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  • Grand Hotel Parker’s, Naples

    Grand Hotel Parker’s, Naples

    Naples, high style If you are after stupendous views and heavy duty luxury, head straight to the Grand Parkers Hotel, a cool and elegant oasis in the pungent heat and bustle of Napoli. And what an oasis this is! Even by Italian standards the quality of the marble, which is […]

     
  • Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg, Virginia

    Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg, Virginia

    Some places cannot be described; they need to be experienced. It is with this in mind that we will try to do justice to the Salamander Resort, in Middleburg, Virginia, a microcosm of all that is good and great in the world. The pianist’s fingers are jumping, the atmosphere is […]

     
  • Jade Mountain Review

    Jade Mountain Review

    Jade Mountain – the name itself has a certain totemic awe. After ascending from the ebon-wood reception, Jade Mountain first looms in front of you like a sun-gold monolith, a gigantic carved stone structure that, one might imagine, stands testament to humanity’s fervour and passion. As you rise up on […]

     
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  • Dining with the stars: La Pergola Restaurant

    Dining with the stars: La Pergola Restaurant

    Let me introduce you to the world of the well-heeled and well-filled-out as I take you on a vicarious gourmand tour around restaurant La Pergola. It doesn’t take a serious foodie or connoisseur to appreciate good food and wine: it takes a bon vivant. The Rome Cavalieri’s Restaurant La Pergola […]

     
  • The suite life of St. Moritz: The Carlton Hotel

    The suite life of St. Moritz: The Carlton Hotel

    Perched above the lake and overlooking the splendour of the surrounding mountains, with a 360 degree views from every suite, this fairly recently re-modelled hotel is a high tech-meets-chic-design celebration of style. Share

     
  • Tastemaker travels: Five Chinese and I in the Mediterranean

    Tastemaker travels: Five Chinese and I in the Mediterranean

    I never miss an opportunity to go to the French or Italian Riviera and I never  say no to travelling in style. It was in my capacity of a TasteMaker Ambassador that I accompanied a group of five Chinese friends on a two week trip from the snow-capped mountains near […]

     
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