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Blog archive - October, 2012

What you should and should not eat when flying

30 Oct 2012
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

Some or even many of you may know or have read about what we should and should not eat and drink when flying, as altitude does funny things to our taste buds and dehydrates our bodies. We take a look at the foods that can make your long-haul flight more comfortable and relaxing...

Rancho Valencia Resort receives $30 million refurbishment

29 Oct 2012
Categories: Hotels, Luxury Travel, Restaurants     Tags: ,

We’re excited to announce that after a 6 month, $30 million refurbishment, the stunning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has recently reopened. Even before this colossal transformation, the resort was listed among Condé Nast Travelers and Andrew Harpers Hideaways, “World’s Best Resorts” lists, making it top of our ‘must visit’ list..

Why Driving in the Middle East Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

26 Oct 2012
Categories: Travel News     Tags: , ,

Driving in Middle Eastern countries, it's said, is like zooming through a video game. Rather than follow specific turns and stops, you're more at the whim of the traffic, with sudden stops, hops, turns and dips, often without a moment's notice...

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

23 Oct 2012
Categories: Travel News     Tags: ,

The 5th of November is a day remembered for both its dark history and more recently a day loved and enjoyed by many! We’ve found a variety of different celebrations around the UK, for all our individual followers...

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Park Lane

23 Oct 2012
Categories: Afternoon Tea, Hotels     Tags: ,

All Afternoon Teas should be as indulgent as The Park Lane’s upcoming Christmas Special.  Guest’s are to be greeted with a glass of Mumm Rosé Champagne, which is of course to be followed by an array of enticing sandwiches, savouries, pastries and delicious preserves that will be enjoyed in the Art Deco Palm Court Lounge...

Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize 2012

23 Oct 2012
Categories: Hotels     Tags: ,

Five shortlisted designers featured their unique collections at a star-studded catwalk show at Hôtel Plaza Athénée earlier in October in a bid to win the prestigious Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize 2012. However, the revered judges, which included Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo...

Halloween Fantasyland at Sanderson

22 Oct 2012
Categories: Bars, Hotels, Luxury Travel, Travel News     Tags: ,

If you’re short on ideas of what to do this Halloween we have a great suggestion! Sanderson, a lavish central London retreat and the original boutique hotel, is holding the ultimate macabre evening on the 31st October, which includes chilling entertainment and haunting music when its normally tranquil Courtyard will be completely transformed into a spooky fantasyland to keep guests' hearts racing!

Cathay Pacific Launch new Business Class overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral

17 Oct 2012
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

I recently attended the launch of Cathay Pacific’s new award winning Business Class cabin which was done in style with views of St Paul’s Cathedral lit up at night.  As I walked in the door it was almost as if I was stepping inside the Business Class cabin itself...

Benoit Viellefon helps Gin & Jazz Celebrate its 1st Birthday in Park Lane

16 Oct 2012
Categories: Bars, From The Editor     Tags: ,

Thursday 15th November will see the first anniversary of the highly successful Gin & Jazz evening that takes place from 8pm to 10pm the third Thursday in every month at the InterContinental Park Lane in London...

Space Tourism Update from SXC

16 Oct 2012
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: , ,

As the race to take the first fee-paying passengers in to space progresses we wanted to bring you an update following on from our June feature on how Dutch-based Space Expedition Corporation SXC are progressing in their effort to beat Virgin Galactic in to space...