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Duracell PowerPix

Duracell PowerPix

The new PowerPix  product from Duracell is a disposable digital camera battery which – they claim – allows you to take up to twice as many photographs as ordinary alkaline batteries. It uses NiOx technology (whatever that means!) and will  be available  in AA and AAA sizes later this month.   Duracell  is also  introducing […]

Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006

It’s back again and even better. Today Queenstown Gardens will see Queenstown’s best chefs and wine makers come out to showcase their signature dishes and complimenting wines for the serious food and wine palettes as part of the Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006. To top the day off, local entertainment is played for […]

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The biggest event in the winter sports calendar – the Winter Olympics – kick off in just one week’s time (10th-26th February 2006).  You’re a bit late if you’re thinking of entering, but possibly not to late if you simply wish to marvel at  the skiing, sledding, skating and more against the spectacular backdrop of […]

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club

Explore a new horizon of luxury and adventure – live the sporting life at the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay. This private island sporting community is  reserved strictly for the pursuit of the sporting life. Discover your home amid the harmony of sand and sea. The club is managed by The Greenbrier […]

Orchid Restaurant in Torquay (UK) awarded third AA rosette

Orchid Restaurant in Torquay (UK) awarded third AA rosette

The Orchid Restaurant at the Corbyn Head Hotel has just received a highly coveted 3 AA rosette rating, making it Torbay’s highest rated restaurant and within the top 10% of all restaurants in the UK. Situated on the first floor of the hotel, with spectacular views across the bay, the 25-cover  restaurant was first awarded […]

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Holland America Line‘s Noordam  has left  its Venice shipyard today, bound for its new home in New York where it will be christened on 22nd February 2006 by actress and godmother Marlee Matlin. The ship will then embark on its maiden voyage in the Caribbean. This is the fourth and last of Holland America’s Vista-class […]

Valentine’s brunch at Gaylord Springs

Celebrate with more than just a box of chocolates! Enjoy a fabulous brunch including made-to-order omelettes, waffles, a variety of entrées and delicious desserts, plus a complimentary glass of Champagne, at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Tennessee. Also, why not ask about golf gift certificates for the golf lover in your life? The brunch is available […]

Heston Blumenthal OBE

Heston Blumenthal OBE

Heston Blumenthal, Chef Patron of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of just a handful of restaurants worldwide to have three Michelin stars, has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen, in the New Years Honours List. After a tremendous year of accolades culminating in the Fat Duck being voted The Best […]

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Are you a business traveller who needs  portable data storage whilst on your travels?   Then maybe Fujitsu’s latest offering is for you. They are getting ready to ship their newest 120GB  HandyDrive (20GB more than its predecessor). At five inches long and half an inch thick, it’s thin enough to slip in a big […]

Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Colombia’s Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Celebrating its  25th anniversary with a $2 million makeover, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia is offering special discounts  to guests. The silver anniversary offer includes a 25% (25, get it?)  discount on room rates,  as well as 25%  discount on hotel dining, not to mention a commemorative souvenir. It  is valid until 31st May 2006. […]

Valentine's Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Valentine’s Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

If you’ve got $5,700 to spare  and are looking to  get it  right this Valentine’s Day, book the ‘Four Seasons, Five Senses’ package  at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin in Texas. The package includes a one-night stay in the presidential suite, FOUR dozen roses, a round-trip limousine service from the airport, a bottle of Louis […]

Valentine's dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Valentine’s dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a fabulous dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort‘s Ocean Room. You will be treated to a gourmet 3 course meal (including selected beer, wine and Champagne) as the world-renowned performing artist  Rhonda Burchmore delivers a dazzling Valentine’s Day program especially for you. All for $165 per […]

TravelPost Insider

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with the excellent TravelPost Insider blog. Run by Sam Shank and regularly updated,  it gives a useful insight into current events within the travel industry, special deals, great tips and more.   It forms part of a much larger site, and I know one area that Sam is […]

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

A devastating fire is raging in the Overberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape. It started on a farm but rapidly spread to over areas destroying hundreds of acres. Sadly both the luxury guest lodge Farm 215 and the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are both affected. Waterbombing helicopters have been activated to fight the blaze.

HoteLuxury

HoteLuxury

Ever wanted to know where to get hold of that beautiful armchair in the last hotel suite you stayed in?   Or the beautiful  cabinet you spotted in the lobby?   If you have ever fallen in love with the furniture and décor in your hotel and wished that you could just take it home […]

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Majestically situated amid breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a haven of tranquillity. The hotel’s Ski St. Moritz package starts from 2,110 CHF for two and includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a Superior Room, daily buffet breakfast, daily set dinner at Le Restaurant or Trattoria,  a two-day ski pass valid for the […]