Monthly Archives: January 2013

The View From The Shard at Night

With only hours to go until the opening of The View From The Shard, we thought we’d share these great night-time images with you.   Taken by Nick Cowell, General Manager of the nearby London Bridge Hotel, he has followed … Continue reading

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In the Frame – Near the Bastille Bubble, Grenoble

I snapped this photo rapidly by reflex whilst waiting for the Bastille Bubble cable car in Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France – wondering if it was even in focus.  It has now become one of my favourite images, framed by the window of the … Continue reading

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Sharing Platters in the Shadow of The Shard!

With only 4 days to go until the opening of The View from The Shard, tickets are selling hot and fast! At a grand height of 310 metre, The Shard is now the tallest building in Western Europe and has … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred – The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

With the Presidential Inauguration fresh in everyone’s minds, why not toast to President Barack Obama‘s second term with this patriotic and tasty little number – the Star-Spangled Banner from the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Ingredients •  45ml woodford reserve •  teaspoon of rhubarb bitters •  tablespoon … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #8 – The Grand Prix Suites at Fairmont Monte Carlo

If a Grand Prix enthusiast was looking for their ideal abode – a Grand Prix Suite at Fairmont Monte Carlo would be it. Located on the famous hairpin bend, officially christened the ‘Fairmont Hairpin Bend’ in 2010, guests of Fairmont … Continue reading

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An Englishman Abroad: Simon Scott

At the time of visiting Le Bistrot Saveur in the town of Castres in Midi-Pyrénées’ Tarn Department this summer, Chef Simon Scott was the only English chef in France to have been awarded a Michelin star (given in 2009) and … Continue reading

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Feeling the cold? Then take a look at our Fab Five Best Beaches from 2012

The first in our count down is the just opened and uber-chic Fairmont The Palm, Dubai. Elegantly framed by palms and with soft golden sand, the beach at The Palm is a perfect way to relax after a day touring this magnificent city. Taking … Continue reading

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Steaming Ahead with London Underground!

I just happened by chance to be in London on Sunday evening 13th January and joined the crowd at Baker Street to watch London Underground‘s 150th Anniversary Steam Train zip sedately by.  It was apparently newly restored Met Locomotive No … Continue reading

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Healthy, Vibrant Santa Monica – the perfect destination for the ‘New Year, New You’!

340 days of sunshine, miles of white pristine sandy beach and enough restaurants to keep foodies occupied for months, Santa Monica is high up in holiday heaven… but with a twist. Health, fitness and vitality take centre stage at this … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred – The ‘Brandy Alexander’ at The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco’s ‘Hurricane Bar’ is known for it’s excellent cocktails and to ensure nobody misses out, visitors can recreate their masterpieces at home with various cocktail recipes – this is one of our favourites! Crafted for the wedding celebrations of … Continue reading

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