Boutique Hotel Ziggurat Guernsey

This is my personal review of Hotel Ziggurat in lovely Guernsey. I've travelled pretty extensively and feel I can truly say Guernsey is quite unique. With French street signs, English money and a strange French dialect all of their own that nobody seemed to speak, the identity of the place is…


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Nouveau North at The Townhouse Hotel, Manchester

Manchester is one of the biggest cities in the north of England, and known as an established music hub and for its curry mile. The city centre itself has plentiful wonderful Michelin restaurants, and luxury hotels. The newest addition to this is The Townhouse Hotel, situated a short walk from the…


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Portmeirion Wales: Italian and Welsh Wonder

Usually associated with grey slate homes, rising snowcapped peaks and deep clad forests, Wales doesn’t seem like the type of place where you would stumble into an Italian village. Yet Portmeirion Wales  with its pastel colored Mediterranean architecture, its grandiose fountains and its lush…


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Luxury Interactive in London

At Luxe in a City we love any excuse to rave about the big smoke and  this fall there is a fabulous high class affair in the heart of the capital city of London. The rumble of red buses, the flashy boutiques on Oxford Street, the cream colored fairytale of Buckingham Palace, the changing of the…


Stonehenge Solstice

Stonehenge Solstice: Experience History Today

Egypt may have the might of the pyramids, Easter Island may have their heads, but England has their circle of stone monoliths, an enigma steeped in spiritual charm, known as Stonehenge. Surrounded by the rolling greens and remote desolation of the Salisbury Plain you can witness one of the wonders…


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Afternoon Tea In London: British Experience

The Big Smoke with its iconic clanging clock tower, its Gothic spires of parliament, its double-decker buses and its white candy palace, Afternoon Tea in London is a major draw for those dashing across Europe and wanting to stop by a small glimpse of authentic English culture, or at least it should…


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What to do in Bath on a Beautiful Day

The sparkling jewel in England’s crown and home to the world’s finest Roman spas, you can unwind in the warm waters of Bath, peruse the streets pretending to be Jane Austen, and fall in love as you gaze up at the splendid townhouses and over 5000 architectural gems that line these honey colored…


Brasserie Chavot London Fine Dining

Brasserie Chavot London: Class and Charm

Who doesn’t love a little Je ne sais qui that only a beautiful French bistro in the heart of London can bring? The stars certainly have seemed to fall for the charm of the Brasserie Chavot London, a place where it isn’t out of the ordinary to see politicians, models and singers all falling at the…


Bombay Brasserie London Fine Dining

Bombay Brasserie London: Fine Indian Dining

It takes a special place in the capital city to hold on to its prestigious title for over thirty years and this is exactly what the Bombay Brasserie London has been doing. Its little sister Quilon may be all about the coconut coastal favorites of the southern belt, but this is a place that…


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Malmaison Hotel Reading: Dark Splendor

Nothing can be more romantic than the idea of being stranded in the English countryside and spending the night in an old world converted rail dwelling. Ok, ok, Reading may not quite be the countryside (in fact it’s a lively action packed city) but the Malmaison is certainly an old railway hotel,…


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Quilon London: Signature South Indian

As soon as you set foot in the Michelin-star stunner of Quilon London, the scent of lotus flowers in bloom whisks you away to the southern coast of India, a place where cumin seeds stain the fingers and coconut milk flows like honey. Artwork by Paresh Maity adorns the walls, tables are scattered…


Polo Bar London

Polo Bar London: Magic of Mixology

Nestled smugly in the heart of Marylebone you could obviously already expect the Polo Bar to be fixated on serving fantastical cocktails in a truly opulent environment, and you won’t be surprised. The elite cool casual business crowd flocks to the soft and plush surroundings of the Polo Bar London…


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Baglioni Hotel London: London’s Corner of Italy

One of the most amazing things about traveling to London, UK, is the sheer diversity that the British capital is able to offer. This eclectic metropolis has something to offer for everyone, and the most amazing thing is that you can actually find some establishments that are completely authentic,…


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Vegetarian Restaurants London: Ethos

When I first heard about Ethos Restaurant I was a little apprehensive. A self-serve restaurant offering healthy meat-free food on Oxford Street; nothing wrong with that – in fact, it sounds like my sort of lunchtime restaurant – but it was the food that concerned me. Ethos serves vegetarian dishes…


London Hideaway at the Crowne Plaza – The City

At the weekend, the Crowne Plaza – The City could be London’s best-kept secret. Predominately a business hotel, this luxury accommodation enjoys a bustling atmosphere on weekdays as suits hold causal meetings in the hotel’s popular champagne and cigar bar. On Saturdays however, with many of the…


Refresh the Senses with Elegance at Simpsons in Birmingham

Stepping through the doors of Simpsons Restaurant only a stone’s throw away from the vivacious center of Birmingham you may mistakenly think you have walked through someone’s front door, that is until you spot the elegant welcome desk complete with brass bell. A brisk young waiter with the most…


Film & Fizz at One Aldwych, London

Located right in the heart of Covent Garden, One Aldwych is more than a pretty face. Design and comfort play the starring role here, which is clear from the moment you step into the spacious lobby decorated with fresh orchids. But the 5-star hotel is a contemporary player with offers to suit the…


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Crab Suppers and Scrumpy in Polperro, Cornwall

Lashings of clotted cream, azure waters and lonely fishing boats bobbing in the harbor, there is no doubt that Cornwall is often considered one of the loveliest spots in the whole of the UK. Hailed as the home of King Arthur and his round table, Cornwall seems to be cloaked in mythology and peering…


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Remote Luxury Hideaways in Wales

Wales; home of the poets, the rising cut chasm of Snowdonia, the deep arced valleys of green and the wild coast with its furious Atlantic swell. With its mystic druid history, its unfathomable language, its rooted Celtic stories and its unsurpassable beauty Wales is the perfect remedy for the soul.…


Michael Caines Abode Manchester

Elegance and Formal Fun at Michael Caines Abode

Escaping the rain and grime of Manchester’s city streets couldn’t be more chic then when you tiptoe down into the basement of Abode and find Michael Caines. The national treasure is already renowned for his Michelin star magic and the art of elegance and fine dining blend beautifully in this branch…