Category: Food and Drink

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

7 luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

From the chic beaches in Cannes to the glamorous jet-set fishing village of Saint Tropez, the French Riviera is home to some of the most popular holiday resorts in the world. With a particularly magical ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, 11 million visitors flock to the Côte d’Azur each year. […]

Can Dende

Best brunch spots in Barcelona

Barcelona’s brunch scene is growing more and more each day, and you can find places that serve the much loved breakfast and lunch combination all over the city, meaning it can sometimes get difficult to choose where to eat. These are just a few of our favourite brunch spots in Barcelona! Can Dendê Named after […]

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

10 activities to try on a transatlantic crossing

A transatlantic crossing on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 gives you 6 days at sea to relax, rejuvenate, wine and dine, and to explore this fabulous ocean liner at your leisure. There are so many activities to enjoy on board that the most difficulty you will have is choosing which ones to fit in. Whether […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

Boise is the getaway you didn’t know you needed

Boise is the getaway you didn’t know you needed

Boise Idaho is the ultimate urban oasis, earning it the title “The City of Trees”. Picturesque streets with quirky murals create a blend of modern vibrancy and nature. Being relatively large, sprawling for miles, the city isn’t overcrowded and maintains a serene feel. Plenty of shops line the streets, and many ride bikes, so the […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature […]

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for me! That was until I discovered Varkala, a breath of fresh coastal air, in the Southern spice province of Kerala. Instead of taking the motorway from Trivandrum […]

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

If you are thinking of heading to Koh Samui, then you have made an excellent choice of Thai destination.  This lesser known island offers a fantastic experience to all who stay there.  Here are five reasons why you should definitely visit this magical place. Miles of stunning sands  Chaweng Beach is a picture postcard beach.  […]

Ketchum, Idaho - a luxury winter getaway

Ketchum, Idaho – a luxury winter getaway

Ketchum is a cozy lodge-style town beside Idaho’s beloved Sun Valley, which only sees grey skies about 20 percent of the year. Ernest Hemingway found refuge here, as do a list of other celebrities; artisanal cuisine, luxurious lodging and world class skiing reside in this heavenly slice of Idaho. Luxurious lodging Right within downtown Ketchum […]

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik has come a long way since I first visited in 2004. It was a charming city then, but it did feel small. It has now become an exciting and innovative capital filled with art, great food, cutting-edge architecture and loads to do. Most visitors to Iceland are justifiably focused on seeing Iceland’s natural attractions […]

9 reasons to visit Valletta, European Capital of Culture, in 2018

9 reasons to visit Valletta, European Capital of Culture, in 2018

Malta’s tiny capital, Europe’s smallest, takes you back to the 1570s. Built on a rocky peninsula – as the ultimate bastion-and-fire-power defence against a Turkish empire rampaging through the Mediterranean – Valletta was the first planned city in Europe. European Capital of Culture 2018, with hundreds of cultural events planned, is the best of times […]

Spring in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District

It is almost time for brightly coloured Easter eggs, heavily scented Spring blooms and lots of fun family activities. Yes, Spring is just around the corner and here is some of what awaits you in the Lake District. Daffodils on Ullswater’s shore  The brightly coloured, cheery and wonderfully scented blooms of the Lake District’s famous […]

Xiringuito de la Mei

A day trip to Cadaqués

Home to vibrant cities, picturesque seaside towns, miles of beaches and of course fantastic weather, it comes as no surprise that Spain was named the 2nd most visited tourist destination of 2017! Although Barcelona undeniably comes under the ‘vibrant cities’ category, its surrounding areas are in fact very tranquil in comparison to the Catalan capital. […]

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

As winter gives way to the promise of Spring, what better time to start thinking about the joys of Summer? And, where better to spend time during those balmy months than Provence? Here you will find fabulous cities, glorious villages and the most scenic of coastlines and, if that were not enough to tempt you, […]

5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

Between the beautiful beaches, subtropical weather, bright sunny days, thriving nightlife, and well-known Cuban food, it’s hard to pass up any opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Miami. Miami has been described as the “Capital of Latin America” and if you have ever been, you can see why. Miami has a heavy Cuban and […]