Category: Events

Halloween scares for the whole family

Halloween scares for the whole family

Don’t miss out on a whole range of spooky events, activities and scary places to stay in England this year. It’s a great opportunity to take the family to something different during the October half term. Among the Halloween events across the county, there are the following taking place: 20th-28th October – become a Ghost […]

An opportunity to see the treasures of Tutankhamun in London

An opportunity to see the treasures of Tutankhamun in London

Don’t miss one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in London this year. Marking the first time the treasures of Tutankhamun have visited  the city  in over 30 years, the celebrated Pharaoh and other Valley of the Kings ancestors will visit London on the 15th November 2007. Over 2 million visitors are expected to apply […]

Eid ul-Fitr celebrations in Qatar

The end of Ramadan is nearing which means it’s time for Muslims to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr. Luxury hotels in Qatar are getting in on the act, and offering lavish meals and entertainment programmes for those looking to enjoy the  holiday to the full. Here’s just  a selection of what’s on offer: Sharq Village & Spa: […]

Experience the world's most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

Experience the world’s most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

The 7th Annual Hawaiki Nui, the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races,  takes place from the 14th to 26th October 2007. It’s a chance to party with a passion, as sailing crews battle across the islands and, thanks to Accor’s six exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, you can to […]

Middle East International Film Festival

Middle East International Film Festival

The inaugural Middle East International Film Festival is to be held later this month (14th-19th) at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel. This festival will screen more than 50 regional and international films. The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) hopes  that the event will further position the capital as the cultural hub of […]

In video: last night's lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

In video: last night’s lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit have issued a multimedia news release with a Windows Media download, information and a variety of hi-res images from the evening.   Looks like it was quite a spectacle with plenty of celebrities in attendance, including Kid Rock, Ashanti and Anita Baker, not to mention celebrity chefs and local dignitaries.

Oh no, not again...

Oh no, not again…

Oh dear… it’s that time of year again.   Excuse me if I take a rest from blogging today.   Shortly I shall be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to take my place on the start line of the Great North Run, billed as the largest half marathon in the world.   This has become a bit […]

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Go  and enjoy two days of fun at this weekend’s Auckland Seafood Festival.   Did you know there are 100 edible species to be found in New Zealand waters?   Learn this and more, and share in some wonderful seafood from the Hauraki Gulf, an exciting street party, some first-class entertainment and a VIP lounge […]

ChazzFest 2007

ChazzFest 2007

The Charleston Music & Heritage Festival, better known as ChazzFest, will celebrate music, food and culture of the American South on 22nd September 2007 in Charleston, SC. Festival-goers will experience four stages of world-class music, sample Southern foods from top chefs, meet craftspeople and celebrated artisans and be invited to make a day of it. […]

KauriFest 2007

KauriFest 2007

From the  8th to 30th September,  the Northland Kauri Festival  will take place. The event celebrates and honours  the kauri tree, a New Zealand icon.    During the festival you can encounter some of the world’s largest remaining kauri trees  with Footprints Waipoua. Local guides will take you a mythological exploration of life in the […]

32nd Virginia Wine Festival

The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg on 15th and 16th September 2007. The event is widely  considered to be one of the main wine festivals on the East Coast. This year it will  feature a grand tasting of the Commonwealth’s award-winning artisan wines, gourmet pairing […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s  Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar

Regional Cuisine Month in Banff

September in Banff, Alberta will be a month of culinary adventure and competition. As part of Regional Cuisine Month, restaurants in Banff will showcase some of their best cuisine. The month-long celebration will conclude with Alberta’s Best Culinary Festival on 28th-30th September 2007 at Cascade Lodge at Banff’s Mount Norquay. The festival highlights include an […]

2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

The 2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will have a new feature this year, called  “The Gallery Wing”. A  multitude of art galleries in the Hudson Valley have been invited to exhibit during the  festival taking place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds from 7th-9th September 2007. Heading into its sixth year, the event brings […]

Noosa Jazz Festival

Noosa Jazz Festival

The Noosa Jazz Festival on the Sunshine Coast in East Australia will shortly run from 30th August to 2nd September 2007.   Some 90 jazz sessions across a variety of indoor (mostly in Noosa restaurants) and outdoor venues will be held, and will cover a variety of different music styles, from modern to traditional.   […]

La Tomatina 2007

On 29th August 2007, La Tomatina – arguably the world’s biggest food fight – will get underway at Buñol, near Valencia, Spain. Here’s some footage from last year’s event: