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Blog archive - November, 2012

Keeping Your Winter Vacation Home Safe When You're Not There

30 Nov 2012
Categories: North America     Tags: ,

A winter vacation home can be a wonderful and relaxing getaway for family and friends - a beacon of calm and cozy during the chilly months.

But it’s important to take steps to keep your home away from home safe and secure when you are not there...

Nespresso Launches Three Special Christmas Coffees

26 Nov 2012
Categories: From The Editor     Tags:

With Christmas just around the corner, I was recently invited to breakfast at Nespesso’s new flagship boutique in London’s Regent Street to taste and learn about their coffees and try their new Limited Edition Christmas Grand Crus...

Air New Zealand’s Hobbit touches down at London Heathrow

25 Nov 2012
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: ,

Heathrow had a new visitor to the airport this morning as a huge flying billboard in the shape of a 73 metre long Boeing 777-300 touched down. Air New Zealand has created this impressive liveried plane to launch the new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Wellington Lounge

From 26th November 2012 to 6th January 2013 you can enjoy a special limited edition Afternoon Tea based around ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ in the cosy and elegant Wellington Lounge at The InterContinental Park Lane...

Take a Luxury Break from the Christmas Chaos

23 Nov 2012
Categories: Hotels, Luxury Travel     Tags: ,

We know that Christmas, although a holiday loved by almost all, can be a stressful and often frantic time of year. Imagine escaping and instead enjoying sitting by the pool eating award-winning cuisine and perhaps even soaking up the sun while appreciating a round of golf on a championship course...

British Airways brings Aberdeen within easy reach from London City

21 Nov 2012
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: , ,

Aberdeen is further away than you might think. At least, this was my first thought on boarding my BA flight to the city. It’s more than an hour’s flight from London, in fact, and is some 500 miles away...

A Special Thanksgiving Cocktail and Dinner at 45 Park Lane

20 Nov 2012
Categories: Bars, From The Editor     Tags: , ,

The week started well with a visit to Bar 45 at Dorchester Collection’s Art Deco 45 Park Lane Boutique Hotel in Mayfair, where I tried talented Bar Manager Stefano Cossio’s Thanksgiving cranberry and pomegranate cocktail and some of Wolfgang Puck’s tasty pie sliders made specifically for Thanksgiving...

How to Create the Classic American Cocktail

15 Nov 2012
Categories: Bars, From The Editor     Tags: ,

I normally sit at the customer side of the bar ordering a cocktail and not actually behind the bar making my own cocktail. However on this particular occasion I was invited to join Steve and Raul, our two delightful mixologists on their side of the bar, where they showed me and my two fellow ‘students’ how to make some classic American Cocktails and Hard Shakes...

NetJets Luxury Travel Tips: Scuba diving in Barbados

14 Nov 2012
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: ,

Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands: with a combination of wonderful weather, excellent beaches, from secluded and quiet white sands to wilder surf beaches, as well as reefs, wildlife and sting rays, visitors love its nature, people and cuisine...

The First Financial Transaction in Space

14 Nov 2012
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

Following on from our update in last month’s newsletter of the Space Expedition Corporation SXC project and how our resident astronaut Anton Kreil was getting on with his training, we were intrigued when Anton mentioned that he wants to set a world record by carrying out the First Financial Transaction in Space. We had to find out more!