Archive for December, 2013

Holiday rock

Holiday rock

Private islands are not necessarily tropical and deserted and fringed with swaying palms. Possibly there is something even more romantic about the craggy, windswept-and-weatherbeaten islets around the British coastline (and there are more than 6,000 of them to chose from). (more…)

Learn Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets

Learn Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets

If you’ve been watching Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets, aired on BBC2, you’ll know that the French chef is passionate about two things: food and his pride and joy, Le Manoir. Now you can learn from the master himself on one of his new vegetarian cooking courses at the hotel. (more…)

Frieze moves to New York in 2012

Frieze moves to New York in 2012

Frieze Art Fair, which opens in London’s Regent’s Park this week, will be held for the first time in New York in 2012.

More than 60,000 visitors are expected at the London event from Friday 13 October to Sunday 16 October, which hosts work from more than 170 contemporary art galleries. (more…)

Jamon, everybody

Jamon, everybody

Experience the gourmet side of Andalucia, in a stylish apartment made for two.

‘People like to experience a country through taste buds, not just their eyes,’ says Melanie Templer, co-founder of The 2’s Company Travel, which offers stylish, self-catering accommodation for couples in Andalucia. (more…)

Become a mahout for a day

Become a mahout for a day

Travellers can now experience life as a mahout (elephant keeper) at Away Suansawan Chiang Mai on the newly launched Mahout For a Day package.

The three-day trip includes a day at the elephant camp site, where guests learn basic communication and action commands used to guide the animals through the Thai jungle, and help to bathe them – a fascinating sight! (more…)

On the horizon

On the horizon

Join facialist Glenda Barton, a non-surgical miracle-worker, on an extremely unusual European anti-ageing retreat. Barton combines a holistic philosophy with space-age Indiba treatments. (more…)

Welcome to Miami

Welcome to Miami

The UK private members’ club Soho House will soon open its third US property in one of the hottest spots of the moment: Miami

Soho Beach House Miami is located in the exclusive Mid-Beach area, and has been transformed from the former art-deco Sovereign Hotel to include a 16-storey oceanfront tower, with 50 rooms and guest houses. (more…)

Indulgent new tea experience arrives at Firmdale Hotels

Indulgent new tea experience arrives at Firmdale Hotels

Renowned fragrance house Miller Harris has teamed up with Ruinart – the world’s oldest Champagne house – to bring a series of sensory afternoon tea experiences to the guests of Firmdale hotels in London’s West End. (more…)

Is Vamizi Island the new Mauritius?

Is Vamizi Island the new Mauritius?

It’s not the first place that springs to mind when you think of a stunning holiday in the Indian Ocean, but the beautiful islands just off the African coast of Mozambique offer a more rustic and unique experience than more famous holiday destinations nearby. (more…)

Luxury travel group launches offer for trips to Chile

Luxury travel group launches offer for trips to Chile

Explora – the luxury travel group – has launched its new Bicentennial Programme with offers of up to 25 per cent off for travellers staying in one of their three lodges in Chile.

The programme commemorates the 200th anniversary of Chile’s independence from Spain on September 18, and will be available until late September. (more…)

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