Category: Events

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

It’s that time of year again and preparations are underway for the season’s biggest festivity, Christmas. As well as being a time of great merriment, in France it’s also a time for festivals, fireworks and Father Christmas. Here we round up 4 places where you can enjoy a piece of the festive action. Vaux-le-Vicomte Château, […]

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

4 top tips for luxury in London this November

November is just before the big run-up to the festive season, but that’s not to say that there isn’t absolutely loads going on in the capital as the temperatures begin to drop. As always there’s plenty to please those who like to lean towards the luxury side of life. Here are our top picks for […]

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Every year in October, more than 20,000 visitors come to take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival. In the heart of the Lot Valley, between the Lot and the Aveyron, go and discover Mourjou (Cantal) and the chestnut that nourished people of the area for ages. Symbol of the Châtaigneraie cantalienne […]

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Few cities in the world are as renowned for their theatre as much as London is. With beautiful hotels, world-class restaurants and sightseeing galore, there are also few places that are as exciting a destination for a luxury theatre break. Here are our tips for planning the perfect theatre break in London. Choose your style […]

The best Christmas markets in Europe

The best Christmas markets in Europe

With the weather getting cooler there seems little to look forward to in the winter months. However, heading to a Christmas market can dilute the frosty chill your mood might have taken and replace it with festive cheer and an exciting experience. Treat yourself to a weekend away in one of these excellent destinations and […]

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

It seems that this year in Bansko, Bulgaria, a new tradition is coming – a culinary and gourmet festival is “cooking” and is going to uncover the secrets of Bulgarian gourmet cuisine. Since Bulgaria lies in the heart of the Balkan area, its cuisine and food culture has been influenced by all the neighbouring countries. […]

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

When one thinks of Nice, the first thing that pops to mind is summer. With its beaches, palm trees and festivals, it is natural to associate the French Riviera’s capital with summer holidays. But if you ask locals, they will tell you that the best season to enjoy the city is in the Autumn. There […]

Special feature: Badrutt's Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Special feature: Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland

From the moment you arrive at Badrutt’s Palace, you know you have come to somewhere special. After flying into Zurich last March and taking the train into ever more mountainous and snowy terrain, we were personally met at the station in St. Moritz – the birthplace of winter tourism in the Alps – and transferred […]

Love ice cream?  You'll love this ice cream festival...

Love ice cream? You’ll love this ice cream festival…

Get ready ice cream fans! From 6th to 9th September 2012, Cefalù – 75 kilometres east of Palermo – will celebrate its own ice cream festival (Sherberth Festival – Festival Internazionale del Gelato a Cefalù). Along the main street it will be possible to taste ice cream made by 30 different ice cream shops in Sicily, […]

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

Last month two earthquakes rocked the villages and towns of northern Italy including the late medieval and Renaissance town of Ferrara. Established by the powerful Este dynasty this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles, black magic and imposing architecture suspended in time. Although there was some damage to the magnificent buildings in […]

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

Now then camels, form an orderly queue… and no sniggering at the back! Being hot for 365 days of the year can take its toll, which is perhaps partly why every so often you’ll find some light hearted entertainment purely for the amusement of the locals. Or at least that’s what you might think. But […]

The top five destinations in the French Riviera

The top five destinations in the French Riviera

France is a great destination for a luxury holiday, whether you choose to stay at a resort or in one of the many beautiful villas, apartments and buildings. There are several destinations in France that offer a variety of luxury holiday options.  Often referred to as the French Riviera, the Cote d’Azur is one such […]

The magic of Corsica's music festivals

The magic of Corsica’s music festivals

La Balagne in Corsica, with it majestic mountains, glorious white sand beaches, charming towns and villages and luxury yacht filled marinas, with not a high-rise building insight, makes a delightful setting for a wonderful variety of fesivals held throughout the summer. Two of my particular favourites are both music festivals held in the ancient town of […]

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Dubai might not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking of great places to watch the football this summer – it’s possibly more likely that you might want to go there to escape it!  However, football is catching on in the Middle East. Make no mistake about that. Abu Dhabi’s Royal family […]

Living luxuriously in London for free

Living luxuriously in London for free

Yes, we all know that London is incredibly expensive. Whether you live in central London, Greater London, or decide to visit, you might think that luxurious entertainment comes at a high price. However, as the summer months approach, there’s really no need to pay for activities, not when you can get them for free! Here […]

The Feast of the Vine and the Wine

The Feast of the Vine and the Wine

This large open cellar event in May covers many regions in the South of France and draws an audience of over 40,000 people from all over the world! Winemakers, villagers & visitors alike flock to nearby vineyards in and around Provence including the Côte D`Azur and Rhone Valley areas, to join in the festivities and […]