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The Top Things to do in London for Teenagers

header_credit-william87_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co From the frenetic bustle of the West End to the cobblestone markets of Camden, London is a shopper’s dream where you can come across almost anything, should you know where to look. Along with a wealth of creative outlets, and some seriously cool eateries, this is a city that even… [read more]
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Joanita Venter: Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box

Joanita-Profile_Header An award-winning confectioner and Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box, Joanita Venter knows how to make delicious, mouthwatering sweet treats to leave home for! From perfect pastries to moreish cakes, Joanita and her team are the magic behind the decadent daily High Tea at The Oyster Box. We… [read more]
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Green Cuisine: Fresh, Locally Sourced Food in Galway

Header_Bike-and-Food_Credit-Anjes_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co Galway is a foodie’s paradise. From the Wild Atlantic Salmon in its rivers to the world-class oysters found off its shores, the rich, creamy cheeses to the wealth of incredible lamb and beef, there’s no shortage of delicious, mouthwatering food in Galway. With that in mind, we’ve put together a… [read more]
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Exploring the Drakensberg Mountains: Five Incredible Day Hikes

Header_Royal-Natal-National-Park_Credit-Diriye_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co With towering peaks, verdant valleys, forests and rivers, not to mention one of the highest waterfalls in the world, the Drakensberg Mountains offer some of South Africa’s most beautiful natural scenery. Only a few hours drive from the stunning Oyster Box hotel on Umhlanga’s beachfront, the mountains are a dream… [read more]
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Exploring Palm Beach Art Deco

Header_Credit-ManakiniStockThinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co.ukimagestock-photo-peaceful-villa-on-the-seaside-palm-beach484167973 With its laid-back attitude and good-time vibe, not to mention plenty of scenic oceanside splendour, Palm Beach has always had plenty to offer those looking for relaxation. But with the Art Deco movement now firmly back in the retro spotlight, this charming Florida town is attracting a new wave of… [read more]
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Grilled Scallops Recipe from the Indian Food Festival

Header_Indian-Food-Festival-Recipe_Spices_Credit-Krzysztof-Slusarczyk_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co Calling all foodies: the Indian Food Festival has returned to the acclaimed Windows Restaurant at Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva for the 13th consecutive year. With renowned Chef Alfred Prasad heading up the kitchen, this year’s menu promises to be as delicious as ever, with innovative dishes like Lamb chops in… [read more]
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Wild Swimming in Dorset

Header_Wild-Swimming_Credit-FamVeld_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co Love to swim? With picture-perfect rivers, natural pools, and the rugged beauty of the Jurassic coastline all within easy reach of your luxurious hotel room at the Summer Lodge or The Acorn Inn, why not don your swimming costume and indulge in some wild swimming during your next trip to… [read more]
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How to Plan the Perfect Picnic in London

Header_London-Perfect-Picnic_Milestone-Picnic_Credit-RCH As we all know, a picnic is one of the great joys of the British summer. A soft blanket, a wicker basket, great food and drinks, and, of course, good company. With summer now properly upon us, we’ve put together a guide to planning the perfect picnic in London, with… [read more]
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Guernsey International Food Festival 2015

guernsey-international-food-festival-01 © VisitGuernsey.com   The charming Island of Guernsey is a foodie’s paradise. With its pristine farmlands, the unique Guernsey cattle and abundance of fresh seafood, Islanders and visitors are spoiled for choice with quality local produce. This September the Bailiwick will be celebrating its culinary heritage by hosting its first… [read more]
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Helder Gois : Head Chef at the Duke of Richmond Hotel

IMG_6799 Chef Gois’ meticulous attention to detail is recognised by fellow chefs and guests alike ©Red Carnation With 10 years experience in the kitchen, recently awarded third place in the Channel Islands Chef ot the Year competition and having recently being promoted to Head Chef at the Duke of Richmond Hotel,… [read more]
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