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The Best Ice Rinks in London

Ice Skating_Viktor Čáp_thinkstock header There’s something about winter sports that is just so moreish – maybe it’s the fresh-faced ruddy glow that leaves you feeling surprisingly healthy, or perhaps it’s the gluhwein and warming drinks that so often accompany them. While skiing is out of the question, over the last couple of years there… [read more]
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Things To Do In Guernsey Over Half Term

Family on a beach at sunset © Ingram Publishing/istock/Thinkstock Half term is fast approaching, and with such an expanse of free time to fill, keeping the kids entertained can be a tough task. With an abundance of interesting things to do in Guernsey, a trip to the sunny isle might just be the answer. The kids will be kept… [read more]
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The Best London Wine Lists

Red wine_Refat Mamutov_istock_thinkstock header image It’s very easy to feel intimidated when faced with a wine list the length of a short novel. The good news for aspiring oenophiles? You don’t always have to go to fine-dining restaurants with crisp white tablecloths and vast cellars to experience the very best London wine lists. At The… [read more]
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Modern Irish Cooking

Lodge at Ashford Castle FOOD photographer Julia Dunin 01-header Forget the stereotypes: modern Irish cooking isn’t all about potatoes. In fact, given the rocky island’s ample coastlines and verdant fields, Ireland happens to boast an incredibly rich natural larder that goes well beyond root vegetables – not to mention award-winning chefs with the know-how to turn local ingredients into… [read more]
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The Best Golf Courses in Palm Beach

Eagle_Credit- James_Thomas_Photo -Thinkstock-istock-header Dubbed the “golf capital of Florida,” Palm Beach is famous for its pristine greens and premier courses. The perfect place to practice your swing, this sunny stretch of Florida coastline offers some of the finest courses in the country, many designed by America’s most celebrated golfing architects. The playground of… [read more]
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Fish braai Recipe for National Braai Day

Chef Christo at The Twelve Apostles Hotel On Heritage Day, 24 September, South Africans across the spectrum celebrate our culture and the diversity of our beliefs and traditions. And so National Braai Day was born – a day that unites our people when we gather with friends and family around a fire and cook a delicious meal… [read more]
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Recipe: Boerewors is king on National Braai Day

Boerewors There’s nothing like the delicious smell of real home-made boerewors (sausage) sizzling on an open flame to remind us that we’re all South African. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat’s talented chef Floris Smith’s traditional boerewors recipe will earn you plenty of kudos around the fire on ‘National Braai Day’.… [read more]
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How To Make The Ultimate Sloe Gin

Sloe gin and berries - John Haycock_istock_thinkstock header Come autumn, the blackthorn trees are teeming with berries, which could only mean one thing: it’s time to start making sloe gin. Similar in appearance to blueberries but larger in size, a fruitful bounty of sloe berries can be used to make a seriously tasty and refreshing tipple, perfect for… [read more]
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Experience the Cape Winelands

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard One of the highlights of any trip to Cape Town is a visit to the Cape Winelands. From the Constantia Valley region, which is only a stone’s throw from The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, to the secret delights of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, the picturesque beauty of Paarl,… [read more]
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A Guide to Buying a Watch in Geneva

dAngleterre There’s no doubt that when it comes to buying a luxury timepiece nothing quite beats the ‘Swiss Made’ label. A symbol of quality, craftsmanship and style, there’s no better place to splurge on a beautiful watch than in Geneva. Our lakeside Hotel d’Angleterre is a short distance from the city’s… [read more]
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