Bulgari Hotel London

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Say the name Bulgari and you instantly think luxury. A new offshoot of the Italian jewellery house, Bulgari has now opened a hotel in London with sister hotels in Milan and Bali. The brand is now part of the French luxury group, LVMH, which paid £2.8 billion for the company, adding it to a stable of brand names... Read more »

TW Steel

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TW Steel has launched its popular Grandeur Diver collection after the success Pilot collection earlier this year, and opted for a dramatic overhaul by introducing six new models with a style conscious look but with an undoubted masculinity. This underlines TW Steel’s philosophy of delivering affordable luxury to the consumer, including the TW700 and TW701 that feature a steel case... Read more »

Raymond Blanc Cookery School

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A cookery class, particularly one as popular and well respected as those offered by Raymond Blanc’s Cookery School at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life – especially if that foodie is yourself! It’s something that one can spend weeks looking forward to, fantasising about the mouthwatering recipes... Read more »

Candlelight Inn

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I arrive at Candlelight Inn. The vision before me looks like a postcard... I am greeted by the owner, Sam, and with his cool and collected demeanor he welcomes me and explains interesting tidbits about Napa. I'm fascinated to learn that he’s taught many innkeepers around Napa the skills and ways to make a living in their... Read more »


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Foodie trends plough through London like a bullet through butter. As soon as a new culinary trend catches fire, you can’t venture through town without the smell, sites and chatter of this new craze. In recent years we’ve seen dirty burgers take the leading role, tapas and sharing food has made a worthy performance as... Read more »

Bridges inspired by Ron Blaauw

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It was an evening of first impressions. Our flight had touched down a mere two hours earlier and we had little chance of taking in much of the city before night fell and we found ourselves downtown at the Sofitel Legend The Grand hotel. Passing through the city at speed had given us a sneak... Read more »

Dirty Dancing!

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As you walk into the audiotorium of the Piccadilly Theatre the bright pink words of “Dirty Dancing” are shone on stage; sitting in the corner is a record player and then the voice over begins: "It was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby and it didn’t occur to me to mind. It was before President... Read more »

Sur Mesure

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Walking into the modern, Asian-influenced lobby in the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, you might forget that you are in one of Paris’ most historic districts, on the Rue St Honoré, surrounded by chic boutiques and neoclassical French architecture. If you continue past the smiling concierge and the solid marble bar in Bar 8, through a heavy,... Read more »