The Marker Hotel Dublin

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Dublin Docklands is an area of the city of Dublin, Ireland, on both sides of the River Liffey, roughly from Talbot Memorial Bridge eastwards to the Point Depot. The Docklands has over recent years been regenerated into a modern business hub. The area has over 600 enterprises with new companies moving in every month. The... Read more »

Carlton Hotel Baglioni

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Milan is a major world fashion and design capital. Thanks to its important museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Milan attracts over 6 million annual visitors. For a mere 24... Read more »

Maçakızı

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The sun was gently retreating as we sat at the open-air bar sipping our cocktails. The waves lapped hypnotically at the private decked beach of the Maçakızı Beach Club. Tall, Dark and Handsome had already caught enough sun to look decidedly Mediterranean and was enjoying an appropriately-monikered Italian Job, a mix of Beefeater 24, Aperol,... Read more »

Lil’a Restaurant

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Lil’a restaurant is part of The Museum Hotel. The hotel’s location and beauty is quite unique, and it is the only hotel in Turkey within the Relais & Châteaux family.  The restaurant is decorated in a similar way to the rest of the hotel: antique carpets hang from walls, while framed felt artwork and Ottoman... Read more »

Porto Montenegro

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Porto Montenegro, scene of the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, is a hidden gem. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, moored yachts and green lush mountains, it has the authenticity of an untouched Mediterranean cove discovered by the super rich. What preserves its heritage is that Porto Montenegro is UNESCO protected. The original stoned streets and... Read more »

The Diva Hotel, Bahrain

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Captain Jessica Patterson at the helm of the yacht, feet non-chalantly on the wheel, riding the waves under the hot sun, clad in a white bikini top, sparkling pink bottoms and a glaze of golden bronze smouldering her sun-kissed skin. This was Bahrain and the day after the third international party for London hot nightclub Tonteria... Read more »

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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It is hard to miss L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon on West Street, near Covent Garden, with its striking and enigmatic black exterior. On entering, the black theme continues, accented with red and a lacquerware-like shine that makes me think – as I am sure other customers do – that I have walked into a giant... Read more »

Kaspars Seafood Bar and Grill,The Savoy Hotel

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Sitting just off The Strand, The Savoy Hotel’s impressive façade is flanked on either side by topiary representations of the hotel’s mascot, Kaspar the cat, a charming relic from the hotel’s long history as one of London’s top hotels. The original Kaspar is an elegant Art Deco sculpture by Basil Ionides, created in 1926 to... Read more »