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Rosewood London

Hotel Review: Rosewood London

History: Occupying an Edwardian Belle Epoque building erected in 1914,  The Rosewood London is both the city's and Europe's only offering by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. It opened in October last year after an 85-million development of what used to be the headquarters of a bank. Location: Centrally, in the historic  Holborn area of London, where The City meets the West End, though it's hard to notice this particular fact once you step through the hotel's … [Read More...]

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The spring fitness edit: Part 1 – footwear

My favourite season of the year is finally here! With the warmer temperatures come not only the freedom to take your workouts outside but also countless marathons and races the world over. Here in London, there are … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: The Wellesley, London

Location:  Very idealy situated on London's Hyde Park Corner and in close proximity to Knightsbridge and its plethora of high end stores, the eponymous Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace - which is a mere ten minutes … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: All’Oro Restaurant, Rome, Italy

Italy is world-renown for its contributions to the culinary world. So much so that the country's main touristic destinations pride themselves in offering pizza, pasta, gelato in various reincarnations. Rome is not … [Read More...]

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Cityscape: Rome, Italy

When it comes to Rome, I have both good and bad news to report. I'll start with the bad: Rome is in crisis. The city whose culture was shaped by Catholicism is in as much flux as the religion itself. Its famous … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Bayview Restaurant, Geneva

I may be a bonafide hotel junkie but at Geneva's Hotel President Wilson, it is the restaurants that really had my attention: There's the poolside Umami Japanese restaurant overlooking Lake Geneva which even in the … [Read More...]

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Musical Sunday: Avicii, The Nights

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Picturescape: Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

There are places whose incredible histories I have learnt only after arriving at the destination. Saint Kitts was just such a place. It was while taking in the sights of the island aboard the St. Kitts Scenic … [Read More...]

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Destinations: St Kitts and Nevis

The twin-island federation of St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the Caribbean's lesser known holiday destinations. This will not be the case for very much longer though, with luxury developments planned and currently … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome

Location: In the Via Veneto area of downtown Rome. The Regina Hotel Baglioni is within walking distance of the Roma Termini Central Station but far enough for it to not be right in the thick of the city action. The … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Spice Mill Restaurant, St. Kitts

St. Kittitian fare is an interesting amalgalm of dishes influenced by all of the cultures that have at one point called the island home or interacted with it extensively. You'll find African, French, English, … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Singer-Songwriter Ingrid Michaelson

Welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping With segment, Ingrid. You're in London as part of your Human Again Summer Tour. How is that like? London feels like a second home to me! There is an energy … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping with segment. What are you up to at the moment? I've been busy travelling round New Zealand talking to readers about my new book When In Rome. It's … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Shoe designer Aruna Seth

Aruna Seth is the designer behind Aruna Seth shoes, a luxury  British shoe brand based in London which specialises in ladies evening and bridal shoes. The brand's USP is being able to strike just the … [Read More...]

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Musical Sundays: I’ve Got The World On A String, Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli

Today's Musical Sunday is actually a love song (happy Valentine's day),which like many songs, can be applied to travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPwguSpE10 "I've got the world on a … [Read More...]

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Travel Diary: The South Africa Edition – Day 6

On day 6 of my epic South African adventure, I found myself in heaven: Babylonstoren in Stellenbosch, which is not only a mere 50 km north-east of CapeTown but also prime wine country. Words cannot do … [Read More...]

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Unplugged: Norway’s most breathtaking sights

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