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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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Visiting CERN

CERN GLOBE © 2005 CERN Geneva isn’t short of stunning attractions, from the 50 lush parks dotted all over town to the grandeur of Saint Peter’s Cathedral, and of course the enthralling lake. Holidaying at the luxurious Hotel d’Angleterre provides the perfect place for experiencing all that the city has to offer.  But there is… [read more]
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The Wild Atlantic Way

Bag pipe player at Ashford Castle in County Mayo © Red Carnation Covering over 1500 miles and seven counties, the Wild Atlantic Way is a dramatic and sublime example of Ireland’s natural beauty, and a huge part of west Ireland’s allure. Our luxurious five star Ashford Castle Hotel is located in the heart of Mayo, a fantastic stretch situated along the expansive… [read more]
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Shop like the Queen: The London Royal Warrant List

Regent Street © Aurelien Guichard/Flickr Only the very best of British appear on the prestigious Royal Warrant list, which represents top individuals and companies who have supplied the Royal households with goods or services for at least five years. Established in 1840, Royal Warrants demonstrate impeccable service and high standards, and are considered a highly… [read more]
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Rooibos Milk Tart Recipe

Rooibos Milk Tart Executive Chef at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Floris Smith adds a twist to the South African dessert with this traditional rooibos milk tart recipe (melktert). Ingredients – Pastry: 500g cake flour 7.5ml cream of tartare 500g butter 200ml ice water Pinch of salt Ingredients – Milk Tart… [read more]
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Best Beaches in Guernsey

Picturesque views from Guernsey's pretty coastline © Visit Guernsey Picturesque views from Guernsey’s pretty coastline © Visit Guernsey Visiting the Duke of Richmond or The Old Government House Hotel puts you within easy reach of the best beaches in Guernsey and the beautiful natural landscape of the island. There are a staggering 27 beaches in Guernsey, so you certainly… [read more]
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