Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fabulous Futuroscope – a theme park with a difference!

Home to the weird and the wonderful, the magical and the mystical, Futuroscope prides itself on an experience based on the visual and the senses. Located near Poitiers in Poitou-Charentes, Futuroscope is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, with a special line-up of entertainment including … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier

Marilyn Monroe, the ninth of our Vintage Photo Series, is pictured here with co-star Laurence Olivier during a press conference held at The Savoy London, prior to the filming of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl‘ (previously known as ‘The Sleeping … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall…

Here is my guide for the five things to do when in Mawgan Porth, some might just surprise you! Stay at The Scarlet – Set back in the cliff side of Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, The Scarlet stands proud as one of Cornwall’s modern icons. If Agatha Christie was still alive, … Continue reading

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Fairmont’s 100 Club!

2012 marks the 100th birthday of both the The Fairmont Copley Plaza and Fairmont Château Laurier but did you know both these grand icons of the Fairmont family join a prestigious list of centenarians? The Fairmont San Francisco opened it’s doors in 1907 and since that date many have … Continue reading

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‘Yoga on the Pier’ at the stunning Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico

With relaxation and peacefulness at the heart of a fulfilling yoga session, ‘Yoga on the Pier’ at the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Mexico is a beautifully indulgent experience. The beachfront pier, surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean waters and amidst the unmistakably … Continue reading

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An artist’s progress in the Midi-Pyrénées

As a fine artist who is inspired by looking at other artwork, imagine the pleasure I took on a recent visit to The Tarn and Averyon areas of Midi-Pyrénées, France.  I was spoilt.  I admit it – taken around some of the finest … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Charlie Chaplin and his wife Oona O’Neill

The most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I and one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-fim era,  the eighth of our Vintage Photo Series stars Charlie Chaplin, pictured with his wife Oona O’Neill … Continue reading

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A Quick Stroll Around Historic Southwark!

There are so many things to see in London that you sometimes miss little gems right under your nose.  So, when last staying at London Bridge Hotel, I thought I might go for a little morning stroll to see what I … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #6 – The Penthouse Suite, The Fairmont San Francisco

For episode six of our suite dreams series we bring you The Penthouse Suite, from the hotel where everyone leaves their heart, The Fairmont San Francisco. Spanning the entire eighth floor of the historic The Fairmont San Francisco, The Penthouse offers luxury … Continue reading

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Every adventurer needs a retreat – The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia

After a hard day exploring the stunning Canadian resort of Whistler by foot, bike, ski or by golf buggy even the most intrepid adventure needs a large soft bed, a gourmet meal and a warming drink. Nestled at the foot of  the Blackcomb mountain is one … Continue reading

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