For the gentleman about town, there’s little else more enjoyable than an old-fashioned hot-shave. London’s traditional barbers are a sanctuary of peace and golden solitude, where you can escape the hectic modern world and enjoy this luxury at the hands of the professionals. Just relax under the hot steamed towels… [read more]
In London, there’s no shortage of activities for lovebirds. From timely art exhibitions to bubbles aplenty, a wealth of choices await that are sure to make this year’s holiday a special one. Before you head off to your romantic dinner, then, make sure you set aside some time to explore… [read more]
For guests staying at The Milestone Hotel in Kensington, an opulent, one-of-a-kind experience can be had in the hotel’s suites. They are all wonderfully distinct: designed by Bea Tollman, Red Carnation’s visionary founder, each has a unique look, furnished with rare antiques and artworks that Bea has collected during her… [read more]
A delicious strawberry mouse with banana ice cream, compressed strawberries, strawberry coulis and lemon curd
Flowers and chocolates are old news – if you really want to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day, surprise them with a homemade Strawberry Mousse. Never picked up a cooking spoon in your life?… [read more]
During the month of love, the quest to find the City’s most romantic spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day, are top of mind. The Concierge at The Oyster Box highlights a few of Durban’s best restaurants for their high standard of cuisine as well as their ‘wow’ value for a romantic… [read more]
While studies show that the New Year can be make-or-break time for relationships, we’re throwing in our hats with the optimists. For those happy couples that enter the year with the firm resolution to propose, what destination could be more romantic than London, birthplace of Shakespeare and Keats?
When considering… [read more]
With its elegant streets, rich history, intellectual influence – the area gave its name to The Bloomsbury Group, the literary circle that counted Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster amongst its members – and, of course, its array of shops, Bloomsbury is certainly one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in… [read more]
London’s extraordinary museums regularly draw millions of visitors. From blockbuster exhibitions at The Tate Modern to the city’s array of hidden private collections, we Londoners have access to incredible art. One of our favourites is the Victoria & Albert Museum. The city’s preeminent design museum, the V&A’s collection spans works… [read more]
Home to one of the largest and most comprehensive permanent collections of any museum in the world, it’s easy to see why the British Museum is such a popular London attraction. From the legendary Rosetta Stone to the controversial Elgin Marbles, the Lewis Chessmen to the ghoulish Egyptian mummies, there… [read more] Continue reading
Andy Elliot, personal trainer for The Milestone Hotel, shares his top 5 healthy habits to get you in shape for 2014, and so you can enjoy that afternoon tea guilt-free!
1. Start your day with warm water and lemon to alkalise your body to support healthy digestions, healthier skin, energy… [read more]