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Shaken not Stirred – Apple Sour Perlini Mocktail

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring you a refreshing mocktail with slight sour notes all the way from Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers – the Apple Sour Perlini. The mixologists at Fairmont Baku use the Perlini shaker – which carbonates drinks … Continue reading

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Arguably the best piano in the world …

Fazioli pianos have become rightly renowned for the calibre of their sound, their workmanship and their technology. They are rare indeed but Nur Lounge at Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers features one of their special models – the M Liminal, designed … Continue reading

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A World in Miniature in Baku

In an inconspicuous space the size of an average sitting room lies one of the most intriguing collections I have even seen – Baku’s Museum of Miniature Books in Azerbaijan. Situated in the heart of the city’s ancient Inner City, an … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Week – Zaha Hadid’s Baku Vision

Zaha Hadid has created – in my humble opinion of course – one of the most beautiful buildings in the world with the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku. Sweeping curves twist around the visitor with no … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Week – Khinalig – the highest village in Europe

If you are feeling adventurous and have a spare day to go exploring when next in Baku, Azerbaijan, then why not take a day trip to Khinalig, Europe’s highest village?  It’s the furthest excursion I could do to see something … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Week – Rock of Ages

If you visit Baku, I highly recommend that you schedule a half day to go and explore Gobustan – a vast 540 hectare enclave of magnificent petroglyphs or carvings. Gobustan – otherwise known as the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape … Continue reading

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When I’m cleaning windows …

When a hotel is housed within one of the most innovative architectural buildings in the world, where there is no straight line in evidence and when it is Azerbaijan’s tallest building, cleaning the windows takes on a whole new meaning. … Continue reading

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Travel fact#8: Is it a taxi or an aubergine?

British visitors to Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers in Azerbaijan are often surprised to see a London taxi pull up when they are ordering a cab. These metered vehicles are based on the London originals but are coloured purple. When they … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan is often referred to as the “land of fire” so when visiting Baku for the first time, where better to stay than in a building designed in the shape of a flame?  Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers opened in June … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Escoffier

For the episode of our “Vintage Photo Series” we bring you an icon of gastronomy – Georges Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier worked at The Savoy, London from 1890 – 1898 where, alongside César Ritz, he made The Savoy an instant success, attracting a … Continue reading

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