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Blog archive - June, 2015

An Expat’s Export: Mirabeau en Provence

29 Jun 2015
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It’s the ultimate dream of any self-professed oenophile: pack up sticks, bid au revoir to your job and the corporate lifestyle and set up a vineyard in the south of France where you produce and sell your own wine. One family turned that dream into a reality were the Cronks; Stephen had had enough of wearing a suit to a nine-till-fiver to relocate his family to Provence...

Top 10 Luxury Scuba Resorts

25 Jun 2015
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We take a look at 10 top luxury scuba resorts from The Amanpulo Resort in The Philippines, which has been running for over 20 years and is set on its own private island in the Sulu Sea to The Ritz Carlton Sharm El Sheikh, which offers a fantastically varied holiday or if price is no option in the pursuit of luxury and the perfect dive, then Cayo Espanto is the stuff that dreams are made of...

What to Pack for Your Summer Cruise

22 Jun 2015
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You’ve packed your cruise bags and checked them twice – yet, it still feels like you’re leaving something behind. This is a common concern among first-time cruisers. You know you'll need weather-appropriate attire, formal wear, comfortable shoes, toiletries swimming gear and cash, but what else? Here are some additional items to bring along...

Liz Granirer

22 Jun 2015
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Liz Granirer, an American based in London, is a freelance journalist who writes for in-flight magazines and family travel features…

Blooming Brilliance Pop-Up Bar at The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant

19 Jun 2015
Categories: Bars, From The Editor     Tags: , , , ,
The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge launched its first pop-up seasonal bar earlier this month to celebrate summer. Head Mixologist, Saverio Vicari has created a menu of 17 summer botanical cocktails but also includes some staple favourites and classic cocktails...

Sydney versus Barcelona

17 Jun 2015
Categories: Infographic, Travel News     Tags: , , ,
We take a look at two great cities of the northern and southern hemispheres – Sydney and Barcelona with this helpful infographic and see how they stack up side-by-side, from the Sydney Opera House to Gaudi’s stunning unfinished basilica, The Sagrada Familia...

Summer Blooms at The Churchill Bar at Hyatt Regency London

15 Jun 2015
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It is said that much of the inspiration for Winston Churchill’s paintings came from English gardens. It is therefore only fitting that the inspiration for The Churchill Bar & Terrace’s summer theme this year is the English country garden with its blooming hydrangeas and beautiful roses, where guests can relax and enjoy the long summer evenings...

5 American Cities for Aspiring Sushi Artists

12 Jun 2015
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Although Japan is the birthplace of sushi, cities across the United States are bursting onto the sushi scene and putting their own twist on it. Here are five American cities sushi chefs should consider, from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami to Seattle and New York City...

Brunch, Bloody Marias and Jazz: Spend Saturdays and Sundays in Style at 108 Brasserie

9 Jun 2015
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The bread tides us over until the brunch items arrive. My smoked haddock is succulent and perfectly cooked, its tender flesh flaking away at the lightest touch of my fork. The muslin-wrapped lemon enables me to ‘tart it up’ with a squeeze of citrus, which dribbles on to the soft potato cake and wilted spinach that the fish rests upon...

Sarah Gibbons

7 Jun 2015
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Sarah Gibbons is a London-based travel and lifestyle journalist who has been published in a range of digital and print publications...