Author Archive for Vicky Anscombe

The top 5 Champagne bars in London

The top 5 Champagne bars in London

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne,” is a quote attributed to John Maynard Keynes, and one that I can totally get on board with. It’s luscious stuff; sharp, sweet, and synonymous with decadence, Christmas, birthdays and weddings. Happy times. It’s also pretty good if you’re feeling sad, bored […]

5 Chicago landmarks you shouldn't miss

5 Chicago landmarks you shouldn’t miss

Say ‘Chicago’ in a crowded room, and you can bet that one or two people will end up making clever little jokes about Catherine Zeta-Jones, or jazz, or speakesies. And they’re right to; it’s a great musical. But if you’re visiting Chicago any time soon, you’ll realise very quickly that things have moved on, and […]

5 reasons to visit Santorini this year

5 reasons to visit Santorini this year

If you’ve ever had a friend come back from a Greek holiday with a stunning golden tan, a hugely positive mental attitude and a sudden craving for salads drenched in olive oil, olives and feta, you can bet they’ve been to Santorini. They’ll try to explain how blue the sea is, how white the buildings […]

The 5 best places to enjoy luxurious food in Dubai

The 5 best places to enjoy luxurious food in Dubai

Dubai is known as one of the world’s most decadent locations for a reason; it’s got great shopping, the hotels are the very epitome of style and comfort, and the food’s extraordinary. Whether you’re a strict vegan or you’d like to sample some delicacies which aren’t often found on most ‘normal’ menus, Dubai is the […]

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

The 5 best boutique hotels in Skiathos

A small but perfectly-formed Greek island with over 50 beaches and lush, clear seas that border on Caribbean blue, Skiathos is a great choice for those seeking a peaceful Greek retreat. It’s especially popular with honeymooners who want to take life easy after the thrills and spills of planning a wedding and older couples who […]

The 5 most luxurious hotels in Gran Canaria

The 5 most luxurious hotels in Gran Canaria

It’s a top holiday destination, but if you’re after something a little bit special, what are your options in Gran Canaria? From child-friendly holidays to resorts where the staff know how to make a fuss of you, we’ve found five of the best. One thing we can assure you of is all of these places […]

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

A decade ago, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit tried to attract  hip young things and tourists to the city by declaring ‘Berlin ist arm, aber sexy’ – basically, ‘Berlin is poor but sexy’. However, what he failed to mention is that it also has some of the best restaurants in the world. ‘Berlin is poor, sexy […]

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

7 must-see highlights in Brussels

You might think of Brussels and think of the following: mussels, the EU, statues of small boys taking a tinkle and long, boozy weekends that start off decorously enough then become somewhat raucous at around the 3pm mark. Well, you’d be right – and as Belgium’s capital is only a few hours away from London […]

The world's most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

The most luxurious hammams in Marrakesh

The most luxurious hammams in Marrakesh

You know what they say – clean body, clean mind. Or something like that, at least. Despite the dust and the heat, Marrakesh is the place to go if you want to experience cleanliness like never before. Forget your lukewarm showers with a squirt of sterile-smelling shower gel – what you want, weary traveller, is […]

The five most luxurious hotels in Oxford, UK

The five most luxurious hotels in Oxford, UK

North-west of London and around 90 minutes by car, Oxford is a quintessentially British city that all visitors to the UK should attempt to see. Don’t arrive thinking that Oxford is similar to Brighton; unlike ‘London-by-the-Sea’, as Brighton’s fondly known, Oxford is not a party town – despite the many students that live there. You’ll […]

The most luxurious airport experiences in the world

The most luxurious airport experiences in the world

More often than not, airports are places where time slows down, money magically drains from your credit card and small children suddenly decide to start playing up. Put simply, they’re one of the most stressful places in the world. However, if you have the funds and the inclination, there are places dotted around the world […]

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

10 of the most luxurious London experiences

Ah, London. One of the world’s most exciting, cosmopolitan, culture-rich and diverse cities. If you’ve never been, this sprawling mass of fun, fashion, food and high living should definitely be on your bucket list. But what to do when you arrive? Well, luckily for you, there are plenty of luxurious experiences to immerse yourself in. […]