Category: Going Out

$1000 sundae

$1000 sundae

Take  five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, cover it in 23K edible gold leaf, and then drizzle the whole thing  with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, before covering it with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, and what have you got?   That’s right… the world’s […]

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

Experience the best address in the City By The Bay at St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco with these great special offers.  The hotel  is located directly next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from the serene tranquility of Yerba Buena Gardens, and is home to the signature restaurant […]

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

A Chicago-based company, ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago, is converting old Lear Jets into limousines (or learmousines as they like to call them!). The vehicles can accommodate 16-18 passengers and will be in service in summer of this year.  The LimoJets come complete with 42″ plasma screen, theatre surround sound and even a disco ball.

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

The Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year 2006 award has been won by Claire Thevenot of the Hotel du Vin et Bistro, Winchester. Claire is the first woman to have won the title, presented by President of Champagne Ruinart, Bernard Peillon. Nicolas Clerc, of the Milestone Hotel, London, came second, and Jean-Marie Pratt of Le […]

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

One of Norway’s finest festivals is about to take place in the heart of Bergen. Starting on 28th April and running until 6th May 2006, Bergenfest was originally a blues festival but has since grown to accommodate other types of roots music. It is a festival with artistic impression and a wide music profile offering […]

The Lake District gets the nod from Renée Zellweger

The Lake District gets the nod from Renée Zellweger

It’s not every day that Hollywood stars descend on where I live.   But right now, Renée  Zellweger and around 20 trucks, trailers and film crew vans are just down the road, filming around the village of Grasmere (supposedly on National Trust property, but  the exact location is being kept under wraps) in the English […]

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Located on Condesa beach in the heart of the Acapulco, Fiesta Americana is popular with tourists from Mexico and all over the world. The hotel has an excellent, open-air restaurant and is located near many of the best bars. Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness room, a business center, and spectacular views of Acapulco bay.

Vine dining with Malmaison

Vine dining with Malmaison

Lick your lips and savour Sundays. From the foothills of the Andes to the top of the Australian wine tree, these Malmaison vine dining evenings will take your palates on a tour of the wine world. Meet the personalities behind the labels. Discover why the wines, and the winemakers have earned their reputations. Drink it […]

Beachside Key West

Beachside Key West

Live on the water in paradise in Key West’s newest and most luxurious waterfront residences. Beachside Key West combines the finest in residential living with all the luxury and service of a five star resort. Features include a fine dining restaurant by world-renowned chef, Norman Van Aken, a tavern style restaurant and lounge located adjacent […]

Andrews on the Weir

Andrews on the Weir

Attention all foodies. Experience a 3-rosette restaurant where you can feast your eyes on the seascapes of Porlock Weir. Savour the finest Exmoor meat, game, fish and local produce prepared by top chef Andrew Dixon, at Andrews on the Weir near Minehead. The wine list is world-class, the welcome, pure Exmoor.

Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Hobart’s premier seafood restaurant, Mures Upper Deck,  overlooks Constitution Dock and  is the only restaurant in Tassie that catches the majority of the fish it uses in its own boats, processes the catch in their own export standard fish factory, and hot and cold smokes their own fish. A must for any seafood lover visiting […]

English Heritage joins UK luxury self-catering market

English Heritage joins UK luxury self-catering market

As of tomorrow, English Heritage will be offering holidaymakers the rare opportunity to stay at the heart of its historic buildings and estates with the launch of a self-catering holiday cottage portfolio. The accommodation is aimed at the luxury end of the market and will offer contemporary 21st century interiors within dramatic heritage environments. Choose […]

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Enjoy 4 nights at one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio at special honeymoon rates starting from $520 a night. The famous Copacabana Palace is a South American landmark, celebrated as a haven for relaxation, fine living and international glamour. The offer includes flowers and Champagne on arrival, a Brazilian buffet breakfast, a romantic […]

Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Orient-Express  welcomes its 50th property,  Casa de Sierra Nevada in  San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.  It comprises nine architecturally beautiful Spanish colonial buildings dating from the 16th to 18th Century.  The buildings, which house guest rooms and suites, as well as two restaurants and bars, include the Casa del Parque, a fort in the […]

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

I recently returned from four relaxing nights at the Aviemore Highland Resort in Aviemore. (Only last month it served as the venue for the Scottish Labour Party Conference, attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair.) There are four hotels on the resort, two of which are four-star.   We stayed in the Craigellachie Suite of the […]

Observer food awards

Observer food awards

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has scooped two awards in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2006. He was judged to have made the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Food Industry, while his TV series Jamie’s School Dinners was voted the Best Food Programme.   Bruce Poole’s Chez Bruce in London was voted the Best Restaurant […]