Putting It The Other Way

The Other House is a new concept in hospitality. And it’s coming to London in 2022. When is a hotel not a hotel? When it’s a “residents’ club”. No, us neither, but we’ll try and explain. According to the official line, The Other House “disrupts” the traditional sectors of hotels, serviced apartments and private rentals…
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‘Tis The Season…

No. Not that one. The good one. With the truffles. Well, it’s THAT other season too, of course, should you need that as an excuse for indulgence. But you shouldn’t need an excuse to buy truffles, right? White and black truffles remain some of the most luxurious and coveted ingredients in the world but have…
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One Singleton Sensation

The Singleton of Glen Ord release a very special new vintage                It’s not often you get to describe a 39-year-old as “new”, but then it’s not often a distillery releases something of that kind of age statement.  Step forward then The Singleton of Glen Ord, and the (naturally) limited release of their longest secondary maturation…
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Too (Two) Good To Be True?

The Twenty Two. Spring 2022. At 22 Grosvenor Square… “We want to redefine the traditional Mayfair hotel and club.” So says hospitality entrepreneur, hotelier and tech investor Navid Mirtorabi whose latest venture, The Twenty Two, is coming to 22 Grosvenor Square, in 2022. The Twenty Two is a new hotel with an all-day public restaurant…
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Cake Walk

What happens when fashion meets baking? Dolce & Gabbana Panettone, that’s what… Fashion legends Dolce & Gabbana are turning up the luxury this Christmas, and announcing the return of their luxury Panettone. Calories and fashion are not the obvious pairing but, actually, the D&G Panettone has developed something of a cult status… The cakes themselves…
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Russian Around

And, in the case of Novikov, it’s been around for ten years. Cast your mind back to December 2011. The X Factor had just created Little Mix. Bolton Wanderers were still a Premiership side. The Marvel Universe was five films in, rather than 26. And celebrated legendary Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov had just launched his…
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Bank In Crisis

If you can keep your power when all about you are losing theirs, you’ve probably got an EcoFlow We all crave power. And – with suitable apologies to Rudyard Kipling for the above paraphrasing – EcoFlow want you to have it. All the time. Battery-powered portable power solutions offer a compact, silent and eco-friendly alternative…
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Grand Old Duque

Tenerife’s Bahia del Duque continues to evolve When you have eight restaurants, a world-renowned fitness centre, an award winning wellness retreat, five swimming pools, and beach access, you’d forgive a hotel if it rested on its laurels. Not least as they probably grew the laurels themselves in their 63,000 square metres of tropical and subtropical…
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Prêt Project

There are afternoon teas… and then there’s The Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea London is home to many an iconic afternoon tea but there’s only one that’s truly “in fashion”. Ho ho. The Berkeley, on Wilton Place, has been home to the celebrated Prêt-à-Portea for some time and, as befits a fashion-themed afternoon tea – a surprisingly calorific…
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Man On Emission

With the ULEZ expansion taking effect this month, Kingsley Cars are keeping the classics on the road London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone has increased. From October 25, drivers of older and diesel-powered vehicles face a £12.50 daily charge to drive across most of the capital, between the South Circular and North Circular Roads. Whether you…
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