Monthly Archives: October 2012

Good enough to eat …

We love it when Sandrine from CRT Poitou-Charentes comes to visit as she always brings a treat for us to try.  It’s a very clever ploy too as it teaches us about the delicious regional specialities from the region as … Continue reading

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The importance of a Pier!

It’s been two years since I last visited Viceroy Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico and during that time, a new arrival has made its presence known – a Pier has appeared. You may think that this is inconsequential but you … Continue reading

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Puppet on a string ….

I do love a little eccentricity when I travel and this young fellow just made me laugh.  This  travelling “Toulouse-Lautrec” – seen at the historic, half timbered Hotel Renaissance, in Castres in the Tarn part of Midi-Pyrénées, is a priceless gem and so … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred – Halloween Special

For this edition of Shaken not Stirred, we are bringing you three of the most fiendishly delicious offerings from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. This trio of spooktacular cocktails are the house specialities of The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Fairmont Battery Wharf – created by the talented team of Fairmont mixologists. The Witch’s Brew, … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead

When I recently visited Riviera Maya, Mexico this Autumn, I couldn’t help but notice a marked prevalence of all things macabre on sale in just about every shop, in  every size, every colour (including day-glo) and every variety (intricate tissue … Continue reading

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It’s a bit Cat Stevens over there ….

Or rather, morning has broken.  The idyllic setting of Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine in Sardón de Duero (near Valladolid), Castile y Leon, Spain), turns every sunrise into something special.  This is the view from Room 202 of this historic wine Estate on 17th … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Fore!

This classic image from The Savoy’s rooftop is of American golfer Walter Hagen who was celebrating his first British Open win in 1922.  The Savoy’s roof was used a great deal in the past for photo opportunities and in this particular … Continue reading

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