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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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The Fascinating Castles of County Mayo

Ashford Castle_ Patryk Kosmider_thinkstock If you can tear yourself away from the exquisite style and comfort of Ashford Castle during your stay, the local area offers an ideal opportunity to see the other monumental castles of County Mayo. Scratch the surface of County Mayo’s fascinating cultural history and you’ll soon discover that behind some… [read more]
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Recipe: Scallops with polenta and vanilla infused apple puree

Scallops Head Chef at The Duke of Richmond Hotel, shares the delicious recipe, a perfect dish for either a starter or a main course. The dish can be made using the roe as well as the scallop meat – it is really down to personal preference. Speak to your local fish… [read more]
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The Inside Track on the British Museum Ming Exhibition

00033897: Cloisonné enamel jar and cover with dragons. Metal with cloisonné enamels, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Beijing. © The Trustees of the British Museum Step back in time and experience China’s Golden Age at London’s British Museum this autumn. Conveniently located a short walk from the Montague on the Gardens Hotel, the museum’s new landmark BP exhibition, Ming: 50 years that changed China, will chart the vibrant and influential history of the Ming Dynasty.… [read more]
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Wild Mushroom Foraging – Interview with John Wright of River Cottage

John Wright Part of loving food is appreciating where it comes from, a trait that River Cottage star John Wright has fervently championed throughout his career as an expert forager and mycologist. This autumn, avid foodies can join John and the Summer Lodge Hotel team on a special expedition around Dorset to… [read more]
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The History of Four-Poster Beds

MS_GrandMasterSuite_010 At the Milestone Hotel in South Kensington, luxury is the order of the day. Our sumptuous suites hearken back to classical English design (combined with modern amenities, naturally); each boasts its own historically minded decorating scheme. However, there’s one particularly special feature that many of our suites share: the traditional,… [read more]
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A Guide to the Channel Islands’ Birds

Stonechat_UrosPoteko_thinkstock header Known for its abundant natural wildlife, Guernsey is the perfect place to discover hidden reserves, puffin colonies and hundreds of different Channel Islands’ birds. Embrace your wild side and ignite a newfound interest in bird watching, or simply take the opportunity to capture some impressive wildlife snaps around Guernsey’s scenic… [read more]
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Recipes From the Indian Food Festival

Windows Restaurant, Hotel d'Angleterre   The Indian Festival and its traditional tandoori oven have take residency at the Hotel d’Angleterre for part of August and the experience is guaranteed to be more delightful than ever! For those who haven’t been able to sample some of the Chefs authentic specialties we bring you two of… [read more]
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The Art of Sabrage

Champagne bottles_Björn Höglund_Hemera_thinkstock Enjoying champagne isn’t just about the taste, the classic art of sabrage – slicing the top of a bottle of champs using a sword – celebrates a tradition that dates back to Napoleonic times. And now, you too can witness this lavish drinking experience at our centrally located hotels, The… [read more]
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5 Travel Skin Care Tips

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel Globetrotters who are always on the move, dashing back and forth between continents, climates and time zones, need to take special care to look after their skin when travelling. We have asked Joanne de Wet, Spa Manager at The Spa at The Twelve Apostles, to share her skin care travel… [read more]
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