GV Luxury http://feed.informer.com/digests/FMXELJD1IY/feeder GV Luxury Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 15 Feb 2020 19:49:34 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ 7Pines Resort Sardinia - the debut of the Destination by Hyatt brand in Italy https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/10/7pines-resort-sardinia-destination-by-hyatt/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:6e50f287-ee67-13e3-df03-5d1b786e831a Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:48:26 +0000 <p>The opening of 7Pines Resort Sardinia, a luxury beachfront resort overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena, has been announced by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/10/7pines-resort-sardinia-destination-by-hyatt/">7Pines Resort Sardinia - the debut of the Destination by Hyatt brand in Italy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Accommodation Europe Hotels Italy Regions Resorts Western Europe 7Pines Resort Sardinia sardinia Paul Johnson Nobu Danang: The first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences in Vietnam https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/10/nobu-danang-vietnam/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:34512b62-5605-176f-fd3b-eab789472855 Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:44:06 +0000 <p>Crafted as a luxury beachfront urban resort, the Nobu Danang destination will provide a vibrant lifestyle situated in the heart and beachfront of Danang.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/10/nobu-danang-vietnam/">Nobu Danang: The first Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences in Vietnam</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Accommodation Asia Hotels Real Estate Regions Vietnam danang hotel nobu nobu hotel nobu residences nobu restaurant residences restaurant Paul Johnson David Filer Previews Life-sized Elephant Series in London https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/david-filer-makavuzi-london Elite Traveler urn:uuid:3c63ecad-48f7-9d21-8dfe-2c4538024da4 Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:44:15 +0000 <p>Zimbabwean artist David Filer is previewing his collection of elephant drawings at London’s Natural History Museum. Collectively known as The Makavuzi Herd series, the exhibit features six dramatic life-sized drawings of the namesake elephant, which will be showcased in the historic Hintze Hall for one night only. Held to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/david-filer-makavuzi-london">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/david-filer-makavuzi-london">David Filer Previews Life-sized Elephant Series in London</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>Zimbabwean artist David Filer is previewing his collection of elephant drawings at<strong> </strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/travel-guides/europe-travel-guides/london" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>London</strong></a>’s Natural History Museum. Collectively known as The Makavuzi Herd series, the exhibit features six dramatic life-sized drawings of the namesake elephant, which will be showcased in the historic Hintze Hall for one night only.</p> <p>Held to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on August 12, the exhibit is centered around one elephant in particular – Makavuzi, who lives in Zimbabwe’s Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation Park. Filer has spent a total of 15 working on this concept, with six years dedicated to creating the drawings themselves.</p> <p>“[Makavuzi] has always been a national treasure; everyone knows and loves him and when deciding upon which elephant to draw as the life-sized male, there was no question,” Filer explains. “[He] is the perfect ambassador for all elephants; gentle and beautiful and from the day I started drawing him, he was immediately present in the studio with me. He came striding out of the paper faster than I could draw him and I will always claim that the drawing was a 50:50 collaboration with this extraordinary creature.”</p> <p><em><strong>[See also: <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/tiffany-and-co-exhibition" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Tiffany &amp; Co Opens Exhibition at Saatchi Galler</a>y]</strong></em></p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized"> <div id="attachment_195874" style="width: 764px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195874" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195874" src="https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.12-min-1024x686.png" alt="david filer drawing Makavuzi elephant series" width="754" height="505" /><p id="caption-attachment-195874" class="wp-caption-text">Filer has spent a total of 15 working on this concept / ©David Filer</p></div></figure> </div> <p>Born from his childhood obsession with nurturing animals in the wild, Filer’s art is firmly rooted in nature with creatures such as leopards, rhinos, giraffes and, most notably, elephants making up the bulk of his portfolio. Working almost exclusively in graphite pencil, his work is powerfully hyperrealist, with the artist going to painstaking lengths to capture every minute detail of his subjects in stark black and white.</p> <p>“I’ve tried all the other mediums and while I loved working in them, I always returned to pencil,” he says. “There is a beauty in stripping something back of all color and reducing it to its basic black and white. I love the accuracy of the pencil too and getting that needlepoint sharpness of individual hairs and textures.”</p> <p>Since launching his career as an artist, Filer has received much recognition for his work, including winning the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition in the Wildlife in Action category for his depiction of two zebras in fighting. Two years later, he was awarded the overall title of David Shepherd Artist of the Year 2011. Since then, Filer has been made a David Shepherd Foundation art ambassador in testament to his sensitive capturing of the natural world.</p> <p>Of course, there are few places in London more fitting than the iconic Natural History Museum to host this captivating exhibition. “As [the project has] grown and taken on a life of its own, the Natural History Museum seemed the next logical step in exhibiting these pieces,” David says. “One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the world, it houses the skeletons and fossils of animals that have now become extinct, the poignancy of which I hope is not lost on the viewers.”</p> <p><em><strong>[See also: <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/louis-vuitton-200-trunks-exhibition" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries Exhibition Opens in LA</a>]</strong></em></p> <div> <div class="wp-block-image"></div> </div> <div> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-full is-resized"> <div id="attachment_195873" style="width: 655px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195873" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195873" src="https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.49-min.png" sizes="(max-width: 645px) 100vw, 645px" srcset="https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.49-min.png 736w, https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.49-min-300x275.png 300w, https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.49-min-397x364.png 397w, https://live-figaro-b2c-multisite-1.pantheonsite.io/etraveller/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-07-07-at-15.13.49-min-180x165.png 180w" alt="Makavuzi elephant drawing" width="645" height="591" /><p id="caption-attachment-195873" class="wp-caption-text">Filer’s work is powerfully hyperrealist / ©David Filer</p></div></figure> </div> <p>Since first opening in 1881, the museum has been home to an ever-expanding permanent collection of natural specimens (including some collected by Charles Darwin himself), historical artifacts and interactive science installations, as well as a series of temporary displays. The Makavuzi Herd will be taking residence in the historic Hintze Hall, which is usually home to the museum’s vast blue whale skeleton, which suspends from the ceiling as a reminder to visitors of humanity’s responsibility to protect our planet.</p> <p>In a similar vein, Filer is confident that witnessing the sheer size of an African bull elephant in drawing form will encourage people to want to join the fight to protect them. “My hope is to prompt a sense of wonder and awe within people while asking them to take a minute to look and realize how incredible these creatures are,” he says. “Hopefully that emotion will inspire people towards their own act of conservation and awareness.”</p> <p>Following the exclusive one-night-only event, the series is set to head to another (currently undisclosed) exhibition, before eventually heading to auction. Although this is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it preview, Filer’s work is regularly exhibited around the world, including shows in Harare, the capital of his native Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg, as well as London and New York, and the artist is available for one-off commissions.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.davidfilerart.com/makavuzi/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">davidfilerart.com</a></strong></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/design-culture/art-exhibitions/david-filer-makavuzi-london">David Filer Previews Life-sized Elephant Series in London</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Art & Exhibitions Design & Culture Homepage Splash Homepage Super Kim Ayling The Ultimate Guide to Buying Oversized Women's Jackets https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/08/the-ultimate-guide-to-buying-oversized.html The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover urn:uuid:2d923300-988a-4300-afa4-14f7a67f7411 Wed, 10 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0000 <span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Larger than Life: Wearing Oversized Jackets</i><br /><br />The oversized trend is clearly here to stay. It's been seen on all the world's premier fashionistas: Kim Kardashian, Justin, and Hayley Bieber, Rihanna. They all pull off those oversized layers so flawlessly, mixing <a href="https://www.secretsales.com/clothing/coats-jackets/" target="_blank">Ted Baker jackets</a> with slim-fit trousers and high heels with slouchy boyfriend jeans. The options are endless, and there are so many exciting, contemporary combinations to be created. The best part of this trend, in our opinion, is the oversized coat or jacket. There are so many options to choose from; denim, classic trench, puffer, coach, parka, or bomber, just to name a few.<br /><br />Getting your hands on the perfect piece is only half the battle: the rest of the battle is figuring out how to style it properly so that you don't end up looking like the bag down the street. The perfect oversized look walks a thin line and has to be styled just so as to be eye-catching and well put together. We’ve got a few tips on how to find and style the perfect oversized coat for you.<br /><br /><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhaeUj5HArNC5ru-SiViQl7t-65UdWwi3YEEFWrkrRTbJHyanqwc4PXy0aGSSa0tsJn_CUivJ0be8vBHA4semutXcrOzScM9RLB41nchgh-rtUxvoZxBKmx_QXiQ3K2xHmB52J_S69_kAfdz660o0A0v27008jzCWSWVUKwnYOcX3zDlm21HXflB-hoXA/s1110/pexels-cottonbro-6764010.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhaeUj5HArNC5ru-SiViQl7t-65UdWwi3YEEFWrkrRTbJHyanqwc4PXy0aGSSa0tsJn_CUivJ0be8vBHA4semutXcrOzScM9RLB41nchgh-rtUxvoZxBKmx_QXiQ3K2xHmB52J_S69_kAfdz660o0A0v27008jzCWSWVUKwnYOcX3zDlm21HXflB-hoXA/s16000/pexels-cottonbro-6764010.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><i>Choosing Your Oversized Jacket</i><br /><br /><a href="https://www.instyle.com/fashion/how-to-wear-oversized-shirts-outfit-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The oversized look</a> started out as a trend, but we believe it is going to stay around instead of disappearing, which means that you can incorporate it into your permanent style. We advise that outerwear is in a shade that is neutral to your wardrobe: in other words, something that will go with about 80% of the other garments that you own. If your style is super bright and loud, a brightly coloured or printed jacket will still work with most of what you have. Stay away from trending fabrics and prints unless this trend is something that works into your existing style.<br /><br /><i>Styling</i><br /><br />Now that you’ve chosen the perfect oversized jacket. You need to think of a few key ways to style it.<br /><br /><i>Solo</i><br /><br />If you’ve selected a blazer-style jacket that falls to around your mid-thigh, why not wear it alone? Wearing a coat or jacket so that it looks like a dress is a cool and edgy look to try out. This look works really well with either a really feminine kitten heel, a super chunky boot, or even a pair of trainers (think Princess Diana for inspiration). You can dress it all the way up, clubbing casual or brunch casual.<br /><br /><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgpGlxPWXKPvy7GlrQxdBvNWOu-Om4tel5H-zfBqKxWCzwA_RbEwrOBO704Tmn0tsXUl5wKJKbrVq8euzFr-IqVs6ru59K9ptBuLv3KyYLH0xZUQp2NlVwgJUWIl6az8V0S_8JwcqwcCs9EyaLbl0s0uJ3pdtOLWWWeG28Km0EXaIYAotDZQy1bw_SKtA/s1110/pexels-yaroslava-borz-10153584.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgpGlxPWXKPvy7GlrQxdBvNWOu-Om4tel5H-zfBqKxWCzwA_RbEwrOBO704Tmn0tsXUl5wKJKbrVq8euzFr-IqVs6ru59K9ptBuLv3KyYLH0xZUQp2NlVwgJUWIl6az8V0S_8JwcqwcCs9EyaLbl0s0uJ3pdtOLWWWeG28Km0EXaIYAotDZQy1bw_SKtA/s16000/pexels-yaroslava-borz-10153584.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><i>Layered</i><br /><br />A more traditional way to wear your oversized coat is to layer it with much tighter pieces underneath. Layering with tight garments underneath the oversized coat creates a streamlined look with minimal effort. Some people like to layer oversized with oversized.<br /><br /><i>Belted</i><br /><br />While an oversized coat usually hides more form than it shows, you can change that in an instant and give yourself a completely cinched waist by adding the perfect belt. Remember, if you’re shopping for the belt without the coat on, you need to buy a belt that fits about 2 sizes bigger than your actual waist because you have to get all the coat in there. If the coat is simple, you can go for a more eye-catching belt. If the coat is already eye-catching on its own, go for something a little more classic: less is more!<br /><br /><i>Matching Set</i><br /><br />There's nothing cuter than a matching set. The only way to get a matching set with a pair of pants that fit properly and a coat that's oversized is if that's how the set was made: usually, these sets aren’t available as separate pieces. The great thing about buying a matching set is that you’re getting a huge range of outfits for the price of one. You can style the coat and bottoms together or separately.<br /><br /><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjFeeKAbtVkIzkaAy9Ru5vSO2jK_lFTiZtXyf-4VmYfq00NUmTT8jJ8RMdANVQfWJ_HzB-i_9Rm2wdlTC3E78FMwP5BLWJEsauurs6TXvENBab5CBn8ggv1Ss0vDDf6mdGHhGXrDLvMxCY0DYsa1sKtTBl3XbPCw2nPrMFzJkz2GXPswICyKU-2_H_32Q/s1110/pexels-monstera-7691127.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjFeeKAbtVkIzkaAy9Ru5vSO2jK_lFTiZtXyf-4VmYfq00NUmTT8jJ8RMdANVQfWJ_HzB-i_9Rm2wdlTC3E78FMwP5BLWJEsauurs6TXvENBab5CBn8ggv1Ss0vDDf6mdGHhGXrDLvMxCY0DYsa1sKtTBl3XbPCw2nPrMFzJkz2GXPswICyKU-2_H_32Q/s16000/pexels-monstera-7691127.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><i>Classic</i><br /><br />If you’re looking for a more subdued but still super stylish and current way to<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/theglamstyle8/oversized-coat/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> style your oversized coat</a> or jacket, we suggest that you go “pro”; a classic look featuring your oversized coat, a pair of pleated trousers, a button-down shirt and a nice pair of loafers or heels; a la the 90s. You can wear a look like this wherever you want: to return library books, out to dinner on a date, or to grab some groceries at the shops. You can substitute sneakers for a more casual look or heels for a dressier one.<br /><br /><i>Wrap Up</i><br /><br />These are just some examples of different ways that you can choose and style an oversized coat. Remember that in fashion, the only real rule is that you’re happy and comfortable with the outfit that you’ve put together.</span><br /> Coats Fashion noreply@blogger.com (Mellissa Williams) Spotlighting 2022 Travvy Award Nominees: Airlines https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/spotlighting-2022-travvy-award-nominees-airlines.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:872bc8ad-3ed7-24e5-512f-451a5ac60763 Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:00:00 +0000 Here are the candidates to bring home some of the industry&#39;s most prestigious awards this year. Airlines & Airports The Most Popular US Tourist Attractions https://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/the-most-popular-us-tourist-attractions.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:3d276119-64f4-9fd2-2d6b-b3ead498680e Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:00:00 +0000 From coast to coast, these iconic sites are drawing the most interest in 2022. Destination & Tourism When and what to see in Punta Cana https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/when-and-what-to-see-in-punta-cana/ The Luxury Travel Blog – Travel Luxury Villas urn:uuid:2aad139b-8f83-5fac-5350-0964c283d67e Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:46:25 +0000 <p>Punta Cana is a true natural paradise. The waters are turquoise, the coconut palms create a suggestive atmosphere and the beaches are truly beautiful. In short, we highly recommend that you spend your vacation in the Dominican Republic. The sea coast is about 40 kilometers long and is better equipped. Today we will take you [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/when-and-what-to-see-in-punta-cana/">When and what to see in Punta Cana</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com">The Luxury Travel Blog - Travel Luxury Villas</a>.</p> <h6 style="text-align: center;"><em><span class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="it" data-phrase-index="0" data-number-of-phrases="8"><span class="Q4iAWc"><a href="https://hauteretreats.com/city/punta-cana/">Punta Cana</a> is a true natural paradise.</span></span> <span class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="it" data-phrase-index="1" data-number-of-phrases="8"><span class="Q4iAWc">The waters are turquoise, the coconut palms create a suggestive atmosphere and the beaches are truly beautiful.</span></span> <span class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="it" data-phrase-index="2" data-number-of-phrases="8"><span class="Q4iAWc">In short, we highly recommend that you spend your vacation in the Dominican Republic.</span></span> <span class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="it" data-phrase-index="3" data-number-of-phrases="8"><span class="Q4iAWc">The sea coast is about 40 kilometers long and is better equipped.</span></span> <span class="JLqJ4b ChMk0b" data-language-for-alternatives="en" data-language-to-translate-into="it" data-phrase-index="4" data-number-of-phrases="8"><span class="Q4iAWc">Today we will take you to discover what to see and when to go to Punta Cana!</span></span></em></h6> <h3><em><strong>When to go</strong></em></h3> <p>Overall, the climate is favorable in all seasons, the hottest months are generally from April to December, while the wettest months are May, August and November. The sea temperature, on the other hand, allows you to swim at any time of the year, especially if you prefer the areas of Santo Domingo.</p> <p>The climate in Punta Cana during the summer season is very hot, only at night, the temperature is slightly milder. You need to move north to the Samana Peninsula if you want better weather. In the winter, however, the climate is similar to that of areas such as Chile and Peru. With mild temperatures at night, it could also feel cold, especially in the mountains.</p> <p>The most favorable climate is that of December and January; in fact, the temperature is about 29 degrees during this period, and the rains are negligible.</p> <p><img src="https://www.riu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/shutterstock_310904339.jpg" alt="Visualizza immagine di origine" /></p> <h3><strong><em>What to see</em></strong></h3> <p>The beaches are certainly not the only attraction of this place, in fact there are so many places to visit. Altos del Cavòn is considered a city of art thanks to the presence of an archaeological museum, a cultural center and an amphitheater that hosts international singers. Another destination not to be missed is the island of Saona, reachable with an hour of navigation from Punta Cana. On this beautiful island, you can admire the beauty of the set on which the Blue Lagoon movie was filmed.</p> <p>The beaches are of fine sand and the road leading to the island is lined with swimming pools where tourists have the opportunity to take a nice refreshing swim along the way. Just 20 minutes from the airport is El Cortecito, the perfect place to shop and buy beautiful souvenirs from the area.</p> <p>A captivating place in the Dominican Republic is also the Samana Peninsula, surrounded by numerous beaches and an ideal place for those who want to admire the characteristic cetaceans of this area, or Megaretta. For Indiana Jones-style hikers, El Limon Falls is perfect. Located in the heart of a beautiful tropical forest, it is approximately 50 meters high and the view from this beautiful attraction can be breathtaking.</p> <p>Small caves also hide under spectacular jets of water. For those who love nature, the Haities National Park, the largest park in the country, is also worth visiting. The beaches are close to the most important cities, and the best known are: Playa Madama y Fronton, Playa Limon, Playa Dominicus, Playa Bonita and Playa Bayahibe.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/when-and-what-to-see-in-punta-cana/">When and what to see in Punta Cana</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com">The Luxury Travel Blog - Travel Luxury Villas</a>.</p> Family Travel global travel Luxury Travel Travel Travel Planning travel tips Vacation Ideas adventure travel family travel Luxury Lifestyle punta cana travel travel blog angelica crudo Inca Explorer https://kerdowney.com/2022/08/luxury-peru-history-tour/ Ker & Downey – A World Of Difference urn:uuid:2dd043ec-f38d-0a8e-dbfa-c9337c873158 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:34:56 +0000 Ker &#038; Downey's Inca Explorer is the ultimate luxury Peru history tour. Over 12 days, visit the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa and the majestic Colca Valley. <p>Ker &amp; Downey&#8217;s <em>Inca Explorer </em> journey is an adventure through the ancient heritage of Peru and the fascinating cultural history of this beautiful country, all in the utmost luxury. Channel your inner Inca explorer as you visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and tour Cusco. Then experience the stunning architecture of Arequipa and the majesty of the Colca Valley.</p> <p><span id="more-63837"></span></p> <h2>Inca Explorer</h2> <p><strong>Suggested journey at a glance</strong>: 12 days / 11 nights in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa, and the Colca Canyon</p> <p><img class="full" src="https://kerdowney.com/content/uploads/2022/07/Luxury-Peru-History-Tour-Inca-Explorer-Ker-Downey4.jpg" alt="Luxury Peru History Tour - Inca Explorer - Ker &amp; Downey" /></p> <p>This suggested luxury Peru history tour is just one way to see Peru on your own customized Ker &amp; Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So <a href="/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a> to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.</p> <h2>Sacred Valley</h2> <p>After a recuperative overnight stay in Lima, your <em>Inca Explorer </em>adventure begins amid the magic of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On your way to your privileged riverfront accommodations, stop to learn the ancient weaving techniques of Andean clothing in Awanacancha. Also, shop at a local craft market, explore the Pisac archaeological ruins, and share lunch with a local family amid their collection of Inca and colonial art. During your stay in the Sacred Valley, channel your inner &#8220;Inca explorer&#8221; with a thrilling river rafting outing on the Urubamba River. Then climb up the region&#8217;s Via Ferrata, and explore the Chachabamba archaeological complex.</p> <h2>Machu Picchu Inca Explorer</h2> <p>You will eventually have the opportunity to hike to The Sun Gate, the gateway to  Machu Picchu. An overnight in Aguas Calientes allows you to recover from your hike with a dinner of authentic Andean fare. It also offers a chance to visit Machu Picchu for an enviable second time.</p> <p><img class="full" src="https://kerdowney.com/content/uploads/2022/07/Luxury-Peru-History-Tour-Inca-Explorer-Ker-Downey2.jpg" alt="Luxury Peru History Tour - Inca Explorer - Ker &amp; Downey" /></p> <h2>Cusco</h2> <p>Next, continue your luxury Peru history tour on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train. Enjoy a luxurious, 1920s-inspired journey through the Andes to Cusco. From your oxygen-enriched accommodations, get to know Cusco through its many flavors. First visit the San Pedro market to see the locals in action. Then try your hand at an Andean chocolate workshop at the Chocomuseum.</p> <h2>Arequipa</h2> <p>Continue your <em>Inca Explorer</em> journey in the “White City” of Arequipa, situated in the shadows of three impressive volcanoes. Tour the incredible colonial architecture from your accommodations, a national historical monument.</p> <p>From Arequipa, it is just a stone’s throw to the Colca Valley, where you will relax in the lap of luxury at Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel. Explore the valley, discover the Andean condor, visit the traditional villages still using ancient agricultural terraces along the canyon walls, and indulge in the fabulous spa treatments available at Las Casitas.</p> <p><img class="full" src="https://kerdowney.com/content/uploads/2022/07/Luxury-Peru-History-Tour-Inca-Explorer-Ker-Downey1.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>Lima</h2> <p>Your luxury Peru history tour finally concludes in Lima with a tour through the &#8220;City of Kings.&#8221; Take part in a special hands-on cooking class with a local expert to learn the secrets of Peruvian cuisine &#8212; the perfect conclusion for any true Ker &amp; Downey Inca explorer.</p> <h2>Book a Luxury Peru History Tour with Ker &amp; Downey</h2> <p>Choose additional countries and destinations, change property selections, add activities, tours, and more. With Ker &amp; Downey, the choice is yours. <a href="https://kerdowney.com/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Contact</a> a Ker &amp; Downey designer to customize your own luxury Peru history tour, and read more about the seasonality and pricing in South America at the <a href="/ker-downey-difference-south-america/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ker &amp; Downey Difference</a>. For even more travel inspiration, follow us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kerdowney/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>.</p> Journeys Adventure Travel Arequipa Colca Canyon Cusco Lima Luxury Adventure Travel Luxury Peru Travel Peru peru luxury travel Sacred Valley Elizabeth Frels BEST Places to Photograph in San Diego 2022 (Local Insider Tips) https://ordinarytraveler.com/best-places-photograph-san-diego Ordinary Traveler urn:uuid:02754b1c-e044-a01a-b863-ce53516aea84 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:13:17 +0000 <p>From La Jolla to Anza-Borrego, these are the best spots to photograph in San Diego County -- hand-picked by local photographers!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/best-places-photograph-san-diego">BEST Places to Photograph in San Diego 2022 (Local Insider Tips)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ordinarytraveler.com">Ordinary Traveler</a>.</p> <p>From La Jolla to Anza-Borrego, these are the best spots to photograph in San Diego County &#8212; hand-picked by local photographers!</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1005195 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Best-Places-to-Photograph-San-Diego.jpg" alt="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" width="450" height="675" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Best-Places-to-Photograph-San-Diego.jpg 450w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Best-Places-to-Photograph-San-Diego-200x300.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Best Places to Photograph in San Diego</h2> <p>Within the last couple of months, Scott and I have started exploring more of this beautiful place that we call home. From east county to downtown, these are a few of the best places to photograph in San Diego.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Best Places to Photograph in South San Diego</h3> <p>I usually don&#8217;t venture down south to the more crowded areas because I hate traffic, but some of the most spectacular <strong>places to take&nbsp;pictures in San Diego</strong> are near downtown.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013293 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/photo-spots-san-diego.jpg" alt="Best Photo Spots in San Diego" width="705" height="470" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/photo-spots-san-diego.jpg 705w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/photo-spots-san-diego-300x200.jpg 300w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/photo-spots-san-diego-200x133.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 705px) 100vw, 705px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Coronado &#8211; Overlooking Downtown San Diego</h4> <p>My vision of Coronado used to be just a place for rich people. During our last visit, it looked different to me. It had less of a yuppie feeling and the views are amazing, especially at sunset.</p> <p><center><em><b class="wp-svg-info-2 info-2"style="color:#2fc9bd;"></b> Read more: <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/48-hours-san-diego" rel="">Ultimate Guide to San Diego in a Weekend</a></em></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Point Loma Harbor</h4> <p>Another one of the best photography spots in San Diego is Point Loma Harbor. As you can see, this spot is great for taking photos of the harbor with the city lights in the background. My intention is to head back there when it&#8217;s not overcast.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><b class="wp-svg-info-2 info-2"style="color:#2fc9bd;"></b> Read more: <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/best-things-to-do-san-diego" rel="">15 Best Things To Do In San Diego</a></em></p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/444.jpg" alt="Point Loma Harbor San Diego" width="650" height="418"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Horton Plaza &#8211; Downtown San Diego</h4> <p>This Alice in Wonderland-esque <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/photo-time-lapse-video-time-running-out">mall in downtown San Diego</a> is just about the only mall I will visit. Not to buy things, but to marvel at the unique architecture. Keep in mind, they don&#8217;t allow tripods in this mall and security guards will get suspicious and ask you to leave if you look too much like a professional photographer.</p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/433.jpg" alt="Horton Plaza Mall San Diego" width="650" height="433"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Best San Diego Beaches to Photograph</h3> <p>The beaches in Southern California are always a good backdrop for any photographer. My favorite spots usually include huge cliffs that drop off into the Pacific.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013297 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-places-take-pictures-san-diego.jpg" alt="The Prettiest Beaches to Photograph in San Diego" width="450" height="675" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-places-take-pictures-san-diego.jpg 450w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-places-take-pictures-san-diego-200x300.jpg 200w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-places-take-pictures-san-diego-133x200.jpg 133w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><b class="wp-svg-info-2 info-2"style="color:#2fc9bd;"></b> Read more: <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/california-pacific-coast-hwy-road-trip" rel="">The Ultimate Guide to California&#8217;s Pacific Coast Hwy</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Scripps Pier</h4> <p>Piers are some of the best photo spots in San Diego &#8212; especially Scripps Pier in La Jolla. I like to play around with long exposures, especially when there are people walking along the pier. This photo was taken in Oceanside, California.</p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/1364.jpg" alt="Scripps Pier La Jolla San Diego Photograph" width="650" height="433"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Sunset Cliffs &#8211; Ocean Beach</h4> <p>Sunset Cliffs was named because of its awe-inspiring sunsets and it&#8217;s definitely one of the prettiest places in San Diego. It&#8217;s also a great place to bring your camera at low tide.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013296 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-photo-spots.jpg" alt="The Best San Diego Photo Spots" width="450" height="675" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-photo-spots.jpg 450w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-photo-spots-200x300.jpg 200w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-photo-spots-133x200.jpg 133w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Tide Pools at Swamis in Encinitas</h4> <p>Another photogenic spot at low tide is Swamis in Encinitas. Surfers flock to Swamis when the waves are good, but at low tide, it&#8217;s the perfect spot for those who seek out little sea creatures hidden in the rocks.</p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/278.jpg" alt="Pink Starfish San Diego Tide Pools" width="650" height="476"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>La Jolla</h4> <p>Blacks is another great surfing destination, but since I don&#8217;t like crowded waves, I will usually bring my camera instead of a surfboard. The photo opportunities are endless here. You can capture the hang gliders high above the cliffs or even catch one of them doing a flip.</p> <p>I like heading to the south end of the beach at low tide and exploring the way the water hits the rocks. There&#8217;s also the Ho Chi Minh Trail for those sure-footed photographers.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013294 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-places-to-take-pictures.jpg" alt="Best Places to Take Pictures in San Diego" width="705" height="470" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-places-to-take-pictures.jpg 705w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-places-to-take-pictures-300x200.jpg 300w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/san-diego-places-to-take-pictures-200x133.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 705px) 100vw, 705px" /></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013298 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-photography-spots-san-diego.jpg" alt="The best Photography Spots in San Diego" width="450" height="675" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-photography-spots-san-diego.jpg 450w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-photography-spots-san-diego-200x300.jpg 200w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/best-photography-spots-san-diego-133x200.jpg 133w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p>Windansea is another must-visit beach in La Jolla. In my opinion, it&#8217;s the prettiest beach in San Diego!</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-1013295 size-full" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pretty-places-san-diego.jpg" alt="Prettiest Places in San Diego" width="450" height="675" srcset="https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pretty-places-san-diego.jpg 450w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pretty-places-san-diego-200x300.jpg 200w, https://ordinarytraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pretty-places-san-diego-133x200.jpg 133w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Best Places to Photograph in East County, San Diego</h3> <p>San Diego&#8217;s east county stretches far and wide with unique spots to capture. We haven&#8217;t begun to even scratch the surface of these destinations, but here are a few of our favorites so far.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>San Diego Wild Animal Park &#8211; Escondido</h4> <p>I&#8217;m not a big fan of zoos. Even the San Diego Zoo, which is somehow known as one of the best zoos in the States, makes me sick to my stomach. I don&#8217;t like when animals are confined to such small spaces. <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/photo-essay-love-it-can-be-spotty">The Wild Animal Park</a> is a different story. The larger animals are given acres of land to roam around on and it makes me feel a little better about visiting and taking photos.</p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/461.jpg" alt="Best Places to Photograph --San Diego Wild Animal Park" width="650" height="433"></center><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/370.jpg" alt="San Diego Wild Animal Park Colobus Monkey" width="650" height="441"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Cedar Creek Falls &#8211; Ramona</h4> <p><a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/devils-punch-bowl-cedar-creek-falls">Cedar Creek Falls</a> had to be included on my list because in my opinion, it is the most spectacular waterfall in San Diego. This waterfall and swimming hole quickly became one of San Diego&#8217;s hot spots, which brought a lot of kids, alcohol and trash. Sadly, the trails leading to these falls are now closed until further notice after the death of a teen in July 2011.</p> <p>My hope is that these falls will re-open with a ban on drinking and a strict policy of no dogs allowed. Too many dogs have died on this trail because of careless owners and extreme summer conditions.</p> <p><center><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone" title="Best Places to Photograph in San Diego" src="https://ordinarytraveler.com/images/472.jpg" alt="Cedar Creek Falls San Diego - Best Place to Photograph" width="329" height="494"></center>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Anza-Borrego Desert State Park</h4> <p>Another place that is worthy of making this list, which we have not yet had the privilege to capture, is the magical display of wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.</p> <p>There are plenty more <b>spots to photograph in San Diego</b>, like the stunning <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/la-jolla-cove-wildlife-photos-san-diego">La Jolla Cove</a>, but if you have limited time while visiting and you want to make sure you get some good <b>pictures of San Diego</b>, these places won&#8217;t disappoint.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 10px; border: 2px solid #777777; margin-bottom: 5px;"> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Plan Your Trip to San Diego</h4> <p>After traveling consistently for over 10 years, we&#8217;ve come to trust and rely on a few websites to help us find the best deals on flights and accommodation.</p> <p><strong>Flights:</strong></p> <ul> <li><b>Flights:</b> <a href="https://scottscheapflights.yuy8ab.net/x9Pmmy" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Scott&#8217;s Cheap Flights</a> is the first place we check when searching for cheap flights. If you sign up for their email alerts, you&#8217;ll receive flight deals at up to 90% off. I have traveled all over the world using their flight deals.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Accommodation:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=863760" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Booking.com</a> offers savings on hotels, apartments, and villas in 80,000 destinations worldwide. You can browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.</li> </ul> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>***********<br /> <strong>Love to Travel?</strong><br /> Want to know how to travel the world? I’ve put together a page full of <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/resources">useful travel resources</a> with tips and tricks I’ve learned after consistently traveling for over ten years. Learn <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/best-travel-camera">how to choose the best travel camera</a>, <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/make-living-traveling-world">how to get paid to travel the world</a>, how to <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/how-to-book-cheapest-flights-anywhere" rel="">find the best prices on flights</a> and accommodation, how to save money for travel, <a href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/how-to-start-successful-travel-blog">how to start a travel blog</a>, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ordinarytraveler.com/best-places-photograph-san-diego">BEST Places to Photograph in San Diego 2022 (Local Insider Tips)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ordinarytraveler.com">Ordinary Traveler</a>.</p> California Christy Woodrow Choose Your Own Arrondissement https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/best-paris-neighborhoods/ Passport urn:uuid:0446db87-38f0-3e70-148b-8c699f36ccf0 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 16:37:02 +0000 <p>There is no real wrong way to do Paris, especially if your name is Emily Cooper. But with so much to see in the City of Light, it’s advantageous to pick an arrondissement, and a luxury hotel therein, with just the sort of je ne sais quoi you&#8217;re after and adjacent sights you&#8217;re keen to see. That [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/best-paris-neighborhoods/">Choose Your Own Arrondissement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog">Passport</a>.</p> <p>There is no real wrong way to do <a href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/luxury-hotels/europe/france/ile-de-france/paris" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paris</a>, especially if your name is <a href="https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81037371">Emily Cooper</a>. But with so much to see in the City of Light, it’s advantageous to pick an arrondissement, and a luxury hotel therein, with just the sort of <em>je ne sais quoi</em> you&#8217;re after and adjacent sights you&#8217;re keen to see. That way, you&#8217;ll spend more time leisurely wandering with lots of little breaks for Religieuse and glasses of rosé and less time planning treks across town. To help you choose, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite neighborhoods in Paris with chic accommodations to complement.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/best-paris-neighborhoods/">Choose Your Own Arrondissement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog">Passport</a>.</p> Hotel Spotlights Cour des Vosges France Hotel Barrierre le Fouquet's Paris Hotel Keppler Hotel Lutetia Hotel Madame Reve Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa Paris Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Sinner Paris Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opera Joy Pecknold St. Regis Launches Champagne Sabrage Masterclasses https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/st-regis-champagne-sabrage Elite Traveler urn:uuid:376eecdb-2c91-271e-7cf4-5be6f60ca77e Tue, 09 Aug 2022 16:18:58 +0000 <p>St.Regis has upped the ante of its experiential offering with the introduction of private champagne sabrage masterclasses across all of its northern American hotels and resorts. Available to guests and locals alike, the exclusive classes will guide participants through the theatrical art of sabrage, before inviting them to try their hand at the ritual themselves.... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/st-regis-champagne-sabrage">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/st-regis-champagne-sabrage">St. Regis Launches Champagne Sabrage Masterclasses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">St.Regis has upped the ante of its experiential offering with the introduction of private <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/the-best-champagne-brands-to-try-in-2022" target="_blank" rel="noopener">champagne</a></strong> sabrage masterclasses across all of its northern American hotels and resorts. Available to guests and locals alike, the exclusive classes will guide participants through the theatrical art of sabrage, before inviting them to try their hand at the ritual themselves.</p> <p>While the art of champagne sabering, which sees a bottle dramatically opened by ripping the top off with a specially-made saber sword, dates back some 200 years and is thought to have been invented by Napoleon during the French Revolution, St. Regis’s longstanding connection to the ritual is also impressive. The hotel group’s founder John Jacob Astor IV is said to have been enamored by the outlandish glamor and sense of occasion of the act and sabered a bottle of champagne nightly to celebrate the close of day.</p> <p>Since then, the undeniably ostentatious act (in the best way possible) has been ingrained into the identity of the St. Regis portfolio, with hotels and resorts around the world continuing the tradition of night sabrage rituals.</p> <p><em><strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/tasting-notes-charles-heidsieck-champagne-charlie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[See also: Tasting Notes: Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie is Back]</a></strong></em></p> <div id="attachment_196465" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196465" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196465 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/strls.1072803-min-700x377.jpg" alt="st. regis hotels champagne sabrage" width="700" height="377" /><p id="caption-attachment-196465" class="wp-caption-text">The exclusive classes will guide participants through the theatrical art of sabrage / ©St. Regis</p></div> <p>“Champagne sabering has long been a part of our history at St. Regis, dating back to 1904 when our vanguard founder John Jacob Astor IV sabered a bottle nightly to celebrate a spirited transition from day to night,&#8221; says George Fleck, vice president and global brand leader, St. Regis Hotels &amp; Resorts. &#8220;Honoring our heritage as a house of celebration, we are delighted to offer guests the opportunity to take part in this sparkling ritual and master the most glamorous of all cocktail party tricks at our hotels &amp; resorts across North America.”</p> <p>While the nightly ritual is a more public one, the new experience promises to be far more intimate with the promise of equipping participants with a new party trick for their next at-home soiree. Each booking accommodates a maximum of just four guests, with an expertly trained St. Regis butler sharing invaluable knowledge on how to saber a bottle not only as captivatingly as possible, but also safely and effectively. Masterclasses are also inclusive of a selection of carefully crafted canapes, and other location-specific extras.</p> <p>Currently, the experience is available on request across the St. Regis North America portfolio, including hotels in Deer Valley, Aspen Toronto, New York and San Francisco, among others, and is priced at around $500 per group.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://st-regis.marriott.com/culture/evening-ritual/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">st-regis.marriott.com</a></strong></p> <p><em><strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/worlds-most-expensive-champagne" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[See also: The World’s Most Expensive Champagne Sells for $2.5m]</a></strong></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/st-regis-champagne-sabrage">St. Regis Launches Champagne Sabrage Masterclasses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Food & Drink Homepage Splash Hotel News Wine & Spirits Kim Ayling How to Integrate Your Family into Philanthropy https://elitetraveler.com/jp-morgan/how-to-integrate-family-into-philanthropy Elite Traveler urn:uuid:a9af3235-60a7-02af-06f4-bfb3a608ba3d Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:42:13 +0000 <p>Why are you interested in family philanthropy? Some families believe that having wealth engenders social responsibility, and encourage family members to embrace this ethos. Others want to establish or continue traditions that bring family members together, while burnishing individual and/or the family’s legacy. Still others view philanthropy as a way to help younger family members... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/jp-morgan/how-to-integrate-family-into-philanthropy">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/jp-morgan/how-to-integrate-family-into-philanthropy">How to Integrate Your Family into Philanthropy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <h5><strong>Why are you interested in family philanthropy?</strong></h5> <p>Some families believe that having wealth engenders social responsibility, and encourage family members to embrace this ethos. Others want to establish or continue traditions that bring family members together, while burnishing individual and/or the family’s legacy. Still others view philanthropy as a way to help younger family members become more financially savvy — as well as generous. And many believe philanthropy is an essential ingredient in creating a joy-filled life, and want children and grandchildren to benefit from what they themselves have learned by giving back.</p> <p>Moreover, families and individuals cite these same motivating factors as the impetus for their philanthropy regardless of their level of wealth.</p> <p>The rationale for family philanthropy tends to be deeply personal and is often shaped by a parent or grandparent (or mentor) and/or your own lifetime experiences.</p> <p>The questions below can help you refine your own motivations — and focus on the actions most likely to engage other family members.</p> <div id="attachment_195176" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_1534635242.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195176" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195176 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_1534635242-e1657204598257.webp" alt="" width="700" height="467" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195176" class="wp-caption-text">©Shutterstock</p></div> <h5><strong>Do you want to instill your core values in younger children?</strong></h5> <p>A 30-something couple wanted their young children to learn to value education as much as they themselves do. So, they established a family tradition: Together with their children, they select an end-of-term gift for each child’s classroom as a way for the children to say “thank you” to the school and educators for all they’d learned that year — and to make the learning environment better for the next year’s class of children.</p> <p><strong>Perhaps in your experience:</strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> You inherited certain principles and values from your parents or grandparents or other family members that you want your children to embrace. Or, an important family story shaped your approach to giving and you want to share it with the next generation(s).</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> You made a charitable gift and it had lasting results. Now, you’d like family members to have that experience. Similarly, over time, your giving has evolved and you want to pass on to family members the lessons you have learned.</p> <p><strong>Keep in mind: Values are often caught — not taught</strong></p> <p>Don’t wait for special occasions. Incorporate discussions about philanthropy and giving into your family’s daily life. For example:</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Talk about the gifts you’ve given — monetary and otherwise — and needs you see within your community. Try to identify opportunities you think will be of interest to your family. While older children may not share your worldview, focusing on the values you have in common (not the differences in your views) can help guide you forward as a family.</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Volunteer! It’s one of the best ways to build a child’s character and self-esteem. Acquiring new skills, developing confidence and maturity, can help children put their problems in perspective — and learn civic responsibility at the same time. Volunteering is also a great way for the family to spend quality time together, share experiences and develop family traditions. For teens and young adults, it’s also a chance to identify their personal passions and areas of philanthropic interest.</p> <div id="attachment_195177" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_432834277-1-e1657204681293.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195177" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195177 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_432834277-1-e1657204681293.webp" alt="" width="700" height="467" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195177" class="wp-caption-text">©Shutterstock</p></div> <h5><strong>Do you want to inspire the next generation(s) to be a wise financial steward?</strong></h5> <p>The matriarch of a national family business regularly meets with her children and grandchildren over dinner to share insights about her life, philanthropy and business interests. She focuses on what’s going well, and what’s not working. Recently, she set aside a pool of money for her grandchildren to fund their own charitable interests. As a condition, they must collectively determine how they will use the money, (formally presenting their ideas to the matriarch) then regularly report back on results. Importantly, the youngsters are using this experience to guide their respective families’ philanthropy efforts — which also satisfies the matriarch’s aim: that her grandchildren learn to put their money to good purpose.</p> <p><strong>Be intentional:</strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> What is the message around family and philanthropy that you want to convey to younger generations now and in the future? And how would you define success as a family over multiple generations?</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> How do you want to educate the next generation to steward wealth and grow into confident and capable adults? Inform your roadmap by taking the time to learn from the emerging generation: What are they passionate about?</p> <p><strong>It’s not (just) about sharing your balance sheet:</strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> The story of your family’s founding matriarch and patriarch (and/or the business they built) can be meaningful when brought to life with examples of their successes and failures and the wisdom that they gained. For example, find a way to share these stories with younger family members; perhaps at a holiday dinner or during a family celebration or in a video interview.</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Family philanthropy can be part of a broader process of teaching children about money, from learning how to spend and save responsibly; to evaluating the financial health of non-profit grantees; to managing an investment portfolio.</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Hands-on experience is the best way for younger family members to learn. Consider creating discretionary pools through which they can support their own causes. Start small and increase funding slowly. Or, encourage personal giving. Some families match family members’ donations with a 1:1 or higher match. Setting up a donor-advised fund (DAF) for a generation or for individual family members can also provide a powerful learning experience — while allowing legal controls to remain in place.</p> <div id="attachment_195178" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_1201496425-e1657204744447.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195178" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195178 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_1201496425-e1657204744447.webp" alt="" width="700" height="467" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195178" class="wp-caption-text">©Shutterstock</p></div> <h5><strong>Do you want your wealth to add meaning to your life and the lives of others?</strong></h5> <p>After decades of growing the business he founded into an international success, an entrepreneur sold the company, in part so that he could explore other interests. Most particularly, he wanted to devote time and energy to helping his community thrive. Through a newly created foundation, he is doing just that: helping people and organizations connect with each other to tackle local issues and make the most of opportunities. In the process, the once driven entrepreneur is finding a broader purpose for his wealth and experience.</p> <p><strong>What does a meaningful, joy-filled life look like?</strong></p> <p>Families and individuals alike find that wealth enables, empowers and sometimes encumbers them in their pursuit of a meaningful life. Giving and being generous can help deepen an individual’s sense of purpose.</p> <p>The families that most successfully help younger family members live their values are the ones who give rising generations as much responsibility as they can handle as soon as they can handle it. They believe that the best way to learn is to do.</p> <p><strong>Celebrate what you and your family have accomplished:</strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Often, a good place to start is to appreciate your family’s many strengths — not just its financial resources, but also its <strong>human capital</strong> (core values, communication skills, leadership capacity); <strong>intellectual capital</strong> (education and knowledge gleaned from experience); and <strong>social capital</strong> (social networks, community standing, family influence).</p> <p><strong>Then learn than by doing:</strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Be a student of your own motivations, passions and interests — and also those of your family. Have fun and enjoy each other! If you don’t have an extensive family, focus on the people you are close to: How might you influence their joy and drive impact?</p> <p><strong>&#8211;</strong> Consider creating a mission statement that can be a reminder of what is driving your giving and the outcome you’re seeking with your and your family’s assets. This can be particularly helpful during periods of uncertainty, transition — or as the family gets larger, and the wealth moves further away from the wealth creator.</p> <p>There are as many ways to engage as there are families!</p> <p><strong>J.P.Morgan Private Bank can help</strong></p> <p>For ideas about how to prepare for and have conversations with your family about philanthropy and ways for the whole family to give, you could speak with a J.P. Morgan team. Your team can also provide copies of our “Family Governance” trilogy of guides and our “Children and Wealth Workbook.”</p> <p>You’ll also find ideas about how to engage your family in conversations about wealth in these articles:</p> <p><strong>&#8211; <a href="https://privatebank.jpmorgan.com/gl/en/insights/planning/how-to-talk-about-family-wealth-with-your-children">How to talk about family wealth with your children</a></strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211; <a href="https://privatebank.jpmorgan.com/gl/en/insights/planning/how-to-spark-your-childrens-interest-in-investing">How to spark your children’s interest in investing</a></strong></p> <p><strong>&#8211; <a href="https://privatebank.jpmorgan.com/gl/en/insights/planning/how-to-host-meaningful-family-meetings-throughout-the-year">How to host meaningful family meetings throughout the year</a></strong></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/jp-morgan/how-to-integrate-family-into-philanthropy">How to Integrate Your Family into Philanthropy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> - Finance Homepage Splash Elite Traveler Delta Air Lines Launches New Brand for Consolidated Business Travel Tools https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/delta-air-lines-launches-new-brand-for-consolidated-business-travel-tools.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:dd723386-79d7-cd40-b76a-50c4b3524e6e Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:14:00 +0000 The carrier is making booking business travel easier for corporate and travel agency customers. 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As well as adding a reception tent, bar, lounge, restaurant, swimming... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/nayara-tented-camp-expansion">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/nayara-tented-camp-expansion">Costa Rica&#8217;s Nayara Tented Camp Unveils Expansion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>If you’re trying to find the ultimate glamping experience, look no further. Nestled in the hills of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/inside-the-stunning-new-nayara-tented-camp-in-costa-rica" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Nayara Tented Camp</strong></a> has just put the finishing touches to its extensive expansion and the results are nothing short of spectacular.</p> <p>As well as adding a reception tent, bar, lounge, restaurant, swimming pool and fire pit, the secluded <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/the-most-luxurious-eco-friendly-hotels-around-the-world" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>eco-retreat</strong> </a>has also unveiled several new accommodations.</p> <p>These include two spacious new private residences: Casa Paloma and Casa Dana. Able to comfortably sleep up to eight adults and four children, the four-bedroom abodes comprise two roomy main tents, connected by a large terrace with a fully stocked kitchen, living area, private pool and outdoor terrace.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/travel-news/earth-day-the-luxury-hotels-and-resorts-going-green" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><strong>[See also: The Luxury Hotels and Resorts Going Green]</strong></em></a></p> <div id="attachment_196453" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196453" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196453 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Casa-Paloma-Private-Residence-min-700x393.webp" alt="Casa Paloma" width="700" height="393" /><p id="caption-attachment-196453" class="wp-caption-text">Casa Paloma is able to comfortably sleep up to eight adults and four children / ©Nayara Tented Camp</p></div> <p>Ensuring guests won’t have to lift a finger during their stay, the residences come with a personal concierge who is on hand to organize everything from private chefs to specially tailored activities.</p> <p>As part of the expansion, Nayara Tented Camp has also added six two-bedroom tents ideal for families that feature plunge pools filled with water from natural hot springs, and eight more stand-alone tents, bringing the total number of accommodations scattered throughout the intimate resort to 37.</p> <p>As anyone who has visited will know, these are no ordinary tents. Surrounded by lush, tropical greenery, the luxurious canvas lodges are bright and airy with glossy wooden floors and comfy king-size canopy beds framed by white billowing drapes. Outside, guests will find bamboo-fringed monsoon rain showers, while the spacious bathrooms feature freestanding tubs.</p> <p>The new <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/finest-dining" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>restaurant</strong></a>, Ayla, helmed by talented Israeli chef Yanir Elnasi, is the perfect setting for soaking up the breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano while enjoying delicious dishes from the vibrant Mediterranean menu, as well as craft cocktails and live music.</p> <div id="attachment_196452" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196452" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196452 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NTC-Luxury-Tent15-min-700x422.webp" alt="Nayara Tented Camp luxury tent bedroom" width="700" height="422" /><p id="caption-attachment-196452" class="wp-caption-text">The luxurious canvas lodges are bright and airy with glossy wooden floors / ©Nayara Tented Camp</p></div> <div id="attachment_196451" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196451" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196451 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NTC-Luxury-Tent3-min-700x452.webp" alt="Nayara Tented Camp luxury tent bathroom" width="700" height="452" /><p id="caption-attachment-196451" class="wp-caption-text">The spacious bathrooms feature freestanding tubs / ©Nayara Tented Camp</p></div> <p>Of course, there is also a range of activities to keep guests entertained during their stay including frog watching expeditions, guided hikes, visits to the farmer’s market in La Fortuna town, botanical experiences with naturalist guides and a trip to see Tony – Nayara’s resident sloth who lives with his family in the jungle surrounding the lodge.</p> <p>Nayara Tented Camp has undertaken impressive efforts to protect and preserve the stunning natural environment, carefully building around heritage trees, carrying out extensive reforestation efforts and ensuring the tents conserve energy and water wherever possible. In addition, the eco-resort has demonstrated its commitment to helping the community by providing financial support for the nearby orphanage, Hogarcito de Ninos, and local <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/design-culture/art-exhibitions" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>artists</strong> </a>in the area.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/features/worlds-luxurious-camping-trips" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><strong>[See also: The World&#8217;s Most Luxurious Camping Trips]</strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="https://nayaratentedcamp.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>nayaratentedcamp.com</strong></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/hotel-news/nayara-tented-camp-expansion">Costa Rica&#8217;s Nayara Tented Camp Unveils Expansion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Homepage Splash Homepage Super Hotel News Travel Picks Irenie Forshaw How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Spain https://www.insidethetravellab.com/how-to-get-off-the-beaten-path-in-spain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-get-off-the-beaten-path-in-spain The Freshest Blog Posts – Inside the Travel Lab urn:uuid:b69bd569-c204-9a6a-4d54-801d299c8230 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:06:40 +0000 <p>Wondering how to get off the beaten path in Spain? We have you covered with this collection of secret spots and, perhaps more importantly, strategies to uncover the non-touristy parts of this stunning country.</p> <p>Originally from <a href="https://www.insidethetravellab.com">Inside the Travel Lab</a>.</p> Spain Abi King Beating The Bills: How Households Can Save Money In 2022 And Beyond https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/08/beating-bills-how-households-can-save.html The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover urn:uuid:fc4fccad-5368-88f0-3c9f-62167f00342c Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:05:00 +0000 <div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Making ends meet is getting harder for most UK households. Inflation and supply chain squeezes have made the prices of many common household items, as well as energy and fuel, skyrocket over the last year.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgCGENnpgWk71oSIcvaF5N7M9rn5EvqQhMa9CV1-p-lSvDSyI0D6PDOqEk_0eO3rzhzsAToxLTFU7dNMCrsEtvAWJS5Shj-hiIFGgA0345FJaUQ8QwZnyPrzex9H5k31e0ZUcy6Swb_xlNn-xkjX_7dAL-E1_vS90RQFPa9G-FXLpnka-WU4o0_sr5QhQ/s740/money-gbbb0adfbb_640.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="bills" border="0" data-original-height="494" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgCGENnpgWk71oSIcvaF5N7M9rn5EvqQhMa9CV1-p-lSvDSyI0D6PDOqEk_0eO3rzhzsAToxLTFU7dNMCrsEtvAWJS5Shj-hiIFGgA0345FJaUQ8QwZnyPrzex9H5k31e0ZUcy6Swb_xlNn-xkjX_7dAL-E1_vS90RQFPa9G-FXLpnka-WU4o0_sr5QhQ/s16000/money-gbbb0adfbb_640.jpg" title="bills" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br />Here are five simple things that anyone can do to reduce their regular outgoings. You can make small savings every month that will add up to a huge amount over 2022, and beyond.<br /><i><br />Get A Better Deal On Home Insurance</i><br /><br />Taking care of the little things helps the big things to take care of themselves. Home insurance is very important in the event of an emergency and could be a requirement of your mortgage agreement.<br /><br />Saving money on this monthly bill makes sense, especially if you do not lose any coverage. Look here for some exclusive <a href="https://www.compareni.com/insurance/home.htm" target="_blank">home insurance quotes</a> you cannot find anywhere else that can cut your costs down. You should always compare home insurance quotes before taking out an insurance policy or renewing one. <br /><i><br />Switch Your Energy Supplier</i><br /><br />The price of electricity and natural gas has surged in recent months and shows no sign of coming down. 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This means that every unit of energy or water you use is recorded on a meter in or on the outside of your home. <br /><br />Energy and water suppliers may check this meter once or twice a year, but they estimate your usage the rest of the time. These estimates are often more than you have consumed, so keep your meter up to date and ensure you only pay for what you use.<br /><br />Using just a few of these tips should help you to save a significant amount of money each month. Try them all, and you should be able to save yourself hundreds of pounds a year.</span></div> noreply@blogger.com (Mellissa Williams) Seiko Releases The Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation https://theluxuryeditor.com/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation/ urn:uuid:d22a15ce-dcc3-ae26-4452-0397a8e0a009 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:04:45 +0000 <p>In the 1960&#8217;s, Seiko announced itself to the world as a leading manufacturer of high-precision sports timing equipment. This new generation of equipment was endorsed by many international sports federations and used to capture elapsed time at major sporting events. The heart of Seiko&#8217;s success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated the company&#8217;s innovative &#8220;heart-shaped cam&#8221; mechanism. This feature delivered a level of precision that was once thought unattainable by manual sports timing devices. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. This was the world&#8217;s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch. These two devices delivered real improvements in the measurement of elapsed time in a wristwatch and are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs. The new Speedtimer Prospex watch is inspired by Seiko&#8217;s professional timekeeping heritage, with a design based on the world&#8217;s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch. The latest addition to the Prospex collection also features new innovations such as a high contrast dial and subdial colours for legibility and the 8R calibre. With design details that reflect the precision needed for elapsed time measurement, this new creation pays homage to the original [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation/">Seiko Releases The Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> <p><span data-offset-key="fiq94-171-0">In the 1960&#8217;s, Seiko announced itself to the world as a leading manufacturer of high-precision sports timing equipment. This new generation of equipment was endorsed by many international sports federations and used to capture elapsed time at major sporting events. The heart of Seiko&#8217;s success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated the company&#8217;s innovative &#8220;heart-shaped cam&#8221; mechanism. This feature delivered a level of precision that was once thought unattainable by manual sports timing devices. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. This was the world&#8217;s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch. These two devices delivered real improvements in the measurement of elapsed time in a wristwatch and are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs.</span></p> <figure data-carousel-extra='{"blog_id":1,"permalink":"https:\/\/theluxuryeditor.com\/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation\/"}' class="wp-container-2 wp-block-gallery-1 wp-block-gallery has-nested-images columns-default is-cropped"> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57977" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation/speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation_srq043j1_2740-1/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?fit=1080%2C837&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1080,837" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?fit=300%2C233&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?fit=1024%2C794&amp;ssl=1" width="1024" height="794" data-id="57977" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?resize=1024%2C794&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57977" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?resize=1024%2C794&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?resize=300%2C233&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?resize=768%2C595&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-1.jpg?w=1080&amp;ssl=1 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> </figure> <p></p> <p><span data-offset-key="dv00h-91-0">The new Speedtimer Prospex watch is inspired by Seiko&#8217;s professional timekeeping heritage, with a design based on the world&#8217;s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch. The latest addition to the Prospex collection also features new innovations such as a high contrast dial and subdial colours for legibility and the 8R calibre.</span></p> <p>With design details that reflect the precision needed for elapsed time measurement, this new creation pays homage to the original 1969 model. The sub-dials and markers on the outer dial ring are white, standing out prominently against the blue dial. The chronograph hands are in red, ensuring that elapsed time can be read accurately at a glance.</p> <p>The new design of the chronograph was inspired by precision, with a gently curved second hand that extends to the tachymeter markings at the dial edge. The minute and hour hands and the edge of the indexes are coated with Lumibrite for low light visibility, and the pushers are prominent and have a wide, flat upper surface for easy operation.</p> <figure data-carousel-extra='{"blog_id":1,"permalink":"https:\/\/theluxuryeditor.com\/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation\/"}' class="wp-container-4 wp-block-gallery-3 wp-block-gallery has-nested-images columns-default is-cropped"> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57978" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation/speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation_srq043j1_2740-4/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?fit=1200%2C1696&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1696" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?fit=212%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?fit=725%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="725" height="1024" data-id="57978" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=725%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57978" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=725%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 725w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=212%2C300&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=768%2C1085&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=1087%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1087w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?resize=1080%2C1526&amp;ssl=1 1080w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Speedtimer-Mechanical-Chronograph-1969-Re-Interpretation_SRQ043J1_2740-4.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 725px) 100vw, 725px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> </figure> <p></p> <p>This new Speedtimer features the 8R46 calibre, which includes both a vertical clutch and column wheel mechanism &#8211; just like the original 1969 model. The vertical clutch eliminates any shudders or jumping of the hands, enhancing measurement accuracy, while the column wheel ensures precise control over chronograph operation. In addition, the movement incorporates Seiko&#8217;s unique three-pointed hammer, ensuring that when the reset pusher is depressed, the hands return to zero instantly and perfectly in sync. The escapement is lightweight and strong, thanks to the use of MEMS technology, which enhances the stability and precision of the watch.</p> <p>The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet that is specially designed and constructed for this series. Its thickness and weight, combined with the low center of gravity of the case, ensure stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. In addition, the presentation case includes a leather strap whose stitching is specially designed to increase the strap’s durability.</p> <p><strong>The new Speedtimer chronograph will join the main Prospex collection and will be available from September 2022 at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide priced £2,740.</strong></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/seiko-releases-the-prospex-speedtimer-mechanical-chronograph-1969-re-interpretation/">Seiko Releases The Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> Jewellery & Watches Lifestyle Ross Tasting Notes: Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie is Back https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/tasting-notes-charles-heidsieck-champagne-charlie Elite Traveler urn:uuid:7d1da989-7bed-87df-3380-c11056273546 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:41:54 +0000 <p>It was Charles Heidsieck that has been credited with first introducing champagne to the United States in the 19th century; an impressive legacy, considering sales of sparkling wines in the country amounted to around 28.5 million two-gallon cases in 2021. It will come as no surprise, therefore, that Charles Heidsieck House is celebrating the bicentennial... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/tasting-notes-charles-heidsieck-champagne-charlie">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/tasting-notes-charles-heidsieck-champagne-charlie">Tasting Notes: Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie is Back</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>It was Charles Heidsieck that has been credited with first introducing <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits" target="_blank" rel="noopener">champagne </a></strong>to the United States in the 19<sup>th</sup> century; an impressive legacy, considering sales of sparkling wines in the country amounted to around 28.5 million two-gallon cases in <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/champagne-sales-reach-record-high-in-2021" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2021</a></strong>. It will come as no surprise, therefore, that Charles Heidsieck House is celebrating the bicentennial of its legendary rock&#8217;n&#8217;roll founder, and even less surprising that they are doing it in vivid style.</p> <p>To bring in the celebrations, Charles Heidsieck House has released a new edition of Champagne Charlie, a historic cuvée named after the founder’s nickname, in which the spirit of the founder has been used as a source of inspiration for the champagne.</p> <p>Reconnecting with the tradition, passion and spirit of the iconic original cuvée, the new edition is only the sixth release in the history of Champagne Charlie, and the first release in 37 years. Previous incarnations have been released in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1985.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/worlds-most-expensive-champagne" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><b><i>[See also: Most Expensive Champagne in the World Sells for $2.5m]</i></b></a></p> <div id="attachment_196441" style="width: 717px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196441" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196441 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Key-Champagne-Charlie-Visual-horizontal-e1660041021731.jpg" alt="champagne charlie poster" width="707" height="500" /><p id="caption-attachment-196441" class="wp-caption-text">Champagne Charlie was Charles Heidsieck&#8217;s contemporary nickname / ©Charles Heidsieck</p></div> <p>“We are reconnecting with a tradition,” managing director Stephen Leroux explained. “By confirming our decision to make the ‘Charles spirit’ and Charlie’s passion the essence of the House, we are recreating our crown jewel.”</p> <p>Champagne Charlie is of a significantly limited edition: “We will produce only a very limited quality of bottles for the first issue of this new release, which is, in fact, a birth,” Leroux confirmed.</p> <p>First cellared in 2017, Champagne Charlie is close to 80% matured reserve wines and 20% wines from 2016, the balance coming in at 48% Pinot Noir and 52% Chardonnay, for a dazzling golden final product.</p> <p>“For this new edition of Charlie, I took my inspiration from previous editions, tasting each of the past releases to reconnect with the initial creation,” cellarmaster Cyril Brun said. “My first impression was overwhelming; the freshness and aromatic intensity and silky, saline finish could be systematically found in all the wines, as if these qualities transcended the effect of vintage. It was the key.”</p> <p><strong>Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie Tasting Notes</strong></p> <p>Notes of grapefruit and roasted pineapple are rendered all the more vivid with the fullness of toasted and mineral notes for the initial welcome. After several seconds, expect aromas of fresh apricot and vineyard peaches to rise for persistent notes of pastry.</p> <p>As with previous editions of Charlie, the texture is the soul of the champagne, and the house’s signature paradox of juvenile freshness and fleshiness is met with a silkiness more often associated with a more mature wine. This dry fleshiness, so to speak, is enhanced with a nuanced sparkle of dulcet bubbles. To finish, the wine welcomes notes of exotic passionfruit and citruses.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://charlesheidsieck.com/en/house/champagne-charlie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">charlesheidsieck.com</a></strong></p> <p><em><strong>[See also: <a class="mag-title-link" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/the-dalmore-unveils-21-year-old-whisky" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Dalmore Unveils 21 Year Old Whisky]</a></strong></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/wines-and-spirits/tasting-notes-charles-heidsieck-champagne-charlie">Tasting Notes: Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie is Back</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Food & Drink Homepage Splash Wine & Spirits Bea Isaacson Tauck Partners With Silversea to Expand 2023 US Cruise Offerings https://www.travelpulse.com/news/tour-operators/tauck-partners-with-silversea-to-expand-2023-us-cruise-offerings.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:1d8a2423-cb9c-1c3b-bea0-6820eb8aa953 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:50:00 +0000 Six 13-day cruises between New York and Quebec will be available in September and October 2023. 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Hotel & Resort Botswana: A 'million-star' experience in a luxury treehouse https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/09/botswana-luxury-treehouse/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:b67dbf43-f3ec-d53e-89c1-ace864e88129 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:31:34 +0000 <p>A 9 day safari in Botswana that includes a 'million-star' experience in a luxury treehouse, from Ker &#038; Downey® Africa.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/09/botswana-luxury-treehouse/">Botswana: A &#039;million-star&#039; experience in a luxury treehouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Accommodation Africa Botswana Camping Regions Resorts luxury treehouse treehouses Paul Johnson 5 fabulous reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/09/5-fabulous-reasons-to-book-a-trip-to-southern-africa/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:c6c3fbe9-fda3-6afb-7d66-972904990544 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:25:05 +0000 <p>There’s never been a better time to book a holiday to Southern Africa. 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Destination & Tourism Porth Iago: Is this the best beach in North Wales? https://thetravelhack.com/uk/porth-iago-beach-north-wales/ The Travel Hack Travel Blog urn:uuid:8b7754ef-754e-35b7-5b61-a02ac2995fe7 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:05:43 +0000 <p>There's a new post on The Travel Hack!</p> <p>I’ve lived in North Wales nearly all of my life but there are still hidden gems and gorgeous beaches I still discover today. Porth Iago is one of those! 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Here is your Colombia safety guide https://loveandroad.com/is-colombia-safe-to-travel/ Love & Road urn:uuid:7f1c80d8-b588-5dc5-9b9a-48b8b62483a5 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 09:49:03 +0000 <p>Is Colombia safe to travel to is a question everyone seems to be asking themselves right now. Especially those who desire to explore and experience the real heartbeat of South America. When we see inspiring photos on our social media ... </p> <p class="read-more-container"><a title="Is Colombia safe to travel to? Here is your Colombia safety guide" class="read-more button" href="https://loveandroad.com/is-colombia-safe-to-travel/#more-20102">Read more<span class="screen-reader-text">Is Colombia safe to travel to? Here is your Colombia safety guide</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://loveandroad.com/is-colombia-safe-to-travel/">Is Colombia safe to travel to? Here is your Colombia safety guide</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://loveandroad.com">Love and Road</a>.</p> <p>Is Colombia safe to travel to is a question everyone seems to be asking themselves right now. Especially those who desire to explore and experience the real heartbeat of South America.</p> <p>When we see inspiring photos on our social media feeds, sometimes we can&#8217;t help but dream about sizzling cities such as Cartagena, Medellin, the dazzling blue ocean of San Andres, or the super cool capital Bogota, and what it would be like to visit Colombia. With that dream also comes the question, how safe is Colombia now?</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1-1024x683.jpg" alt="Photo of a street in Colombia, showing tourists and street vendors. Street petty crime is the most common danger in Colombia. But is Colombia safe to travel to? Let's find out!" class="wp-image-20106" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-1.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>The multicultural and busy streets of Colombia!</figcaption></figure></div> <p>The travel warnings and what you&#8217;ve heard about Colombia&#8217;s safety issues are probably true. Social leaders get assassinated by armed terrorist groups, drug traffickers move around freely, and corrupt politicians are like overnight celebrities.</p> <p>However, most of this happens in a world far away from the streets of<em> La Candelaria</em> in Bogota or even the disco lights of <em>Parque Lleras</em> in Medellin. Or does it?</p> <p>So, is Colombia safe to visit? What do you need to know about safety in Colombia? And more important, what are the dangers in Colombia you can encounter during a trip? Let&#8217;s find out!</p> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Is Colombia safe to travel to?&nbsp;</strong></h2> <p>Yes, Colombia is safe for travelers, but you need to know the dangers and how to avoid problems. We see more and more digital nomads and female travelers visiting Colombia, and its dangerous reputation among travelers is changing. So we can guess things are getting safer there.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you always imagined Colombia to be one of the least<a href="https://www.layerculture.com/blog/safest-places-south-america/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <strong>safe countries in South America</strong></a> to visit in your life, then you may just be right. But it is also one of the most exciting countries in South and Central America and worth visiting.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a-1024x683.jpg" alt="Colorful street in Medellin, one of the safest cities in Colombia to visit." class="wp-image-20110" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5a.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Colombia is a beautiful and exciting country worth visiting!</figcaption></figure></div> <p>The media and travel advisories from many countries list Colombia as one of the most dangerous countries in the Americas, and it&#8217;s true. But international travel to this amazing country is growing, and the Colombian Government is investing and focusing more and more on tourism.</p> <p>That said, you are unlikely to be affected by the major violent crime events the country is infamous for. In fact, most horror stories I hear that make international news happen in areas with no military or police presence. Places that you should avoid when traveling in Colombia, anyways.</p> <p>To put your mind at rest, one thing you will notice on any trip to Colombia, especially if it is your first time, is that the police are literally everywhere. You will see police officers in the city center, near shopping malls, tourist areas, and areas with public gatherings.</p> <p>This Colombia safety guide is here to help give you an overview of safety issues you might encounter and help with your travel plans. That&#8217;s why I divided it into two parts. First, I&#8217;ll share some tips for staying safe in Colombia. Then we&#8217;ll talk about the safety in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena, three of Colombia&#8217;s most visited cities.</p> <p>These travel tips will help you navigate through Colombia&#8217;s biggest cities and enjoy the Colombian culture and attractions while feeling safe. This way, you can get a 360 view of what to expect in some of Colombia&#8217;s most popular destinations and be ready to travel to Colombia safely.&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Colombia safety tips</strong></h2> <p>No matter where you go in Colombia, you will need to have some universal safety knowledge. Simple rules that will help you avoid unsafe situations in most Colombian cities.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9-1024x683.jpg" alt="Two travelers looking at a shop window in a busy city in Colombia." class="wp-image-20112" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-9.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Is Colombia safe for travelers? Yes and no!</figcaption></figure></div> <p>In case you are not so familiar with how to move around the countries in South America, here is a list of general tips for staying safe in Colombia.</p> <ul><li>Avoid withdrawing money late at night or alone.</li><li>Keep an eye on your credit cards all the time, especially when you are paying at restaurants and souvenir shops.</li><li>Only purchase items and food that have their price in Pesos</li><li>Carry photocopies of your passport.</li><li>Do not accept anything free from strangers.</li><li>Walk on major roads.</li><li>Carry a small backpack and remove all airline tags from it.</li><li>Do not wear expensive jewelry.</li><li>Separate your cash by putting it in different pockets.</li><li>Having a money belt can be a good idea <strong>(</strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3A8owY4" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>check out these money belt options</strong></a><strong>)</strong>.</li><li>Learning some key phrases in Spanish.</li><li>Be careful with taxis, especially getting a cab at night.</li><li>When using public transportation, plan your route carefully, especially when getting night buses or metro.</li><li>Avoid drinking Colombian tap water despite what locals tell you. Opt for filtered or bottled water.</li><li>Be extra vigilant in crowded areas.</li><li>Book your accommodation in advance and read the reviews carefully. <a href="https://www.booking.com/searchresults.xu.html?city=-578472&aid=838028&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=IsColombiaSafe" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>Booking.com</strong></a> and <a href="https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?pcs=1&cid=1800479&city=4926" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>Agoda</strong></a> are trustworthy websites for hostels/hotels in Colombia</li></ul> <p>Another rule of thumb is, no matter where you are, whether it&#8217;s the swankiest hotel or a budget hostel, remember to never leave your belongings unsecured or unattended.</p> <p>Just when you think you know it all, remember that Colombians are super creative when it comes to setting up scams. You must be on top of your guard 99% of the time.</p> <p>Getting yourself good travel insurance is a good way to protect yourself (medical care) and your belongings from total loss. <a href="https://safetywing.com/?referenceID=24733752" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>SafetyWing</strong></a>, <a href="https://heymondo.com/?utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=LOVEANDROAD&cod_descuento=LOVEANDROAD&ag_campaign=TRAVELPLANNING&agencia=6f1349e491aabda3ea7c6876e9480bac9b7d" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>HeyMondo</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.worldnomads.com/Turnstile/AffiliateLink?partnerCode=lover&source=&path=&utm_source=lover&utm_content=link" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>World Nomads</strong></a> are three trustworthy travel insurance companies that work in Colombia and South American countries. For long-term traveling, read this<a href="https://loveandroad.com/best-long-term-travel-insurance/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <strong>great insurance guide</strong></a> by Love and Road.</p> <p>It is important to mention that when visiting different cities in Colombia, the mindset can change drastically. This means that the same set of precautions you might take in Bogota is not likely to be the same for a city on the Caribbean coast such as Cartagena, Barranquilla, or Santa Marta. That&#8217;s why it&#8217;s hard to tell which is the safest city in Colombia, as each of them will have different problems or situations travelers need to be aware of.</p> <p>To explore this notion further, and to get you fully equipped for a safe trip in Colombia, let&#8217;s start by looking at Bogota safety.</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-alpha-channel-opacity is-style-wide"/> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Safety in Bogota &#8211; What do you need to know?</strong></h2> <p>Is Bogota safe to visit?</p> <p>Yes, Colombia&#8217;s capital city is a safe destination to travel to, but there are a few precautions that you will need to have in mind before, during, and after visiting.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3-1024x683.jpg" alt="A street vendor selling fruit juices on a busy street in Bogota, Colombia." class="wp-image-20114" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-3.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Pickpocketing is a real danger in Bogota streets. </figcaption></figure></div> <p>In Bogota, picking pocketing is rife! If you don&#8217;t believe me, watch the 2018 film<a href="https://www.netflix.com/th-en/title/80133153" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"> <strong>Pickpockets</strong></a><strong> </strong>on Netflix. That breathtaking film, which is actually set in Bogota, will give you a much-needed primer on what can easily happen. On the positive side, you can watch Magic Andes, one of the<a href="https://loveandroad.com/best-travel-shows-on-netflix/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <strong>best travel shows on Netflix</strong></a> that has episodes about the beauty of Colombia.</p> <p>According to the<a href="https://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/bogota-population" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"> <strong>World population review</strong></a>, over 11 million people live in Bogota, so you can begin to imagine just how busy it can get.</p> <p>Bogota is filled with museums, galleries, and cultural hotspots. The huge city also has one of the most cultural melting pot streets you will have ever seen in Latin America, named <em>La Septima</em>.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4-1024x683.jpg" alt="Photo of the roofs in Bogota historical center. " class="wp-image-20116" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-4.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Bogota is home to incredible attractions and a culturally diverse city.</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Bogota is a Mammoth city, and it can take the best part of a week to begin to understand how to maneuver properly. I recommend you take a taxi when getting around the city. If you want to explore all the best things to do in Bogota, you won&#8217;t be able to do it all on foot.&nbsp;</p> <p>Street crime is rife in some areas, and although the main streets designated for tourists are heavily guarded by the local authorities, it is not difficult to get caught in a scam or be a victim of petty crime.</p> <p>Solo scam artists, street vendors, and sometimes even beggars will go out of their way to rip you off. In many cases, a bit of Spanish can go a long way. However, you will need to have some street knowledge to back it up.</p> <h3><strong> Some basic safety tips for Bogota:</strong></h3> <ul><li>Avoid walking around at night. </li><li>Carry a jacket for colder temperatures.</li><li>Don&#8217;t invite strangers to your hotel.</li><li>Learn some basic Spanish.</li></ul> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-alpha-channel-opacity is-style-wide"/> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Is Medellin safe? Here is what you need to know</strong></h2> <p>If you can survive a few days in Bogota without anything going amiss, you&#8217;ll feel a breath of fresh air when arriving in Medellin.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5-1024x683.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-20118" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-5.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Medellin has a more relaxed vibe, and it&#8217;s known for the party scene.</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Known as the city of eternal spring, you may even wish you skipped the capital altogether. Medellin is considered one of the safest cities in Colombia for solo travelers.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, never take kindness for weakness. If you allow the endearing <em>paisa</em> accent to let you put your guard down, you could be wishing you were not so naive and gullible with your courtesy.</p> <p>Most travelers get a taste of the nightlife in places such as<a href="https://www.layerculture.com/blog/visiting-el-poblado-medellin/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <strong>El Poblado</strong></a> and, in many cases, don&#8217;t want to leave. I, however, like to avoid the area.</p> <p>To be safe in Medellin, you must look out for things such as theft and drink spiking. Usually, both come hand-in-hand, and they are common in crowded bars or clubs in the party district. Or through connecting with locals via dating or meet-up applications.</p> <p>In Medellin, it is very easy to feel connected with the culture. However, there is a deeper, darker side that many unexpecting tourists don&#8217;t consider. Whenever walking around the city&#8217;s <strong>Zona Rosa,</strong> also known as <em>El Poblado,</em> you are like prey. This is a very lucrative area for scammers and dealers.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6-1024x683.jpg" alt="Photo of El Poblado metro square with people walking around." class="wp-image-20120" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-6.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Be careful when strolling around El Poblado in Medellin. </figcaption></figure></div> <p>Some popular places to visit in Medellin include Lleras Park, The Botanical Gardens, Parque Arvi, Pueblito Paisa and Parque de las Luces.</p> <p>There are some definitive areas and neighborhoods in Medellin you should avoid, but admittedly when using the city&#8217;s innovative Metro, it is quite easy to end up in an undesirable place. The best thing you can do is have a clear plan of what you want to do and where you want to go and stick to it.</p> <p>If you like the idea of visiting places such as <strong>Comuna 13</strong> (a neighborhood that once was one of the most dangerous places in Medellin due to the drug trade), it is highly recommended that you go with a tour guide. You can book your tour in advance and via a trustworthy tour operator. Here is a <a href="https://www.getyourguide.com/medellin-l1215/medellin-comuna-13-graffiti-tour-with-local-guide-t283367/?partner_id=9T5EHZJ&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-middle&cmp=IsColombiaSafe" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow"><strong>Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with a local guide</strong></a><strong> </strong>worth checking out.</p> <p>The good news is that in Medellin, you won&#8217;t get harassed on the streets as much as you would in places such as Cartagena, but it can quickly become tiring having to say ‘no gracias&#8217; 10 times in the space of 2 minutes.</p> <h3><strong>Some basic safety tips for Medellin:</strong></h3> <ul><li>Do not accept drug offers from anyone.</li><li>Never leave your drink unattended in a bar.</li><li>Always meet new people in a public area.</li><li>&#8220;No dar papaya&#8221; meaning don&#8217;t ask for trouble (in Spanish).</li></ul> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-alpha-channel-opacity is-style-wide"/> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Safety in Cartagena &#8211; tips for planning a safe trip</strong></h2> <p>If you didn&#8217;t already know, Cartagena is one of the most iconic cities in Colombia when it comes to history and heritage.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7-1024x683.jpg" alt="People walking in one of the historical streets of Cartagena, Colombia. Cartagena safe tips for travelers." class="wp-image-20122" srcset="https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7-300x200.jpg 300w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7-768x512.jpg 768w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7-150x100.jpg 150w, https://loveandroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/travel-safe-colombia-7.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Cartagena is one of the most iconic cities in Colombia.</figcaption></figure></div> <p>This 16th-century colonial port city is best known for its walled city, which was once the gateway to South America for the Spaniards. 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These stunning additions to your drinks trolly do not just look the part, they are fit for form and will help craft the perfect serve every time. </p> <h2>Maestro DOBEL, ‘Encuentros’ Cocktail-Making Kit</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Encuentros_Hero-Shot_02_MD-X-ROF_Celebrate-Brilliance-2022.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1" alt=""/></figure> <p>The limited-edition bar set, Encuentros, is the eagerly anticipated new release by premium Tequila producers, Maestro DOBEL in their ‘Celebrating Brilliance’ series. The collaboration with luxury homeware curators, Revolution of Forms, and Mexican designer Liliana Ovalle, perfectly showcases artistry and craftsmanship in this beautiful and considered bar set. The set comprises a jigger, cocktail mixing jug and stirrer and completely reimagines the art of cocktail making and a bottle of Maestro DOBEL Diamante Tequila. This is the world’s first multi-aged Tequila that’s crystal clear. Crafted from a blend of Extra Añejo, Añejo and Reposado 100% blue agave Tequilas, Diamante is then double filtered to remove the colour and make it exceptionally smooth. It’s the perfect base to add richness to classic Tequila cocktails.</p> <p><a href="https://www.harveynichols.com/brand/maestro-dobel-tequila/3925462-revolutions-of-forms-limited-edition-encuentros-bar-set-and-diamante-tequila/p4307523/"><strong>www.harveynichols.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Georg Jensen Sky Ice Cubes</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57931" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/sky_icecubes_1/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?fit=846%2C550&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="846,550" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sky_icecubes_1" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?fit=300%2C195&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?fit=846%2C550&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="846" height="550" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?resize=846%2C550&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57931" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?w=846&amp;ssl=1 846w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?resize=300%2C195&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/sky_icecubes_1.jpg?resize=768%2C499&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 846px) 100vw, 846px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p><br>These unusual stainless steel reusable &#8216;ice-cubes&#8217; are perfect examples of contemporary Scandinavian design. Sky bar set designer Aurelian Barbry has a strong belief that design should be beautiful but stay true to its purpose. His Sky bar set is a striking example of this, with sculptural asymmetric shapes working both aesthetically and practically. Made from shiny stainless steel, these &#8216;ice cubes&#8217; come in a set of four and are safe to use in drinks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.heals.com/sky-ice-cubes.html"><strong>www.heals.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Ralph Lauren Home Garrett Cocktail Picks &amp; Holder</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57932" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?fit=1000%2C1000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?fit=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?fit=1000%2C1000&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="1000" height="1000" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?resize=1000%2C1000&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57932" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder-264558.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>These Garrett cocktail picks and holder from Ralph Lauren Home are perfect for completing a stylish home bar. Equipped with eight brass picks, this set comes in a canvas and leather holder that exudes equestrian style.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amara.com/products/garrett-cocktail-picks-holder"><strong>www.amara.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Christofle Silver-plated Graphik Jigger</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57937" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/16880987_33458312_1000/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?fit=1000%2C1137&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1137" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="16880987_33458312_1000" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?fit=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?fit=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="901" height="1024" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57937" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 901w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?resize=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1 264w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?resize=768%2C873&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16880987_33458312_1000.jpeg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 901px) 100vw, 901px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>This jigger from Christofle&#8217;s Graphik collection is both elegant and functional. It has a dual batcher that allows you to easily and precisely measure out all the ingredients you need for your favourite cocktails. The sleek, sharp design of this tool will add a touch of modern flair to any evening.</p> <p><a href="https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/shopping/christofle-silver-plated-graphik-jigger-16880987"><strong>www.harrods.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Tom Dixon Plum Ice Bucket</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57940" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/17566180_37548464_1000/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?fit=1000%2C1334&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1334" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="17566180_37548464_1000" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?fit=225%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?fit=768%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="768" height="1024" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?resize=768%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57940" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?resize=768%2C1025&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?resize=225%2C300&amp;ssl=1 225w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/17566180_37548464_1000.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>Tom Dixon is known for his modern take on classic home furnishings, as demonstrated by the Plum ice bucket. The bucket has a textured surface with a rounded shape, and is finished with a metallic lid.</p> <p><a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/en_gb/plum-ice-bucket-pmib01-1.html"><strong>www.tomdixon.net</strong></a></p> <h2>Baccarat Harmonie Tumbler</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57935" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?fit=1700%2C1700&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1700,1700" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="harmonie_gobelet_ambiance" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?fit=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?fit=1024%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=1024%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57935" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=1024%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=1536%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?resize=1080%2C1080&amp;ssl=1 1080w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/harmonie_gobelet_ambiance.jpeg?w=1700&amp;ssl=1 1700w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>The Clear crystal tumbler features clean, parallel cuts that graze the tumbler from its lip all the way down to its thick base. These lines emphasize the verticality of the tumbler, adding a touch of elegance to your quality spirits and mixed drinks. The vertical sweep of the striping is also present on other pieces of the Harmonie collection, which includes highball glasses and a round whiskey decanter.</p> <p><a href="https://uk.baccarat.com/en/harmonie-tumbler-1845261.html"><strong>uk.baccarat.com</strong></a></p> <h2>L&#8217;Objet Deco Leaves Champagne Bucket</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57936" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/18181174_39417070_1000/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?fit=1000%2C1137&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1137" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="18181174_39417070_1000" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?fit=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?fit=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="901" height="1024" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57936" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 901w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?resize=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1 264w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?resize=768%2C873&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/18181174_39417070_1000.jpeg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 901px) 100vw, 901px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>L&#8217;Objet seeks to change the luxury interior landscape by focusing on impeccable craftsmanship and using only the highest quality materials. The Deco Leaves champagne bucket is a perfect example. The large stainless steel vessel is wrapped in a gold-plated metal vine, with tendrils that act as handles. This bucket will make any bottle of champagne look even better.</p> <p><a href="https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/shopping/lobjet-deco-leaves-champagne-bucket-18181174"><strong>www.harrods.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Richard Brendon Classic Mixing Glass</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57938" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/16826402_33253815_800/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?fit=800%2C910&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="800,910" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="16826402_33253815_800" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?fit=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?fit=800%2C910&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="800" height="910" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?resize=800%2C910&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57938" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?resize=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1 264w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16826402_33253815_800.jpeg?resize=768%2C874&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p></p> <p>The Cocktail Collection by Richard Brendon is a range of classic yet functional glasses that are essential for any mixologist. The collection is inspired by the late 20th-century glassware and contemporary cocktail culture, and it offers the perfect serve every time</p> <p><a href="https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/shopping/richard-brendon-classic-mixing-glass-800ml-16826402"><strong>www.harrods.com</strong></a></p> <h2>Alessi Beech Wood Corkscrew</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57939" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-barware-and-accessories/16794431_33117147_1000/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?fit=1000%2C1137&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1137" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="16794431_33117147_1000" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?fit=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?fit=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="901" height="1024" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57939" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?resize=901%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 901w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?resize=264%2C300&amp;ssl=1 264w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?resize=768%2C873&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/16794431_33117147_1000.jpeg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 901px) 100vw, 901px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p>This corkscrew by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi is a quirky and colourful addition to any home. With its asymmetrical design and bright colours, this corkscrew is both a functional item and a piece of art.</ Lifestyle Ross The Beauty and History of Engagement Rings https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/08/the-beauty-and-history-of-engagement.html The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover urn:uuid:d917dd1b-a9a8-82be-3cf0-7d8c8b615106 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:35:00 +0000 <span style="font-family: verdana;">When you think of <a href="https://www.vrai.com/engagement-rings" target="_blank">engagement rings</a>, what do you typically think of? Beauty? Luxury? An object imbued with an unquestionable mystery and made with expensive materials like gold and diamonds? But, did you know that the original engagement rings, tracing their way back to Roman times, didn’t include either gold or diamonds? Initially, engagement rings were an ownership p symbol made of such materials as ivory, stone, bone, base metals, and iron.</span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i><br />A Brief History of the Engagement Ring</i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgyYasf052eCZcLg-MPdwnfO5sQMT3lprM6QLC9DEmC34Fm_6z27zdKF0a5jxAb_-C-uR1ZpBdeyfm35JLQb9qCsyfSjEtuLRDnL7Dm8mp3skb55M2wxlCl1o448ecDGKjfcraskYxlQIP-Y2ybakKPwMvRRAf2qdhzxxXjjh_eEILoz0vioSeZSxZc0A/s740/ring-ge50b01912_1280.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="engagement ring" border="0" data-original-height="493" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgyYasf052eCZcLg-MPdwnfO5sQMT3lprM6QLC9DEmC34Fm_6z27zdKF0a5jxAb_-C-uR1ZpBdeyfm35JLQb9qCsyfSjEtuLRDnL7Dm8mp3skb55M2wxlCl1o448ecDGKjfcraskYxlQIP-Y2ybakKPwMvRRAf2qdhzxxXjjh_eEILoz0vioSeZSxZc0A/s16000/ring-ge50b01912_1280.jpg" title="engagement ring" /></a></div><br />In 850, Pope Nicholas I signified engagement rings’ meaning as a man’s intent to marry. Gold was the most popular material for such rings during this time. Then, back in 1947, diamonds became the stone of choice for diamond rings through an amazingly successful de Beers marketing campaign touting the slogan “Diamonds are Forever.”</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /><i>“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”</i><br /><br />Everyone knows the song “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” It’s true, you know. But the problem with traditionally mined diamonds is that the diamond industry artificially inflates their cost by creating false scarcity due to being stockpiled. This stockpile was estimated at $5.2 billion in 1999 and would be worth about $9.1 billion today. However, you should note that de Beers promised to stop stockpiling in 2000. Diamonds also have a human toll, often being a point of contention in wars and political upheavals. The methods used to mine them are often environmentally unsustainable. But what if you could have diamonds’ beauty, luxury, and mystery without the expense? That’s where lab-grown diamonds come in.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /><i>The Beauty of Diamonds</i><br /><br />The 4 Cs of Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat are what gemologists use to judge diamonds. Cut refers to the proportionality, sparkle, and brilliance of the diamond. It also notes the positioning and number of facets the diamond has. Various cuts can be defined as follows:</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><ul style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-inline-start: 48px;"><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Round Brilliant&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Princess-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Emerald-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Asscher-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Marquise-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Oval-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Radiant-Cut&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Pear-Shaped&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Heart-Shaped&nbsp;</span></span></p></li><li aria-level="1" dir="ltr" style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; list-style-type: disc; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Cushion-Cut</span></span></p></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /><br />Colour refers to the colour a diamond has. It’s exceedingly rare to find a diamond without any colour at all. The clearer a diamond is – that is, the least amount of colour it has, the more valuable it is. Keep in mind the setting’s tone can affect how the diamond appears. <br /><br />Clarity: looks at the diamonds’ external imperfections, known as “blemishes.” Internal flaws, known as “inclusions” or “internal characteristics,” are those things that give diamonds their character. Diamonds with the least amount of inclusions are the most expensive. <br /><br />Carat represents the diamond’s weight, not necessarily its size. A diamond may have a heavier carat weight than another, but due to other factors such as poor cut, a high number of inclusions, and poor colouration may still look less brilliant than one with a smaller carat weight.&nbsp;</span></span></div><div><span><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Lab-Grown Diamonds</i></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiWlubYLiDNFEsx-yzq_aa3quHl4f0Ywt1qovKrjS6wwrIDsq_Sk2EzZqH_uszubG7_nuFV6Yd9nDouVI7gHMWeKLI4d5c_CkJvx1J1_0pntnMeOCd7RBn2-XNRUbxTqd4SGMUDrqIA1BnblhN1gC5r1_nFBGP2EtaM2xRXhgio7WIK_m1MSRAhmB8Feg/s740/engagement-g4ac776e3c_1280.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="engaged couple" border="0" data-original-height="493" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiWlubYLiDNFEsx-yzq_aa3quHl4f0Ywt1qovKrjS6wwrIDsq_Sk2EzZqH_uszubG7_nuFV6Yd9nDouVI7gHMWeKLI4d5c_CkJvx1J1_0pntnMeOCd7RBn2-XNRUbxTqd4SGMUDrqIA1BnblhN1gC5r1_nFBGP2EtaM2xRXhgio7WIK_m1MSRAhmB8Feg/s16000/engagement-g4ac776e3c_1280.jpg" title="engaged couple" /></a></div><br /></span><span><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Lab-grown diamonds are created and produced in the laboratory. What does this mean? <br /><br /><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">They are indistinguishable from traditionally mined diamonds to the naked eye. Only specially-trained gemologists can only find these differences with highly advanced tools designed for that exact purpose.</span></span></li><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">They’re grown in about a month instead of being made in millions of years.</span></span></li><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Most people can’t tell the difference between a mined diamond and a lab-grown one</span></span></li><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">They’re formed with the same processes as natural diamonds using heat and pressure.</span></span></li><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Designation between lab-grown and mined diamonds lies only in their creation and origin.</span></span></li><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-60b45aad-7fff-eea5-2c9b-5c12a863092a"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Depending on the creation method, they are often more environmentally friendly. The CVD method of lab-grown diamond creation saves,&nbsp;</span></span>143 lbs (65kg) of C02, Approximately 126 lbs of air pollution, 250 tons of earth, 120 gallons of water, equivalent to about 2.86 barrels</li></ul></span></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /><i>Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Rings</i><br /><br />In recent years, lab-grown diamond engagement rings have become more popular. In fact, lab-grown diamond engagement ring sales are up 63% while simultaneously eroding traditionally mined diamonds by 25% over the same timeframe. This shift in consumer attitude may be due to the cost, which can be 72% cheaper than traditionally mined diamonds, thus allowing consumers to opt for larger stones for their engagement rings. </span><div><span><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /><i>The VRAI Difference </i><br /><br />VRAI offers only “excellent cut” lab-grown diamonds. Their most popular engagement rings come in the following styles: “Signature Solitaire,” “Classic,” and “Three-stone” that are set in platinum or yellow 18-carat gold. In addition to the engagement rings, they also offer the following types of jewellery:<ul style="text-align: left;"><li><span><span style="font-family: verdana;">Necklaces that come in Solitaire, Pendants, Tennis, and Medallions </span></span></li><li><span><span style="font-family: verdana;">Earrings, including Solitaire Studs and both “Pavé Huggie” and “Bezel Drop Huggie” hoops, which are set in yellow, white, or rose gold. </span></span></li><li><span><span style="font-family: verdana;">Bracelets, including their “Bezel/Bezel Station Bracelet” and “Tennis Bracelet,” both of which are customisable in shapes and set in yellow, white, or rose gold. </span></span></li></ul><br /><i>VRAI Lab-Grown Diamonds Pricing</i><br /><br />VRAI is a vertically-integrated jewellery company. Their environmentally friendly and sustainable process removes intermediaries and markups, providing excellent-valued diamonds. Furthermore, they ensure all of their diamonds have no human costs. Because they own the whole manufacturing procedure, use superior technology, cut and polish in-studio, and their diamonds pass through fewer hands, they pass along those savings to the consumer.<br /><br /><i>Buy From VRAI</i><br /><br />If you’re shopping for diamond jewellery, specifically engagement rings, why not take the time to look at VRAI’s fantastic selection of lab-grown diamonds today? The environment will thank you for choosing a green product, and your wallet will thank you for the savings. Your conscience will even thank you, too. Buy a sustainable diamond today!</span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>*Collaborative post</i><br /></span><span><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp; </span><div><span face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="background-color: white; font-size: 11pt; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br /></span></div></span></div> Engagement ring jewellery noreply@blogger.com (Mellissa Williams) 10 Things You May Need To Know About Laos E-Visa https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-may-need-to-know-about-laos-e-visa.html Luxury Travel's Blog urn:uuid:d39bbd8a-78f5-6f6d-7ba1-ff3123f3148f Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:14:11 +0000 <p>Nowadays it’s more simple to travel to many countries with an e-Visa, including Laos. Electronic visa service (e-Visa) was applied by the end of 2019, which has attracted much more&#8230;</p> <p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-may-need-to-know-about-laos-e-visa.html" data-wpel-link="internal">10 Things You May Need To Know About Laos E-Visa</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nowadays it’s more simple to travel to many countries with an e-Visa, including Laos. Electronic visa service (e-Visa) was applied by the end of 2019, which has attracted much more foreign tourists to Laos. This blog will show you everything about Laos e-Visa.</span></i></p> <h3><b style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; letter-spacing: 0px;">1. What is Laos e-Visa?</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Laos eVisa or Laos Approval Letter is an official electronic travel authorization that simplifies the process of obtaining a visa to travel to the country. A valid Laos electronic Visa allows citizens from eligible countries to visit for tourism purposes. Once approved, the Laos online visa will grant its holder a stay of up to 30 days in the southeast Asian Nation.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>2. Where can you get Laos e-Visas?</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Travelers can apply directly for e-Visas here: Laos </span><a href="https://www.laoevisa.gov.la/index" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">e-Visa Official Website</span></a></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>3. How long does it take to get a Laos e-Visa?</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> E-Visa is processed within 03 working days after receiving the completed application and full e-Visa fee.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Please note that your application will proceed on the same day if you apply in the morning session. If you apply in the afternoon session, then your application will proceed on the next day of the Lao local time (GMT+7).</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>4. How much must you pay for Laos e-Visa?</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The e-Visa fee will range from $35-50 depending on your nationality. You can pay by credit card online.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>5. Who can apply for an e-Visa?</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lao eVisa facility is available for the following countries: </span><a href="https://laoevisa.gov.la/article/who_can_apply" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">see list</span></a></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>6. Laos e-Visa Requirements</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In order to submit a Laos e-Visa application, it is necessary to have the following:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An eligible passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Laos, containing at least 2 blank pages</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A recent digital photograph of the traveler, passport-style</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A valid debit or credit card to pay the Laos eVisa fee</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A current email address at which to receive the approved Laos online visa.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Applicants are required to provide both the date of intended arrival and details of the accommodation where they will be staying in Laos on the application form.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some additional supporting documentation, such as a travel itinerary and proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay, may be requested by officials at the border before the traveler is permitted to enter Laos.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>7. How to Apply for Laos e-Visa?</b></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Complete the online application form</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Attach the required documents.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pay the online application fee. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wait for the visa application to process. This takes about three working days unless there is a problem with your application.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Download the e-Visa Approval Letter. You will receive it in your email. Once you get the approval letter, you have 60 days to use it.</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>8. Do I Have to Print the Approval Letter? </b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The current visa rules for Laos require visitors to </span><b>print the e-Visa Approval Letter</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. A paper copy is needed to enter the country.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passengers must bring their Laos e-Visa printout with them when they travel. It will be needed at border control. They must </span><b>show it to an Immigration Officer</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> upon arrival in Laos.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is </span><b>not acceptable to show the PDF</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on an electronic device or a photo of the e-Visa. Travelers who cannot present a paper copy of the Approval Letter may be denied entry.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>9. Which entry ports will tourists be able to enter Laos through?</b></span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Once the electronic Laos visa is approved, the holder will be able to enter Laos through one of the<br /> following </span><a href="https://www.visalaos.com/border-crossing-points/" class="broken_link" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer"><b>entry ports</b></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Luang Prabang International Airport  (Luang Prabang Province)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pakse International Airport (Champasak Province)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savannakhet Province)</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><b>10. Other common Questions about e-Visas</b></span></h3> <p><b>What if I lose my e-Visa?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> If you lose your e-Visa approval letter, you can reprint it by accessing it from your email.</span></p> <p><b>My passport is expiring soon, can I still get a visa?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All visitors need to have a passport valid for more than 180 days from the date of arrival. If your passport validity is less than 180 days, you must renew or apply for a new passport before you can apply for eVisa.</span></p> <p><b>What are the photo requirements for an e-Visa?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your photo must be:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sized 4 x 6 cm.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">In color.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taken within the last 6 months.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> With no shadows.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">With a plain white background.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">You must face the camera in the photo.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Have a neutral expression.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Have both eyes open.</span></li> </ul> <p>If you are a national of one of the European Union countries, Canada, the USA, or Australia, you will be able to apply online for an e-Visa instead of waiting in long queues at the airport to obtain your visa on arrival. The countries that are now eligible for the tourist online visa can apply for their Arppoval Letter online from home.</p> <p>Besides E-visas,  <a href="https://www.visalaos.com/visa-on-arrival/" class="broken_link" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Visas on arrival</a> are also very popular with most tourists to Laos. The visa on arrival is a Laos tourist visa that allows its holder a stay of up to 30 days in the country. It is possible to extend the stay, however, travelers must pay 10 USD for each additional day they choose to stay in Laos. To get a visa on arrival, you need a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on your travel document, an application form, two photographs that meet the requirements, and cash to pay for the respective fee. You also need to be a citizen of an eligible country.</p> <p>If you need further advice for visas to Laos, you may speak to our travel experts at sales@luxtraveldmc.com or plan a <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/destinations/laos" data-wpel-link="exclude">holiday to Laos</a> with us at www.luxtraveldmc.com</p><p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-may-need-to-know-about-laos-e-visa.html" data-wpel-link="internal">10 Things You May Need To Know About Laos E-Visa</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> Laos Huyen Nguyen Southeast Asia Travel News | Update 9th August https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/southeast-asia-travel-news-update-9th-august.html Luxury Travel's Blog urn:uuid:70f144c2-da02-96bc-7bf4-3dbe325e9608 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 03:56:44 +0000 <p>AirAsia drops base fare in the Philippines AirAsia Philippines drops its base fares to as low as PHP77 on bookings made to midnight 10 July as part of its 7.7&#8230;</p> <p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/southeast-asia-travel-news-update-9th-august.html" data-wpel-link="internal">Southeast Asia Travel News | Update 9th August</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> <p><strong>AirAsia drops base fare in the Philippines</strong><br /> AirAsia Philippines drops its base fares to as low as PHP77 on bookings made to midnight 10 July as part of its 7.7 Mid-Year Sale Promotion.<br /> <a href="https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2022/07/airasia-drops-base-fare-in-the-philippines/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Read more</a></p> <p><strong>Expats live well in Southeast Asia</strong><br /> Four popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore – reached the top 10 country list for the best places for expatriates to reside.<br /> <a href="https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2022/08/expats-live-well-in-southeast-asia/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Read more</a></p> <p><strong>Kampung Laut Heritage Site in Kelantan is open to visitors</strong><br /> The Kampung Laut Heritage Site project worth RM20mil in Kelantan has been fully completed and started receiving visitors recently.<br /> <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/travel/2022/08/09/kampung-laut-heritage-site-in-kelantan-is-open-to-visitors" class="broken_link" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Read more</a></p> <p><strong>Vietnam among Asia&#8217;s best places &#8216;for holiday&#8217;: Australian travel publication</strong><br /> Australian magazine Traveller has listed Vietnam among the eight &#8220;best places to go in Asia for a holiday.&#8221;<br /> <a href="https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/vietnam-among-asia-s-best-places-for-holiday-australian-travel-publication-4496956.html" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Read more</a></p><p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/southeast-asia-travel-news-update-9th-august.html" data-wpel-link="internal">Southeast Asia Travel News | Update 9th August</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> Southeast Asia Huyen Nguyen Five World-Class Restaurants in Argentina https://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/five-world-class-restaurants-in-argentina.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:0d3c5b6a-edf5-b4a4-f4a3-fd9b3a76b4a8 Tue, 09 Aug 2022 03:00:00 +0000 Argentina has several restaurants recognized on the lists of the best in the world, not only for the extraordinary flavor of its dishes but also for the professionalism and creativity of world-class chefs and sommeliers. 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Chef Masa has crafted a unique omakase menu designed to synchronize perfectly with an offering of Dom Pérignon&#8217;s recent... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/dom-perignon-yacht-experience">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/dom-perignon-yacht-experience">Dom Pérignon Offers Three-Star Michelin Omakase on Yacht</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>Dom Pérignon is partnering with chef Masa Takayama, of New York&#8217;s <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/restaurants-finest-dining/every-three-michelin-star-restaurant-usa" target="_blank" rel="noopener">three-Michelin-star</a></strong> Masa, to offer guests a totally unique gastronomic experience to enjoy the internationally renowned chef’s creations aboard a <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts" target="_blank" rel="noopener">yacht</a></strong> for the very first time.</p> <p>Chef Masa has crafted a unique omakase menu designed to synchronize perfectly with an offering of Dom Pérignon&#8217;s recent vintages: Vintage 2012, Rosé 2008 and Vintage 2003 Plénitude 2. The yacht itself is also suitably ultra-luxurious, with guests experiencing the magnificence of the highest echelon of food and wine on an SX88 Sanlorenzo superyacht, from Dom Pérignon&#8217;s private cruise fleet.</p> <p>“This experience with chef Masa allows us to come together in an unexpected space that embraces our traditions while daring us to explore a culinary thrill in a place of ultimate luxury,” said Isadora Bailly, vice president of Dom Pérignon.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/vincent-chaperon-on-dom-perignon-2004-launch" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>[See also: Vincent Chaperon on Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004-Plénitude 2]</em></strong></a></p> <div id="attachment_196429" style="width: 759px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196429" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196429 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/QYM5p8GA-scaled-e1659974403341.jpeg" alt="" width="749" height="500" /><p id="caption-attachment-196429" class="wp-caption-text">The yacht itself is also suitably ultra-luxurious  ⁄ ©Daniel Seung Lee</p></div> <p>“Aboard this yacht, we welcome a totally new realm of possibilities,” she continued. “Brought to life through the energetic dynamism of Dom Pérignon.”</p> <p>Available from August 17, 2022, the branded yacht – which will depart from Sag Harbor Marina or Gurney’s Star Island Marina in Montauk – promises to be an unmissable experience of timeless luxury, perfect as the summer season draws to a close.</p> <p>The package extends beyond just Takayama’s culinary genius. The champagne house is also including dedicated onboard butler service and an onboard DJ who will curate music selections in accordance with guest preferences. Other amenities include door-to-dock chauffeur service within the Hamptons.</p> <div id="attachment_196432" style="width: 895px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196432" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196432 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/huKW0lEg-e1659974502769.jpeg" alt="exterior dom perignon yacht" width="885" height="500" /><p id="caption-attachment-196432" class="wp-caption-text">A thrilling union of two luxury figures  ⁄ ©Daniel Seung Lee</p></div> <p>Dom Pérignon has also partnered up with concierge service Les Bulles d’Or, industry experts in the service of luxury, in which its dedicated concierge will assist guests in procuring Dom Pérignon champagne.</p> <p>The partnership between Dom Pérignon and chef Masa is a thrilling union of two luxury figures within their respective fields. Masa’s approach to food centers around beauty and purity, pursuits mirrored by the champagne house. With the freshness and vivacity of each presented vintage, Masa has imagined a menu of authentic ingredients and natural Japanese elements to bring the two worlds together for the ultimate celebration of gastronomy and wine.</p> <p><em>The ultimate package retails for $30,000. 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The one-off bespoke vehicle is inspired by a flowery blazer Sager wore during one of his last public appearances at the 2016 ESPYs where he accepted the Jimmy V Foundation’s Perseverance... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-motors-craig-sager">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-motors-craig-sager">Bentley Pays Tribute to Craig Sager with Colorful GT Speed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-reveals-flying-spur-hybrid-at-the-macallan" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Bentley Motors</strong> </a>has partnered with The SagerStrong Foundation to create a bespoke GT Speed Convertible in memory of the late NBA broadcaster, Craig Sager.</p> <p>The one-off bespoke vehicle is inspired by a flowery blazer Sager wore during one of his last public appearances at the 2016 ESPYs where he accepted the Jimmy V Foundation’s Perseverance Award.</p> <p>Sager died in 2016 following a battle with leukemia. The celebrated reporter set up The SagerStrong Foundation with his wife Stacy – a charitable organization that has already raised nearly $2.5m for critical blood cancer research.</p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-bentayga-hybrid-a-glimpse-into-the-near-future" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><strong>[See also: Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: A Glimpse into the Near Future]</strong></em></a></p> <div id="attachment_196420" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196420" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196420 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/20220717_SagerStrong_Sony132-min-700x467.webp" alt="Craig Sager embroidered headrests " width="700" height="467" /><p id="caption-attachment-196420" class="wp-caption-text">The vehicle features embroidered headrests signed by the legendary journalist / ©Bentley Motors</p></div> <p>Bentley teamed up with the foundation to create the eye-catching <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/category/cars-jets-and-yachts" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>vehicle</strong></a>, paying tribute to Craig Sager. The luxury car will be signed by notable figures from the world of sports and entertainment including 4x NBA champion Stephen Curry and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, before being sold at auction in 2023 to raise money for SagerStrong.</p> <p>Designed in <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-net-zero-plastic-to-nature" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Bentley’s carbon-neutral automotive factory</strong></a>, the vehicle features embroidered headrests signed by the legendary journalist, while the exterior celebrates his eccentric fashion sense on the basketball court.</p> <p>“Our interpretation of ‘clothing’ the Continental GT Speed Convertible in something Craig would have worn honors him and his vibrant, enduringly positive, and uplifting spirit,” said Scott Reynolds, retail marketing manager at Bentley Motors.</p> <div id="attachment_196422" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/20220717_SagerStrong_Canon_013-min-scaled-e1659973562306.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196422" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196422 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/20220717_SagerStrong_Canon_013-min-700x467.webp" alt="Bentley Craig Sager " width="700" height="467" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-196422" class="wp-caption-text">The exterior of the vehicle celebrates Craig Sager&#8217;s eccentric fashion sense on the basketball court / ©Bentley Motors</p></div> <p>“It’s our aspiration that further enhancing this car with the signatures of Craig’s family, both on and off the court, will create an iconic piece of rolling memorabilia: a lighthouse of hope for those that knew and loved Craig.”</p> <p>Stacy Sager added: “Craig had a deep-rooted passion for craftsmanship, it was reflected in the suits he had tailored and the cars he chose to drive. If he were here today, he would be driving the family around, top down, smiling ear to ear in this perfect representation of his beautiful and powerful spirit.”</p> <p>This is not the first time the luxury car manufacturer has undertaken efforts to combat cancer. For over a decade, Bentley Americas has been a philanthropic sponsor and supporter of the V Foundation – a charity founded by legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano that has awarded nearly $290m in cancer research grants since it was founded in 1993.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bentleymotors.com/en.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>bentleymotors.com</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/bentley-sustainable-nft-launch" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><strong>[See also: Bentley Announces Sustainable NFT Launch]</strong></em></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/cars/bentley-motors-craig-sager">Bentley Pays Tribute to Craig Sager with Colorful GT Speed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Cars Cars, Jets & Yachts Design & Culture Homepage Splash Irenie Forshaw Carnival Cruise Line Ship Makes Another Sea Rescue https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/carnival-cruise-line-ship-makes-another-sea-rescue.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:b814fdc9-b044-c842-e664-62b5bd1d8db5 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:07:00 +0000 Carnival Paradise stops to help 24 stranded refugees. 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Entertainment Top 10 best luxury hotels & resorts in Miami https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/ the Luxury Travel Expert urn:uuid:4fb67c95-2684-de5c-258d-39504b3c8669 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:29:56 +0000 <p>Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire <a class="mh-excerpt-more" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/" title="Top 10 best luxury hotels &#038; resorts in Miami">[...]</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/">Top 10 best luxury hotels &#038; resorts in Miami</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com">the Luxury Travel Expert</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.classictravel.com/luxtravelexpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img data-attachment-id="272593" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/book-hotel-miami/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?fit=1000%2C123&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,123" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="book hotel miami" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?fit=300%2C37&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?fit=678%2C83&amp;ssl=1" class="aligncenter wp-image-272593 size-full" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?resize=678%2C83&#038;ssl=1" alt="book hotel miami" width="678" height="83" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?resize=300%2C37&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?resize=200%2C25&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/book-hotel-miami.jpg?resize=768%2C94&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>Monday <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/follow-me/">newsletters</a> always feature <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/top-10-lists/">top 10 travel lists</a> to inspire.</p> <h5><strong>Today: Top 10 best luxury hotels &amp; resorts in Miami</strong></h5> <p>While many people visit Miami for its spectacular beaches and world-renowned nightlife, you’ll find that this beautiful destination is home to all of this plus a range of other exciting activities. For example, if you want to immerse yourself in the cultural side of Florida&#8217;s coolest cosmopolitan city, don’t hesitate to explore its art galleries, wander past its mind-blowing street art, or get a glimpse of local Art Deco architecture in South Beach’s Art Deco District. You can also check out attractions such as the Miami Zoo, the Miami Seaquarium, and the Philip and Patricia Frost Musem of Science. Miami is also a great base to experience South Florida&#8217;s great wilderness with a variety of hikes, scenic drives and guided tours available in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Here&#8217;s my selection of the 10 best luxury hotels &amp; beach resorts in the greater Miami area.</p> <p>What is your favorite hotel in Miami? Leave a <strong>comment</strong>.</p> <a href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/#gallery-272544-1-slideshow">Click to view slideshow.</a> <p><em>*** Follow me on <a href="http://instagram.com/luxurytravelexpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxsXxbjJO1YYa9yQ3lKC8w" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Youtube</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Facebook</a> for a daily moment of travel inspiration ***</em></p> <hr /> <h5><strong><a href="https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-7603513-15238434?url=https%3A%2F%2Fall.accor.com%2Fhotel%2FB5C4%2Findex.en.shtml%3FdateIn%3D%26nights%3D%26compositions%3D1%26stayplus%3Dfalse%26snu%3Dfalse%23origin%3Daccor" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10. SLS SOUTH BEACH</a></strong></h5> <p>Designed by creative icon Philippe Starck, SLS South Beach imparts a “dream world” theme, blending Latin, Asian, contemporary, and art deco influences with captivating precision. The 140 exquisitely designed guest rooms and villas are pure romance, with trompe l’oeil French paneling and playful chandeliers. Highlights include the Tower Penthouse and Villa Penthouse designed by Kravitz Design as well as dining at the extraordinary Bazaar restaurant, with James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés at the helm, or at Katsuya, where traditional Japanese cuisine is infused with a provocative twist. It’s a day-to-night party at Hyde Beach, a sophisticated hybrid of swimming pools, cabanas, beach, and indoor/outdoor spaces.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hotel website</strong>: <a href="https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-7603513-15238434?url=https%3A%2F%2Fall.accor.com%2Fhotel%2FB5C4%2Findex.en.shtml%3FdateIn%3D%26nights%3D%26compositions%3D1%26stayplus%3Dfalse%26snu%3Dfalse%23origin%3Daccor" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SLS South Beach</a></li> <li><strong>Tip</strong>: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via <a href="https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/sls-south-beach-miami?agent=LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Virtuoso</a> (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="272581" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/sls-south-beach/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=970%2C546&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="970,546" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="SLS SOUTH BEACH" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;SLS SOUTH BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;10. SLS SOUTH BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=678%2C382&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-272581" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C382&#038;ssl=1" alt="SLS SOUTH BEACH" width="678" height="382" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?w=970&amp;ssl=1 970w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=200%2C113&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SLS-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C381&amp;ssl=1 678w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <hr /> <h5><strong><a href="https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/south-beach" target="_blank" rel="noopener">9. THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH</a></strong></h5> <p>Inspired by its rich history and iconic building, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the epitome of Miami glamour, welcoming travelers to one of the country’s most alluring cities. After a top-to-bottom renovation in 2020, the property ranks again among the best hotels in the Sunshine State. The luxury hotel experience includes a classic cocktail lounge that celebrates the intriguing stories of the city’s past, an elevated pool overlooking the Atlantic and a full-service spa that serves as a retreat for rejuvenation amid the excitement of Miami. Located on the intersection of Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road, the hotel is within walking distance to the shopping and dining of Lincoln Road, the Art Deco Historic District and the luxurious South of 5th neighborhood.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hotel website</strong>: <a href="https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/south-beach" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach</a></li> <li><strong>Tip</strong>: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via <a href="https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/the-ritz-carlton-south-beach?agent=LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Virtuoso</a> (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="272583" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/the-ritz-carlton-south-beach/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=970%2C546&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="970,546" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;9. THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?fit=678%2C382&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-272583" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C382&#038;ssl=1" alt="THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH" width="678" height="382" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?w=970&amp;ssl=1 970w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=200%2C113&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-RITZ-CARLTON-SOUTH-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C381&amp;ssl=1 678w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <hr /> <h5><strong><a href="https://www.editionhotels.com/miami-beach/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">8. THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION</a></strong></h5> <p>The Miami Beach EDITION is a luxury beachfront urban retreat in a 3.5-acre private enclave. This modern resort offers 294 spacious and sophisticated accommodations, including bilevel suites with a private plunge pool or a sauna; two large pools; and intimate cabanas. Other facilities include a bowling alley, ice-skating rink, trendy nightclub, signature restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and an excellent spa. The dedicated VIP team ensures an enchanting experience by fulfilling the needs and desires of the discerning traveler, with every thought given to enhancing a customized stay, whether for relaxation, vacation, or work.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hotel website</strong>: <a href="https://www.editionhotels.com/miami-beach/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Miami Beach EDITION</a></li> <li><strong>Tip</strong>: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via <a href="https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/the-miami-beach-edition?agent=LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Virtuoso</a> (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="272582" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/the-miami-beach-edition/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?fit=970%2C546&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="970,546" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION&lt;/p&gt; " data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;8. THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?fit=678%2C382&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-272582" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?resize=678%2C382&#038;ssl=1" alt="THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION" width="678" height="382" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?w=970&amp;ssl=1 970w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?resize=200%2C113&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-MIAMI-BEACH-EDITION.jpg?resize=678%2C381&amp;ssl=1 678w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <hr /> <h5><strong><a href="https://miamibeach.nobuhotels.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">7. NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH</a></strong></h5> <p>Nobu Hotel delivers the unique chemistry and perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft and theater. The setting merges Miami modern architecture with an intuitive interpretation of Chef Nobu’s signature style. The famed David Rockwell drew upon Japanese architecture and the hotel’s oceanfront location to evoke a contemporary Japanese beach house in a setting complete with Nobu private pool. The 206 beach-house inspired rooms feature cerused, live edge wood furniture and black &amp; white photography of Japanese landscapes, creating a relaxing setting for rejuvenation. Facilities include a restaurant by the world-renowned hotel owner, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, spa and gym.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hotel website</strong>: <a href="https://miamibeach.nobuhotels.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nobu Hotel Miami Beach</a></li> <li><strong>Tip</strong>: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via <a href="https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/nobu-hotel-miami-beach?agent=LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Classic Travel</a> (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $25 USD resort credit).</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="272580" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/nobu-hotel-miami-beach/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?fit=970%2C545&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="970,545" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;7. NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?fit=678%2C381&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-272580" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C381&#038;ssl=1" alt="NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH" width="678" height="381" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?w=970&amp;ssl=1 970w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?resize=200%2C112&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NOBU-HOTEL-MIAMI-BEACH.jpg?resize=678%2C381&amp;ssl=1 678w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <hr /> <h5><strong><a href="https://prf.hn/click/camref:1100l5d8B/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marriott.com%2Fen-us%2Fhotels%2Fmiaxr-the-st-regis-bal-harbour-resort%2Foverview%2F" target="_blank" rel="noopener">6. THE ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR RESORT </a></strong></h5> <p>Rising 27 stories above the white sandy beaches of Miami and situated at the intersection of art, fashion and design, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers an unrivaled experience worthy of its prestigious Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond ratings. The resort dazzles with lushly landscaped gardens and elegantly appointed guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling ocean views and expansive balconies. It covers nine acres, where you’ll find quiet, unwavering taste, and seductive amenities, including two pools, the renowned Remède Spa, a children&#8217;s program, butler service, and gourmet cuisine at three distinct restaurants, one of which is Atlantikós, inspired by the Greek isles. This exclusive enclave is across from the celebrated Bal Harbour shops and minutes from South Beach.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Hotel website</strong>: <a href="https://prf.hn/click/camref:1100l5d8B/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marriott.com%2Fen-us%2Fhotels%2Fmiaxr-the-st-regis-bal-harbour-resort%2Foverview%2F" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort</a></li> <li><strong>Tip</strong>: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via <a href="https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/the-st-regis-bal-harbour-resort?agent=LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Virtuoso</a> (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD spa credit).</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-ST-REGIS-BAL-HARBOUR-RESORT-.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="272585" data-permalink="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/08/best-hotels-resorts-miami/the-st-regis-bal-harbour-resort/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-ST-REGIS-BAL-HARBOUR-RESORT-.jpg?fit=970%2C546&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="970,546" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="THE ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR RESORT " data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;THE ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR RESORT &lt;/p&gt; " data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;6. THE ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR RESORT &lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-ST-REGIS-BAL-HARBOUR-RESORT-.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxurytravelexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/THE-ST-REGIS-BAL-HARBOUR-RESORT-.jpg?fit=678%2C382&amp;ssl=1" Top 10 lists 1 hotels Acqualina Edition florida Four Seasons Miami Nobu Ritz-Carlton Setai SLS St Regis top 10 2022 The Luxury Travel Expert TourRadar Announces 2022 &#39;Adventure Together&#39; Event and Booking Incentive for Travel Advisors https://www.travelpulse.com/news/travel-agents/tourradar-announces-2022-adventure-together-event-and-booking-incentive-for-travel-advisors.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:f6ab43bb-8909-c2f5-e498-09c05bc5c4f2 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:15:00 +0000 Agents who register are eligible to win roundtrip Air Canada flight for two to the October event. Travel Agent Love swimming and travel? 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Made on the Isle of Barra, which faces the UK&#8217;s most westerly point, this liqueur uses hand-picked, local Scottish strawberries. It embodies the community-oriented ethos of the brand without compromising on flavour. The liqueur&#8217;s refreshing flavour profile is reflected in its vivid, eye-catching colour. The packaging is also adorned with complimentary pink details, such as the dripping effect on the seal, ensuring the liqueur is as equally jubilant to view as it is to taste. TheStrawberry&#38;Ginger Gin Liqueur also promises versatility in its consumption. Packed with bursting berry notes, it is the perfect addition to either cocktails or bubbles, providing a lively twist to your favourite tipple. With a multitude of serving possibilities of Barra Distillers ’Strawberry &#38; Ginger Gin Liqueur can be enjoyed all summer long. Available priced £22 from Isleofbarradistillers.com</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/isle-of-barra-distillers-launch-limited-edition-strawberry-ginger-gin-liqueur/">Isle of Barra Distillers Launch Limited Edition Strawberry &#038; Ginger Gin Liqueur</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> <p><span data-offset-key="fbf2l-100-0">Isle of Barra Distillers has announced the release of their latest limited edition liqueur, Strawberry &amp; Ginger. The family-owned brand has seen success in the past with their Rhubarb &amp; Heather Gin Liqueur, and they hope to continue this trend with their newest flavour</span>.</p> <p><span data-offset-key="fbf2l-159-0">Made on the Isle of Barra, which faces the UK&#8217;s most westerly point, this liqueur uses hand-picked, local Scottish strawberries. It embodies the community-oriented ethos of the brand without compromising on flavour.</span></p> <p><span data-offset-key="fbf2l-159-0">The liqueur&#8217;s refreshing flavour profile is reflected in its vivid, eye-catching colour. The packaging is also adorned with complimentary pink details, such as the dripping effect on the seal, ensuring the liqueur is as equally jubilant to view as it is to taste.</span></p> <p>TheStrawberry&amp;Ginger Gin Liqueur also promises versatility in its consumption. Packed with bursting berry notes, it is the perfect addition to either cocktails or bubbles, providing a lively twist to your favourite tipple. 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Airlines & Airports Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House London http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html SilverSpoon London urn:uuid:6d90eeb6-ff6c-c7b7-9180-45d4fbb03a41 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:32:31 +0000 <p>I was invited to experience the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Approximately 3 years BC (before Covid) I enjoyed the Christmas Nutcracker Afternoon Tea with my dear friend Binny in the Park Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Fast forward to now (well last week), Binny invited me to join her on a table she... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html" title="Read Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House London">Read more &#187;</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html">Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House London</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk">SilverSpoon London</a>.</p> <p><em>I was invited to experience the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea</em></p> <p>Approximately 3 years BC (before Covid) I enjoyed the <a href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2019/11/the-nutcracker-afternoon-tea-at-jw-marriott-grosvenor-house-london.html">Christmas Nutcracker Afternoon Tea</a> with my dear friend <a href="https://www.binnysfoodandtravel.com/">Binny</a> in the Park Room at <a href="https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/longh-jw-marriott-grosvenor-house-london/">JW Marriott Grosvenor House London</a>. Fast forward to now (well last week), Binny invited me to join her on a table she was hosting to experience the hotel&#8217;s current offering, the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea! After such a great experience the first time, I was excited to try the tea this time round and to experience the new concept. <img data-attachment-id="41508" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-138" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,1504" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595617133&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;38&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;280&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.025&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-138" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138-1000x1504.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41508" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="1504" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-138-768x1155.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> We started with a glass of Lanson Champagne with options of rose or brut on a non-alcoholic sparkling wine while I got to chatting to old friends and new. The Covid era and busy life with a toddler mean I don&#8217;t get to attend many blogger events anymore so I get quite a thrill from being able to go and meet new people and feel like the &#8216;old me&#8217;.<br /> <img data-attachment-id="41509" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-139" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595618556&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;35&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;250&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.004&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-139" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139-1000x665.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41509" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="665" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-139-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> We started with an amuse of gin and dubonnet granita &#8211; the perfect palate cleansing crushed ice with lemon and lime infused with the queen&#8217;s favourite cocktail.<img data-attachment-id="41510" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-140" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595619513&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;34.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;400&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.005&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-140" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140-1000x665.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41510" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="665" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-140-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> There&#8217;s a vast tea selection including her majesty&#8217;s own favourites &#8211; I&#8217;m not really a big tea drinker so something light and fruity does it for me and I chose a strawberry tea!<img data-attachment-id="41511" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-142" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595620064&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;41&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;320&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.004&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-142" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142-1000x665.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41511" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="665" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-142-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> Next up another few decadent snacks &#8211; an egg mayo and a prawn, salmon and caviar bite.<br /> <img data-attachment-id="41512" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-141" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595620025&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;64&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;640&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.008&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-141" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141-1000x665.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41512" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="665" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-141-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> Sandwiches were the classics ham, cucumber, salmon and of course Coronation chicken &#8211; a dish first invented for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.</p> <p>If you&#8217;re like me scones will come next and these ones are fluffy and sumptuous just decide carefully whether you go cream or jam first. Either way you can&#8217;t really go wrong plus there&#8217;s a whole selection of jams provided for your delectation.<br /> <img data-attachment-id="41513" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-144" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,1504" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595620128&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;28&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;400&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.004&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-144" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144-1000x1504.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41513" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="1504" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-144-768x1155.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> Shall we skip to the best bit?</p> <p>My favourite pastry was the Valrhona Chocolate biscuit cake. Rich dark chocolate made with British classics &#8211; rich tea biscuits and topped with a chocolate crown. The queen and I have something in common because it&#8217;s her favourite too and it often served on the royal dining table.</p> <p>The fruit cake is a tribute to the Queen&#8217;s wedding cake which weighed 226 kilos and was over 2.7 metre high! I love the addition of the postage stamp which is a British icon.</p> <p>The Platinum lemon posset is another of the Queen&#8217;s favourite puddings and is a deliciously light and zesty treat.<br /> <img data-attachment-id="41514" data-permalink="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html/amsterdam-trip-143" data-orig-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON Z 6&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1595620084&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;42&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;220&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.004&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Amsterdam Trip-143" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143-1000x665.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-41514" src="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="665" srcset="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143.jpg 1000w, http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Amsterdam-Trip-143-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><br /> The raspberry syllabub is a homage to the Queen&#8217;s fondness for picking raspberries at Balmoral. This version includes white chocolate and a hint of peach.</p> <p>Finally is the Great Room Ice sphere. I love the story of this cake and the link to the hotel itself. The young Princess Elizabeth learned to ice skate right here at the hotel in 1933 when it used to house an ice rick. Today it is a banqueting hall but the ice rink lays dormant under the current floor. Of course the little ice skate on top is a representation of this.</p> <p><em>Traditional Afternoon Tea: £62.50pp.</em><br /> <em>With a glass of non-alcoholic Sparkling Rosé: £72.50pp.</em><br /> <em>With a glass of Lanson Champagne: £72.50pp.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk/2022/08/platinum-jubilee-afternoon-tea-at-grosvenor-house-london.html">Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House London</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk">SilverSpoon London</a>.</p> Everyday Restaurants Afternoon tea restaurant London Angie Why you should take your family camping in Europe https://thetravelhack.com/family-travel/camping-in-europe/ The Travel Hack Travel Blog urn:uuid:ec7f447b-2979-dad3-1171-537fea8b8762 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:30:35 +0000 <p>There's a new post on The Travel Hack!</p> <p>Have you ever considered a family camping holiday to Europe? Many people will have grown up with their family summer holidays spent camping in Europe but, if you’re anything like &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thetravelhack.com/family-travel/camping-in-europe/">Why you should take your family camping in Europe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thetravelhack.com">The Travel Hack</a>.</p> Blog Europe Family Travel Travels with a Baby Monica Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel – Set In A Beautiful Location, This Sophisticated And On-trend Hotel Is One Of Croatia’s Finest.  https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/ urn:uuid:47fdb665-ef5e-5687-f0e8-1d97610143f5 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:03:06 +0000 <p>Located right on the Adriatic coast at the Verudela Peninsula on the edge of Pula, this refined and elegant new three-storey Radisson Collection Hotel offers a huge wellness centre, an imaginative art collection, three waterside restaurants and multiple bars, direct beach access and a long infinity pool. It’s à la mode, yet rooted in Croatian culture old and new, with the latest tech and supreme levels of comfort. Read on to discover more about our recent stay at this beautiful new property in Istria. Background &#38; Concept While the Grand Hotel first opened in the 1970s (in what was then Yugoslavia), it recently reopened in May 2022 after a full multimillion Euro 21st-century refurbishment. In the Brioni’s heyday, it hosted many a VIP and celebrity, a heritage that’s set to continue as it enters a second golden era, half a century later. The exterior retains its original facade, but guests who have previously stayed will discover entirely reworked and incredibly luxurious interiors and facilities, catering to a discerning, sophisticated and on-trend clientele. Raddison Collection The property is part of The Radisson Collection, a group of unique, luxurious hotels around the world that each has its own individual character and style. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/">Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel &#8211; Set In A Beautiful Location, This Sophisticated And On-trend Hotel Is One Of Croatia&#8217;s Finest. </a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> <figure class="wp-block-pullquote"><blockquote><p>Located right on the Adriatic coast at the Verudela Peninsula on the edge of Pula, this refined and elegant new three-storey Radisson Collection Hotel offers a huge wellness centre, an imaginative art collection, three waterside restaurants and multiple bars, direct beach access and a long infinity pool. It’s à la mode, yet rooted in Croatian culture old and new, with the latest tech and supreme levels of comfort. Read on to discover more about our recent stay at this beautiful new property in Istria.</p></blockquote></figure> <h2>Background &amp; Concept</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the Grand Hotel first opened in the 1970s (in what was then Yugoslavia), it recently reopened in May 2022 after a full multimillion Euro 21st-century refurbishment. In the Brioni’s heyday, it hosted many a VIP and celebrity, a heritage that’s set to continue as it enters a second golden era, half a century later. </span>The exterior retains its original facade, but guests who have previously stayed will discover <span style="font-weight: 400;">entirely reworked and incredibly luxurious interiors and facilities, catering to a discerning, sophisticated and on-trend clientele.</span></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57671" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/img_8311/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 11 Pro Max&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1658013548&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.25&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;500&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.04&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_8311" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?fit=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" width="1000" height="750" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?resize=1000%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57671" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?resize=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8311.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <h2>Raddison Collection</h2> <p>The property is part of <a href="https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/brand/radisson-collection">The Radisson Collection</a>, a group of unique, luxurious hotels around the world that each has its own individual character and style. The modern design of these hotels is elegant and functional, making them the perfect choice for those who want to experience a luxurious hotel experience. Discover the full <a href="https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/brand/radisson-collection">collection here</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Location</strong></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Found in the outskirts of Pula&#8217;s cultural and historical centre, the hotel is flanked by dense pine forest on one side and the open sea</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">on the other &#8211; it takes its name from the Brijuni National Park and the Brijuni Islands, over which the property enjoys fine views. A rugged coastline creates a natural, rural feel, and a sense of seclusion, while its clear waters provide magical bathing and snorkelling opportunities on the doorstep. </span></p> <p><strong>Pula</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pula itself dates back to the 10th century BC and offers many fascinating landmarks, most notably its Roman amphitheatre and its</span> short 15-minute<span style="font-weight: 400;"> taxi journey from the hotel to the centre of Pula. </span></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57719" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/img_8295-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 11 Pro Max&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1658008183&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.25&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;1250&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.071428571428571&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_8295" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?fit=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" width="1000" height="750" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?resize=1000%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" class="wp-image-57719" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?resize=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8295.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Brijuni Islands</strong></span></p> <p>Discover more about the political history of Croatia and the former <span style="font-weight: 400;">Yugoslavia</span> with a visit to the <strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brijuni Islands</span></strong> which can be accessed by ferry from the incredibly pretty tourist town of Fažana. Make a day of it by exploring the islands and head back to Fažana for lunch. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8140.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57830" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/img_8140/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_8140.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 11 Pro Max&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1657964495&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.25&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;32&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;9.5996928098301E-5&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" 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class="wp-container-5 wp-block-gallery-4 wp-block-gallery has-nested-images columns-2 is-cropped"> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_7885.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="57715" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/grand-hotel-brioni-pula-a-radisson-collection-hotel/img_7885/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/IMG_7885.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 11 Pro Max&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1657831460&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.25&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;32&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0010787486515642&quot;,&qu Croatia Hotel Reviews Pula Ross Cotton Traders Wrinkle Free Collection https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/08/cotton-traders-wrinkle-free-collection.html The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover urn:uuid:84cba060-e6ef-8ffe-4b97-4f2f945b3754 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0000 <p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Summer is here and before long the autumn. As I am always looking for new fashion items to refresh my wardrobe I was pleased when Cotton Traders got in touch for a collaboration. I was gifted the items for this blog post but all opinions are my own.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you are looking for Spring Summer clothes then check out Cotton Traders' new Suitcase Ready Style campaign which is bigger and better than ever. We have all been looking forward to the return of the summer holidays so if you are going abroad or staying in this country Cotton Traders has something for you.</span></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The <a href="https://www.cottontraders.com/wrinkle-free-collection/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wrinkle Free Collection</a> is perfect for packing in your suitcase without creasing whilst their <a href="https://www.cottontraders.com/women/new-in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new items for August</a> are ready for the perfect Summer and cooler Autumn days too. These collections are essential items to pack in your suitcase without getting creased.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg34wRNAD8H0viGiawjz5zp3g-Tvd98cRIHhigo7G_jP0W8kmyfibA0nVsYfLXWGRMkrpxOvjfkTYgHX9EpdzNDKhJIJbqmPTgk98p34Ih1mrw-79yEja2UAkJ_4GCnRNWShZETD9W-M18LKFAAWq8OJPusUQumAKsegnCQslHVIaxx8XOlysiI_1-2rw/s740/garden1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="555" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg34wRNAD8H0viGiawjz5zp3g-Tvd98cRIHhigo7G_jP0W8kmyfibA0nVsYfLXWGRMkrpxOvjfkTYgHX9EpdzNDKhJIJbqmPTgk98p34Ih1mrw-79yEja2UAkJ_4GCnRNWShZETD9W-M18LKFAAWq8OJPusUQumAKsegnCQslHVIaxx8XOlysiI_1-2rw/s16000/garden1.jpg" /></a></div><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Who are Cotton Traders?</i></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Have you heard of Cotton Traders? Cotton Traders are a UK success story, started in 1987 by Fran Cotton and Steve Smith. They are known for their licensing with Rugby Union in the 1990s, producing authentic sweatshirts, their official charity partner Help for Heroes, and being worn in the Clint Eastwood Invictus film!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Which items did I pick?</i></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgX7S4zGWfK5PW3KVRYaGAVGcmTik8dtC_s-CnljcHToWIdGPjWwnDsAz90UiRT1KXpwubIin3iZBthJWJRvIlFA_vM9751pjAuuzzyc8WGke8aB0FYiErOA7NctS04XnhDYkTKY_2jf57DZCARubrLT2DIpMo7xc_IMc4lOuypjLDQ5lri7EBLmH6G4w/s2355/cotton-traders.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Cotton Traders" border="0" data-original-height="917" data-original-width="2355" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgX7S4zGWfK5PW3KVRYaGAVGcmTik8dtC_s-CnljcHToWIdGPjWwnDsAz90UiRT1KXpwubIin3iZBthJWJRvIlFA_vM9751pjAuuzzyc8WGke8aB0FYiErOA7NctS04XnhDYkTKY_2jf57DZCARubrLT2DIpMo7xc_IMc4lOuypjLDQ5lri7EBLmH6G4w/s16000/cotton-traders.jpg" title="Cotton Traders" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;">I picked a variety of items above. Unfortunately, the Poppy dress was too big but everything else fitted perfectly.<br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiPwSECDKaaazWwJHtW6rxQ94CKfMMPz9UZqhN8X83wjEq43fQRhILyrdkt6hnOFxrJ24_Z-dWl2wcA4yKV2VCTtNMV9TAu28i7coG6vlKoynjvtP7FaN0-DqIgS3SXTS3CwPJWLoss1p4BxvHsBTEjUHCqVHkpJ8yC_uTDrfcosNguJ_MoxcrR3NH7wg/s740/garden-2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /><img border="0" data-original-height="555" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiPwSECDKaaazWwJHtW6rxQ94CKfMMPz9UZqhN8X83wjEq43fQRhILyrdkt6hnOFxrJ24_Z-dWl2wcA4yKV2VCTtNMV9TAu28i7coG6vlKoynjvtP7FaN0-DqIgS3SXTS3CwPJWLoss1p4BxvHsBTEjUHCqVHkpJ8yC_uTDrfcosNguJ_MoxcrR3NH7wg/s16000/garden-2.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Coast to Coast waterproof jacket, Romantic crinkle tunic and navy jersey leggings from a pack of 2</i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">I really liked the bright pink of the Romantic crinkle tunic. It has ties which you can use to tie behind to accentuate your waist and pintucks. This gives you a flattering shape. The pearlised buttons add a nice design feature and the crinkle fabric is effortlessly wearable. Also available in Fern.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjze5FNkW0xW7Esx2tSHDiwUPBTrntZ9LEXdr3LY6Fm62vPe9gDi9-0NMa-93BMiaGU5igYuvV0ybnrYIe8QL0umsUiEC6GMhDVhGrtKZ9pVxd9tvrcPfEpAbMKn1OGQjVQ8Ov8ZfUXMJ5iAhIHMDLAI2BmU-4P-g0o4Rk4L2InWOONUBy-8wNNOoIHOA/s740/jacket.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Jacket" border="0" data-original-height="555" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjze5FNkW0xW7Esx2tSHDiwUPBTrntZ9LEXdr3LY6Fm62vPe9gDi9-0NMa-93BMiaGU5igYuvV0ybnrYIe8QL0umsUiEC6GMhDVhGrtKZ9pVxd9tvrcPfEpAbMKn1OGQjVQ8Ov8ZfUXMJ5iAhIHMDLAI2BmU-4P-g0o4Rk4L2InWOONUBy-8wNNOoIHOA/s16000/jacket.jpg" title="Jacket" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Coast to Coast waterproof jacket, Romantic crinkle tunic and navy jersey leggings from a pack of 2</i></div></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Coast to Coast waterproof jacket is easy to wear. This hooded jacket is available in the colour magenta as featured above and in navy. It is fully waterproof to keep out the rain, whether you are walking the dog or picking up the kids from school. It has a lovely soft marl jersey lining too. I liked the fact that the hood comes off easily with poppers, and it has a flattering drawcord waist too as well as storm flaps to keep the weather out. A very practical and fashionable coat.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjo4MzQE18UgFbnXvDX612DzOUkV3GIyfZGPaLYr47Dcm5vj0YzXZM5T6iMzKXypGV3jH5FzOD_TToLdLKA8z5IMyI3pA0TIaQ9rTB8a3pLcgk6Ey8Gjgg8XMELHZWnEY9Az-A6B4W2tZCNilazwiIn0OO24cpgUwgwzgKjigguvuSikB8wMVwuCS2ebA/s987/garden-3.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="987" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjo4MzQE18UgFbnXvDX612DzOUkV3GIyfZGPaLYr47Dcm5vj0YzXZM5T6iMzKXypGV3jH5FzOD_TToLdLKA8z5IMyI3pA0TIaQ9rTB8a3pLcgk6Ey8Gjgg8XMELHZWnEY9Az-A6B4W2tZCNilazwiIn0OO24cpgUwgwzgKjigguvuSikB8wMVwuCS2ebA/s16000/garden-3.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Spot print leggings from a pack of 2, top and shoes my own</i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The spot print leggings come in a pack of 2 with the plain navy leggings as shown previously. These leggings are brilliant, they are so easy to wear and comfortable on. I loved the fact they are stretchy and move with your body due to the cotton and elastane mix, and they also have an elasticated waist too. Perfect if you've eaten a little too much! They also come in a 2 pack of plain grey and spotted grey.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhQ7b61QVnM4AGYY1iwvu7TVyG7HjtTd2XF9mvFXPHL6I85CqPKIzJ1HdclVdnf3wGtiySQpKob6J89nNfTAwsP4sQvQQzqJGw6meJqiugYib6s9dA7YvV7VHdtk0LxIHpVJB41Ceci-1pa6Azsj_ul_ODKsEHyDup6h9LmAnsl-NxWYui_aN5XxdsATw/s987/garden-4.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="987" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhQ7b61QVnM4AGYY1iwvu7TVyG7HjtTd2XF9mvFXPHL6I85CqPKIzJ1HdclVdnf3wGtiySQpKob6J89nNfTAwsP4sQvQQzqJGw6meJqiugYib6s9dA7YvV7VHdtk0LxIHpVJB41Ceci-1pa6Azsj_ul_ODKsEHyDup6h9LmAnsl-NxWYui_aN5XxdsATw/s16000/garden-4.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>Cotton Traders also sell men's clothes, accessories, footwear and home essentials and standard delivery is £3.99 to your home, £5.99 for express delivery whilst click and collect is also available to your nearest Cotton Trader store or to an Evri parcel shop, prices on this varies.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgkh0OSCQ8tZF8r6vsb7D6EfilCVmOdUZJchkfBO-ND1_EwLKn07EaZ3Y6EoXDI0qgiASF9YownQHatVtMlN8oLInvg4vzKskf3PyIFIOSbLA4la8vGLBWMcjat_4AtztS0gFdI7p6tBIShpW4GJnInvoCk-fzKswxxbrCVUgkEgEO2UIRPlZMIYNICwQ/s740/garden-cotton-traders.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="555" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgkh0OSCQ8tZF8r6vsb7D6EfilCVmOdUZJchkfBO-ND1_EwLKn07EaZ3Y6EoXDI0qgiASF9YownQHatVtMlN8oLInvg4vzKskf3PyIFIOSbLA4la8vGLBWMcjat_4AtztS0gFdI7p6tBIShpW4GJnInvoCk-fzKswxxbrCVUgkEgEO2UIRPlZMIYNICwQ/s16000/garden-cotton-traders.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">They often have big sales and you can also sign up to their email for 10% off. If you are looking for some great clothing for summer check out the <a href="https://www.cottontraders.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cotton Traders website</a>.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Let me know what you think of the items I have chosen.</span></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>*AD</i></span></div> Fashion noreply@blogger.com (Mellissa Williams) Rapa Nui Reopens to Travelers https://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/rapa-nui-reopens-to-travelers.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:45e271a5-ba67-daf7-6d5e-7262cdb13a17 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:42:00 +0000 The Chilean Polynesia has reopened to tourists after nearly 900 days of closed borders. 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And it’s a cinch to reach, with access from air, or via the Eurostar, less than an hour and a half from St Pancras. L&#8217;hermitage Gantois, Autograph Collection Stay in a restored 15th-century building, transformed from a hospice into a five-star hotel in 2003. It’s just a few minute&#8217;s stroll from a metro station and handy for city attractions. Dine on northern French cuisine at restaurant l&#8217;Hermitage, eat Flemish food at its brasserie, l&#8217;Estaminet, or order room service at any time of the day or night. 88 rooms are arranged around an inner courtyard, with original features like stone walls and period fireplaces, bathrobes, air con and minibars. Take some time out, with access to the Spa by Hermitage Gantois, with its indoor swimming pool and hammam. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-lille/">Best Luxury Hotels In Lille</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> <p>Close to the Belgian border, the charming capital of the Hauts-de-France région benefits from both French and Flemish influences. Its position on the river Deûle and historic buildings makes Lille a picturesque destination, with a heritage spanning back to the Middle Ages. Allow at least a few days to explore the highlights of a city that played a pivotal role in World War I and was the birthplace of General Charles de Gaulle. And it’s a cinch to reach, with access from air, or via the Eurostar, less than an hour and a half from St Pancras.</p> <h2>L&#8217;hermitage Gantois, Autograph Collection</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57920" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-lille/attachment/221058506/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?fit=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="221058506" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?fit=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-57920" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?resize=1024%2C683&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1024" height="683" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/221058506.jpeg?resize=768%2C512&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Stay in a restored 15th-century building, transformed from a hospice into a five-star hotel in 2003. 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The highlight is a huge in-house casino, reached through velvet drapes off a hotel corridor or directly from the street. Here you can try your luck at slots and table games and watch glamorous shows or cabarets in the 1200 seat theatre. Hôtel Barrière De Lille’s nine floors include 145 rooms (some of which are fully accessible) and two restaurants; while the fourth floor accommodates its spa, Escal’Bien-Etre. 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The luxury private rental brand’s villas across the Caribbean can accommodate all group sizes and includes some of the grandest residences across the Caribbean isles.</p> <p>Taking things a step further, a trip with <em>onefinestay</em> comes with its complimentary concierge service, removing the stress from organization and allowing you to enjoy a seamless stay in peace.</p> <p>Global travel continues to bounce back and many are flocking to the Caribbean, so don’t delay – we’ve been told the Christmas period is nearly sold out. Here, <em>Elite Traveler </em>highlights the best <em>onefinestay</em> villas available for your next Caribbean getaway.</p> <h2><strong>Barbados – Seaclusion </strong></h2> <div id="attachment_195815" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Seaclusion_-Barbados-e1658402605388.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195815" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195815 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Seaclusion_-Barbados-e1658402605388.webp" alt="Villa Seaclusion Barbados" width="700" height="467" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195815" class="wp-caption-text"><em>Seaclusion</em> is the perfect example of the palatial grandeur / ©onefinestay</p></div> <p>The 21-mile island of <strong><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/barbados/?utm_campaign=2022_EliteTraveler&amp;utm_source=EliteTraveler&amp;utm_medium=website" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barbados</a></strong> is a truly world beating location. Few destinations manage to be so abundant with activities and sights while preserving a level of idyllic solitude that is part and parcel of a Caribbean stay.</p> <p>The vibrant cultural experience that Barbados offers is only possible due to its rich history. From Farley Hill National Park, which overlooks a ruined plantation house, to the colorful capital and Unesco World Heritage Site of Bridgetown, visitors will not be disappointed.</p> <p>Just north of Bridgetown in the parish of St James, you will find <em>Seaclusion</em>. The perfect example of the luxury Caribbean villas that ooze a palatial grandeur can be found on the west coast of Barbados. Six bedrooms and seven bathrooms make <em>Seaclusion</em> ideal for a large family or group of friends.</p> <p>With unbeatable ocean views and a private section of white sand, <em>Seaclusion</em> is already an incredible villa, however, it is the exquisitely designed interiors that set it apart. A beautiful cohesive design language of white and blue creates an almost seamless transition from interior to exterior.</p> <p>The professional kitchen, cocktail bar and several dining areas mean <em>Seaclusion</em> is the perfect villa for entertaining. Through <em>onefinestay’s</em> concierge service, you can organize a private chef to cook for the evening or the entirety of you stay, allowing you to focus on what matters.</p> <p><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/home-listing/TK26674/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>Seaclusion: Sleeps 12, from $8,500 per night</em></strong></a></p> <h2><strong>St Barts – Antares</strong></h2> <div id="attachment_195816" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/antares.7-_1_.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195816" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195816 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/antares.7-_1_-e1658402707393.webp" alt="Villa Antares st Barts" width="700" height="373" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195816" class="wp-caption-text">At <em>Antares,</em> relaxed and neutral tones are used throughout to create a sense of calm / ©onefinestay</p></div> <p>A jewel of the Caribbean, <strong><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/st-barts/?utm_campaign=2022_EliteTraveler&amp;utm_source=EliteTraveler&amp;utm_medium=website" target="_blank" rel="noopener">St Barts</a> </strong>(or Saint Barthélemy as its officially called) is an overseas collectivity of France. Highly regarded for its natural beauty, St Barts brings an exceptional degree of luxury to the Caribbean with the superyacht-filled harbor, Gustavia, acting as the island’s hub.</p> <p>Once on the 9.7-square-mile island, visitors will be blessed with picturesque views and incredible cuisine — partly aided by the French connection. An abundance of elegant white beaches sit at the bottom of grand green hills and create a breathtaking contrast to its coastline.</p> <p>To the island’s north towards Mont Jean, you will discover <em>Antares</em>, a contemporary four-bedroom villa. Located inside a private gated community, <em>Antares</em> blends timeless colonial architecture with the modern comforts that are to be expected from a luxury villa.</p> <p>onefinestay’s<em> Antares</em> is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and its own large gate, taking the idea of seclusion to new levels. Such a high level of privacy allows visitors to enjoy endless sea views without interruption.</p> <p>Inside, relaxed neutral tones are used throughout the property to create an overwhelming sense of calm. The property itself envelopes a large infinity pool, which from the spacious al-fresco dining area, looks as though it extends out to sea. <em>Antares</em> is a true Caribbean treasure.</p> <p><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/home-listing/TK28052/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Antares: Sleeps 8, from $5,000 per night</strong></a></p> <h2><strong>Turks &amp; Caicos – Salacia </strong></h2> <div id="attachment_195817" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/salacia.40.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195817" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195817 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/salacia.40-e1658402796955.webp" alt="Luxury Caribbean Villa Casa Tesoro" width="700" height="525" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195817" class="wp-caption-text"><em>Salacia&#8217;s</em> extensive plot of land makes it ideal for larger groups / ©onefinestay</p></div> <p>Situated north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the <a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/turks-and-caicos/?utm_campaign=2022_EliteTraveler&amp;utm_source=EliteTraveler&amp;utm_medium=website" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Turks and Caicos</strong></a> Islands are a hidden gem among the Caribbean islands. The sizable archipelago is made of 40 coral islands, meaning incredible beaches are not hard to come by. A particular highlight is Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales, suggested by many to be one of the best beaches in the world.</p> <p>Not far from Grace Bay Beach you will find <em>Salacia</em>, one of the finest luxury villas in the Turks and Caicos. <em>Salacia’s</em> six bedrooms and nine bathrooms are dotted around an extensive plot of land. Numerous living spaces provide plenty of opportunity to either gather or find a cozy corner to yourself.</p> <p>An expansive modern kitchen gives visitors plenty of cooking options, or you could leave it to the chef at <em>Salacia,</em> who will prepare three decadent meals a day. In addition to a chef, <em>Salacia</em> also comes with its own butler to assist you during your stay.</p> <p>Of the six bedrooms, four can be found in the main house with two more in the guest house. <em>Salacia</em> also includes a wine cellar, bar, games room and cinema room. So whatever kind of night you&#8217;re planning, <em>Salacia</em> will provide a fitting venue.</p> <p><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/home-listing/TK26294/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Salacia: Sleeps 12, from $7,800 per night</strong></a></p> <h2><strong>Mexico – Casa Tesoro </strong></h2> <div id="attachment_195818" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Casa-Tesoro--e1658403056857.webp"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-195818" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-195818 size-full" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Casa-Tesoro--e1658403056857.webp" alt="Luxury Caribbean Villa Casa Tesoro" width="700" height="525" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-195818" class="wp-caption-text"><em>Casa Tesoro</em> exudes everything the peninsula of Punta Mita is known for / ©onefinestay</p></div> <p>Head west to Mexico where you will find the incredible <a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/punta-mita/?utm_campaign=2022_EliteTraveler&amp;utm_source=EliteTraveler&amp;utm_medium=website" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Punta Mita</strong></a><strong>.</strong> Once a small fishing village, Punta Mita is now popular with celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, with exclusivity being one of its key draws. The peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean and is framed by the visually impressive Sierra Madre mountains.</p> <p>The area is famed for its beautiful beaches that are adorned with beach clubs and a gentle surf that families will love. Below the water line, coral formations will amaze snorkelers while there are also abundant opportunities for experienced divers. This is whale country so there is always the chance to hire a yacht and go in search. Meanwhile, those looking to stay on dry land could try out the two championship golf courses designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.</p> <p>Those staying in Punta Mita should look no further than <em>Casa Tesoro</em>. Found within a hidden cove inside the Punta Mita gated community, <em>Casa Tesoro</em> exudes everything this area is about. Seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms can house up to 18 guests in a villa that could not get closer to the beach without getting wet.</p> <p>Interiors are kept minimalist and modern. The infinity pool means a quick dip is never far away. A state-of-the-art kitchen is a perfect place for the chef (who comes with the villa) to prepare and cook meals. The chef is also joined by a butler, housekeeping and security so visitors will not have to lift a finger during their stay.</p> <p><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/home-listing/TK27191/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Casa Tesoro: Sleeps 18, from $12,500 per night</strong></a></p> <p><strong><em>To book your stay, visit </em></strong><a href="https://www.onefinestay.com/?utm_campaign=2022_EliteTraveler&amp;amp;utm_source=EliteTraveler&amp;amp;utm_medium=website" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>onefinestay.com</em></strong></a><strong><em> or contact reservations at advisors@onefinestay.com, +44 800 808 5830 (UK)  +1 855 553 4954 (US)</em></strong></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/luxury-villa-rentals-caribbean">The Ultimate Villa Rentals for Your Next Caribbean Getaway</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Homepage Splash Homepage Super Travel Travel Picks Travel super Toby Louch Norwegian Cruise Line Eases COVID-Related Travel Restrictions https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/norwegian-cruise-line-eases-covid-related-travel-restrictions.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:91d488b2-8412-8f38-01e6-49b3fe01886d Mon, 08 Aug 2022 08:36:00 +0000 The cruise line will no longer require passengers to be vaccinated. Cruise Line & Cruise Ship Unique experiences in New South Wales https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/08/new-south-wales-experiences/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:1fc9181d-eaff-8f60-6124-ab8e39000fc3 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 08:33:20 +0000 <p>Renew your love of art and discover a thriving gallery scene; explore the history of the region on an eye-opening heritage tour, and much more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/08/new-south-wales-experiences/">Unique experiences in New South Wales</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Australia Oceania Regions experiences new south wales nsw Paul Johnson How To Choose The Best T Shirt https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/08/how-to-choose-best-t-shirt.html The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover urn:uuid:7f27579a-9cce-86e5-144c-c1ab730c4686 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0000 <p><span style="font-family: verdana;">A t-shirt is a modern-day classic for everyone's wardrobe. A t-shirt is a versatile wardrobe item as it can be worn on a number of casual occasions and also can be dressed up for smarter wear too.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj2CH7rKq5_4Mxhq2vhtT1WCJwhDbMVAn9E5caEzwNeFzTAW5sxAexlDJm_M9l79qg1y85X9uis_qmkj_xEPq_gOsEzeJTzdhAZmEEhuEdCWuH_LJbHxsOQy8gtnULsoxYge7-JdWQiIJnk1RxJkIibKdz60nJiT-NO43O8HNWd4XOZ0uDobx2RSxG0cA/s740/fashion-trends-g54fa647a4_1280.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="man wearing t-shirt" border="0" data-original-height="609" data-original-width="740" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj2CH7rKq5_4Mxhq2vhtT1WCJwhDbMVAn9E5caEzwNeFzTAW5sxAexlDJm_M9l79qg1y85X9uis_qmkj_xEPq_gOsEzeJTzdhAZmEEhuEdCWuH_LJbHxsOQy8gtnULsoxYge7-JdWQiIJnk1RxJkIibKdz60nJiT-NO43O8HNWd4XOZ0uDobx2RSxG0cA/s16000/fashion-trends-g54fa647a4_1280.jpg" title="man wearing t-shirt" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></p>But how do you choose the best t-shirt and what should you look out for? Let's look at how to choose the best t-shirt for your lifestyle.</span><p></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Size</i></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Firstly find the size that is right for you. The most flattering and versatile size is usually just a little bit loose. Avoid tight fit or incredibly baggy unless you are going for a certain look.&nbsp; Sizes also vary between brands so it's worth measuring yourself and comparing it to the brand's sizing. Measure across the widest part of your chest to get the chest measurement.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Colour</i></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Monotone shades are best for versatility.&nbsp; Black or white are the most popular and then colours like navy. White is great in the summer as black can absorb heat making you feel hotter,. If you are looking for something colourful for the summer, bright pink or green can add a dash of colour and can be teamed with smart trousers for the office, a loose-flowing skirt, shorts, leggings or jeans.&nbsp;</span></p><p><i style="font-family: verdana;">Length</i></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">The classic length should be just below the waist so they do not ride up too far. If you are going for big and baggy then the length can be longer, and shorter will end up looking like a crop top. It's always worth remembering some cotton t-shirts will shrink too.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Shape</i></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">V neck and crew neck are two main styles that are versatile, you can also get other styles like a boat neck, scoop neck or off the shoulder,&nbsp; If you have a large bust a v neck can be more flattering if it is not too low.&nbsp; T-shirts can be short-sleeved, three-quarter or long sleeves.&nbsp;</span></p><p><i style="font-family: verdana;">Material</i></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Cotton is the material of choice for most t-shirts. Cotton is an affordable breathable fabric and you can buy sustainable organic cotton which is great for the farmers and the environment too.&nbsp; If you exercise you can buy moister wicking t-shirts and t-shirts that are made of a sweat-proof material <a href="https://socialcitizen.shop/blogs/sweat-university/how-to-stop-armpit-sweat" target="_blank">stopping armpit sweat stains</a>. You can also get material that can stretch such as jersey which is a cotton elastane mix.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Design</i></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">T-shirts don't only come in simple colours, they are also available in a wide variety of patterns and designs, from concert and band t-shirts, art graphic t-shirts and slogan t-shirts amongst others. If you are going for a patterned t-shirt, choose one which reflects your interests or fits in with your wardrobe colour scheme. You can also buy t-shirts with embroidery or other embellishments&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>Price</i></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">You do get what you pay for. Sustainable cotton will be more expensive than cheaper cotton, and more expensive t-shirts will generally be cut better, be of better quality, won't lose colour and last you longer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">So here is how to choose the best t-shirt for you. Tell me, do you have a favourite t-shirt?</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">For more fashion tips check out my <a href="https://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk/2022/06/menswear-tips-for-summer.html" target="_blank">menswear tips for summer</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"><i>*Collaborative post</i></span></p> Fashion noreply@blogger.com (Mellissa Williams) Spotlighting 2022 Travvy Award Nominees: Cruise Ships https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/spotlighting-2022-travvy-award-nominees-cruise-ships.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:4fce8681-55a5-a901-466f-c06e68d8a3fe Mon, 08 Aug 2022 06:00:00 +0000 Curious to see which cruise ships made the nominees for the 2022 Travvys? Check them out here and vote for your faves! Cruise Line & Cruise Ship 15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You’ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wineries-in-charlottesville-va/ The Boutique Adventurer: Luxury Adventure Travel Blog focussed on Emerging Destinations for those over 35 urn:uuid:d4c812bd-4697-4830-0eb9-fc5e8c32745a Sun, 07 Aug 2022 17:56:34 +0000 <img width="534" height="400" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-534x400.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="jefferson vineyards charlottesville" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-534x400.jpg 534w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-768x576.jpg 768w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-720x540.jpg 720w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-480x360.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-320x240.jpg 320w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-735x551.jpg 735w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-335x251.jpg 335w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-347x260.jpg 347w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-520x390.jpg 520w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-640x480.jpg 640w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-960x720.jpg 960w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-150x112.jpg 150w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards.jpg 1067w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 1">Did you know that Virginia has one of the most exciting and innovative wine scenes in the world today? I didn&#8217;t either until I visited lovely Charlottesville and its Monticello Wine Trail. The first vines were brought to Virginia by Thomas Jefferson at the end of the 18th century. He had correctly identified the terroir &#8230; <img width="534" height="400" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-534x400.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="jefferson vineyards charlottesville" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-534x400.jpg 534w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-768x576.jpg 768w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-720x540.jpg 720w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-480x360.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-320x240.jpg 320w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-735x551.jpg 735w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-335x251.jpg 335w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-347x260.jpg 347w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-520x390.jpg 520w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-640x480.jpg 640w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-960x720.jpg 960w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-150x112.jpg 150w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards.jpg 1067w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 164"> <p>Did you know that Virginia has one of the most exciting and innovative wine scenes in the world today? I didn&#8217;t either until I visited lovely Charlottesville and its <a href="https://monticellowinetrail.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Monticello Wine Trail</a>.</p> <p>The first vines were brought to Virginia by Thomas Jefferson at the end of the 18th century. He had correctly identified the terroir of Charlottesville as being ideal for vineyards. Alas, he had not assessed the best grapes for the soil and climate of Charlottesville and his attempts to start the Virginia wine industry failed. </p> <p>For the next couple of hundred years there was no wine industry in Charlottesville. An opportunity was created in the 1970s when state laws began to change and there was new potential for wineries. In 1979 there were six wineries in Virginia. The number grew slowly to 50 in 2000 and today there are more than 350. More than 30 of those are the wineries in Charlottesville VA that make up the Monticello Wine Trail. </p> <p>Of course there is more to Charlottesville than wine. I will take you through 15 fantastic Charlottesville wineries (in no particular order) and then cover some other kind of non wine things to do. Plus I will cover where I ate, where I stayed etc etc. <br><br>Before I get to the wineries I want to run through the key grapes grown in Charlottesville.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1067" height="800" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards.jpg" alt="jefferson vineyards charlottesville" class="wp-image-49341" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards.jpg 1067w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-534x400.jpg 534w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-768x576.jpg 768w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-720x540.jpg 720w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-480x360.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-320x240.jpg 320w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-735x551.jpg 735w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-335x251.jpg 335w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-347x260.jpg 347w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-520x390.jpg 520w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-640x480.jpg 640w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-960x720.jpg 960w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-150x112.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 83"><figcaption>Jefferson Vineyards</figcaption></figure> <h2>Charlottesville Grapes</h2> <p>Viognier is the major white <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://www.newinterestingfacts.com/facts-about-grapes/" title="grape" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked" target="_blank" rel="noopener">grape</a> grown in Charlottesville. Chardonnay also grows in the region as well as the less well known Petit Manseng grape. Chardonnay tends to be grown more often in Northern Virginia as Charlottesville can be a bit warm. </p> <p>Petit Manseng is a grape that lasts until quite late in the season and makes delicious dry white wines. Personally, I am a Chardonnay drinker and I loved the Petit Manseng wines I tried while on the Monticello Wine Trail. Viognier and Petit Manseng are the primary white grapes in Charlottesville.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1067" height="800" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines.jpg" alt="pippin hill vines" class="wp-image-49368" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines.jpg 1067w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-534x400.jpg 534w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-768x576.jpg 768w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-720x540.jpg 720w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-480x360.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-320x240.jpg 320w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-735x551.jpg 735w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-335x251.jpg 335w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-347x260.jpg 347w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-520x390.jpg 520w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-640x480.jpg 640w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-960x720.jpg 960w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pippin-hill-vines-150x112.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 84"><figcaption>Pippin Hill</figcaption></figure> <p>Like <a href="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/things-to-do-in-bordeaux/" data-type="post" data-id="33127">Bordeaux</a>, Charlottesville is all about blending its reds. The main red grape is Cabernet <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/landmarks-in-france/" title="France" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">France</a> and there is also some Cabernet Sauvignon. Petit Verdot is also grown. This grape is traditionally used for blends in Bordeaux but in Virginia it features as a single varietal. It produces a dark purple, full bodied wine with bold tannins that ages well. Petit Verdot is Virginia&#8217;s equivalent of the <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/places-in-california/" title="California" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">California</a> Cabernet.</p> <p>Finally, Virginia has a unique indigenous red grape known as the Norton. The Norton is the state grape and can be quite polarising. It&#8217;s a deep purple grape with flavours of dark fruits and a rich, fruity aroma.</p> <h2>Virginia Wine Competitions</h2> <p>Virginia takes its wine competitions very seriously. All of the wineries that I visited were proud to mention the positions they had achieved in the competitions held throughout the state. The biggest wine competition in Virginia is the <a href="https://www.virginiawine.org/governors-cup" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Governor&#8217;s Cup.</a> This state wine competition is held every year and the wineries of Monticello tend to take home more than half of the medals each year. </p> <p>The Governor&#8217;s Cup produces what is known as the Governor&#8217;s Case. These 12 wines are then declared to be the best in the state of Virginia. It is a major honour to be included in the Governor&#8217;s Case. </p> <p>The local version of the Governor&#8217;s Cup is the Monticello Cup. Entry criteria includes being a member of the Monticello Wine Trail and the wine must contain at least 85% fruit from the Monticello AVA.</p> <h2>15 Fantastic Wineries in Charlottesville VA</h2> <h3>1. Michael Shaps </h3> <p>Michael Shaps is one of the best known names in the Virginia wine industry. Shaps studied wine making in France and arrived in Virginia in 1995 when the industry consisted of 45 wineries. He began his career at Jefferson Vineyards and then started his own vinyards as well as a consulting business in 2007. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="600" height="800" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks.jpg" alt="michael shaps wineworks wineries in charlottesville va" class="wp-image-49352" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks.jpg 600w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-540x720.jpg 540w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-480x640.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-576x768.jpg 576w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wineworks-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 85"></figure></div> <p>Shaps also started his own vineyard in Mersault, Burgundy in 2004. Today Maison Shaps is run by his oldest daughter.</p> <p>It was Shaps who championed the Petit Manseng grape in Virginia. This high acid white grape was originally used for sweet wines. However, in 2012 Michael began making a dry wine from Petit Manseng and aged it in Frenck Oak barrels. Today, the Petit Manseng and Viognier are his two most popular sellers. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="480" height="640" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room.jpg" alt="shaps tasting room" class="wp-image-49439" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shaps-tasting-room-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 86"><figcaption>tasting couches!</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Michael&#8217;s Petit Manseng was one of the first wines I tried in Charlottesville and I absolutely loved it. I bought a bottle to take home. I drank it with a friend nearly two months later and it tasted even better than I remembered. </p> <p>Michael is quite experimental when it comes to sparkling wines. His Blanc de Franc uses cabernet franc grapes rather than pinot noir and he also has a sparkling made with Riesling. Both are made using the traditional method.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="480" height="640" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine.jpg" alt="michael shaps wine" class="wp-image-49438" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-wine-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 87"></figure></div> <p>Don&#8217;t leave without trying Michael&#8217;s dessert wines. Michael uses old tobacco curing barns to dehydrate grapes he uses to make dessert wine. He makes a petit manseng dessert wine (Raisin d&#8217;etre) as well as a cabernet franc version. </p> <p>The <a href="https://www.virginiawineworks.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Michael Shaps Winery</a> is about 10 miles outside of Charlottesville. However, Michael has also set up a tasting room/wine bar called Michael Shaps Wineworks Extended in Charlottesville. Wineworks Extended features the same wines as you would taste at the main winery as well as some extra listings. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="480" height="640" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop.jpg" alt="michael shaps shop" class="wp-image-49437" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/michael-shaps-shop-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 88"></figure></div> <p>Michael also owns a vineyard in France and it is possible to try those wines as well as some of his personal favourites. Try a flight of Michael&#8217;s <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/lakes-in-france/" title="French" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">French</a> Wines or Virginia Wines for just USD$10 each or enjoy the wine on tap. </p> <p>Michael Shaps Wineworks Extended is open between 1pm and 7pm for wine and snacks. The main winery is open daily from 11am to 5pm.</p> <h3>2. Jefferson Vineyards</h3> <p>This family owned and run winery is perhaps the best known winery in Charottesville &#8211; the name and <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://www.newinterestingfacts.com/facts-about-history/" title="history" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked" target="_blank" rel="noopener">history</a> of course help! (more of that to come). But don&#8217;t let is well known name put you off &#8211; <a href="https://www.jeffersonvineyards.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Jefferson Vineyards </a>was one of my favourite wineries in Charlottesville VA and I came home with a few bottles. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="600" height="800" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson.jpg" alt="jefferson vineyards glass of wine" class="wp-image-49344" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson.jpg 600w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-540x720.jpg 540w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-480x640.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-576x768.jpg 576w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 89"></figure></div> <p>Let&#8217;s start with the location of Jefferson Vineyards. It is just 10 minutes from Charlottesville and a stone&#8217;s throw from Monticello. You&#8217;ll know you&#8217;ve arrived when you see the extremely picturesque St Luke&#8217;s Episcopal Church and some beautiful vineyards. </p> <p>Thomas Jefferson and Phillip Mazzei began growing grapes on the Jefferson Vineyards estate almost 250 years ago. Jefferson brought Chianti vitaculturists over from Italy to assist in planting and growing grapes. This is why all Jefferson Vineyards bottles <a class="wpil_keyword_link" href="https://www.newinterestingfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-bears/" title="bear" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked" target="_blank" rel="noopener">bear</a> the signature of Jefferson. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="600" height="800" src="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3.jpg" alt="jefferson vineyards" class="wp-image-49343" srcset="https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3.jpg 600w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-300x400.jpg 300w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-540x720.jpg 540w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-360x480.jpg 360w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-240x320.jpg 240w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-251x335.jpg 251w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-260x347.jpg 260w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-390x520.jpg 390w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-480x640.jpg 480w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-576x768.jpg 576w, https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/jefferson-vineyards-3-150x200.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) calc(100vw - 40px), 720px" title="15 Wineries in Charlottesville Va (2022) You&#039;ll Love I Monticello Wine Trail 90"><figcaption>jefferson vineyards</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Alas, none of those vines exist today, but the history of the land inspired Stanley and Shirley Woodward to begin growing grapes again on the land in 1981. With the assistance of the father of the Virginia wine industry, Gabriele Rausse, the winery began to flourish. Today, the winery is ma The United States Food and Wine Amanda OBrien Weather Rather Than Staffing Shortages Causing Weekend Air Travel Havoc https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/weather-rather-than-staffing-shortages-causing-weekend-air-travel-havoc.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:a3dd712a-1968-ecd3-2441-d1b318f10a39 Sun, 07 Aug 2022 13:06:00 +0000 Flight delays and cancellations are impacting airports all along the East Coast. 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We&#8217;ve rounded up the best options, whether you&#8217;re in the mood for something sweet, fruity, or even bitter. So grab a glass and get ready to enjoy the best part of the day.</p> <h2>Aperitivo Select</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57823" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-aperitifs-to-drink/unnamed-42/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?fit=600%2C385&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="600,385" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="unnamed" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?fit=300%2C193&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?fit=600%2C385&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-57823" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?resize=600%2C385&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="600" height="385" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unnamed.png?resize=300%2C193&amp;ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><span data-offset-key="20m0j-108-0">Select</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-109-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-110-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-111-0"> ruby</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-112-0"> red</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-113-0">,</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-114-0"> bitters</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-115-0">weet</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-116-0"> Ven</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-117-0">et</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-118-0">ian</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-119-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-120-0">per</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-121-0">it</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-122-0">if</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-123-0"> founded</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-124-0"> in</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-125-0"> 1920</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-126-0">.</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-127-0"> It</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-128-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-129-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-130-0"> key</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-131-0"> ingredient</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-132-0"> in</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-133-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-134-0"> iconic</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-135-0"> Ven</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-136-0">et</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-137-0">ian</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-138-0"> Sp</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-139-0">ritz</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-140-0">.</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-141-0"> Select</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-142-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-143-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-144-0"> bitters</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-145-0">weet</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-146-0"> combination</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-147-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-148-0"> over</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-149-0"> 30</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-150-0"> bot</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-151-0">an</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-152-0">icals</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-153-0"> that</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-154-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-155-0"> sophisticated</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-156-0"> in</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-157-0"> flavour</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-158-0"> and</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-159-0"> more</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-160-0"> akin</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-161-0"> to</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-162-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-163-0"> Neg</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-164-0">ron</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-165-0">i</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-166-0"> in</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-167-0"> terms</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-168-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-169-0"> complexity</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-170-0">.</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-171-0"> The</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-172-0"> classic</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-173-0"> serve</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-174-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-175-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-176-0"> Original</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-177-0"> Ven</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-178-0">et</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-179-0">ian</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-180-0"> Sp</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-181-0">ritz</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-182-0"> –</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-183-0"> mix</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-184-0"> three</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-185-0"> parts</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-186-0"> Pro</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-187-0">se</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-188-0">cc</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-189-0">o</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-190-0"> with</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-191-0"> two</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-192-0"> parts</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-193-0"> Select</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-194-0">,</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-195-0"> one</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-196-0"> part</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-197-0"> soda</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-198-0">,</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-199-0"> along</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-200-0"> with</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-201-0"> ice</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-202-0"> and</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-203-0"> an</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-204-0"> olive</span><span data-offset-key="20m0j-205-0">.</span></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.ocado.com/products/select-aperitivo-493033011">www.ocado.com</a></strong></p> <h2>Amaro Santoni</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57794" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-aperitifs-to-drink/vermo_san1-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?fit=900%2C1159&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="900,1159" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="vermo_san1" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?fit=233%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?fit=795%2C1024&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-57794" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?resize=795%2C1024&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="795" height="1024" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?resize=795%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 795w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?resize=233%2C300&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?resize=768%2C989&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/vermo_san1.jpg?w=900&amp;ssl=1 900w" sizes="(max-width: 795px) 100vw, 795px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Amaro Santoni is an aromatic, floral liqueur made with a combination of 34 botanicals, inspired by the recipe of Gabriello Santoni, created in 1961. A modern expression of a traditional Amaro, Santoni and with a moderate alcohol content of 16% it works well in cocktails, or simply mixed with ginger ale over ice.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/60112/amaro-santoni">www.thewhiskyexchange.com</a></strong></p> <h2>El Bandarra Al Fresco Aperitif</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57795" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-aperitifs-to-drink/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?fit=1000%2C1000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,1000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?fit=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?fit=1000%2C1000&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-57795" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?resize=1000%2C1000&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1000" height="1000" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/el_bandarra_alfresco_1080x.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-109-0">El</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-110-0"> Band</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-111-0">ar</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-112-0">ra</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-113-0"> al</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-114-0"> Fres</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-115-0">co</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-116-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-117-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-118-0"> Vir</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-119-0">g</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-120-0">ili</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-121-0"> Brothers</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-122-0">&#8216;</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-123-0"> delic</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-124-0">iously</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-125-0"> refreshing</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-126-0"> bitters</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-127-0">weet</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-128-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-129-0">per</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-130-0">it</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-131-0">if</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-132-0"> that</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-133-0"> captures</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-134-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-135-0"> spirit</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-136-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-137-0"> their</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-138-0"> hometown</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-139-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-140-0"> Barcelona</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-141-0">.</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-142-0"> Made</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-143-0"> with</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-144-0"> quality</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-145-0"> local</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-146-0"> garn</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-147-0">acha</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-148-0"> wine</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-149-0"> and</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-150-0"> natural</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-151-0"> Mediterranean</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-152-0"> bot</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-153-0">an</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-154-0">icals</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-155-0">,</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-156-0"> Al</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-157-0"> Fres</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-158-0">co</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-159-0"> is</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-160-0"> perfect</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-161-0"> for</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-162-0"> when</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-163-0"> you</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-164-0">&#8216;re</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-165-0"> relaxing</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-166-0"> on</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-167-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-168-0"> sunny</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-169-0"> terr</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-170-0">ace</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-171-0"> with</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-172-0"> your</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-173-0"> friends</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-174-0">.</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-175-0"> We</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-176-0"> recommend</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-177-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-178-0"> simple</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-179-0"> signature</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-180-0"> serve</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-181-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-182-0"> Al</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-183-0"> Fres</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-184-0">co</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-185-0"> and</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-186-0"> ton</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-187-0">ic</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-188-0">,</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-189-0"> and</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-190-0"> don</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-191-0">&#8216;t</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-192-0"> forget</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-193-0"> a</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-194-0"> good</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-195-0"> wedge</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-196-0"> of</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-197-0"> orange</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-198-0"> for</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-199-0"> the</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-200-0"> garn</span><span data-offset-key="b2iq2-201-0">is</span></p> <p><strong><a href="https://shop.elbandarra.com/products/el-bandarra-al-fresco">shop.elbandarra.com</a></strong></p> <h2>Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57822" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-aperitifs-to-drink/img2-2-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="img2-2" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-57822" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?resize=1000%2C563&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1000" height="563" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/img2-2-1.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><span data-offset-key="11on6-112-0">It</span><span data-offset-key="11on6-113-0">al</span><span 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Airlines & Airports Ponant Unveils Refurbished Le Ponant Sailing Ship https://elitetraveler.com/travel/luxury-cruises/le-ponant-cruise-ship Elite Traveler urn:uuid:dfe22f1f-ab68-1f40-723b-ac0cd0d5d999 Sun, 07 Aug 2022 09:00:00 +0000 <p>Ultra-luxe cruise line Ponant is preparing to unveil its grand sailing vessel Le Ponant, following a complete refurbishment. Set to relaunch in the Mediterranean later this month, the 289-ft, three-masted ship has emerged as a sustainable flagship of the Ponant fleet. Orchestrated by celebrated French design firm, Jean-Philippe Nuel Studio, the complete redesign has been... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/luxury-cruises/le-ponant-cruise-ship">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/luxury-cruises/le-ponant-cruise-ship">Ponant Unveils Refurbished Le Ponant Sailing Ship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>Ultra-luxe <strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/the-most-innovative-cruise-lines-of-the-21st-century" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cruise line</a></strong> Ponant is preparing to unveil its grand sailing vessel <em>Le Ponant</em>, following a complete refurbishment. Set to relaunch in the Mediterranean later this month, the 289-ft, three-masted ship has emerged as a sustainable flagship of the Ponant fleet.</p> <p>Orchestrated by celebrated French design firm, Jean-Philippe Nuel Studio, the complete redesign has been two years in the making. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the vessel’s refit is the reduction of guest cabins from 32 down to just 16 spread across three floors, offering space for a total of 32 guests. Thanks to the one-to-one guest-to-staff ratio, <em>Le Ponant</em> can now offer an intimate experience more like that of a private yacht that an impersonal cruise.</p> <p>The interiors have also been refreshed, with each of the cabins featuring understated neutral interiors and sumptuous dark accents. The shared spaces are equally as sleek – a calm color palette blends seamlessly throughout and curved furnishings offer a chic retro-style finish. Naturally, the unrivaled sea views get their well-deserved spot in the limelight, with enormous windows and retracting glass doors at every turn.</p> <p><em><strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/leaders-in-luxury/florence-kuyper" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[See also: A Day in the Life of Expedition Leader Florence Kuyper]</a></strong></em></p> <div id="attachment_196384" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196384" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196384 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Image_3-Photo©-PONANT-STIRLING-DESIGN-INTERNATIONAL-min-700x394.jpg" alt="le ponant ship top deck" width="700" height="394" /><p id="caption-attachment-196384" class="wp-caption-text">The ship offers a one-to-one guest-to-staff ratio / ©Ponant Stirling Design International</p></div> <div id="attachment_196386" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196386" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196386 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Image_4-Photo©-PONANT-STIRLING-DESIGN-INTERNATIONAL-min-700x394.jpg" alt="le ponant aft deck view " width="700" height="394" /><p id="caption-attachment-196386" class="wp-caption-text">Le Ponant’s refit has also seen a bolstering of her environmental credentials / ©Ponant Stirling Design International</p></div> <p>The gastronomic experience onboard <em>Le Ponant</em> has been revitalized too, with the onboard dining destination, La Diamant, offering expertly prepared cuisine using organic ingredients, while the outside bar is the perfect spot for a sundowner. The wellness offering has also been improved, with daily yoga sessions, a saltwater pool, a gym and a range of personalized skincare treatments.</p> <p><em>Le Ponant’s</em> refit has also seen a bolstering of her environmental credentials, including the addition of an innovative SCR filter capable of reducing the ship’s nitrous oxide emissions by up to 90%. And, when conditions are suitable, she is also equipped to sail purely on wind power.</p> <p>In line with Ponant’s company-wide commitment to more responsible luxury travel, other eco-friendly initiatives onboard <em>Le Ponant </em>include smart waste sorting and a state-of-the-art water treatment system. There’s also a steadfast rule of only individual or small-group disembarkations to ensure minimal impact on local environments and communities.</p> <p><em><strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/leaders-in-luxury/explora-journeys-cruise-michael-ungerer" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[See also: Explora Journeys CEO on Reshaping the Luxury Cruise Industry]</a></strong></em></p> <div id="attachment_196388" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196388" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196388 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Le-Ponant_Refit_Dining-room©PONANT_Studio-Jean-Philippe-NUEL-min-700x394.jpg" alt="la diamant restaurant " width="700" height="394" /><p id="caption-attachment-196388" class="wp-caption-text">La Diamant offers expertly prepared cuisine using organic ingredients / ©Ponant Studio Jean Philippe Nuel</p></div> <div id="attachment_196387" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196387" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196387 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Le-Ponant_Refit_Armateur-salon-1©PONANT_Studio-Jean-Philippe-NUEL-min-700x394.jpg" alt="guest suite on le ponant sailing ship" width="700" height="394" /><p id="caption-attachment-196387" class="wp-caption-text">Each of the cabins features understated neutral interiors with sumptuous dark accents / ©Ponant Studio Jean Philippe Nuel</p></div> <p>To mark the reintroduction of this iconic vessel, Ponant has launched a series of all-new experiences and cruise routes, including The Seychelles Under the Trade Winds itinerary. Launching in the 2022-2023 winter season, the nine-night journey launches from Mahé, and calls at a different island each day.</p> <p>As well as more familiar destinations, the itinerary will also call at two all-new ports for Ponant: the African Banks north of the Amirante Islands, and Thérèse Island. Both are completely uninhabited and only available for daytime visits, promising an entirely unique experience.</p> <p>Naturally, the excursions and experiences on this trip are unrivaled, with everything from sunrise yoga and scuba diving to paddleboarding and outings in glass-bottomed kayaks on offer. Among the onboard crew will be a dedicated expedition leader, a trio of naturalist guides and a free dive instructor.</p> <p>Other upcoming voyages aboard <em>Le Ponant </em>include a seven-night itinerary along Croatia’s coastline and tours around Australia’s majestic Kimberley Coast.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://uk.ponant.com/le-ponant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ponant.com</a></strong></p> <p><em><strong><a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/the-best-new-cruise-ships-2022" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[See also: The Best New Cruise Journeys for 2022]</a></strong></em></p> <div id="attachment_196389" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196389" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196389 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Le-Ponant_Refit_Main-Lounge©PONANT_Studio-Jean-Philippe-NUEL-min-700x394.jpg" alt="le ponant lounge area" width="700" height="394" /><p id="caption-attachment-196389" class="wp-caption-text">Curved furnishings offer a chic retro-style finish / ©Ponant Studio Jean Philippe Nuel</p></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/luxury-cruises/le-ponant-cruise-ship">Ponant Unveils Refurbished Le Ponant Sailing Ship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Cruises Homepage Splash Homepage Super Travel Kim Ayling 9 Powerful Benefits of Sustainable Tourism and Why You Should Care https://www.insidethetravellab.com/benefits-of-sustainable-tourism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benefits-of-sustainable-tourism The Freshest Blog Posts – Inside the Travel Lab urn:uuid:1a1549a9-22e2-4500-beb8-1573a93f6a34 Sun, 07 Aug 2022 07:35:00 +0000 <p>It's not the equivalent of yesterday's soggy, soy-soaked bran, mashed into an unappealing travel package. 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Destination & Tourism The world's best restaurant is once again in Denmark https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/06/worlds-best-restaurant-denmark/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:8810795f-204f-8844-8db1-ff4d1dc5684a Sat, 06 Aug 2022 22:30:20 +0000 <p>The 20th World's 50 Best Awards Ceremony took place in London last month and became another victorious year for Danish gastronomy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/06/worlds-best-restaurant-denmark/">The world&#039;s best restaurant is once again in Denmark</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Denmark Europe Food and Drink Going Out Regions Restaurants Travel Miscellany Western Europe restaurant world's best restaurant world's best restaurants Paul Johnson This Just-Opened Boutique Hotel in The Adirondacks Has a Gorgeous Scandinavian-Inspired Aesthetic https://www.justluxe.com/travel/hotel/feature-1974051.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=rss JustLuxe: LuxuryTravel News urn:uuid:b9b85d9a-6d0a-f169-9dd2-e30415061c08 Sat, 06 Aug 2022 21:44:22 +0000 <p>Hiking trails, scenic highways, and some of the highest peaks in New York State are all major draws for travelers looking to get back to nature in the Adirondacks, but with the recent opening of a second property from &quot;design destination to w</p>...<br><br>via <a href="https://www.justluxe.com">JustLuxe.com</a> Keri Bridgwater Top Luxury Travel Companies Ready to Craft Your Dream Trip https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/top-luxury-tours-to-india/ The Luxury Travel Blog – Travel Luxury Villas urn:uuid:d74d6711-6ddf-7fcf-90d3-86e601852627 Sat, 06 Aug 2022 19:10:29 +0000 <p>Looking for someone who can help you plan a luxury trip to India in the most convenient and stress-free way possible? The best luxury tour operators in India can be found in this article, and they can help you plan a luxurious trip to India. Here are a few of India&#8217;s top luxury tour companies. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/top-luxury-tours-to-india/">Top Luxury Travel Companies Ready to Craft Your Dream Trip</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com">The Luxury Travel Blog - Travel Luxury Villas</a>.</p> <h6 style="text-align: center;"><em>Looking for someone who can help you plan a luxury trip to India in the most convenient and stress-free way possible? The best luxury tour operators in India can be found in this article, and they can help you plan a luxurious trip to India. Here are a few of India&#8217;s top luxury tour companies.</em></h6> <h3> <strong><em>1. The Grand Indian Route </em></strong></h3> <p>Being among the <strong><a href="https://www.thegrandindianroute.com/top-luxury-tours-to-india/">Top Luxury Travel Companies</a></strong>, getting around on the Grand Indian Route is as simple as taking public transportation, staying in a hotel, and eating at a local restaurant. You&#8217;ve figured out the snag, right? They promise to make your trip one to remember by providing you with itineraries that are perfectly suited to your requirements. They offer a wide variety of luxury travel options, including trips to the Himalayas, Kerala, Ladakh, Gujarat, and more. They&#8217;ve got you covered, whether it&#8217;s street food, homestays, or even local festivals.</p> <h3><img src="https://th.bing.com/th/id/R.caa820fb56a131f7c7a660f4b95ee884?rik=NqtzBqO3isuXEw&amp;pid=ImgRaw&amp;r=0" alt="Visualizza immagine di origine" /><strong><em>2. Leisure India Holidays (LIH) </em></strong></h3> <p>With a variety of luxury tour packages, Leisure India Holidays is one of India&#8217;s leading tour operators. All of LIH&#8217;s luxury tour packages have been meticulously researched and thoroughly tested to ensure that you have the most luxurious and efficient trip to India possible. Among the services they offer are cruise vacations, flight service, luxury hotel accommodations, and services such as currency exchange, travel insurance, and passport and visa processing at the airport.</p> <p>For those who prefer to design their own luxury trip to India, LIH offers a wide range of customizable tour options.</p> <h3><strong><em>3. Thomas Cook</em></strong></h3> <p>One of India&#8217;s most well-known luxury travel agencies is Thomas Cook. In addition to offering luxury tour packages within India, Thomas Cook also offers trips outside of the country to places like the United States, Australia, Europe, and Africa. Planning a dream vacation anywhere in the world is easy with Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook offers the following high-end vacation packages:</p> <ul> <li>Bhutan Luxury Tours and Tour Packages</li> <li>Luxurious vacations in Nepal</li> <li>Kashmir&#8217;s most luxurious vacations</li> <li>India&#8217;s luxury train tours</li> <li>Kerala Luxury Tours</li> </ul> <h3><strong><em>4. Dook Holidays</em></strong></h3> <p>This luxury tour operator is among the best in the business for both domestic and international trips. Their international luxury tours include destinations such as Europe, Southeast Asia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and too many Indian locations to list. Dook Holidays offers the following packages:</p> <ul> <li>a lavish stay in Baku</li> <li>Armenia Tour Packages for the Very Rich</li> <li>Georgian Luxury Tour itinerary</li> <li>A luxurious vacation to Kerala</li> <li>Rajasthan Tour Packages in Style</li> <li>Himachal Pradesh Luxury Tour Package</li> </ul> <h3><strong><em>5. Oceana Travels </em></strong></h3> <p>Oceana Travels is one of the best options for luxury travel services. For the duration of your journey, you can count on Oceana Travels to provide the most luxurious transportation and lodging options. Guests can pick from among more than 3,000 high-end accommodations both in India and abroad through the company&#8217;s extensive network of affiliations.</p> <p><img src="https://th.bing.com/th/id/R.fc70fd6ae2f0f9a63ad501f868803af8?rik=ozhA%2fbKCmh%2bZ4w&amp;riu=http%3a%2f%2fimguol.com%2fc%2fentretenimento%2f2015%2f05%2f06%2fgoa-india-1430928645515_849x565.jpg&amp;ehk=Ffac%2f0vj0v9W6jwF%2fPRaxg0HAVqtZsSjIb1X7RsIVQg%3d&amp;risl=&amp;pid=ImgRaw&amp;r=0" alt="Visualizza immagine di origine" /></p> <h3><strong><em>6. Oxygen Holidays </em></strong></h3> <p>One of India&#8217;s most reputable travel agencies, specializing in luxury travel to India and around the world, as well as travel assistance for other travel agencies. Travel insurance, car rentals, and air transfers are included in all of their luxury tour packages at a reasonable price.</p> <h3><em><strong>7. Abercrombie &amp; Kent </strong></em></h3> <p>In India, one of the leading luxury tour operators offers their services for both domestic and international clients. Free airport transfers, travel insurance, car rentals, and luxurious accommodations at many well-known hotels and resorts are just a few of their many impressive features. Some examples of their luxurious journeys include:</p> <ul> <li>Tours for Small Luxury Groups</li> <li>One-of-a-Kind Small Group Trips</li> <li>Flights on private jets are also available.</li> <li>Expensive Customized Trips</li> </ul> <h3><em><strong>8. Zicasso</strong></em></h3> <p>Zicasso has everything you need to plan a luxury vacation, from air tickets and car rentals to luxury accommodations and more. All of their luxury vacation packages include visits to places like Kashmir, Kanyakumari, Thailand, Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok, among others.</p> <p><img src="https://d2rdhxfof4qmbb.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20180226162057/iStock-637185350.jpg" alt="Visualizza immagine di origine" /></p> <h4><strong><em>Wrap Up</em></strong></h4> <p>In other words, these are India&#8217;s top eight luxury tour operators, offering top-notch services both within the country and abroad. If you know of any other luxury tour operators in India that we have missed, please let us know in the comments below.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com/top-luxury-tours-to-india/">Top Luxury Travel Companies Ready to Craft Your Dream Trip</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.travelluxuryvillas.com">The Luxury Travel Blog - Travel Luxury Villas</a>.</p> Family Travel global travel Luxury Travel Travel Travel Planning travel tips Vacation Ideas adventure travel family travel India Luxury Lifestyle travel travel blog Travel Blogger angelica crudo The 50 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America https://www.travelpulse.com/news/entertainment/the-50-best-barbecue-restaurants-in-america.html TravelPulse.com Headlines urn:uuid:adf3de6d-9d47-06f2-07c8-2de1b8a197db Sat, 06 Aug 2022 17:00:00 +0000 Where to find the finest &#39;cue in the land. 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Hotel & Resort Short stay: Hotel Indigo Bath, Somerset, UK https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/06/hotel-indigo-bath-somerset-uk-review/ A Luxury Travel Blog urn:uuid:097fa654-9003-1a55-cc64-431bab0a951e Sat, 06 Aug 2022 11:49:43 +0000 <p>Hotel Indigo Bath constantly reminds guests that they are staying in a city whose elegant pedigree stretches back into history.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2022/08/06/hotel-indigo-bath-somerset-uk-review/">Short stay: Hotel Indigo Bath, Somerset, UK</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com">A Luxury Travel Blog</a>.</p> Accommodation Attractions Europe Featured Going Out Hotels Regions United Kingdom Western Europe bath boutique hotel hotel hotel indigo luxury hotel Michael Edwards Nina Jensen: REV Ocean Will Change Superyacht Industry https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/nina-jensen-rev-ocean-superyacht Elite Traveler urn:uuid:638be308-1eab-a397-0d8b-48c66b080e54 Sat, 06 Aug 2022 09:00:34 +0000 <p>Joining the REV Ocean team in 2018, CEO Nina Jensen also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Opportunity Report and is a member of both the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize and the Expert Committee of the Thor Heyerdahl Award. All of these qualifications make her the ideal... <a class="view-article" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/nina-jensen-rev-ocean-superyacht">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/nina-jensen-rev-ocean-superyacht">Nina Jensen: REV Ocean Will Change Superyacht Industry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> <p>Joining the <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/inside-the-incredible-superyacht-rev" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>REV Ocean</em></strong></a> team in 2018, CEO Nina Jensen also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Opportunity Report and is a member of both the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize and the Expert Committee of the Thor Heyerdahl Award. All of these qualifications make her the ideal person to introduce the theme of <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/travel/introducing-the-ultimate-guide-to-responsible-luxury" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>responsible luxury</strong></a> to a new audience in the yachting industry.</p> <p><em>REV Ocean</em> is a novel way of doing that. At 600ft, she will be the<a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/the-10-biggest-superyachts-in-the-world" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong> largest superyacht in the world</strong></a> once complete, pipping <em>Azzam </em>by a mere 10ft. Norwegian billionaire businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke has funded the project to date. Working with Jensen, Røkke has one mission for <em>Rev Ocean</em>: to make the ocean healthy again.</p> <p>Still, the superyacht industry hardly has a stellar reputation when it comes to sustainability, so what makes <em>REV Ocean</em> any different? Jensen tells us just how this most super of superyachts will inspire change throughout the industry.</p> <p><em><strong>[See also: <a class="mag-title-link" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/lurssen-superyacht-blue" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lürssen’s 525-foot Superyacht Blue Sets Sail]</a></strong></em></p> <p><strong>What exactly is <em>REV Ocean</em>, and what is its purpose?</strong></p> <p>As the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel, <em>REV Ocean</em> has been designed with one purpose — to save life in the ocean. It’s a simple goal with a very complex solution, and <em>REV Ocean</em> is designed to be an effective tool in that solution.</p> <p><strong>How important is <em>REV Ocean’s</em> mission?</strong></p> <p>The destruction of our ocean is arguably the biggest threat known to our planet. Not only does the ocean provide us with more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe, but it also regulates our climate, provides an essential food source for billions of people around the world, and employs hundreds of millions of people — and these are just the tangible benefits. There are also thousands of intangible benefits that are often not factored into the equation. With<em> REV Ocean</em> I believe that we can help find solutions to the issues facing our oceans, which, in essence, come down to three main areas: climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution.</p> <div id="attachment_196337" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196337" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196337 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-700x395.webp" alt="REV Ocean aerial view" width="700" height="395" srcset="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-700x395.webp 700w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-250x141.webp 250w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-768x434.webp 768w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-1536x867.webp 1536w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm-120x68.webp 120w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-updates_GLOBALVIEW-ENV02-OFF76-revised-sm.webp 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><p id="caption-attachment-196337" class="wp-caption-text">The superyacht will be used for scientific research and as a charter / ©REV</p></div> <p><strong>Where will <em>REV Ocean’s</em> maiden voyage take her?</strong></p> <p>Our aim is for <em>REV Ocean</em> to embark initially on a pole-to-pole voyage, but of course a lot depends on the timing of her delivery. Many of the areas we want to travel to are inhospitable even at the best of times and only accessible at certain times of the year, so where we will go really depends on the delivery date, and it is not yet clear when this will be. However, the overall plan is to be brave and bold in our scientific research and to take <em>REV Ocean</em> to all parts of the world’s oceans; <em>REV Ocean</em> is a global and all-encompassing mission.</p> <p><strong>How will scientists be able to access <em>REV Ocean</em>?</strong></p> <p>We have established an independent scientific committee consisting of global experts in their respective fields of climate change, plastics and fisheries to help guide us in our selection process. These global experts, in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway, will be completely independent and objective, ensuring the scientific credibility of <em>REV Ocean</em>. What is certain is that applicants will only be selected if their project contributes to <em>REV Ocean’s</em> mission, and one of our requirements is that all of their findings be openly shared with the scientific community for the benefit of everyone. Many yacht owners are increasingly aware of their responsibility for safeguarding our oceans, but <em>REV Ocean</em> is leading by example.</p> <p><strong>As a scientific research vessel, how does she compare to a superyacht?</strong></p> <p>She will have dual roles. Her primary mission is for scientific research, but she will also be used for <a href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/how-to-charter-a-superyacht" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>superyacht charter.</strong></a> Guests will be able to join scientific experts in an immersive, once-in-a-lifetime expedition. We hope that if we set an example and show how this can work then other megayacht and superyacht owners will follow suit, and be encouraged to put their own vessels forward for scientific research purposes. There are some fantastic initiatives available to yacht owners, including marine conservation programs such as The International SeaKeepers Society.</p> <div id="attachment_196336" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-196336" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-196336 size-large" src="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-700x504.webp" alt="" width="700" height="504" srcset="https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-700x504.webp 700w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-250x180.webp 250w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-768x553.webp 768w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-1536x1106.webp 1536w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm-120x86.webp 120w, https://elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1621-20190321-HIRES-01_LH_sm.webp 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><p id="caption-attachment-196336" class="wp-caption-text">REV Ocean will never be truly green but will advance the industry towards a more sustainable future / ©REV</p></div> <p><strong>As the largest yacht in the world, how eco-friendly is <em>REV Ocean</em>?</strong></p> <p>The complex logistics involved in the construction of <em>REV Ocean</em> mean that she will never be truly ‘green,’ and we would not try to pretend otherwise, but we have done our absolute best to integrate sustainability into all aspects of her build and future operations. From the materials used and their sourcing, to the ultra-quiet hybrid propulsion, sustainability has been at the forefront of every decision — otherwise we would already have failed in her mission to protect our oceans before even starting. Everything we use on board has been sustainably sourced, and we have developed specific food, clothing and water programs that eliminate waste. Any carbon that cannot be eliminated for practical reasons is offset through mangrove restoration, and there are no single-use plastics on board.</p> <p><strong>How important is it that others follow in <em>REV Ocean’s</em> wake?</strong></p> <p>Our hope is that<em> REV Ocean</em> will be a source of inspiration to the superyacht industry, not only in terms of her build but in the way she is operated. Finding positive ways in which the yachting and boating industry can contribute to protecting the ocean is of vital importance and, certainly, this should begin with the owners, who themselves get so much joy from the ocean that giving back should be a priority. From switching to alternative fuels or energy sources to implementing environmental best practices on board, there are many ways in which a yacht can be run efficiently and sustainably.</p> <p><strong>What do you believe the future holds for our ocean?</strong></p> <p>I am optimistic that with great effort and collaboration, we can make a change and over the next decade start to turn the tide on ocean conservation.</p> <p><strong><em><a href="http://revocean.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">revocean.org</a></em></strong></p> <p><em><strong>[See also: <a class="mag-title-link" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/mako-yacht-state-of-craft" target="_blank" rel="noopener">State of Craft Unveils the Future of Explorer Yachts]</a></strong></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com/cars-jets-and-yachts/yachts/nina-jensen-rev-ocean-superyacht">Nina Jensen: REV Ocean Will Change Superyacht Industry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://elitetraveler.com">Elite Traveler</a>.</p> Cars, Jets & Yachts Editors' Picks Homepage Splash Homepage Super Leaders in Luxury Yachts Miriam Cain 10 Things You Need to Know about Vietnam E-Visa https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-vietnam-e-visa.html Luxury Travel's Blog urn:uuid:310dc137-73f4-82c1-2738-96e1c1d1ba83 Sat, 06 Aug 2022 04:24:45 +0000 <p>It&#8217;s easy to travel to Vietnam with e-Visa right now. The online visa approval process is available to citizens of 80 countries. Payment and delivery of the e-Visa are done&#8230;</p> <p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-vietnam-e-visa.html" data-wpel-link="internal">10 Things You Need to Know about Vietnam E-Visa</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> <p>It&#8217;s easy to <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/destinations/vietnam" data-wpel-link="exclude">travel to Vietnam</a> with e-Visa right now. The online visa approval process is available to citizens of 80 countries. Payment and delivery of the e-Visa are done entirely online and take three working days. This article lists everything you need to know about applying for Vietnam’s e-Visa.<br /> <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><strong>1. What is Vietnam’s e-Visa?</strong></span><br /> Vietnam&#8217;s e-Visa is one of several visa types offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country. The e-Visa is valid for 30 days, and single entry only. The e-Visa costs 25 USD for card payments. It requires three full working days to process. As of July 2020, Vietnam&#8217;s e-Visa is available to nationals of 80 countries. E-visa is not applied for the list of <a href="https://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-visa-exemption/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vietnam visa exemption </a></p> <p><strong>2. Where can you get Vietnam e-Visas?</strong><br /> Travellers can apply directly for e-Visas here: Vietnam <a href="https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">e-Visa Official Website</a></p> <p><strong>3. How long can you take Vietnam e-Visa?</strong><br /> E-visa can be taken three business working days to process.</p> <p><strong>4. How much must you pay for Vietnam e-Visa<br /> </strong>The e-Visa costs 25US$. You can pay by credit card online.</p> <p><strong>5. Who can apply e-Visa?</strong><br /> Before applying, make sure your nationality is one of those approved for Vietnam’s e-Visa:<br /> Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Salomons Islands, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, and Western Samoa.</p> <p><strong>6. Vietnam e-Visa Requirements:</strong></p> <p>A passport with six (6) months’ validity<br /> A photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page<br /> A passport photo in .jpg format (4&#215;6, white background, without glasses)<br /> A valid international credit or debit card<br /> An email address for support purposes<br /> A temporary address within Vietnam<br /> Your entry and exit dates and entry and exit points/airports<br /> Intended length of stay in Vietnam</p> <p><strong>7. How to Apply for Vietnam’s e-Visa</strong><br /> Open the official website for Vietnam’s e-Visa Application<br /> Upload .jpg images of your passport data page and passport photo<br /> Fill up all required info from your passport data page<br /> Fill up all required info regarding your trip<br /> Pay the e-Visa fee using any of the payment methods offered<br /> Receive your registration code and save the number</p> <p><strong>8. Where to download your Vietnam e-visa</strong></p> <p>After applying for your e-Visa online, you’ll need to wait three working days for your visa to be released. After three days, you may search for your visa at this <a href="https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/tra-cuu-thi-thuc" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">link</a>.</p> <p>Enter your registration code, email, and date of birth to gain access to your visa. Download the .pdf file and print your e-Visa in two copies for safety when travelling. If three working days have passed and your visa is still unavailable, email Vietnam&#8217;s e-Visa Support at <a href="https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/lien-he" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">this page</a>.</p> <p><strong>9. How to Use Your e-Visa in Vietnam</strong><br /> Your e-Visa is valid for entry at any of 28 international checkpoints within the country, including eight international airports. For the full list of airports, seaports and border crossings where the e-Visa is accepted, please <a href="https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/documents/20181/117155/List-of-evisa-port.pdf/c774e24b-1ab8-4fb6-9ac1-dcdfaccecf8e" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">click here</a>.<br /> Upon arrival in Vietnam, submit your passport and your printed e-Visa at the immigration counter.</p> <p><strong>10. Other common Questions about e-Visas</strong><br /> &#8211; Can I get an extension on my 30-day e-Visa?<br /> Yes, but this can only be done from within Vietnam.</p> <p>&#8211; Can I enter Vietnam after the entry date on my application?<br /> Your visa is valid from the start to end dates specified. You can enter the country any time within those dates.</p> <p>&#8211; Do I need to queue at the Visa on Arrival counter in Vietnam?<br /> You do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters. You can bring your printed e-Visa and passport directly to the immigration counter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The post <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-vietnam-e-visa.html" data-wpel-link="internal">10 Things You Need to Know about Vietnam E-Visa</a> first appeared on <a href="https://luxtraveldmc.com/blog" data-wpel-link="internal">Lux Travel DMC's Blog</a>.</p> Vietnam Travel Guide Huyen Nguyen Michael Pollan’s This is Your Mind on Plants https://weblogtheworld.com/formats/photos/michael-pollans-your-mind-on-plants We Blog The World urn:uuid:270b8766-30b4-7d41-53e8-797fdd5eae2a Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:27:30 +0000 <img width="300" height="169" src="https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro-300x169.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 25px;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro-300x169.png 300w, https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro-500x281.png 500w, https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro-1536x864.png 1536w, https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro-1200x675.png 1200w, https://weblogtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/michael-pollan-intro.png 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 15px; width:240px; height: auto;"> </p> <p>What a wonderful surprise to discover that renowned author Michael Pollan was slated to speak at Book Passage in Corte Madera, which is recognized as the Bay Area&#8217;s liveliest bookstore, most notably for book launches <span>.....</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://weblogtheworld.com/formats/photos/michael-pollans-your-mind-on-plants">Michael Pollan&#8217;s This is Your Mind on Plants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://weblogtheworld.com">We Blog The World</a>.</p> North America Photos USA Michael Pollan Omnivore's Dilemma This is Your Mind on Plants Renee Blodgett Travel contests & sweepstakes: win luxury holidays! https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/05/travel-contests-august-2022/ the Luxury Travel Expert urn:uuid:fc64a3c9-34a6-050f-41fa-43554828eb84 Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:51:58 +0000 <p>Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, or news <a class="mh-excerpt-more" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/05/travel-contests-august-2022/" title="Travel contests &#038; sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!">[...]</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/05/travel-contests-august-2022/">Travel contests &#038; sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com">the Luxury Travel Expert</a>.</p> <p>Friday <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/follow-me/">newsletters</a> always feature luxury travel <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/contests/">contests</a>, <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/tips/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tips</a>, or <a href="http://theluxurytravelexpert.com/category/travel-news/">news</a>.</p> <h5><strong>Today: Travel contests &amp; sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!</strong></h5> <p>Every first Friday of the month, you can win exclusive holidays in my pick of the best luxury travel contests &amp; sweepstakes on the internet. 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Velana International Airport &#8211; the main airport of the Maldives &#8211; is running a mega travel competition on its social media pages. The grand prize is 5 to 6 nights all-inclusive stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll (Facebook contest), Cora Cora Maldives (Instagram contest), or Heritance Aarah (Twitter contest). This includes seaplane transfers, and some extras, such as a sunset cruise excursions and a spa treatments. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: October 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgyec6LpVAW/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a> for the Instagram contest, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VelanaAirport/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for the Facebook contest, and <a href="https://twitter.com/VelanaAirport" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for the Twitter contest.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> trip to Australia</strong>. The grand prize includes up to AUD $2000 towards international flights for the winner and a friend, up to 14 nights private room accommodation for 2 at any of YHA operated properties, AUD $2500 campervan rental credit, a Great East 4 Tour of Tasmania for 2, plus lots more. The total prize is worth AUD $10,000. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: August 18, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.yha.com.au/promotions/campaigns/australia-awaits/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> 2-night stay in Bretagne, France</strong>. The grand prize includes a 2-night stay inclusive of breakfast in a Garden Side Room (upgrade according to availability) at Ti Al Lannec Hotel, two house cocktails and a complimentary 2 x 1-hour spa treatment (body or facial) with free access to the comfort zone and the swimming pool. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.johansens.com/competition/win-a-two-night-stay-at-ti-al-lannec/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> boutique hotel stay in Colombia</strong>. The grand prize includes a 2-night stay (3 nights long-haul) at Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas, inclusive of breakfast, dinner on one of the nights and complimentary horseback riding at the private nature reserve Hacienda El Triunfo. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: JulyAugust 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.johansens.com/competition/win-a-two-night-stay-at-hotel-boutique-posada-las-trampas/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> 2-night luxury stay in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom</strong>. The grand prize is a 2-night stay at Grantley Hall, inclusive of breakfast, dinner on one of the nights in the pan-Asian Restaurant, Restaurant EightyEight, and one specialist ELITE wellness treatment per guest. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.johansens.com/competition/win-a-two-night-stay-at-grantley-hall-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> 2-night beach getaway in Devon, United Kingdom</strong>. The grand prize is a 2-night stay in a Beach Hut at Cary Arms, including dinner one night and a 50 min spa treatment per person. Subject to availability, valid for 12 months excludes school holidays, bank holidays, and any special events. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.johansens.com/competition/win-a-two-night-stay-at-cary-arms-spa-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> 2-night luxury stay in Budapest, Hungary</strong>. The grand prize is a two-night stay for two people at Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, including a three-course Bistro menu for two at Párisi Passage Café and Brasserie. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to all</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.businesstraveller.com/competitions/win-a-two-night-stay-at-parisi-udvar-hotel-budapest/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> trip to New York</strong>. The grand prize includes return flight tickets, a three-night stay in Manhattan, and entrances to the Edge / Summit, One World Observatory, and 9/11 Museum, plus tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus, bike rental, and Circle Line Boat Cruise. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to residents of the UK, European Union, Norway, and Switzerland</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://mailchi.mp/5554fc7eea1c/01py97zbps" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> trip to Scotland, United Kingdom</strong>. The grand prize includes a trip for two to Scotland, two rounds of golf for you and a guest at the St Andrews Links, and a $1000 USD shopping spree at the TravisMathew St Andrews Store. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to residents of the UK, USA and Canada</li> <li>End date: August 7, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.travismathew.com/st-andrews-x-travismathew-sweepstakes" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> $15,000 USD holiday to Hawaii, USA</strong>. The grand prize (for two guests) includes round trip coach air to Honolulu, Hawaii and from Maui, Hawaii from a major airport in the USA,  Hawaii hopper flight from Honolulu to Maui, 8 nights first class hotel accommodations (4 nights in Honolulu and 4 nights in Maui), Luau dinner in Honolulu, snorkel with the turtles on North Shore, zip-lining in Maui, and airport transfers in Honolulu and Maui. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to USA residents</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://goodness.naturesownbread.com/hawaiian" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> trip for two to Ibiza, S</strong><strong>pain</strong>. The grand prize is a four-night, all-inclusive stay in an Ocean Pool Villa at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa including roundtrip domestic transfers to and from Male-Pullman.  <em> </em> <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: September 16, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.cntraveller.com/article/hotel-riomar-competition" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> holiday to the Maldives</strong>. The grand prize is a four-night, all-inclusive stay in an Ocean Pool Villa at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa including roundtrip domestic transfers to and from Male-Pullman. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.countryandtownhouse.com/competition-7-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> 3-night stay in Corfu, Greece</strong>. The grand prize is a 3-night stay-night stay for two at Corfu’s luxurious Villa Daniela, including return flights from the UK and transfer between the villa and Corfu airport. Plus, should you want, there’s even a chef who can prepare breakfast and meals for you on request (as long as you buy the ingredients). <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: September 30, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2022/08/win-a-three-night-stay-for-two-in-a-corfu-villa" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> trip to Japan</strong>. The grand prize includes return flights from the UK to Japan, a 5 night stay in Tokyo, and return tickets for a bullet train journey to Osaka. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to residents of the UK &amp; Ireland</li> <li>End date: August 11, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.scotsman.com/competition?lp=bullet-train" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> luxury holiday to St Lucia</strong>. The grand prize is a 4-night holiday at the Windjammer Landing Beach Villa Resort on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.  The prize includes daily breakfast, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, pedal boating, day and night tennis, 24-hour fitness centre access, and water aerobics. Flights are not included. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: August 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.countryandtownhouse.com/competition-4/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win an<strong> all-inclusive holiday to Mexico</strong>. The grand prize is a 7 night all-inclusive Mexican Riviera holiday at Dreams Tulum Resort &amp; Spa, including return flights and transfers. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: October 31, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://win.bluebaytravel.co.uk/433423/16742404" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> two week luxury trip to New Zealand</strong>. The grand prize includes tickets to Auckland from London , hotel accommodation, a private guided tour of both the North and South Island of New Zealand, a helicopter glacier flight, a Lord of the Rings tour, bathing in Queenstown’s Onsen pools, and a tour of Villa Maria’s Cellar Door in Marlborough. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: August 22, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.villamariawines.com/winthetripofalifetimenz/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Win a<strong> luxury holiday to Crete, Greece</strong>. The grand prize is a seven night stay in a Deluxe Sea View Room at Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas. Breakfast and dinner plus resort transfers and flights from the UK are included. <ul> <li>Eligibility: open to UK residents</li> <li>End date: August 20, 2022</li> <li>Enter the travel contest: click <a href="https://www.chester-races.com/june22comp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <hr /> <p><em>*** Follow me on <a href="http://instagram.com/luxurytravelexpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxsXxbjJO1YYa9yQ3lKC8w" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">YouTube</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Facebook</a> for a daily moment of travel inspiration ***</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2022/08/05/travel-contests-august-2022/">Travel contests &#038; sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxurytravelexpert.com">the Luxury Travel Expert</a>.</p> Travel contests The Luxury Travel Expert The Toughest South East Asian Cycling Challenges https://www.luxury-travels.net/the-toughest-south-east-asian-cycling-challenges%ef%bf%bc/ Luxury Travels Worldwide urn:uuid:bb7fd02b-1688-8ded-7719-1874cca6ad28 Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:54:51 +0000 <div> <a href="https://www.luxury-travels.net/the-toughest-south-east-asian-cycling-challenges%ef%bf%bc/"><img title="eAsia-Vietnam-Cycle-Phnom-Penh-to-Angkor-Wat-11-Crossing-the-farmland-in-Cambodia-while-on-self-gudied-biking-tour-to-Angkor-Wat-1024x768" src="https://www.luxury-travels.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/eAsia-Vietnam-Cycle-Phnom-Penh-to-Angkor-Wat-11-Crossing-the-farmland-in-Cambodia-while-on-self-gudied-biking-tour-to-Angkor-Wat-1024x768-1-480x360.jpeg" alt="Asia-Vietnam-Cycle" width="480" height="360" style="max-width: 100%; height: auto;" /></a> </div> <p> Any kind of bike touring comes with its own set of challenges. First of all, there are technical obstacles, such&#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.luxury-travels.net/the-toughest-south-east-asian-cycling-challenges%ef%bf%bc/">The Toughest South East Asian Cycling Challenges</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.luxury-travels.net">Luxury Travels Worldwide</a>.</p> <div> <a href="https://www.luxury-travels.net/the-toughest-south-east-asian-cycling-challenges%ef%bf%bc/"><img title="eAsia-Vietnam-Cycle-Phnom-Penh-to-Angkor-Wat-11-Crossing-the-farmland-in-Cambodia-while-on-self-gudied-biking-tour-to-Angkor-Wat-1024x768" src="https://www.luxury-travels.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/eAsia-Vietnam-Cycle-Phnom-Penh-to-Angkor-Wat-11-Crossing-the-farmland-in-Cambodia-while-on-self-gudied-biking-tour-to-Angkor-Wat-1024x768-1-480x360.jpeg" alt="Asia-Vietnam-Cycle" width="480" height="360" style="max-width: 100%; height: auto;" /></a> </div> <p>Any kind of bike touring comes with its own set of challenges. First of all, there are technical obstacles, such as punctures and breakages. Then there is the geographical difficulty of map reading and always trying to ensure you’re in the place you thought you were. Add to that finding accommodation, inconsiderate drivers, and inclement weather and you’re looking at a trip that’s not going to be easy.</p> <p>However, the reason that people go touring time and time again is that surmounting these obstacles is all part of the fun. Coming to the end of a bike tour knowing that you’ve overcome everything thrown at you is an incredible feeling. It’s the reason why people tour instead of lying on a beach.</p> <p>Now just imagine the feeling you would get if all the difficulties we just mentioned were magnified. Add to that pot unfamiliar terrain, language, and culture. Then mix in a bit of unusual food, an increased sense of being lost, and road signs you can’t even begin to understand. That’s what you get on cycling tours in South East Asia. But it is also just one of the reasons that make them so unforgettable.</p> <p>Cycling across countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia presents a whole new set of challenges. It’s by no means easy but the rewards are also that much bigger. The sense of achievement when you complete a South East Asian bike tour makes you feel like you can do anything. Plus you get the added bonus of unbelievably beautiful scenery, incredible welcomes, and warmth from local people, scintillating food and (sometimes) wonderful accommodation at great prices.</p> <p>So, if you’re in the mood for a South East Asian adventure, try a few of the following on for size. Trust us, you really won’t regret it.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"></figure> <h2><strong>BANGKOK TO SAIGON</strong></h2> <p>A marathon ride over about 1,200 kilometres through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Stop off at the majestic Angkor Wat temple complex along the way (see above about added bonuses) before arriving in the dilapidated French grandeur of Phnom Penh. This trip has been described as the ‘toughest holiday you’ll ever love’. The going is not easy and with much of it unpaved, you’ll need mountain bikes rather than touring bikes. This is a cycling tour like few others.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"></figure></div> <h2><strong>WESTERN TIBET HIGHWAY</strong></h2> <p>Ok, so let&#8217;s face it, any bike ride through the Himalayas is going to be pretty tough. And for good reason. The world’s highest mountain range stands between you and the finish at Lhasa and you might even be able to spot the mighty Everest along the way. But remember what we said – the tougher the challenge the greater the rewards.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"></figure></div> <h2><strong>INDONESIAN VOLCANO ADVENTURE</strong></h2> <p>Fancy riding along the rim of a volcano? Sounds a little bit frightening right? Well don’t worry, cycle tours take small groups up Mt Batur to ride along the volcano&#8217;s edge. Although it might not be the most difficult cycle it certainly is one of the most exciting. Once the tough part is out of the way, it’s all downhill to some of the world’s best beaches, where you can enjoy a well-earned break.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-full"></figure></div> <h2><strong>BACKROADS OF VIETNAM</strong></h2> <p>So, just to prove that not all cycling in South East Asia has to be tough, the backroads of Vietnam provide welcome relief from vertiginous mountain passes and deadly volcanic rims. With relatively quiet roads, great food, and plenty of accommodation, cycling in Vietnam is good. This is probably a good place to start if you are thinking about cycling in the area. It may not be as tough as the others but the stunning Vietnamese countryside is still more than enough reward for your efforts.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"></figure><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.luxury-travels.net/the-toughest-south-east-asian-cycling-challenges%ef%bf%bc/">The Toughest South East Asian Cycling Challenges</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.luxury-travels.net">Luxury Travels Worldwide</a>.</p> Adventure Asia Bali Bangkok Cycling Experiences Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Ian Garstang Destination Guide to Vancouver https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/destination-guide-vancouver/ Passport urn:uuid:44ea9e36-6382-a1bc-525f-bf8013aec7b1 Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:50:16 +0000 <p>Hugged by the salty Salish Sea on one side and towering North Shore Mountains on the other, Vancouver has a few nicknames. There’s City of Glass, coined by local artist-author Douglas Coupland due to downtown’s bounty of reflective skyscrapers, and Rain City, for the reliable stream of wet weather that keeps the landscape especially evergreen. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/destination-guide-vancouver/">Destination Guide to Vancouver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog">Passport</a>.</p> <p>Hugged by the salty Salish Sea on one side and towering North Shore Mountains on the other, <a href="https://www.kiwicollection.com/luxury-hotels/north-america/canada/british-columbia/vancouver">Vancouver</a> has a few nicknames. There’s City of Glass, coined by local artist-author Douglas Coupland due to downtown’s bounty of reflective skyscrapers, and Rain City, for the reliable stream of wet weather that keeps the landscape especially evergreen. Kiwi Collection simply calls it Home, as does photographer <a href="http://www.britneygill.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Britney Gill</a>. When she’s not traveling around the world camera in hand, she’s recharging here via the abundant nature and vibrant culture. 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But in theory, gliding effortlessly through France and Belgium on the Eurostar and being deposited in the middle of Amsterdam in less than four hours is luxuriously straightforward. To then, a couple of blocks later, be strolling&#8230; Culture Amsterdam amsterdam-hotels Athenaeum bruin cafes cafe schiller canal house Conservatorium Cuypers library dutch masters hans zimmer jazz jazz cafe alto mendo books Netherlands rijksmuseum Richard MacKichan Barging in France - Canal du Midi - Part 3: Best Places to Visit https://allaboutcanalbargecharters.blogspot.com/2022/08/barging-in-france-canal-du-midi-part-3.html All About Hotel Barge Charters urn:uuid:c3fd9375-6308-e799-0eb7-23b10cc63c61 Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:53:00 +0000 <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Canal du Midi - Part 3<br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Places to Visit</span></span></span><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhLmGXG39S-WAqFH_hhFSCLvFIqFLgUO67M83qS1clQwCNlAYAdSBfsu6PsreuXhA4BcOigH4GYZg0KfJClcxD89eaIIwBlcIm1jwiHBQfmEVzFtwyCWYidx_IPeZqKqR_PGXzD_JQL65mMk6NG8twoAuJ7da4umYILWhHtfounOI5lLJO-Stw/s800/canal-du-midi-3-01-Abbaye-Fontfroide.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="533" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhLmGXG39S-WAqFH_hhFSCLvFIqFLgUO67M83qS1clQwCNlAYAdSBfsu6PsreuXhA4BcOigH4GYZg0KfJClcxD89eaIIwBlcIm1jwiHBQfmEVzFtwyCWYidx_IPeZqKqR_PGXzD_JQL65mMk6NG8twoAuJ7da4umYILWhHtfounOI5lLJO-Stw/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-01-Abbaye-Fontfroide.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i>&nbsp;<b>Abbaye de Fontfroide</b></i></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">The <b>Abbaye de Fontfroide</b> was founded in 1145, on the site of an earlier Benedictine establishment, and soon developed into a highly respected and wealthy Cistercian abbey. One of its abbots became Pope Benedict XII in the 14th century.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">The massive church, with its 65-foot-high roof, has the simple, clean lines typical of Cistercian abbeys; enter via a 13th century cloister. The church fell into decay as a result of the Plague of 1348. It was subsequently run by nobles who were given the courtesy title of Abbots without actually being monks. They added various luxuries such as fireplaces, elaborate staircases, and marble pillars in the cloister, which make parts of the abbey look more like a château than a religious establishment. In the monks’ dormitory, there is a display of collages made from fragments of glass rescued from bombed churches in eastern France after the First World War.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><b>L’Oppidum d’Ensérune</b> is a hilltop settlement close to the Canal du Midi. UNESCO has declared it the “most important pre-Roman settlement” in southern Europe. Greek and Iberian excavations, which date the settlement to 600 BC, have been unearthed, with later Roman additions found amongst the original foundations. Residential dwellings, shops, a town hall, and workshops have been excavated across this vast site. Among other items, huge terracotta cisterns which stored wine, olive oil and water in the floors of the buildings, have also been unearthed. An archaeological museum displays the treasures of this extraordinary site.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiLgpun8h2e6VfdJyNZ6sejGTyiSrSXPZUTYSSn0xCZcFh2HyzOS7X_XtONFmfD7AoHj5PO1asTv5nTxDrYSWZ6EEcyfCnfEr2GVAMtc2UVeMB0x3YZ36gcYkyohMm51gEVdnlxs4CUJv46u7krfaS8J-efEargvzjBbRLP94Xb_Id9Er1Z2_E/s800/canal-du-midi-3-02-etang-de-montady.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiLgpun8h2e6VfdJyNZ6sejGTyiSrSXPZUTYSSn0xCZcFh2HyzOS7X_XtONFmfD7AoHj5PO1asTv5nTxDrYSWZ6EEcyfCnfEr2GVAMtc2UVeMB0x3YZ36gcYkyohMm51gEVdnlxs4CUJv46u7krfaS8J-efEargvzjBbRLP94Xb_Id9Er1Z2_E/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-02-etang-de-montady.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Etang de Montady</b></i><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">Medieval monks drained the <b>Etang de Montady</b>, an ancient lagoon, by cutting radial ditches. The ditches all flow to the center, from where the water runs through an underground culvert under the same Malpas hill as the canal tunnel. The radial design creates a remarkable pattern of triangular field plots, unique to the region. <br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">Overlooking the archaeological excavation site of a Gallo-Roman potter’s workshop, the Amphoralis Museum describes the history of amphorae production in <b>Sallèles d’Aude</b>, which lasted from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. The museum is divided into four sections, and details the production, firing, daily life and trade of the Roman potters, who mass-produced the earthenware vessels for the transportation of wine. Outside there are reconstructions of kilns and a potter’s village, as well as a garden which features over 900 plants which would have existed during the Roman period.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><b>Lézignan-Corbières</b> is a lively and friendly market town near the Canal du Midi, which plays a pivotal role in the lives of the neighboring Corbières and Minervois. It has a long history, appearing in a Carolingian document of 806 when it was called Licinianus. Built on a viticultural economy, the town houses the Vine and Wine Museum. It is also home to the Reyes family, better known as the Catalonian flamenco and salsa group, the Gipsy Kings.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgKvlOYj6AbPkMDwhgyDTOQzBXL_5x_uIz3HT1HfJhF9gMCjHKlnuuflAoEYX3NgrLoMWGVq4uAccIGwdkyah0aZeFcPT0-5BHP_JUGzZTzQGxOkCfRBsq0vTA-VUQsIFQ5VectdulxGtqOfOIHU34udp3BsdY11fT_oVw7mZfmSrQvd6Sb9fI/s800/canal-du-midi-3-03-minerve.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgKvlOYj6AbPkMDwhgyDTOQzBXL_5x_uIz3HT1HfJhF9gMCjHKlnuuflAoEYX3NgrLoMWGVq4uAccIGwdkyah0aZeFcPT0-5BHP_JUGzZTzQGxOkCfRBsq0vTA-VUQsIFQ5VectdulxGtqOfOIHU34udp3BsdY11fT_oVw7mZfmSrQvd6Sb9fI/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-03-minerve.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Minerve</b></i><br /></div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><b>Minerve</b>, the ancient capital of Minervois, sits atop a rocky outcrop at the junction of the Cesse and Brian Rivers, and is many consider it to be the quintessential medieval village. First founded in the 8th century, it is surrounded by deep limestone gorges and offers magnificent views of the countryside. Along the riverbed are caves and bridges carved out of limestone by the power of the water. An octagonal tower, “La Candela,” is all that remains of the medieval castle. It is famously remembered as the site of the first mass burning of Cathar heretics during the Albigensian Crusade of the 13th century. A small museum in the center of the village recalls this gruesome chapter of its history. The 10th century Church of St-Stephen contains a 5th-century altar, thought to be one of the earliest Christian altars in Europe. It is inscribed with the initials and names of the inhabitants of the town who swore to God they would pay their taxes while under Visigoth rule.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">Pézenas was the seat of Languedoc’s local government during the 16th and 17th centuries. The entire old town was one of the first in France to be protected as a state historic monument. It is rich with “hôtels particuliers” (private mansions) with wonderful wrought-iron balconies, stone sculptures, and ornate doorways. The interior of the Consular House dates back to 1552. It is recorded that the consuls of Pézenas met on this site from 1242 until the Revolution in 1789. Today, the town is famous as a market town. Artisans and craftsmen from all over the world come to Pézenas to create and sell their wares. One shop of particular interest is the silk-weaver’s workshop at the crossroads in the old town. A refugee from Damascus, he toils all day weaving beautiful silk scarves on a traditional 17th century loom, the only thing he took with him when he left Syria.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">Pézenas is a town rich with the sort of good living that the Canal du Midi region is famous for. The Boudet family have been manufacturing “Berlingots de Pézenas”, a unique variety of hard-boiled candy, for many years. Legend has it that the recipe dates back to the time of the medieval fairs. Lord Clive of India brought another specialty to the town, the “petit pâté de Pézenas”, in 1768. The town’s bakers proudly keep the recipe secret and continue to produce this famous pastry.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">The town has always been popular with actors, singers, and all manner of performing artists. It was this love of the arts that attracted the famous French playwright Molière to Pézenas in the mid-1600s, after being exiled from Paris. Molière is reputed to have created some of his famous characters in Pézenas while sitting in the barber’s shop (now the tourist office).</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjwgwHhYT1BCRPZX0PTu7WmVTU8FAk66VR3-wO3eksz_vG4a4JpAG8Q1VeZxShIu9cAVaVqKVQ8xiSLXilLjuLG8yZy8k2Nd3k07kAQyM2lY3CldhokDT_9yOEr5gsY88Il_op3Df539893S8Zxf8fbYjhLpYs2Bi_WGG2bTFO4MVdkV01-htA/s800/canal-du-midi-3-04-narbonne-cathedral.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjwgwHhYT1BCRPZX0PTu7WmVTU8FAk66VR3-wO3eksz_vG4a4JpAG8Q1VeZxShIu9cAVaVqKVQ8xiSLXilLjuLG8yZy8k2Nd3k07kAQyM2lY3CldhokDT_9yOEr5gsY88Il_op3Df539893S8Zxf8fbYjhLpYs2Bi_WGG2bTFO4MVdkV01-htA/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-04-narbonne-cathedral.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Cathédrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur de Narbonne</b></i><br /></div>&nbsp; <br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Narbonne </b>was the first town outside of Italy to be colonized by the Romans and grew to be the second largest town in Gaul and the largest port outside Rome. Once a coastal port, it prospered until the sea receded in the Middle Ages. It is now eight miles inland. Today Narbonne has a well-restored medieval quarter and is famous for its magnificent art nouveau styled, covered food market. A must visit for anyone cruising on the Canal du Midi.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">Buried deep below street level, the Roman Horreum (public warehouse) is thought to be unique in antiquity. Part cold store and part market, this subterranean maze was first discovered in the 1830s and briefly used by residents as cellars. Staircases and tunnels were dug below ground, giving them access to the many rooms it concealed. The excavated Horreum gives a unique insight into the life of Roman Narbonne.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div> <div style="text-align: left;">Cathédral St-Just &amp; St-Pasteur, the third tallest cathedral in France, is known for its beautiful stained glass, tapestries, and organ. The famous French singer Charles Trenet was born in Narbonne, and some of his most popular songs are about the region. The house in which he was born is open for visitors and a mural at the entrance of the town is dedicated to him.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiZghLRc8YRJCcmV2Yx73IyG8cJn2-n2s7KrMNnHQ-7TVwktRa7D37VWubg_zoMj0J5HjORMOgIlXmkGXkTwAsIt__-lTFi6byqDotwjwKlcQaNN0eYRsAZLf0Q2E5PU8e-UVeindM3cR8kgJHm-85ibPh9PkiWiLsotpnB2Prljk_pZXpFIr4/s800/canal-du-midi-3-05-tour_barberousse.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiZghLRc8YRJCcmV2Yx73IyG8cJn2-n2s7KrMNnHQ-7TVwktRa7D37VWubg_zoMj0J5HjORMOgIlXmkGXkTwAsIt__-lTFi6byqDotwjwKlcQaNN0eYRsAZLf0Q2E5PU8e-UVeindM3cR8kgJHm-85ibPh9PkiWiLsotpnB2Prljk_pZXpFIr4/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-05-tour_barberousse.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Tour Barberousse, Gruissan</b></i><br /></div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">On the Mediterranean coast outside Narbonne, <b>Gruissan </b>lies in the heart of the Regional Park of Narbonne. A traditional fishing village, the town surrounds its 10th century castle. Only one tower of the castle remains, known as the Tour Barberousse (Redbeard Tower). Its purpose was to observe the approaches to the harbor at Narbonne and to guard against seaborne invasions of the city. The view from the castle site over the village and surrounding coastline is quite spectacular.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">The Salt Flats of the Island of St-Martin are located nearby in the lagoon of l’Ayrolle. Since antiquity, Gruissan has exploited its natural resources of salt. The method of harvesting the salt has evolved over time, and it is still a crucial part of everyday life in Gruissan, with generations of salt gatherers having lived in the village. Guided tours explain the life of salt workers, and the work it entails. A museum also describes the history of salt culture and the connection it has with the production and transportation of wine.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">The awe-inspiring Gouffre de Cabrespine in the hills north of Carcassonne is one of the largest natural caves open to the public in the world. At over 1,600,000 m3 (56,503,466 ft3), it could fit Notre Dame de Paris or the Eiffel Tower inside. Formed over millions of years, it was only discovered in the 1970s by two local boys who found an entrance at the floor of the cave. Today, visitors are guided in from an entrance at the top of the mountain in which it is situated. Rock, including iron, marble, limestone and quartz, can be seen throughout its walls. A sound and light show plays daily, showing off its amazing acoustics.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjG11qMP9GHY5bfurOFQt8ZlXbCx40uS1rLJGx9uYyIQcZ1bu5GxVo_A3DGISw7dWGMXE9cr8aWlvfjdhdzyjW1gwP8xViRNFV_cYUzdWcVprrq1e3TtlJYc4FNlUdQJNm8a9Juw_nfRZgLPIfsNb1GKXWk087uzS1r6f9Irl0bbO5_7ifJKaA/s800/canal-du-midi-3-06-lagrasse.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjG11qMP9GHY5bfurOFQt8ZlXbCx40uS1rLJGx9uYyIQcZ1bu5GxVo_A3DGISw7dWGMXE9cr8aWlvfjdhdzyjW1gwP8xViRNFV_cYUzdWcVprrq1e3TtlJYc4FNlUdQJNm8a9Juw_nfRZgLPIfsNb1GKXWk087uzS1r6f9Irl0bbO5_7ifJKaA/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-06-lagrasse.jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Lagrasse</b></i><br /></div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">One of the most “Beautiful Villages in France”, the medieval village of Lagrasse was home to one of the most important abbeys in the south of France. Founded in the 7th century, under a charter ordered by the Frankish King Charlemagne, the Abbey of Sainte-Marie d’Orbieu (named after the river which flows through the village) was originally built in the Romanesque style. Thanks to several large donations from noblemen of the area, the abbey soon became very wealthy and acquired lands, castles, priories, and other assets. By the 12th century, it ruled over a large territory encompassing the dioceses of Toulouse, Béziers, and the County of Barcelona. In the early 13th century, the Abbey had further improved its fortunes, in large because of bounties collected by crusaders during the Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars. Lagrasse should be on everyone’s list when cruising the Canal du Midi.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">Its fortunes, however, declined from the 13th through 15th centuries, during which it was fortified to protect its riches from the many wars being fought, including the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion. The Abbey enjoyed a renaissance and received renovations, including a new cloister, under its penultimate abbot Armand Bazin de Bezons, before being forced to close during the French Revolution, after which it was put up for sale but never bought. In 2004, the Canons of the Mother of God moved into a portion of the abbey and still reside there. The State of the Aude purchased the unoccupied area in 2007 and is currently undergoing restoration. <br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgvQrDtUQOahCtD_z72dCGTbddv2AMNxE4WwMxJ3stN52aabfvW3xzvY27DgFMkDBq7nDR9FjskqzW9UMzSUnkF61ix2ojsscUAfHTgMDruRR_lLonu6qep_kA_ahBXH1wPwIbSTNHqSR6fHqAPQFm8SLcBpPV2qsO4hWt_w6Q_5sLObXK4Pc4/s800/canal-du-midi-3-07-chateaux-lastours..jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgvQrDtUQOahCtD_z72dCGTbddv2AMNxE4WwMxJ3stN52aabfvW3xzvY27DgFMkDBq7nDR9FjskqzW9UMzSUnkF61ix2ojsscUAfHTgMDruRR_lLonu6qep_kA_ahBXH1wPwIbSTNHqSR6fHqAPQFm8SLcBpPV2qsO4hWt_w6Q_5sLObXK4Pc4/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-07-chateaux-lastours..jpg" width="90%" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Châteaux de Lastours</i></b></div></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">The <b>Châteaux de Lastours</b> are four,&nbsp; 11th-century Cathar castles, situated approximately one mile from the village of Lastours. The castles are on a rocky spur high above the village, isolated by the deep valleys of the Orbeil and Grésilhou rivers. Built at an altitude of 300m along a rock wall just 400m (1,300 ft) long and 50m (165 ft) wide, three of the castles are in a line, whereas the fourth is on a separate pinnacle close by. Though the four castles constitute a single fortification, they are not a single structure. The construction of each castle is different, reflecting the need to adapt to the natural layout of the rocky sites. The castles have been classified as Historic Monuments since 1905 and archaeological excavations are still in progress.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: left;">Often referred to as the “Village of Books”, Montolieu contains fifteen bookshops specializing mostly in second-hand and antiquarian books. Many artists and artisans also live and work in the village, occupying workshops and galleries for painters, sculptors and photographers. Since 1991, bookshops and artisans of books, such as bookbinders and calligraphers, have set up shop in Montolieu. A museum dedicated to the history of the book, “Le Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre” is in the center of the village. Every year, cultural events focusing on books are held, including “The Spring of Books”, “Lire en Fête” and “Cuvée Spéciale”. If you enjoy a good book, this is the place to go while cruising the Canal du Midi.</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh3AxeDD0oyFIBkMVjVKpRRungMhBf5c2_IP2eIPIuFSh5Tqo33RYrNahbfuhcEtqr1UCHrqMDMWbk-CrJz7yGsL6UIgykKmBmrvzA26oyCLJ2DXquv60D2TJ_q5gX8NXaYzxmC0j_nG7fzig_wwBoSqULVmaZUVuL3y7qxqwe5wEJfGjvTPtY/s800/canal-du-midi-3-08-peyrepertuse..jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="800" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh3AxeDD0oyFIBkMVjVKpRRungMhBf5c2_IP2eIPIuFSh5Tqo33RYrNahbfuhcEtqr1UCHrqMDMWbk-CrJz7yGsL6UIgykKmBmrvzA26oyCLJ2DXquv60D2TJ_q5gX8NXaYzxmC0j_nG7fzig_wwBoSqULVmaZUVuL3y7qxqwe5wEJfGjvTPtY/s16000/canal-du-midi-3-08-peyrepertuse..jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Peyrepertuse</b></i><br /></div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Peyrepertuse </b>is a ruined 13th-century castle, and one of the many Cathar castles in the Aude department of France. Located high in the French Pyrenees, near the village of Duilhac, it has been associated with the Counts of Narbonne and Barcelona, and was the former seigneury of the Peyrepertuse. The fortress is one of the “Five Sons of Carcassonne Barge Charters Barging Canal du Midi Barging in France Canal du Midi Cruises French canal cruises French Hotel Barges Paradise Connections noreply@blogger.com (Unknown) Best Luxury Hotels In New York City https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/ urn:uuid:519f1e20-1ee4-830e-2cf2-235971eb46a0 Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:38:40 +0000 <p>The city that never sleeps is an epicentre of art, music, fashion, food and shopping. A melting pot of cultures, New York is synonymous with the concept of cosmopolitanism. Whether you fancy a $1 slice of pizza at 2am in the morning, some gourmet street food when exploring the sights, or sustainable seafood from the latest swish restaurant opening downtown, NYC is a culinary smorgasbord. New York is designed to be explored on foot and each neighbourhood offers something completely different, take the time to explore the century-old Jewish delis of the Upper West Side and then head to the trendy bars and clubs of the Meatpacking District. It’s no wonder city is also home to some of the hippest luxury hotels in the world. Here are just a few of our favs…. The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad NoMad opened its doors in July 2022, named after its locale north of Madison Square Park. Its 50-storey facade is striking, offering top-floor views from 500 feet above the city and 250 guest rooms, including suites and penthouse residences. The on-trend hotel really excels when it comes to dining, with Zaytinya’s mezze menus by Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés, Nubeluz cocktail bar boasting [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/">Best Luxury Hotels In New York City</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://theluxuryeditor.com"></a>.</p> <p>The city that never sleeps is an epicentre of art, music, fashion, food and shopping. A melting pot of cultures, New York is synonymous with the concept of cosmopolitanism. Whether you fancy a $1 slice of pizza at 2am in the morning, some gourmet street food when exploring the sights, or sustainable seafood from the latest swish restaurant opening downtown, NYC is a culinary smorgasbord. New York is designed to be explored on foot and each neighbourhood offers something completely different, take the time to explore the century-old Jewish delis of the Upper West Side and then head to the trendy bars and clubs of the Meatpacking District. It’s no wonder city is also home to some of the hippest luxury hotels in the world. Here are just a few of our favs….</p> <h2>The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="57815" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/attachment/347695625/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?fit=1071%2C900&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1071,900" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="347695625" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?fit=300%2C252&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?fit=1024%2C861&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-57815" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?resize=1024%2C861&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1024" height="861" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?resize=1024%2C861&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?resize=300%2C252&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?resize=768%2C645&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/347695625.jpeg?w=1071&amp;ssl=1 1071w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>NoMad opened its doors in July 2022, named after its locale north of Madison Square Park. Its 50-storey facade is striking, offering top-floor views from 500 feet above the city and 250 guest rooms, including suites and penthouse residences. The on-trend hotel really excels when it comes to dining, with Zaytinya’s mezze menus by Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés, Nubeluz cocktail bar boasting 270-degree views across Manhattan, The Lobby Lounge &amp; Bar, for drinks, coffees and pastries in the morning and The Bazaar, arriving later in 2022. NoMad’s 6,800 square-foot spa includes eight treatment rooms and the RelaxSpace Wellness Pod, a 15-minute multi-sensory experience.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-8800019-12657359?sid=Best+Luxury+Hotels+In+New+York+City+-+The+Ritz-Carlton+New+York%2C+NoMad&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Fus%2Fthe-ritz-carlton-new-york-nomad.en-gb.html"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2>The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="48997" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?fit=1000%2C666&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,666" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?fit=1000%2C666&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-48997" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?resize=1000%2C666&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1000" height="666" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ezgif-2-bae31ea19a70.jpeg?resize=768%2C511&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is somewhat of a New York Landmark, conveniently located on Madison Avenue and just one block from Central Park it is the perfect base for exploring the great city. Guest can choose from 189 lavish rooms including 90 suites – all of which are exquisitely decorated and seamlessly combine elegance and comfort. From fine dining or a weekend brunch to creative cocktails and classic Cabaret, the chic restaurants options at the hotel offers guests an unparalleled Uptown dining experience merging culinary artistry with flawless service. With a salon, fitness centre and the Valmont Spa at The Carlyle – one of the best in New York &#8211; guests can enjoy relaxation, pampering and a work out with world-class facilities. And with a dedicated and passionate team on hand- a stay at The Carlyle is sure to be a fine one.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-8800019-13971850?sid=best+luxury+hotels+in+new+york+-+The+Carlyle%2C+A+Rosewood+Hotel&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.hotels.com%2Fho129023%2Fthe-carlyle-a-rosewood-hotel-new-york-united-states-of-america%2F"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2>Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="49262" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/attachment/204091619/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?fit=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="204091619" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?fit=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-49262" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?resize=1024%2C683&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1024" height="683" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/204091619.jpeg?resize=768%2C512&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">In the heart of Lower Manhattan immersed in some of the city’s most authentic neighbourhoods, sits the diverse and vibrant Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The landmark luxury hotel is the perfect base for leisure travellers wishing to explore the streets of Tribeca and further afield. The stylish and well-appointed guest rooms and expansive suites are available in a range of sizes and formats to match the needs of every guest. The wellness and fitness centre occupies an entire floor and boasts a seven-room Spa, lap pool and state of the art fitness centre with views overlooking Downtown. Celebrity Chef, Wolfgang Puck, heads up CUT, the hotel’s relaxed yet refined restaurant – a firm favourite with locals, celebrities and guests alike, or venture further afield and experience delicious dishes from one of the nearby hidden gems – just one of the many tailored itinerary options that can be created for guests can enjoy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-8800019-12657359?sid=best+luxury+hotels+in+NYC+-+Four+Seasons+Hotel+New+York+Downtown&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Fus%2Ffour-seasons-new-york-downtown.en-gb.html"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2 style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Loews Regency New York</strong></h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="49014" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/attachment/27564654/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?fit=841%2C768&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="841,768" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="27564654" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?fit=300%2C274&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?fit=841%2C768&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-49014" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?resize=841%2C768&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="841" height="768" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?w=841&amp;ssl=1 841w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?resize=300%2C274&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/27564654.jpeg?resize=768%2C701&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 841px) 100vw, 841px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Located on New York&#8217;s famous Park Avenue, Loews Regency New York is a destination luxury hotel with convenient access to Manhattan&#8217;s upscale Upper East Side. An iconic art deco design flows throughout the hotel along with all the first-class amenities a guest would expect from this well reputed hotel name. Accommodation comprises over 300 spacious guestrooms and stunning suites – with signature suites offering the ultimate space for a residential style stay with many boasting a city view or balcony. The Regency Bar and Grill is the hotel’s signature restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails in stylish surroundings.  Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar embraces coffee culture; Italian-inspired yet quintessential New York. Guests can sit-in or take-away signature pastries, sandwiches and coffee. The hotel boasts many top-class facilities including a state of the art fitness centre, complete with Peloton bikes. The hotel is pet and extremely family friendly and pays special attention to these treasured guests.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-8800019-12657359?sid=best+luxury+hotels+in+new+york+-+loews&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Fus%2Floews-regency.en-gb.html"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2>The Ritz Carlton New York</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="31310" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/attachment/180099971/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?fit=1280%2C853&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="180099971" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?fit=1024%2C682&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-31310" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=808%2C538&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="808" height="538" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=768%2C512&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=620%2C413&amp;ssl=1 620w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=192%2C128&amp;ssl=1 192w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?resize=940%2C626&amp;ssl=1 940w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/180099971.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 808px) 100vw, 808px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>For elite townhouse luxury, on Central Park’s doorstep, book a Beaux-Arts Suite at The Ritz Carlton. It’s recently been redesigned by Gilles &amp; Boissier, incorporating the building’s history and artwork by native New Yorkers. The refined hotel also has a new spa, the Swiss-inspired La Prairie,  and a Club Lounge perfect for a little caviar and champagne. Its accolades are numerous, including 14 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Hotel Awards, a AAA Five Diamond Award and many appearances on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-8800012-12657359?sid=best+luxury+hotels+in+new+york+-+ritx+carlton&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Fus%2Fthe-ritz-carlton-new-york-central-park.en-gb.html"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2>The Chatwal, A luxury collection</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="31311" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/213901214-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?fit=1280%2C854&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1280,854" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="213901214" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?fit=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-31311" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=848%2C566&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="848" height="566" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=1024%2C683&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=768%2C512&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=620%2C414&amp;ssl=1 620w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=192%2C128&amp;ssl=1 192w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?resize=940%2C627&amp;ssl=1 940w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/213901214.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 848px) 100vw, 848px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The Chatwal on 44th offers a boutique art deco base close to the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway. The 20th-century building was re-launched in 2010 and renewed by master architect Thierry Despont. Of the 44 suites, 14 are themed and all feature 400 thread count linen. Feast on classic American dishes at the Lamb’s Grill as you enjoy the city skyline through 20ft viewing windows, work out at any time of day or night and treat yourself to a massage at the MYND Spa &amp; Salon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-8800012-12657359?sid=best+luxury+hotels+in+new+york+-+The+Chatwal%2C+a+Luxury+Collection+Hotel&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Fus%2Fthe-chatwal.en-gb.html"><strong>Check Availability &amp; Prices</strong></a></p> <h2>Four Seasons Hotel New York</h2> <p><img data-attachment-id="31312" data-permalink="https://theluxuryeditor.com/best-luxury-hotels-in-new-york-city-manhattan/attachment/144236143/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?fit=1280%2C853&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="144236143" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?fit=1024%2C682&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-31312" src="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=856%2C570&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="856" height="570" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=768%2C512&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=620%2C413&amp;ssl=1 620w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=192%2C128&amp;ssl=1 192w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?resize=940%2C626&amp;ssl=1 940w, https://i0.wp.com/theluxuryeditor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/144236143.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 856px) 100vw, 856px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Arrive by a Four Seasons private jet or Rolls Royce and stay in a suite in the sky, at this Manhattan landmark, perfect for very special occasions. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, the 52-storey hotel on billionaires row, offers panoramic views enabling you to wake up, work out and dine among the Big Apple’s skyscrapers. It fuses modern and art deco styles with its high ceilings and geometric patterns. 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