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Blog archive - December, 2012

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London

31 Dec 2012
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The Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display will centre on the London Eye as usual in London tonight. This very popular event starts to get busy quite early with areas beginning to fill up from around 9pm so it is advisable to get to where you want to watch them in good time...

Baccarat brings a Christmas Sparkle to Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

Every year Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa does something a little different and unique for Christmas. This year is no exception, as the hotel has teamed up with crystal house Baccarat to create a four and a half metre Christmas tree specially decorated by Baccarat which greets you as you walk in to the hotel’s lobby...

Timeless Traditions: Holiday Tea at The Montage Beverly Hills

25 Dec 2012
Categories: Afternoon Tea, Hotels     Tags: ,

Like the trendsetters who trot its haute boulevards, Tinsel Town dons its glinting best come December. A Very Beverly Hills Christmas, its every bit the spectacle it should be. The Montage Beverly Hills wears its glamour quietly, magnificently, like the soft-spoken siren that serenades with a harp and a come hither fire. Irresistible. Join us. It’s holiday teatime...

How Singapore Airlines created their Business Class Cabin in Harrods

21 Dec 2012
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Back in October, Singapore Airlines put together a very special window display in Harrods to promote their new 28 flights a week daily service between London Heathrow and Singapore and give visitors an opportunity to try their renowned business class cabin...

Welcome to Aveqia where you are both the Cook and Guest

20 Dec 2012
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From the smart exterior and welcoming front door Aveqia looks like an up-market restaurant and even when you step through the front door and walk down in to the inviting and warm bar area it still looks quite normal. But this is where the similarities end. Aveqia is no ordinary restaurant...

A Free Souvenir Photo at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

18 Dec 2012
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Do you miss those wonderful old Black and White photographs that make us look so much better in our passports as opposed to the rather bland colour ones we have to get today?  If you happen to be travelling through Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport over Christmas you will have the opportunity to get a wonderful souvenir photograph capturing your final moments in Paris before you board your plane...

Free Entry to Kew Gardens over Christmas

17 Dec 2012
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Kew Gardens is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with FREE ENTRY to the gardens from 22nd December to 4th January 2013. If you have never been to these beautiful gardens now is your excuse to escape the family after Christmas and walk off that large Christmas lunch exploring the garden’s diverse and beautiful evergreens and conifers on their winter tree tour...

Clay Pigeon Shooting in The Caribbean – really?

14 Dec 2012
Categories: Luxury Travel     Tags: ,

When you think of holidaying in the Caribbean images of sun soaked beaches, clear blue waters and a cocktail or two probably come to mind.

You don’t usually think of clay pigeon shooting, archery and pistol ranges. Or do you? A new Reservoir Range centre in Antigua features exactly this. The first of its kind in the West Indies...

The Luggage Room opens its doors in London’s Mayfair

11 Dec 2012
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An elegant and sophisticated new cocktail bar opens its doors for the first time this coming Thursday 13th December in London’s fashionable Mayfair. The Luggage Room, located in the old luggage room of a 5-Star hotel in Grosvenor Square, promises to transport you back in time to the days of the famous Bentley Boys...

Behind the Scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

9 Dec 2012
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The UK’s premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is this coming Wednesday 12th December and along with Air New Zealand we have got some exclusive video content featuring director Sir Peter Jackson and the cast...