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New St James Bar Opens its Doors

14 Oct 2011
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The Brand new St James Bar and The Balcon Restaurant open on Monday 17th October following three months of extensive renovations.

I had a sneak preview two days ago and love what they have done to give the bar a completely new look and feel.  This is going to be a new destination bar with its Coco Chanel ambience and rich textures and colours.


Bird's Eye Vistas – A New Iconic Landmark for London?

11 Oct 2011
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The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has revealed that London’s new cable car river crossing will be sponsored by Emirates Airline in a ten-year deal worth £36m!

The Dubai based airline will provide approximately 60% of the cost of the cable crossing and as a result the innovative form of transport will be named Emirates Air-line.

easyJet Meets its Rival!

4 Oct 2011
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If you’re a loyal easyJet flyer then you may be interested to know about their new rival airline FastJet!

It appears that easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who still owns 38% of the airline, has decided to add a new competitor to the market, FastJet.

Indian Summer in London

30 Sep 2011
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Summer is back! London is basking in a late summer surge with temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit).

As there was literally not a cloud in the sky I took the opportunity to do some photography on The Thames and get some close ups of the London Eye, which looked spectacular.  Have a look at my Photo Blog...

Michel Roux Jr opens The Pembury Bar in Parliament Square

27 Sep 2011
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We were treated to a selection of some his delicious new cocktails and nibbles from the kitchen below to introduce us to Michel’s unique three-course cocktail menu – the ‘Three Citrus Ricky’, ‘Pembury Cup’ and Colonial Flip’.  Michel told us that he is “keen to introduce a new drinks menu concept that reflects the influences of the main restaurant menu.”

To Fly. To Serve. British Airways launches new Branding Campaign

21 Sep 2011
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I attended the launch of British Airways’ new branding campaign yesterday and met some of the real life crew who played parts in the TV ad.

Watch the new British Airways Television Ad

Watch the new British Airways Television Ad

Airport Lounges resemble Spas and Restaurants

19 Sep 2011
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Air travel has come a long way in recent years with every airline competing for the business traveller.  Seats that fold in to flat beds at the touch of a button are the norm these days and lounges that try to outdo their competitors’.  Some tempt you with a car service to and from the airport, a haircut in the lounge, a Spa and Jacuzzi or even a massage on the plane...

London’s Newest Champagne & Cocktail Bar Opens

16 Sep 2011
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I enjoyed a pre-opening glass of champagne at Réunion, London’s newest Champagne and Cocktail Bar located in the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

The bar was buzzing yesterday evening with visitors who had come to look around the £20m refurbished hotel.  The ambience is modern and trendy and I just love the tall backed chairs!  You have to check them out...

Keeping your Brain Active on Holiday

12 Sep 2011
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According to research carried out by a Professor in mental performance - Siegfried Lehrl from Erlangen University in Germany, relaxing on your summer holiday can reduce your IQ so it is suggested you attempt to keep your brain active on holidays and breaks. 

Okay so we need to keep our brains exercised but to what extent?

On Board with Club World

7 Sep 2011
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The plane to Washington Dulles was a Boeing 777 and once on board I was directed to my Club World Sleeper seat.  Thankfully there is ample storage space in the overhead bins as I hate having to fight for space for my hand luggage and as regular traveller I always like to take a small bag on board with me just in case my case goes astray and I have at least a couple of days worth of clean clothes.