St Regis Rome

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We had only just arrived in Rome from Florence, found our way to Starwood Hotels’ stunning St Regis Rome and begun to explore our suite. There was an interesting mix of antique and modern in the room, with a large wooden desk and sideboard in the living area, alongside a comfortable, gold coloured sofa and... Read more »

Personal Training with David Arnot Part Three

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T'was the season to be jolly, which in other words means it was socially acceptable to be a binge drinker and glutton all in the name of Baby Jesus/Old Saint Nick (delete as appropriate). After a successful four weeks with personal trainer, miracle worker and cult leader David Arnot, my winter sun getaway was not going... Read more »

The Domain Hotel Bahrain

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And there we were: watching a fleet of the Prince's supercars and trucks racing across the heat-stricken Bahraini desert next to an oil rig, for the filming of 50 Cent's DJ Whoo Kid's upcoming music video. It started off with a conversation. As all things do. The night before, I had launched Tonteria's second international... Read more »

Royal Opera House Tour

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The Royal Opera House is known for its beautiful building in London with the best ballet and opera in the country. I was lucky enough to visit the Royal Opera House for a tour and see the splendour of the building and costumes, but this week I was also fortunate enough to see the company’s other location in... Read more »

Personal Training with David Arnot Part Two

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So with my diet sorted and the booze cabinet firmly locked, it was time to hit the gym. When I first entered Reach Gym in Clapham, I was somewhat taken back by the lack of machines, not a treadmill or cross trainer in sight – result! With lurid green walls dotted with motivational quotes -... Read more »

Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

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Ireland, Ireland, together standing tall. Shoulder to shoulder, we'll answer Ireland's call. What would be a more perfect setting to watch the Rugby Internationals, with Ireland playing, than the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin? After a short car journey from The Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green, where we waved goodbye to the Team Bus of the Boys in Green,... Read more »

Chiltern Firehouse Hotel

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The art deco-style, dimly lit, golden bar had the stylish appeal of a private members club. The type that Graydon Carter would frequent in New York. Who knew I was on a side street in Marylebone? I attended Andre Balazs' private dinner at the newly refurbished old firehouse, the now Chiltern Firehouse Hotel on the... Read more »