Posted on Feb 13th, 2012 | 2 comments
We recently visited the Four Seasons Park Lane, bordering Hyde Park and Green Park, for an overnight stay away from the kids. It’s a city hotel, which usually means more compact facilities and an urban feel. Here, the lobby is sumptuous, the spa has prime position on a high floor with wraparound views, and the bartenders dispense cocktails with hospitality and warmth imported from their native...
Posted on Dec 9th, 2011 | 6 comments
I first became aware of just how delicious dessert can be was a couple of years ago in Savannah, Georgia, when a friend took me to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. In the moodily lit room sat girls dolled up glamorous/retro, guys ordering chocolate martinis and jazz oozing through the space. The entire vibe was yummy. (You can see some gorgeous pictures of Lulu’s here.)
I’ve longed for a similar spot here in...
Posted on Oct 10th, 2011 | 4 comments
Destination: Vintage Vacations, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, 07802 758113
Great for: holidaying with other families, having a chill-out getaway
Pack: Football, cricket sets, badminton sets, croquet sets, and the novel you’ve been meaning to read
Don’t forget: Your wellies, just in case
The one problem with writing about travel: you find someplace really cool you want to tell the world about…and then...
Posted on Feb 1st, 2011 | 1 comment
All cruise ships are big but on the new Disney Dream ship (1,250 staterooms, 14 decks) if you want a break from the children as they play on deck 5, you can have a drink in Hong Kong. Or New York or Paris, depending on the day. A panaromic LCD screen at The Skyline bar (deck 4 aft) provides the vista; the knowledgeable young bartender pours the cocktails.
Among the other 4 bars and nightclub in “The District”...
Posted on Jan 18th, 2011 | 1 comment
(Press screening – see note below*)
This is going to be a week of Disney posts, as I’m in Orlando, being hosted by Disney for the christening of its new cruise ship the Disney Dream. More about that in upcoming posts.
For now I want to write about the latest Disney film Tangled. We were invited to a screening in London, but actually the kids had seen the film a couple of weeks earlier in our hotel in...