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Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine's

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Our top 10 Christmas round-up of gift ideas proved to be such a huge success that we thought we’d run with something similar for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are buying for him or for her, we hope you’ll find something here to give you inspiration. And so, without further ado, here are 10 luxurious ideas […]

The top 5 new restaurants in London

The top 5 new restaurants in London

London is one of the culinary capitals of the world with new restaurants opening every day. This article lists five of the latest must-visit restaurants that are causing a stir in the capital. Mari Vanna 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ Mari Vanna is one of London’s best kept Russian secrets, located in the exclusive Knightsbridge […]

The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt – a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt is a new luxury hotel… for your dog. Situated at Thetford and less than 2 hours from London, this is a place where conscientious pet owners who want to get away but can’t bear the thought of a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel can leave their dogs and […]

3 Valentine's Day "classics" that have inspired British authors

3 Valentine’s Day “classics” that have inspired British authors

Romance is created by many different things – landscapes, music, food and art can all spark the emotion of romance. Over the years artists, playwrights and authors have been inspired by the UK’s beautiful stunning landscapes, towns and villages to create some of the world’s most famous works. These same locations can provide a perfect […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite name: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection Hotel: InterContinental London Park Lane, London, UK Size of accommodation: 196.7 square metres Cost per night: from £10,000 What makes it special: Attention is in every detail of the glamorous design that blends styles from Her Majesty’s early life to the present. The Royal Suite celebrates to the hotel’s location on the site of […]

5 great ideas for your Burns Night celebrations

5 great ideas for your Burns Night celebrations

Whether you know every word to famous poet Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne” or you’re yet to try the culinary delicacy that is haggis, chances are you’ve heard of Burns Night. It takes place every year on 25th January, Burns’ birthday, and commemorates the life of bard (poet) Robert Burns, who made a great contribution to […]

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

As the artist Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Have you ever had that feeling? The feeling of how you would love to paint, perhaps just for your own enjoyment, perhaps to develop a talent or just for the fun of […]

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

Those who like music, movement and emotions! Those who enjoy being energetic and feeling the taste of luxury! Those who prefer the hottest atmosphere, we have prepared a list of the world’s top luxury nightclubs for your partying pleasure. Have a great escape from daily life! Read on for more… 1. Pacha – Ibiza, Spain Ibizais […]

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

It’s the start of the year, which means we’ll be thinking about planning our holidays for the year ahead. Here’s a guide to new luxury hotels that will be opening in the UK during 2013, which will be worth checking out. Café Royal, London Café Royal opened its doors on 3rd December 2012, but its […]

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

The wonderful welcome from Robyn at reception is typical of the staff at the Roxburghe. Always at hand, always willing, yet never interfering. This wonderful Georgian house, owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, is situated on the banks of the River Teviot. This river, together with the Tweed where the Duke also has beats available […]

Rabbits, chutney and old oak beams: Broadgrove House, Somerset

Rabbits, chutney and old oak beams: Broadgrove House, Somerset

Nestled in sweeping green pastures, on the Somerset and Wiltshire border, Broadgrove House is chocolate-box perfect. Fresh from the grueling waters of nearby Vobster Quay, my quest for quiet, warm, comfort was complete. This is a gorgeous B&B. As we drove up the sweeping manicured drive, this old crofter’s cottage was a sight for sore, […]

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Nestled into an unassuming corner of Clerkenwell, The Rookery is a glorious boutique London hideaway. Occupying the old houses of St Peter’s Lane, and around the corner from Old Smithfield’s Market, the Rookery is slap bang in the centre of London’s historical market heartland. The present Smithfield’s Market was established by an Act of Parliament […]

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

There are many different ways in which you can choose to celebrate your New Year – these ideas will let you customise your own celebrations, enjoy the luxury and savour many of the benefits of a top class hotel in the intimacy of your own accommodation. Three ideas that promise to provide a New Year’s […]

Secret London: the St James's Hotel and Club

Secret London: the St James’s Hotel and Club

Checking into the St James’s Hotel and Club is an understated affair. This is one of London’s most discrete, boutique hotels, proffering a sophisticated brand of urban luxury; utilized by a core group of discerning London regulars, and (increasingly) a dazzling resume of international dignitaries and global business scions. Condoleezza Rice stayed here last month. […]

3 new hotels for London's luxury market

3 new hotels for London’s luxury market

Three brand new hotels will hope to open in 2013 in London, each adding their own distinctive brand of luxury living to the capital. London has seen a lot of activity in the hotel industry recently. In what was a rather unseeming rush to open, enlarge and upgrade in time to host the Lycra-clad classes of […]

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

The build-up to Christmas is invariably a very hectic time. Add to that the preparations for the big day itself and it’s perhaps understandable that many people choose to go away and be well and truly pampered instead. Here we provide a round-up on 7 places – chosen primarily from a European perspective – where […]