We celebrate Cape Town – World Design Capital 2014

The view from the Langa Quarter

Design is the enabler through which we can re-imagine our city, and improve the lives of its citizens.
When it comes to creative design, Cape Town does not stand back for any city in the world – and that’s official! The Mother City has been designated World Design Capital 2014… [read more]

Posted in Art and Culture

The Best Easter Activities for Families in London

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If you’re staying at our Rubens at The Palace Hotel this Easter, you’ll have the perfect base from which to enjoy one of London’s many Easter-themed events. Our very own Director of Fun, John the Concierge, can share lots of tips and information about entertaining adventures for the whole family.… [read more]

Posted in Just for Fun, Your Experience

London’s Best Personal Shoppers

London Best Personal Shoppers

London enjoys a reputation as one of the most eclectic and interesting shopping destinations in the world. From high street to high fashion it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of choice available across the capital. But never fear there’s an army of intrepid personal shoppers and stylists ready… [read more]

Posted in Shopping

Rooibos – The Wonder Plant

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Rooibos is as much a part of the Bushmans Kloof experience as the warm, caring service and hospitality. They serve jugs of delicious Iced Rooibos Tea on arrival as a signature welcome drink, while and steaming pots of Rooibos tea are very popular at their legendary High Tea.
The History… [read more]

Posted in Recipes & Tips

Interview with The Rubens at the Palace’s ‘Queen of Cakes’ Pastry Chef Daniele

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Located right on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is steeped in history and tradition, offering guests a quintessentially British taste of city life. One of the many things worth experiencing at the hotel is the suburb afternoon tea, which is something of a specialty of… [read more]

Posted in Events & Happenings, Recipes & Tips

The Best Family-Friendly Water Sports in Guernsey

Water Sports in Guernsey

Built on the same site that once housed Guernsey’s oldest hotel, The Duke of Richmond Hotel continues to offer warm hospitality to visitors from across the world wanting to explore this scenic isle. Priding itself on being a boredom free zone, holidaying here means you’ll have tons of exciting family-friendly… [read more]

Posted in Your Experience

The Art of the Perfect Crêpe

The perfect crepe at The Oyster Box

Maitre’ d of The Grill Room at The Oyster Box in Durban, Hendry Pakiri has been making crêpes for over 30 years. In fact he still uses the same copper pan that he used all that time ago to conjure up his famous Crêpes Suzette dessert, which is made with… [read more]

Posted in Recipes & Tips

How to Get the Perfect Night’s Sleep

Perfect Night's Sleep

It’s true that London can be quite a loud place. The city never fully slows down in the evening, and you can expect to encounter the constant clamour of the city’s denizens going to and fro. But don’t let that worry you: once you’ve wound down for the evening and… [read more]

Posted in Caring touches, Wellbeing

The Perfect London Wedding

Perfect London Wedding

We happen to think that London is the perfect wedding destination. Its rich scenery imparts plenty of charm (not to mention an ideal backdrop for wedding shots), and with numerous shops on the doorstep, you can easily source everything you need, from dresses to decorations.
For prospective couples seeking the… [read more]

Posted in Caring touches, Events & Happenings, Your Experience

London’s Best Traditional Barbers

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For the gentleman about town, there’s little else more enjoyable than an old-fashioned hot-shave. London’s traditional barbers are a sanctuary of peace and golden solitude, where you can escape the hectic modern world and enjoy this luxury at the hands of the professionals. Just relax under the hot steamed towels… [read more]

Posted in Wellbeing