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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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Vintage Photo Series: Robert Stack

In this edition of the ‘Vintage Photo Series’ we take a look at Robert Stack, an actor that always told it like it is and could be seen as nothing but a straight shooter! Throughout his career, Stack became ‘Untouchable’ … Continue reading

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The History of Santa Monica Pier – Part Two

In part two of our whistle-stop tour of Santa Monica Pier, we bring you up to the modern day with this attraction known as a local historical gem and popular tourist attraction.  It’s also the best place to witness stunning … Continue reading

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The History of Santa Monica Pier – Part One

Santa Monica Pier, located on a legendary, award-winning sandy beach, has over the years acted as a major focus point for both citizens and tourists alike in Santa Monica, the chic little city on the sea. Originally built on concrete piles, the pier … Continue reading

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Santa Monica all set to GLOW this September

GLOW is back in sunny Santa Monica,  September 28th this year, following the glowing success stories from the trendy art festivals’ visit in 2008 and 2010 (couldn’t help myself there). So what is Glow? It’s an all night, dusk-and-beyond event featuring stunning works … 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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Vintage Photo Series – The Douglas Family

The Magellan vintage photo series would be incomplete without a nod to a true Hollywood dynasty, The Douglas Family. Kirk seen above with his wife Anna in 1956 has had a long and illustrious careerer and is one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood’s “golden age”, with … 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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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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Letters, signs and notices

Since re-connecting with the world via my photographic lens last year, I have begun to notice and appreciate the wit, style and beauty to be found all around us – from the most upmarket frontage to the more mundane everyday … Continue reading

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