Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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For me, the prospect of fine dining at lunchtime usually follows the same pattern. I make the booking with the intention of choosing a conservatively sized option – there is, after all, the rest of the day to get through – and perhaps allowing myself two glasses of wine, at most. Inevitably, I change my... Read more »

Chalet du Vallon, Méribel Village

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There’s something unique about the crisp, clean taste of mountain air.  With a clear view that spans seemingly impossible distances, one can see the bright spring sunlight gleaming on the fresh snow, peaks of mountains across impossible distances, smudges of evergreens. It’s a strangely pure moment; standing at the top of the slopes, anticipating the... Read more »