Category: Going Out

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah – luxury hotel group and  operator of the famous  Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai – is looking to franchice its restaurant brands in order to expand internationally. Plans are expected to focus on pizza and pasta outlet Toscana, which currently has one outlet, and wine bar The Agency. Its Noodle House chain also […]

Diana, A Celebration

Diana, A Celebration

An exhibition named ‘Diana, A Celebration’ will be held at The Dayton Art Institute from 18th February to 11th June 2006. On loan from from the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate, it presents the life and humanitarian work of one of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century. Visitors will be able to share in […]

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Three new luxury hotels are to be built in Abu Dhabi on the Gulf within the next two years. The  Al-Gurm Resort, scheduled to open in 2007,  will be created on an offshore island and  will have 161 suites and 59 luxury apartments, along with three restaurants, a lounge bar and several swimming pools. Secondly, […]

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice claims to have the oldest carnival in the world, with laws establishing the holiday dating to the 13th Century. And this year, the Venice Carnival will run from 17th to 26th February 2006. Events will include masked balls, concerts, gondola parades, formal dinners and children’s celebrations. For ideas on where to stay, check out […]

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God is one of this decade’s major exhibitions. This unique collection of Czech and international art is open to the public for the first time in modern history. The exhibition  has already been held in New York but will be coming to Prague on 16th February  until 21st […]

Norwegian Cruise Line leads the way in on-board dining

It used to be the case on cruise ships that strangers were thrown together randomly at dinner times in a huge dining room and were expected to make do with one another’s company. This has now changed – markedly. Not only is there flexibility in dining times, but the variety of quality of dining is […]

Sydney Opera House crisis

Sydney Opera House crisis

The planned interior refurbishment of Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the exterior 40 years ago, is allegedly  in crisis. Plans to excavate into Sydney Harbour and slice through a concrete beam holding the building’s shells together is estimated to cost AUS$700m – ten times the state government’s […]

Follow Baltimore's famous sons

Follow Baltimore’s famous sons

Baltimore celebrates its famous sons in atmospheric style. From Edgar Allen Poe’s house to the knockout Babe Ruth Museum, your concierge at the  recently opened Harbor Court Baltimore  InterContinental Hotel  could help you walk in their footsteps. Alternatively, join the locals watching the world go by over freshly caught seafood.

Bathing in Berlin

Bathing in Berlin

Currently, you can find a series of pools – named Badeschiff (or ‘bathing ship’) –  in cargo containers anchored out in the Spree River, East Berlin. The pools are or varying temperature and the idea, apparently, is that you go in a warm pool before submerging yourself in another that’s freezing cold, and you go […]

Valentine's Day in Bangkok

Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

A seductive gastronomic experience billed as the ‘Language of Love’ is being served on Valentine’s Day at the fashionable Metropolitan Bangkok. At signature restaurant Cy’an, chefs Amanda Gale and Daniel Moran have designed a uniquely passionate menu for couples on the most romantic night of the year on 14th February. The six-course ‘Language of Love’ […]

Special Valentine menu at Salish Lodge & Spa, Seattle

Special Valentine menu at Salish Lodge & Spa, Seattle

Salish Lodge & Spa, situated 30 minutes east of downtown Seattle,  has a special Valentine’s weekend celebration menu from 10th-13th February 2006. The exclusive 5-course menu for The Dining Room is available for $125 per person, and includes a choice of seared hand-selected diver’s scallops, honey and thyme glazed rack of lamb, or roasted tenderloin […]

Villa Didon, Carthage, Tunisia

Villa Didon, Carthage, Tunisia

On top of a hill that overlooks the Bay of Tunis, Villa Didon has ten suites in an mipressive setting. The accommodation is also home to Tunisia’s best restaurant – Alain Ducasse’s Spoon Tunis. The best time to visit is in May and June, or September and October.   Villa Didon sadly doesn’t have its […]

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]

The best of Bangkok dining

If you’re looking for great Thai food and good value, try Lemon Grass in Bangkok.   This restaurant can be found on Sukhumvit Road.   It’s been around for some years now but continues to get good reviews from local restaurant critics. Try the minced chicken and ginger served in cabbage leaves and the signature […]

Russian evening at W Los Angeles - Westwood

Russian evening at W Los Angeles – Westwood

Indulge yourself with an evening of vodka, caviar, and all things Russian. Spend an evening inside W Los Angeles‘ most exclusive suite and be a part of this ode to Russian opulence. Sip on Imperia, Russia’s purest ultra-premium vodka, tempt your palate with divine caviar, surround yourself with Russia’s iconic fashion, and top off the […]

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

Looking for a UK hotel outside of London where you can enjoy exceptional food?   Then look no further than The Vineyard At Stockcross.   It’s situated in Newbury, Berkshire, just 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport and has a Michelin-starred restaurant serving delicacies such as roast Anjou squab with treacle, and turbot with oxtail. What’s […]