Best of the Mediterranean

  DAIOS COVE, CRETE, GREECE Why go? For the kids club, the views and the breakfasts Daios Cove Beach Resort and Luxury Villas is set around a scenic cove near Agios Nikolaos in Crete. This plush five star resort, in a remote and stunning location, is a family escape with...

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Garnier

It’s a tricky thing this, “location, location, location,” mantra, because sometimes businesses flock together and you get a concentration that draws in the crowds. Other times having an exclusive is the thing that makes it special. In our part of town you need a bit more than just a location...

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The France Show 2015

  From January 23rd to 25th London is being given the chance to leave its traditional animosity behind and embrace and revel in the culture of France. The France show will be running at Olympia Central, Hammersmith offering “the best of France in a day”. The event will have cookery...

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The finest family skiing

With a husband who could ski before he could walk (or something like that) nervous skier Rowena Carr-Allinson has had to get with the pistes program, and test the various options available from catered chalet, to self catering condos or the good old fashioned hotel.   THE CATERED CHALET: SUMMIT...

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Going against the grain

Welcome to The Slow Bread Company, artisan bread makers going against the grain, and getting proper bread into the bellies of Londoners. A picture is worth thousand words so take a look into the fascinating world of real baking.   Owner and head baker Nick May is a self-professed bread nerd,...

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Explosive eccentricity at Powder Keg Diplomacy

Powder Keg Diplomacy is not your usual dining experience. Walking in to an offbeat yet ornate venue filled with grand Victorian furnishings, floating gramophones and surreal paintings, you know you’re in for an interesting experience. Max and I are taken to the Conservatory, the main dining area that’s aptly named...

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Gentlemen’s Fashion: The Dandy in winter

It’s not often that the Swiss in Switzerland get all excited but with this upcoming winter sports season, they have much to trumpet about, celebrating an important anniversary. Velcro, aluminium foil and astonishingly enough, absinthe, were invented here. Where would we be in motorway traffic jams without the “Name A...

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Flag down beauty services with new PRIV app

A new beauty app has launched which is perfect for the panicked, last-minute pamper-er. PRIV is pretty much the Uber of beauty services where you can hail down a manicurist, hairstylist or even a personal trainer at a moment’s notice. With its origins in glamorous Los Angeles, the app lets...

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Fire and Feathers review

Fire and Feathers review

It was a particularly miserable day and my guest and I arrived wet, cold and looking like two stray dogs from our walk to the restaurant. Fire and Feathers, a Portuguese ­inspired chicken joint, is located on Fulham High Street – not the kind of place you expect to see...

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Koshari Street review

Located right by bustling Leicester Square lies a tiny bar, barely wide enough for four people to stand side to side, but this is not your usual hole in the wall boozer. This is Koshari Street, an Egyptian street food eatery that has been gathering a fair bit of attention...

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