunning 360-degree views.

Is St. Lucia in your 2007 travel plans?

Is St. Lucia in your 2007 travel plans?

Named by Travel + Leisure as the ‘next Caribbean hotspot’ and featured in the New York Times’ ‘where to go in 2007′ map could  indicate that St. Lucia is in for a successful 2007. If it forms part of your travel plans, don’t forget to consider Jade Mountain,  a new resort high on Morne Chastanet […]

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot  has come up with  the perfect travel companion.  This innovative cooler pack,  made of neoprene and leather, costs just  $89.99 (and includes one bottle of Veuve and two custom Champagne flutes!)  and allows you to  transport your Champagne with you on your travels. It can be found at wine.com and on other retail […]

Ab Fab Weekend at 42 The Calls, Leeds UK

Ab Fab Weekend at 42 The Calls, Leeds UK

Enjoy one night at Leeds’ 42 The Calls in a Double Deluxe room based on two people sharing for just £199. The ‘Ab Fab Weekend’ offer includes a bottle of Champagne on arrival,  a Harvey Nichols goody bag and £50 of Harvey Nichols vouchers. The offer is valid for  Friday or Saturday nights until the […]

50 works of art to see before you die

50 works of art to see before you die

In an interesting article for The Guardian, Jonathan Jones takes a look at 50 works of art you really ought to see.   I’m ashamed to say I’ve seen only a few of them.  Making the list are, in no particular order: Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London Antony Gormley […]

Vogue Resort & Spa Tub Keak Beach, Thailand

A  new Vogue Resort will open in Thailand next month. The five-star Vogue Resort & Spa Tub Kaek Beach at Krabi will  have 44 deluxe rooms,  8 suites,  4 executive beachfront villas and  2 spa suites. All the  rooms will have balconies and superb sea views. The resort will also have two restaurants serving both […]

News from The Other Side

News from The Other Side

A new member of design hotels is coming to Norway. The Other Side is a stylish 12-bedroom hotel  in the tiny village of Neiden, tucked high up in Norway’s Arctic tundra which is expecting to open next year.   Whether you’re after midnight sun, the Northern Lights, or dog sledding, there’s something here for all […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

Harrods video

An insight into the world’s most famous department store in Knightsbridge, London owned by Mohamed Al Fayed: Harrods.

Apple ice wine

Apple ice wine

If you’re looking for a dessert wine with a difference, then try Neige, an apple ice wine from Quebec.   Its fresh apple flavour and vanilla finish have earned it a number of awards, including a Gold Medal award from Cellars of the World, 92 points from Wine & Spirits, and a Gold Medal from […]

Blue & Green Package at Peppers Anchorage

Is golf your pleasure? Peppers Anchorage invites you to saunter outside and be enticed by their Blue & Green Package, just two and a half hours drive from Sydney.  The package  includes 2 nights deluxe accommodation, full buffet breakfast each morning, and 3 days of golf (green fees only) at Pacific Dunes, Le Meilleur Horizons […]

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