Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ancient Heritage: Southwark Cathedral

Everyone probably knows where Southwark Cathedral is but doesn’t realise its importance to London and Londoners.  There has been a place of worship on this site for over 1,000 years and this building is the oldest in Southwark and probably … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

I am always surprised when mentioning the words Seafood Bar and Grill how many people are put off visiting as they don’t like seafood.  Take a tip from me, you might miss something if you take this attitude as there’s … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: Sinapis Alba

For this episode of “Shaken not Stirred” we bring you a truly authentic cocktail from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the Sinapis Alba. This spicy cocktail is a unique blend of local and in-house ingredients including;  Lillet, honey from the hotel’s … Continue reading

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The regeneration of a generation!

This Saturday thousands of Doctor Who fans will be glued to their TV’s for the 50th anniversary special of this home-grown science fiction phenomenon. For 50 years The Doctor has been saving his favourite of all species – the humans … Continue reading

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Necropolis: The City of the Dead

Let’s go visit the Necropolis said Isabelle gaily – it’s incredible.  Intrigued, this is how I was beguiled to visit Grenoble’s very own City of the Dead one wintry December morning. She’s right, it is incredible – in fact, it’s … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Festival of Lights, Lyon

Nothing can prepare you for the excitement and the exhilaration of visiting the French city of Lyon during their annual Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) in December. Dating back to 1852, the Festival of Lights is an ancient traditional tribute … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #13: The Tale of a World-Famous Gingerbread House

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco, has delighted guests with its world-famous gingerbread house every Christmas. The tasty festive display measures an impressive  6.7 metres high by 7 metres wide and each year the pastry shop staff … Continue reading

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