UK’s Finest Hotels of Great Historical Importance

Is it a matter of time before the venerable country house hotel rules supreme for the cultural comforts for kids of Generation Z? Since the 1940’s, exceptional architectural styles and estates with rich histories have been protected for future generations by listing status and conversion into hotels.  It’s not just the exterior fabric of the…

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The World’s Most Inspiring Restaurants

From icy caves in SnowCastles to breathtaking underwater dining, we have compiled our own list of the globe’s most inspiring restaurants. Eleven Madison Park, New York Recently voted number one in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, EMP as it is affectionately known by fans is also the holder of three Michelin stars. This contemporary, modern…

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The Experts View – The Shape of Things To Come For Wine Glasses by Riedel Crystal

We published a fascinating post last week by our friends at the Frapin Cognac Estate and one of the most surprising insights we learnt about Cognac was that a classic Champagne flute was considered an excellent glass to enjoy it from. This sent us into curiosity mode about why the taste experience of certain beverages was enhanced…

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The Ivy Sale at Sotheby’s – in aid of Child Bereavement UK

      On Wednesday 25th March, Sotheby’s will host an auction that celebrates The Ivy’s intimate relationship with the art world, offering a chance to explore the artistic traditions and fascinating cultural history of one of London’s favourite restaurants.With proceeds from the auction benefitting Child Bereavement UK, The Ivy Sale is a unique opportunity to…

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Sneak Preview: Marcus, Marcus Wareing’s new restaurant at The Berkeley

Food connoisseurs and London jet set take note; Marcus Wareing’s renamed two Michelin starred restaurant at The Berkeley, Marcus launches on Monday 24th March following an extensive eight-week revamp of its interiors creating a dining room, Chef’s table and Salon. We had a gastronomic sneak preview last night to give you a taste of what…

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2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners

The fifth annual Restaurant and Bar Design Awards were held last week at London’s Farmiloe Building. Totally independent, the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards receives entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. Judges consist of the most influential personalities and have included the editors of Wallpaper and Frame…

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