Archive for November, 2013

Award-winning beaches in Britain

Award-winning beaches in Britain

Those who want to enjoy a beautiful beach need not travel too far: British shores stand among the best in the world and have been awarded Blue Flags for their excellence in facilities, water quality and cleanliness. (more…)

Bjork joins the mile-high music club

Bjork joins the mile-high music club

Anyone travelling to Reykjavik on Icelandair to see Bjork play at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival will be treated to a private debut of her new album, Biophilia.

The airline is backing homegrown talent by playing Icelandic music as part of its in-flight entertainment system, even before the albums have been released. (more…)

Loh Lik Peng opens The Waterhouse at South Bund

Loh Lik Peng opens The Waterhouse at South Bund

New hotel the Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai – already a member of Design Hotels – opens today.

Created by entrepreneur and hotelier Peng Loh – who is also responsible for the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in London – the 19 rooms offer an authentic experience and reflect the history and surroundings of the city. (more…)

Holi holiday

Holi holiday

Holi must be the most colourful festival in the whole world. For a day or two at the end of winter, Hindus in India, Nepal and Pakistan run around pelting each other with gulal – brightly coloured and scented pigment – until street scenes begin to resemble impressionist paintings, everyone daubed head to toe in yellow and pink, green and purple. (more…)

Through the lens of a fashion king

Through the lens of a fashion king

For anyone interested in fashion and photography, the new exhibition featuring work by Karl Lagerfeld – the creative director of fashion house Chanel – is a must.

The exhibition – which is held at Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris between 10 September and 15 October 2010 – is a first for Lagerfeld, who has become a renowned photographer as well as a legendary designer, and whose photographic work includes all of Chanel’s advertising campaigns as well several photo books. (more…)

Two-wheeled wine weekends

Two-wheeled wine weekends

Proving that riding a bike is much more than just a way to get from A to B, luxury cycle holiday company Love Velo has teamed up with Hotel du Vin to run indulgent wine weekends for cyclists wanting to escape the city. (more…)

Anassa launches spa treatments for teenage boys

Anassa launches spa treatments for teenage boys

Luxury hotel Anassa in Cyprus has launched a brand-new spa program aimed at teaching teenage boys how to take care of their skin.

The five-star retreat has developed a range of specially designed organic treatments with skincare brand The Organic Pharmacy to cater for young males, who they feel are being left out of a luxury pampering. (more…)

Museum of Everythings Russian roadshow

Museum of Everythings Russian roadshow

All the time in the world is not enough to see everything at the Museum of Everything. It is everything in every way. You can actually get lost in it. It is packed full of stuff. (more…)

Insiders tips: Christopher Chongs Oman

Insiders tips: Christopher Chongs Oman

Luxury fragrance company House of Amouage is famous for infusing its perfumes and beauty products with scents inspired by the company’s Omani heritage. We asked Creative Director Christopher Chong to share some stylish tips for trips to Oman…

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to Oman visitors? (more…)

The new Ritz-Carlton Hotel honours Shanghai’s art deco scene

The new Ritz-Carlton Hotel honours Shanghai’s art deco scene

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company celebrated the opening of its second hotel in Shanghai yesterday, which has been designed to pay tribute to the Chinese city’s vibrant art deco scene. (more…)

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