Category: France

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

From the Monte Carlo casino to the five-star hotels on the Croisette, when it comes to luxury, the French Riviera has a lot to offer. Over 10 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur for a holiday in the sun every year, but very few are lucky enough to experience the grandiose lifestyle that makes it […]

The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa joins forces with Repetto to design a ballet-themed Christmas tree

The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa joins forces with Repetto to design a ballet-themed Christmas tree

For those with a penchant for style and culture, The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa has partnered with the original French ballet shoe brand Repetto, to design a magical Christmas tree with a ballet theme, including pink and black satin ballet shoes, golden medals and Repetto-wrapped presents. Repetto ballet shoes are displayed at the […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget

Tripadvisor recently published ’10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget’.  Strangely, it’s just a list – albeit with pictures – but with no explanation as to what, precisely, makes each one memorable.  For what it’s worth, though, I’ve reproduced their list below. Please post a comment and tell us what hotels you think are unforgettable… […]

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Interview with Guy Roger, President of Asiana Pearl Vision

Guy Louis Roger is President at Asiana Pearl Vision, a boutique travel designer based in Cebu city and operating exclusively in the Philippines, focusing on high end tailor made tours and bespoke travelling experiences. Guy has an hotelier background and he has been working on senior management positions for Accor, Dusit, Pan Pacific, Le Meridien, […]

3 places that every driver should visit

3 places that every driver should visit

For anyone who loves to drive and who loves to travel, there are few holiday concepts more appealing than the long road trip. The best thing about a driving holiday is the incredible sense of freedom that comes with taking to the open road and just following the brease. It can be a daunting thing […]

Cocktail menu from Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Cocktail menu from Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Just in time for fashion season this September, Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize is delighted to announce the launch of their new limited edition cocktail menu, to honour the 5 shortlisted designers for the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.  The prize was launched last year to aid up-and-coming designers getting their foot on the notoriously competitive […]

3 new ways to seduce someone in Paris

3 new ways to seduce someone in Paris

Paris is really on top of its game right now and so makes the perfect autumn getaway. Iconic hotels such as the Bristol, George V, Plaza Athenée and Le Meurice have been spending millions to keep themselves preened to perfection and, consequently, are looking better than ever. They need to be as they face some […]

5 of the world's most famous luxury shopping streets

5 of the world’s most famous luxury shopping streets

If you love nothing more than indulging in a little retail therapy, then you’re probably already aware of some of the world’s most famous shopping streets. Here, we look at 5 of the best known shopping streets around the world that are found in some of the most exciting and glamorous cities on the planet!

Courchevel, Val d'Isere or Meribel - which ski resort to choose?

Courchevel, Val d’Isere or Meribel – which ski resort to choose?

Val d’Isere, Meribel and Courchevel 1850 are popular, well known ski resorts in the French Alps. However they are all unique, each appealing to a completely different type of skier or group. Val d’Isere is the high altitude station that thas retained a lovely village feel. Skiing is the focus for this resort, with access […]

High heels and extreme sports: luxury sports breaks in the French Alps

High heels and extreme sports: luxury sports breaks in the French Alps

Sophisticated ladies be advised; hiking boots are obligatory when visiting Samoëns, a deceptively sweet French village that hosts a range of Alpine adrenalin sports.  Winter or summer, Samoëns is bustling with activity yet this authentic, friendly French village remains relatively undiscovered.  A charming mix of rustic French farmhouse and chic modern hotel, Ferme du Ciel offers a […]

St Tropez - top 10 'to do' list

St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list

1. Club 55 – the classic place to sip Champagne and enjoy a long lunch. 2. Brigitte Bardot exhibition – visit from 23rd June to 31st October 2011. 3. Nikki Beach – perfect to people watch and lounge in the sun. 4. & 5. Wine tours – visit Chateau Minuty vineyard in the harbour for […]

Bordeaux – enjoy wine, arts and fine dining

Bordeaux – enjoy wine, arts and fine dining

Nothing can match the joy of going on a trip to France. The options you have here for dining, drinking and sight-seeing are simply magnificent.  One French destination where you can be sure of having a great holiday is Bordeaux, one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Here are some activities to engage in […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

Tripadvisor has released its ’10 hidden gems for wining and dining’. Making the shortlist are the following: 1. Enoteca de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 2. La Vineria Bollicine, Sorrento, Italy 3. Chez Marcel, Paris, France 4. Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia 5. The Wine Cellar, Willemstad, Curacao 6. Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7. La […]

One of the world's best cognacs: Louis XIII Remy Martin

One of the world’s best cognacs: Louis XIII Remy Martin

I was fortunate enough to be sent a miniature of Louis XIII Remy Martin cognac last week, from the House of Rémy Martin which was established in 1724.  This is no ordinary cognac – it is blended from no less than 1,200 eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies), all from Grande Champagne, and aged in century-old Limousin oak […]