Champagne in the snow; tea in bed? It must be Purple Piste!
Feb02

Champagne in the snow; tea in bed? It must be Purple Piste!

Thinking of skiing in style – well Purple Piste will do everything for you except, err…. If you love skiing, as we do, then you’ll be only too familiar with the huge variety and standard of chalets available throughout the ski resorts of the world. What a truly successful skiing holiday distills down to, in our opinion, (leaving aside perfect snow conditions for the moment) is the location of your chalet and the...

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Dreamy beds – our top 10
Jan19

Dreamy beds – our top 10

Our ‘alpha-bed-ical’ list of the top ten places to lie for. So that you’re not sleeping with the envy, make sure you check out our top ten ‘come to bed’ beds that have invited us from around the world. We’ve evaluated our current favourites using a simple checklist that each had to meet before it laid us out. To be a dreamy bed with sufficient ‘jump in, chill out’ value it had to be...

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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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Dally in Darjeeling in these three exceptional  hotels
Dec29

Dally in Darjeeling in these three exceptional hotels

It’s not often that you’re spoilt for choice in a destination but in Darjeeling, nestled 6000ft up in the foothills of the Himalayas of India, you’ll need to search your own character for the answer to which of these outstanding hotels you’ll choose. Each will take you back in time to an era of exceptional service and courtesy, attributes that have long departed elsewhere. Your choice will be based on just...

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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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Your world – your Oyster!
Nov17

Your world – your Oyster!

The Oyster Box at Umhlanga Rocks brings a sea-change to your stay in Durban. We’ve never really found a good reason for going to Durban, other than to board a train or fly somewhere else – until we stayed at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks. You’ll know you’ve arrived because of the huge lighthouse that sits on the rocky foreshore smack bang in front of the hotel – and if it’s a case of...

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