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SLOW Cosmetics at Aleenta Hua Hin, Thailand

The first single-use plastic free hotel group in Asia, the AKARYN Hotel group is extending its forward-thinking approach to organic beauty. As the SLOW beauty movement sweeps the world, Aleenta Hua Hin, located on the golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Thailand has embraced this trend with the introduction of their SLOW (Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wellness) cosmetics philosophy. Using a true ‘farm-to-facial’ approach to wellness, Aleenta Hua Hin now relies on completely natural and organic ingredients, many of which are grown on their own farm – in everything from the cosmetics used in the Ayurah Spa to...

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October Wellness Fest at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

This October, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, located on the beautiful coast of Kassandra in Halkidiki, Greece, has launched the new October Wellness Fest programme. Designed to detox, de-stress and promote relaxation in line with the resort’s wellness philosophy, throughout the month of October, guests of Miraggio will be granted free entrance and unlimited access to the Myrthia Thermal Spa and are invited to join the 5-day ‘Discover The Myrthia Thermal Spa’ programme. Miraggio’s Wellness Director, Victoria Yanakova, was kind enough to share with us the idea behind this month-long wellness celebration and some of the benefits of the thermal...

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African Sevens Attracts Rugby Fans from Europe and America

Rugby sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained much-deserved momentum over the recent years and, with it, drawing in more and more spectators, many of whom are international tourists. According to Judy Lain, Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, rugby sevens has definitely gained popularity over the recent years, pulling in large crowds coming to spectate. Coralie van den Berg, General Manager of World Rugby African Association, Rugby Africa, explains that increasingly more tournaments are being developed by unions, especially in Southern and East Africa in partnership with sponsors and broadcasters and, in turn, are contributing to the enhanced popularity...

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Niccolo Chongqing launches special fall / winter collaboration afternoon tea with Tory Burch

Niccolo Chongqing is pleased to announce “Happy Times”, a special fall / winter collaboration themed afternoon tea with well-known American lifestyle brand, Tory Burch, at Niccolo’s Tea Lounge from 1st to 31st October 2018. Since its launch on 8 September last year, Niccolo positioned itself as a contemporary chic sky hotel at the fashionable IFS address, becoming a prestigious destination for global travellers and press in the city. The new partnership with Tory Burch aims to bring more sophisticated and modern lifestyle experiences to Chongqing. Named after its “Happy Times” collection, the Tory Burch design team gives botanicals more space,...

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Thomas Keller, Jérôme Bocuse & William Bradley Headline 2018 Robb Report Culinary Masters Benefiting ment’or

2018 Event Raises $200k in Proceeds, Supporting Up-and-Coming Culinary Talent For the third year in a row Robb Reportand the ment’or BKB Foundationgathered an impressive master-chef lineup for Robb Report’s Culinary Masters, an extraordinary culinary and golf getaway with proceeds benefiting ment’or. This year’s event took place September 22–24 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa in San Diego, headlined by ment’or founders and culinary icons Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, and William Bradley—four-time James Beard Award nominee and executive chef of Southern California’s only Five-Star and Five Diamond restaurant, Addison. The weekend’s main event—The Gala Dinner, hosted at Addison restaurant, along with an accompanying silent and live auction, generated $200k in...

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Culinary Experiences Around & About Bath, England

Revolutionary Southwest England tour provider Around & About Bath today announced its unique Winter 2018/19 calendar of customizable tours of Bath and its surroundings.  Around & About Bath is transforming the day tour experience in Bath.  The perfect hub from which to explore quintessential England, Bath is surrounded by stunning and countryside, history, and hidden cultural gems.  Around & About Bath’s carefully crafted, all-inclusive tours (for 2-8 people) explore a history-rich corner of England and give visitors intimate, engaging experiences of Bath and the Somerset region. All tours include tour guide, food, drink and transportation. “There’s so much to see and...

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The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris: putting a stop to food waste

A luxury hotel with a conscience After making headlines as the first luxury hotel to win five Michelin stars in its three restaurants Le Cinq (3 stars), Le George (1 star) and L’Orangerie (1 star), the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has committed to the cause of tomorrow’s fine cuisine. Simone Zanoni explains: “When we open up the path to excellence, we are bound to imagine tomorrow‘s fine cuisine. And it will only reach its full potential through exemplary environmental responsibility. I’m not perfect, but I’m convinced that if everyone plays their part we could have a real impact for future generations. As chefs, we...

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A Sneak Peek Into the Governors Ball at This Year’s Emmy Awards

Recently I had the opportunity to see, taste and experience the 2018 Emmy Awards Governors Ball at L.A. Live up on the Event Deck. Hollywood’s largest dinner party is produced by Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions and/or the legendary chef and Patina Restaurant Group Founder, Joachim Splichal and the Patina Catering team will serve the nominees, presenters and guests an array of 35 chef-driven small plates and bites and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, including some celebrated favorites from the Michelin-starred Patina and the fabled Nicke + Stef’s Steakhouse. Before sipping on an Emmy cocktail, guests can fill up at the Nick & Stef’s...

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5 Tips for Booking Private Charter Flights

When your company cannot afford to delay flying to another city, booking a charter flight can be a great option. There are no tickets to reserve because you will book a plane for the number of people flying to your destination. These tips can help your company book a charter flight. Double Check Departure Times The primary advantage to booking a charter flight is flying according to your schedule. However, some charter companies have set departure times, so before booking a charter plane, double check departure times with any companies with whom you speak. Book the Correct Plane Before...

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10 Reasons To Fall In Love With Istria

Autumn escapes brimming with culture, concerts in a Roman amphitheatre, cycling tours with truffle pit-stops and one of 2019’s most anticipated hotel openings – there’s never been a better time to discover the Croatian peninsula of Istria.  1. Europe’s Largest Electronic Music Festival Outlook Festival, held each September in one of the most awe-inspiring festival sites in Europe, offers revellers a weekend of world-class electronic acts, bustling boat parties and exploration of the enchanting bay of Pula and Brijuni National Park. 2. Classical Concerts For those seeking something a little more subdued, traditional concerts are held year-round in the antique...

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Immortal Estate, a Cabernet with Sonoma Roots Defining the Odds

Immortal Estate, Northern California’s newest winery situated on the mountainous border of Napa and Sonoma, has announced that it launched its first Cabernet Sauvignon on July 10, 2018. The “Impassable Mountain” will be released under their own label and sold for $303 per bottle. The vineyard is an organic evolution of Hidden Ridge Vineyard, a winery that has produced wines earning a rare 100-point rating from internationally influential wine critic Robert Parker. Immortal Estate’s distinctive terroir, from its location stretching across fifty planted acres of the estate’s total 150 acres of land in the Mayacamas Mountains, enables it to produce true mountain fruits, creating wines consistently scoring 97 or over by Parker. West of St. Helena, the vineyard...

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Chatham Bars Inn Celebrates the Cape’s Autumn Bounty with a Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

Chatham Bars Inn is inviting guests to join Executive Chef Anthony Coleand his exceptional culinary team for an Autumn Harvest Dinner set at the resort’s eight-acre farm. Taking place on September 14, 2018, the evening will begin with a champagne reception at 5:30pm followed by a four-course dinner curated by Chef Cole and carefully-selected wine pairings. “We are thrilled welcome guests to our farm for an unparalleled culinary experience where we will showcase the best of our early-autumn harvest including heirloom tomatoes, melons, cherries, and more,” said Executive Chef Anthony Cole. “At Chatham Bars Inn, we only use the most...

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