Desirable destinations for weekend breaks, spas, destination holidays, adventures and day trips

Kerala – The Heart Of Ayurveda

April 27, 2012

Stepping from the airport into the already dense morning heat of Cochin, the capital of Kerala, my better half, Tony, and I were greeted by Jithin, our smiley representative from the Kerala Travel [read more]

Have A Five Star Girl’s Night In

April 20, 2012

While a girl’s night out is fun, a girl’s night in is so right now.  And let’s be honest, while a night of kicking back the slippers and sinking into the sofa can be right on the cards, [read more]

Be Swept Away By Magical Kefalonia

April 10, 2012

The Greek islands have enchanted people for many years with their sparkling blue green water, dramatic coastlines and sunny climes. Kefalonia was the first Greek Island I ever went to, many years [read more]

Spa Review: Murad Facial at Urban Retreat

March 30, 2012

Going to the spa at Urban Retreat Harrods is always a treat – from the calm waiting room opposite the perfume emporium and the professional staff to the delectable array of products that entice [read more]

Luxury in the Land Down Under

February 3, 2012

If you could experience pure indulgence in the city of your choice, where would it be? A luxury spa within a Hammam of Marrakech, a sommelier’s vineyard in a Lyon chateau? Or a Buddhist retreat in [read more]

Hitting The Slopes of Park City, Utah

January 13, 2012

I haven’t counted them myself, but I am reliably informed that there are around 250 ‘world class’ ski areas across the planet, a bewildering choice when it comes to booking next [read more]

Luxury Cotswolds Escape

January 6, 2012

The late Sir Norman Wisdom will always be remembered for his unique brand of subtly sophisticated comedy. So it is only fitting that his name should appear on a blue plaque attached to the Hotel du [read more]

Avoiding Post Holiday Blues

September 26, 2011

So the suitcase is back in the loft and the tan-prolonging aftersun you’ve been applying daily is down to its final squeeze. Brown crunchy things that look suspiciously like autumn leaves keep [read more]

Malmaison London: The Perfect Urban Escape

September 2, 2011

As a born-and-bred Londoner I have often wondered what it must be like to view the city through the eyes of a visitor. Yet as with many other tourist experiences, like visiting Madame Tussauds and [read more]
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