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I wandered hand in hand with Tall, Dark and Handsome through the charming cobbled streets of Alaçatı; the hubbub dying down as the bustling main street morphed into a charming residential byway. Turning up a low but steepish hill, we soon saw the lights of Alancha on a terrace above us.  Music and bubbling laughter... Read more »

Las Dos Lunas

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The Taxi dropped us off at 7:00pm, a very 'Sensibly British' time for dinner. However, as we entered Los Das Lunas it was barren and very, very quiet... it was then that we remembered we were in Spain where the party does not start until about 10:00pm. However, I am glad that we did come... Read more »

Hotel Jagdhof

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I always enjoy flying into Innsbruck in the heart of the Tyrol, the descent is spectacular with the plane slowly descending into the valley, the mountains looming tall on both sides close enough to feel like you are just sitting in a cable car! Then there is the airport, fast and efficient, we were through... Read more »

Bassoon Bar: Corinthia Hotel London

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The Bassoon Bar mixologists at the Corinthia Hotel London have been busy developing five unique cocktails to capture the colour and the characteristics of the leaders of the five main political parties. With the general election just round the corner BBB was invited along to review and give political comment on these bureaucratic cocktails. Having... Read more »


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Let me clarify my position regarding Kouzu from the off. It’s very, very good. Service is impeccable – Salvatore, we salute you. Drinks are interesting, and not in that euphemistic, fixed smile kind of way. The room, while not scoring points for originality, is spacious, sleek and stylishly picked out in assorted greys and variations... Read more »

Bob Bob Ricard

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Dragging myself down to Soho on a grey Sunday afternoon in November is no easy feat, not even the promise of a decadent lunch can put some spring in my step. As I arrive at the restaurant’s entrance I’m greeted by a rather charming doorman, who ushers me out of the rain with a smile,... Read more »

The Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf

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Want to be 007 in your own personal James Bond film mega-fantasy? The Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, location to a scene in James Bond’s Skyfall where Daniel Craig strips off his tux to swim in a gorgeous pool overlooking the Thames at night, is where I spent one romantic and unforgettable night. The Four... Read more »


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Tucked away inside the Chelsea Cloisters, a luxury apartment complex with gleaming white walls and glossy marble floors, Bart’s is truly a hidden gem that is a surprising juxtaposition to the building within which it's nestled. Having arrived in London that morning, fresh off the red eye from New York, I knew there was only one... Read more »