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The week of 24 August will see two of London’s top barmen – Polo Bar manager Elias Yiallouris and Tanqueray mixologist Tim Homewood – takeover the marina-side BlueWave cocktail bar at OneOcean Club. Voted bar of the year at the London 2014 Lifestyle Awards and Best Mixology at the London 2014 Club and Bar Awards, the Polo Bar maintains a reputation as one of London’s most desirable watering holes.
For our first evening at The Horseshoe Inn, we kicked off with some champagne in the bar area, which was laden with leather chesterfields and plump sofas near the fireplace. Dinner was at 8, with an appetiser of pigs trotter mousse, sprinkled with crackling. We feasted on grouse, teal and red deer, all caught locally
At K Spa the Baobab African Ritual starts with a relaxing full body exfoliation, followed by a “feel good” massage and cooling therapy for the legs. The sublime relaxing ritual harnesses the unique powerful ingredients produced by the African Baobab tree, which are exotic in nature and rich in nutrients.
I chose to stay at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, which is in an excellent location, right next to the mountain gondola, and next to the driving range of the golf course (the latter of which is obviously closed during winter). My room had a view over the driving range, and I could see the heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub – perfect for gauging when to go down …