Ben Illis

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Spotlight on: Beau Rivage Palace

There's something about a highly polished marble floor that compels one to wear one's very best shoes. Only formal, well-heeled footwear looks, feels...

Canal House

The Canal House is ideally located right on Keizersgracht, a short hop West of Dam Square. It must surely rank as one of the best of the many stylish...

One Aldwych

There is something deliciously decadent about spending a night in a hotel in one’s hometown. Thus, I found myself suppressing a little smile as, worn...

Cinnamon Kitchen

There are varying historical accounts of the funeral of Poppaea Sabina, the beautiful and intriguing wife of Roman emperor Nero. According to some,...

Anise

Located just 10 minutes from Gatwick Airport, nestled in the heart of the Sussex countryside, is the Anise restaurant at the Felbridge Hotel and Spa...

Aubaine

Aubaine, like seigneur, is one of those ancient rights I feel I can safely say we are all glad to see the back of, Lords of the Manor apart. The...
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