Wines, Spirits and Cigars – Comte Des Cierges

The Horseshoe Inn

The Horseshoe – restaurant with rooms


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




Jodie Jones review the Gaucho Group’s globally-renowned Argentinian beef in the mega-restaurant’s sleek Gaucho Piccadilly venue… Vegans and vegetarians need not apply.

The Westin Whistler_Exterior

Review: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler


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 …

The Mayflower Hotel Seattle

Old World Charm in the Heart of Seattle


The Mayflower Hotel is located in the shopping district, and only a couple of blocks away from Seattle’s Famous Pike Place Market – a must-see for any foodie. The hotel was built in 1927 and has been lovingly restored to reflect a more elegant era.

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The Key To New York City: Triumph Hotels


New York City has long been witness to the pitter-patter of movie premieres, GQ parties, Vogue photoshoots, movie sets, etc and the city has almost grown to accommodate every need of the entertainment industry. And some hotels more than others are more attuned to the needs of this industry that aims to entertain. The Triumph Hotel Group of New York are one such group, a collection of small boutique hotels, that prioritize on comfort and luxury while also providing privacy.


Vinopolis | Experience Wine Tasting in London


Should you find yourself craving some vinous education or tastebud stimulation but too busy to jet off to Napa Valley or Reims this weekend, you’ll be glad to know that you needn’t head too far South …of the river, that is!??! Introducing Vinopolis …

Entrance, The Arch London.  This photograph must be credited to The Arch London

Fine dining in London | HUNter 486 Brasserie


HUNter 486 is the ultra sleek brasserie residing within The Arch Hotel, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Furnished with a mix of contemporary cushioned booths and industrial fixtures, HUNter 486 is every inch the modern, London brasserie.

Exterior Inn at Laurel Point

Inn at a Laurel Point: Sustainable Way to Enjoy Victoria


From my balcony at the Inn at Laurel Point, the blue water of the harbour is tranquil and quiet. Below I can see the hotel’s Japanese garden, boats moored in the harbour and the newer glass and steel structures that now line the water’s edge. Breaking the tranquillity is the sound of an air craft engine – a float plane is coming into land on the harbours calm water. I love watching them fly in.


The Palm London | A Family Affair


The Palm in Belgravia. If you live in the area you’re most likely a patron. If you love a good steak, you, too, are most likely a patron. In fact, if you’ve ever searched for an informal but delicious place to celebrate, meet professionally, socialise, drink cocktails or nibble on small bites before a night out, then you also may know of The Palm. And if not, allow me to introduce the restaurant you’ll choose next time you go decide to eat out.

Renaissance Pubs: Rosendale Guinea Fowl

Renaissance Pubs Turns 10 | Free Food For A Decade Competition!


With a hefty portfolio of six beautiful and traditional British pubs sitting pretty and perching perfectly south of the river, it’s hard to believe that Renaissance Pubs recently celebrated its tenth birthday. It must be with envious eyes and secret admiration that competition looks on, as each pub is wholly grandiose in its own right.


The Global Party | Celebrities, champagne and charity!


On June 27th, 28th, and 29th 2013, over 360,000 of the world’s richest, glitziest and most influential individuals will unite and come together to party, socialise and have an unashamedly fabulous night… But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of charity!

The unique concept, which encourages the world’s societal elite to party their cares away in some of the worlds most luxurious venues does sound rather like any other star-studded event on the surface. However, guests may only attend on the pretense of a donation to charity and the venues generously offer their services and hosting skills for free. Ultimately, all funds raised go direct to a selection of worldwide charities, eliminating all costs to the organisers.

The Bristol Hotel - deluxe room

The Bristol Hotel


Right on the harbour and just a block over from picturesque Queen Square, The Bristol is an ideally situated hotel whatever might bring you to the vibrant and compact city of Bristol. I certainly didn’t have any problems getting around the city centre on foot while keeping this comfortable hotel as my base during a recent visit.

USDA Prime Beef Rib Eye at Palm London

Prime Steak and More at Palm London


Star of the table at Palm is the steak: New York strip, rump and boneless rib-eye to be precise. Sourced exclusively from Smithfield stalwart – Tom Hixson & Co – and grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Spencer Westcott and his kitchen, the Palm serves gorgeously marbled and tender corn fed, hand selected USDA Prime beef aged for a minimum of 35 days … But the reasons to choose Palm don’t stop with the steaks.