Hot Pot

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Hot Pot is a new Thai-Chinese fusion restaurant in London's Chinatown district that brings a much-loved Asian dining experience to the UK. In many parts of the Orient, groups of friends and family gather for hours, chatting, gossiping and enjoying a wide variety of foods bubbling away in a hot pot brimming with broth in... Read more »

MacDonald Monchique Spa

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Urbanites often dream of escaping to the Algarve, to shop for ceramics, enjoy fresh seafood, and of course, luxuriate in the constant sunshine on one of the region’s many beaches. But what only a privileged few know is that surrounding the Portuguese coast are beautiful mountains, and hidden within them is a wonderfully indulgent retreat.... Read more »

Vilalara Longevity

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I’m lying on a massage table bed in the spa at the stunning Vilalara Longevity health resort in the Algarve. I’m not at all unwell, but I’ve recently become fascinated by unusual healing techniques like crystal baths, Kambo, energy healing and plant medicines. I heard that the luxury resort of Vilalara offers a range of... Read more »

The Lakes by Yoo

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I am sitting in Kate Moss’s living room as I write this. It’s got Mossy’s rock chick chic stamped all over it – generous velvet sofas, thick coffee table books on fashion and design, glossy silk carpets and even a guitar begging to be strummed. It’s homey. A wander throughout any of the five bedrooms... Read more »

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

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Anything with the prefix DE in it just seems to imply effort. For example? It’s easy to make a false statement, but much harder to debunk it. Humidifying a room is a breeze – just take a shower. But de-humidifying? Not so much. And getting all full of toxins is simple – just stand in... Read more »

Four Seasons Bali

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It was the film that launched 1000 flights, so it seemed appropriate to start my first ever trip to Bali by staying in the same hotel the star of Eat, Pray, Love did - the Four Seasons Sayan.  That's right: apparently the Pretty Woman herself stayed at the Four Seasons in Ubud, the town in Bali renowned for its art, temples... Read more »

Bulgari Resort Bali

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“And we have a very private beach. You’ll never have to worry about paparazzi.” So states my butler, Yadi, solemnly while driving me in an electric buggy to my villa at the Bulgari Resort in UIuwatu, Bali. Paparazzi are indeed a potential issue for a resort that’s rumored to have hosted the likes of everyone... Read more »