Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Secrets Behind James Bond’s Expertly Crafted Cocktails…

James Bond across the decades has famously had a particular liking for alcoholic tipples… becoming quite the drinks connoisseur. It was essential therefore to bring in an international expert for the filming of ‘Skyfall‘ known as the ‘Best Barman in the … Continue reading

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The London Eye – the perfect view of the Capital

In the space of just 12 years (it opened in March 2000), The EDF Energy London Eye has become a symbol of London innovation and cities around the world have raced to replicate its success. Taking seven years to create, … Continue reading

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11th hour, 11th day, 11th month

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Robert Laurence Binyon

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Playing Kings and Queens at Arundel Castle

On a crisp and fresh Autumn morn, we all know how hard it is to leave the fire.  I can recommend however that when the sun is bright and the air has a certain chill, it’s the perfect day to visit … Continue reading

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C’mon – Let’s celebrate in Santa Monica!

Viceroy Santa Monica is celebrating ten years as one of California’s most stylish and innovative hotels and to commemorate the decade, the property is offering 2012 stays at 2002 rates from now until 28th December! Luxuriate in custom-designed Egyptian cotton bedding whilst overlooking the … Continue reading

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In the Frame: LeDomaine

You can’t beat a good sunrise and those at Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine are sensational and differ day by day.  Even better when the sun rises relatively late in the day! These are two of my favourite images of the property … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in Santa Monica!

California’s Santa Monica has a team of colourful individuals who work behind the scenes to keep the wheels of this chic little city by the sea turning.  Tourism in the area supports nearly 12,000 jobs so everyone’s contribution – from the … Continue reading

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