Monthly Archives: September 2013

Shaken not Stirred: Pearls of Baku

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we are visiting the newly opened Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, Azerbaijan. The history of Azerbaijan is inseparably linked to the cultivation of pomegranates and this refreshingly pink cocktails celebrates this to a T! … Continue reading

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Travel Facts#4: The Toulouse Violet Barge

There is a legend that circulates among the growers of violets. The legend says that a young market gardener, a soldier of the Empire, returned from Italy with a handful of violets. He offered the plants to his lovely lady … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Crossing Abbey Road

For this week’s “In the Frame” we are quite literally walking in the footsteps of legends – crossing Abbey Road! The Abbey Road crossing is now Grade II listed and is a constant lure for tourists wanted to emulate that famous … Continue reading

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Old Dubai

When people mention Dubai, they immediately think of sharp, contemporary skyscrapers, excessive wealth and hot, hot sun.  Whilst it is all that of course, I personally find the older elements of the city of more interest. I loved my trip … Continue reading

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Kaspar comes into his own!

After a career spanning 87 years, it’s good to see the octogenarian Kaspar the Cat take centre stage at his local haunt.  He started life as a 14th guest at The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, London, designed by Basil Ionides … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Château du Bosc

For this episode of “In the Frame” we are paying a visit to the the quiet French village of Naucelle in the Aveyron – neighboring The Tarn. It is here that the childhood home of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec can be found, … Continue reading

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Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo

Have you heard the story about the intrepid young fox that made The Shard London his home when it was being constructed? This now infamous young cub spent two weeks roaming free at the top of The Shard. Keeping out … Continue reading

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The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain takes choreographed water music to a new level – in fact I have never seen anything quite like it before. Taking place in the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in front of The Dubai Mall (the world’s … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: Judy Garland

Follow us on a journey down the ‘yellow brick road’ into the life of Judy Garland, one of the brightest yet tragic stars of Hollywood‘s golden era. Having lifelong career success starting from her role in ‘The Wizard of Oz‘, … Continue reading

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The View from the Shard

I have watched The Shard grow from the ground upwards as it is situated literally minutes from one of my clients, London Bridge Hotel.  The viewing platform – The View From The Shard – opened on 1st February 2013 on … Continue reading

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