Five things to do in Geneva

Geneva

 

There’s no shortage of wonderful ways to spend your time in Geneva itself – the Patek Philippe Museum, the UN, St Pierre’s Cathedral and the Carouge district of the city with its Mediterranean atmosphere and wealth of smart stores, cafes and restaurants. However, if you fancy venturing a little… [read more]

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The Royal Academy Restaurant and Other Great Museum Restaurants

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If you’re staying at The Chesterfield Mayfair, you’ll be in prime position to explore London’s excellent collection of museums, which undoubtedly comprise some of the finest galleries in the world. But all that study is hungry work and, when appetites kick in, there’s nothing more reinvigorating than a tasty bite… [read more]

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10 Things to do on your first visit to Durban

Durban Golden Mile

1. Take a walk on the famous Golden Mile and then a dip in the Indian Ocean – the warmest ocean on the planet; surf the waves and enjoy miles of clean, protected white beaches.
2. Visit the Phoenix Settlement on the Inanda Heritage Route in eNanda, the home of… [read more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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