Bunch of Flours

One of the world’s best pastry chefs is coming to London At some point in early 2022 – we can’t be more specific because, well, you know – Cedric Grolet will be coming to The Berkeley in London’s Knightsbridge.   Who he? He great pastry chef, that who he. Famed for his culinary ‘trompe-l’œil’ –…
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Life On Marsa

You’ve seen The Wave. You’ve seen The Sailboat. Here comes The Superyacht…                 Dubai is not known for its sense of moderation so it probably comes as no surprise that Jumeirah Group – the behind the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and the sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – are adding a third hotel. The superyacht-inspired Jumeirah…
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Fiji. Water.

Not to mention white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, blue lagoons… Yeah, alright COMO Laucala Island, we get the point. You’re beautiful… As yet another storm lashes the UK, Fiji seems even further away. But hey, we have faith, travel will return. And when it does, COMO Laucala Island is going to be close to the…
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Great Gusto

Don’t take our word for it, take Michelin’s… Gusto by Sadler, the restaurant at the Baglioni Resort Sardinia has been awarded a Michelin star. A hell of an achievement, frankly, for a restaurant, and resort, that only opened in June 2021. The hotel group, which boasts three hotels in Italy’s finest art cities – Florence,…
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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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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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Past(a) Conquest

A third Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open in Tokyo. Florence, Beverly Hills… and Tokyo. Later this month (28 October to be precise), Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open on the top of the Gucci Namiki flagship store in Ginza. Because, hey,  you can do that sort of thing…
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Going On Holiday Atoll?

Let’s face it. This last year and a bit have not been the best for travel. They’ve also been the most confusing in memory with lists and traffic lights of various hues, frequently contradictory advice and testing requirements that changed place to place and week to week. There is, however, always the Maldives. Off the…
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Over Ice & Over Here

We still can’t get to America but this may be the next best thing… The American Bar at The Savoy is reopening its doors today (4th October 2021). London drinkers, you can breathe that sigh of relief. The oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain, the American Bar is also arguably the most iconic, from the…
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