Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

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Dinner at a fine dining restaurant is always an excuse to dress up and, in any town or city, it’s tempting to warm up with a cocktail in a nearby bar or plan to meet friends afterwards for a night out on the town. However, two Michelin starred dining at a country hotel – in... Read more »

St Moritz Hotel

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The St Moritz Hotel is situated on the North Cornish coast, and although it is but a stones throw from my own pace of work across the estuary in Padstow I had never visited. The area should be well know to anyone who has, in their youth, spent a family holiday or some debouched exam... Read more »

Duggie Fields

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“Everyone has the potential to become an artist“ says Duggie Fields. Given the right timing and a little bit of luck, one also gets the chance to present his work. In Duggie’s case, this was a success. He grew up in the countryside and came to London in the sixties. He worked there in a record... Read more »

Tresor Paris

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Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous event arranged by Tresor Paris. The venue was enchanting, with a harp playing in the background and a sea of beautiful people with a sea of different personal styles. Tresor Paris is created by Hasbani, known for its expertise in the diamond business. There was a vision of... Read more »

Pink Martini

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Heading to The Southbank Royal Festival Hall one week ago today I knew I was in for a fun evening with Pink Martini as even their new album title “Get Happy” tells you what’s in store!  Following on from their sold out night at The Royal Albert Hall the band played one night at The... Read more »

Le Louis XV by Alain Ducasse

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I always consider myself very lucky when it comes to restaurants I have been fortunate enough to visit, but none so much as Le Louis XV by Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Since its opening within the Hotel de Paris more than 25 years ago, authenticity and culinary elegance have always been delicately combined at... Read more »

Fairmont Monte Carlo

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Monaco: a symbol of prestige. A place where the international elite gather and home to some of the world’s most celebrated events including the Formula One Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show. It was recently, during Monaco Yacht Show, that I had the pleasure of staying at The Fairmont Monte Carlo and experiencing the luxury and... Read more »

Moti Mahal

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Restaurants in Theatreland fight a constant battle against show times disrupting the naturally evolving evening. On top of this, the weekends are plagued by day-trippers looking for a quick bite to eat before filling the stiletto-stabbed floors of central London clubs. Though this fast paced environment is great if you’re involved, the huge fluctuations in... Read more »