Monthly Archives: June 2013

Feeling Medievel in Peñafiel

High on a hill overlooking the plains carved by ancient river beds is the medieval boat shaped fortress Peñafiel Castel. Sailing the sky for centuries, this limestone fortification has long been a symbol of everlasting defence of the Castile and Leon region. … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #9: Get the Buzz

With a commitment to the environment for over 20 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is always looking for new ways in which to enhance their eco-focussed Green Partnership programme.  With the growing gloabal concern about Colony Collapse Disorder with honeybees, Fairmont Hotels … Continue reading

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Tips for the “Perfect Scone” from a chef in the know….

The picnic season is fast approaching and we at Magellan have long been striving for the prefect scone. So we went with pen and notebook in hand to a chef in the know (Ludwig Hely – Assistant Pastry Chef) at … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred: Fairmont Waterfront Honey Mint Iced Tea

For this edition of Shaken Not Stirred enjoy a delicious concoction of tea, mint and honey. Executive Chef Dana Hauser of The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver,  makes her signature iced tea with honey and mint from the hotel’s own rooftop herb garden and honeybee … Continue reading

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Photo diary – Three days in Poitou-Charentes

Alexandra’s photo diary following three fab days in Poitou-Charentes….  Day One… Exploring the old port of La Rochelle… It’s unsurprising that La Rochelle is home to the most photographed harbours on France’s Atlantic coast…. Check into Entre Hôtes, full of classic French style – … Continue reading

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Travel Facts#3: Heads of State!

As tourists wander around Westminster absorbing the history of years, they stumble across King Charles 1st and Oliver Cromwell locked in each others’ sight for eternity. It is often thought that Cromwell’s statue – erected in 1899 to a design by Sir William Thornycroft –  is avoiding the gaze of the … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred – “Lady In Red” By The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Embrace the sunset and the person you love with the latest little soupçon from Shaken Not Stirred.  For us, the “Lady In Red” cocktail from The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver  is the prefect drink for the perfect summer’s evening. Ingredients: – 25ml Southern Comfort – … Continue reading

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