Archive for December, 2013

This weeks luxury travel deals

This weeks luxury travel deals

Flights to New Zealand
Younger explorers can travel to New Zealand for as little as from ?499 with STA Travel this week. The flights are with Emirates from Gatwick to Christchurch and travel dates are available throughout this year and next. (more…)

Traditional tea with a fashionable twist at Harvey Nichols

Traditional tea with a fashionable twist at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols’ new mini-patisserie is set to take the fifth floor by storm this month as Claire Clark – considered to be one of the best pastry chefs in the world – opens her temporary cafe. (more…)

Style on the water

Style on the water

It’s the kind of near-impossible task you see on Grand Designs. To build a house you’ve designed yourself – usually the undoing of the project – that is eco-friendly, reflects and blends into its surroundings, is actually habitable and looks good. (more…)

Bed-hopping with Macy Gray

Bed-hopping with Macy Gray

The R&B songstress lets Lisa Grainger in on her favourite party pads and high-rolling hangouts.

Aloft Brooklyn, New York
‘This location is awesome. It’s not exotic, but they let you do whatever you want. (more…)

A taste for Lapland

A taste for Lapland

Noma’s Rene Redzepi might be crowned king of the Nouveau Nordic kitchen, but contenders are appearing elsewhere in Scandinavia. Two years into his stint as head chef at the Icehotel in the heart of Swedish Lapland, Swiss-born chef Alexander Meier is still only scratching the surface of Arctic flavours. (more…)

This weeks luxury travel deals

This weeks luxury travel deals

THAILAND
Savvy travellers can save up to ?1,480 per couple when they combine a city and beach break to Thailand in September and October. Guests will spend three nights at the Shangri-La in Bangkok, followed by eight nights at the beachfront Le Meridien Khao Lak, in the province of Phang Nga. (more…)

Shanghai Expo visitors hit millions

Shanghai Expo visitors hit millions

Over three million people have visited the spectacular Shanghai Expo since it opened its doors for the first time at the start of May, with reports of up to 60,000 tickets being sold every single day. (more…)

Dorchester branches out for its birthday

Dorchester branches out for its birthday

The Dorchester hotel is celebrating its 80th birthday by planting 80 ‘Future Great Trees’ across London.

Visitors to the famous Park Lane hotel will be familiar with the iconic London plane tree that has graced its entrance since the hotel opened in 1931. (more…)

This weeks luxury travel deals

This weeks luxury travel deals

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St Barts
The Caribbean island of St Barts is a favourite of the rich and famous, particularly at this time of year, as an idyllic winter-sun getaway. Book Villa Nina or Rockstar accommodation at the Eden Rock resort and receive a complimentary lunch at its Sand Bar restaurant. (more…)

Caribbean boutique resort launches children’s adventure

Caribbean boutique resort launches children’s adventure

Caribbean boutique resort Montpelier Plantation has introduced a brand new family program to their cast-away experience.

The resort, nestled away on the tropical island of Nevis, has designed the Little Guest scheme to encourage children to explore their surroundings while giving parents a well-earned rest. (more…)

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