To the Burley Manor borne
Jan05

To the Burley Manor borne

This guest review by our son, Olly, gives an insight into this genteel hideaway in the heart of the New Forest. Ever since we were kids learning to ride our BMX bikes or being taken for long walks by our parents to keep us occupied, the New Forest has held a special magic with its leafy glades, meandering ponies and quiet secluded copses. So it was with a great feeling of anticipation and nostalgia that my girlfriend Ruth and I...

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Every seasons’ fare at The May Fair
Nov24

Every seasons’ fare at The May Fair

Playground of High Society since 1927; graced by King George V and Queen Mary; showcase for London Fashion Week and the British Film Institute; masterpiece of contemporary style and opulence – The May Fair Hotel has evolved to lead expectations; like a charismatic chameleon throughout each era of its existence. Its initially slightly dour and conservative facade, despite the decorative trappings of Christmas, is...

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Best 5 Products at Southampton Boat Show
Sep22

Best 5 Products at Southampton Boat Show

Our Best-in-Show product selection for luxury travellers who don’t necessarily need a new ‘ship’! A day at the Southampton Boat Show is always a good one – even if it always serves up a mixture of wind, sunshine and showers – but what else would boaties expect? We spent the Preview Day scouting around for new or novel ideas that might appeal to you, our luxury travellers. Products you might not have...

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Best in show – 6 luxury products
Aug04

Best in show – 6 luxury products

Six quality products that we think you’d really like to know about from our day at the New Forest Show. The New Forest Show, in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, has become the premiere showcase for all things agricultural, sporting and family fun over a three day period in late July. Unlike many county shows it retains its agricultural heritage with cattle, poultry, horses and other livestock forming a significant...

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No Man’s an island
Jul28

No Man’s an island

If you’ve ever wistfully gazed out to sea and thought you’d really like to get away from it all – the mayhem of cities, the noise of incessant media and crowds, crowds, crowds – then relaxing on an island in the middle of the sea with nothing but seagulls, some staff… and friends if you want them… is sure to be idyllic.   If you haven’t got your own private helicopter, like us...

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Scandalous luxury at Cliveden
Mar17

Scandalous luxury at Cliveden

Scandalous luxury at Cliveden Do you fancy being a little risqué or simply regal? As that time of year approaches, why not consider extending your visit to Ascot races, or to anywhere in Berkshire, England, with a short break at Cliveden; luxurious home of international intrigue for the rich, royal and famous and now a sumptuous hotel for all to enjoy. We, with two friends, were attending Royal Ascot for a day that promised as...

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