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Blog archive - December, 2014

Buenos Aires –Sophisticated and Colourful

31 Dec 2014
Categories: South America     Tags: , ,
Buenos Aires has all the bustle of a sophisticated European city. It could be Paris or Rome as you glance up at the buildings, a colonial past is present. It houses three million and is the largest city in Argentina. There are grand squares, monuments, parks and churches and some of the best food in the world. And of course Tango…

Cathay Pacific Winter Warmer Sale

28 Dec 2014
Categories: Air Travel, Asia     Tags: ,
Take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s 35 day Winter Sale that starts today 28th December 2014 with discounted fares to over 60 destinations in Asia and Australasia starting from £539 return in Economy, from £979 in Premium Economy and £2,199 in Business Class...

Katrina Too

27 Dec 2014
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Travelling between Melbourne, Singapore and San Francisco, Katrina Too is the co-founder of Ediply an education-technology start-up...

Skating at Broadgate Ice Rink

26 Dec 2014
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Broadgate’s Exchange Square in the City of London has been transformed into an outdoor ice rink for the festive season and will be open to skaters up until 26th February 2015. And this year it is bigger than ever with a luxury pop-up bar and smokehouse called ‘The Tasting Room’ with great views of the City from its outdoor terrace...

IDtagit – A simple system to recover your lost luggage and valuables

23 Dec 2014
Categories: Travel News     Tags:
As Idtagit Director and Co-Founder Jo-Anne Shadlow says: “Losing items can be heartbreaking.” Having had to struggle for more than 24 hours without my suitcase on arrival in Auckland recently (thanks Emirates) I can only imagine how it feels to lose a bag for good…

Holborn plays host to the first Italian-Japanese Fusion Café

23 Dec 2014
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London’s always been a melting pot of culture, so it sort of makes sense for an Italian-Japanese fusion café to open in the heart of the city…sort of. We popped down to Beiriso to sample some of the culinary concoctions that the bold owners had whipped up earlier last week…

Alice in Wonderland Christmas Tree and Cocktails at One Aldwych

20 Dec 2014
Categories: Hotels     Tags: , , ,
Every year One Aldwych comes up with a fun theme for their Christmas Tree that takes pride of place in the Lobby Bar and this year is no exception. Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ novel being the inspiration for this year’s 25-foot tree that features over a kilometre of pale blue tulle, 100 tea cups, 70 tea pots and 80 organza cupcakes to top it off...

Portobello Road Pizzeria Tonda keeps it real, y’all…

19 Dec 2014
Categories: Restaurants     Tags: ,
Notting Hill’s latest pizzeria opened on Monday and didn’t make a penny; this wasn’t because it was empty, but because the family-run business wanted to invite their new neighbours to sample their delicious cuisine for free. The door didn’t seem to stop opening with new customers coming in to try the 6-inch cheesy discs that were appearing from the oven in by the dozen...

Cologne by Rail

My journey started at St. Pancras train station in London. I was looking forward to revisiting Cologne, the city of culture cradled by the Rhine. The joys of getting to Europe by train are obvious. No two-hour check in, convenient central locations and none of the cabin baggage restrictions that make us all so mad...

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas from Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

17 Dec 2014
Categories: Lifestyle     Tags: , ,
Are you still looking for those last few gifts for your wife, husband, children or friends who have a weakness for mouth-wateringly good hand-made chocolates? Well look no further, as the Highland Chocolatier has some great gift ideas ranging from delicious stocking fillers for the kids to gorgeous family-sized hampers for adults...