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Dining in Babel @ Babylonstoren, The Cape Winelands

Dining in Babel @ Babylonstoren, The Cape Winelands

Our verdict on Babel: ‘Quite possibly the most colourful food you’ll ever eat’ So I decided to continue with sharing my experiences of …
Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Our little hire car trundled up the red earth driveway of Babylonstoren and we turned into the carpark. That’s when we saw it – …
Five Star Dining at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

Five Star Dining at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

One of the things that impressed me the most at Zawadi Hotel was the food. While travelling through Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania, we’d …
A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

I’ll be frank. When we first landed in Zanzibar, I wasn’t feeling totally enamoured with the place. This is a story for …
Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Everything about Msambweni Beach House – the style, the location, the guest rooms – is just gorgeous. But what about the hotel dining? Let me fill …
Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

‘Come this way’, said Terri, smiling, handing us a fresh, cool fruit juice. We had arrived at Msambweni Beach House – and that’s when …
A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

‘Karibu!’ say Langare and Lesikar as we arrive at Gibb’s Farm. These cheery chaps dressed in traditional shukas, rubber tyre sandals and Maasai …
A Chic Safari Stay at Anabezi, Zambia

A Chic Safari Stay at Anabezi, Zambia

After a relaxing canoe ride down the Zambezi river, we hopped out, said farewell to our lovely guide Alex and then jumped onto our …
Reasons to Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

Reasons to Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

If you’ve read this piece, you’ll have hopefully got a taste of what it was like to stay at Sausage Tree Camp …
An Ultra-Exclusive Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

An Ultra-Exclusive Stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

The moment we touched down onto the Jeki airstrip in Zambia, we knew our experience of Sausage Tree Camp would be one to remember. …
Latitude 15 – Is this Zambia’s most stylish hotel?

Latitude 15 – Is this Zambia’s most stylish hotel?

If you’re looking for the most stylish hotel in Lusaka, Zambia, let me recommend Latitude 15. After a seven hour coach drive from Livingstone …
Review: The No 1 Lounge at Heathrow T3

Review: The No 1 Lounge at Heathrow T3

It’s a nice treat to add an airport lounge experience onto your travels, so I decided to try out the No1 Lounge at …
The Oriental Essence Massage at The Mandarin Oriental

The Oriental Essence Massage at The Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental Spa: A Haven in Knightsbridge, London If you’re a Condé Nast Traveller reader and you have a copy of the …
Floyd’s Pelican Bar: is this the coolest bar in the Caribbean?

Floyd’s Pelican Bar: is this the coolest bar in the Caribbean?

I’ve been to sky bars, subterranean bars, bars made from ice and even bars located in former public loos (well, they’re all …
Passion Planner: A simple way to achieve your life goals

Passion Planner: A simple way to achieve your life goals

Passion Planner: Freelancers, this could change your life Being a freelancer is hard. Sorry, I correct myself, it’s bl**dy hard. Especially when …
Cabbages & Roses Afternoon Tea at The Montagu

Cabbages & Roses Afternoon Tea at The Montagu

There’s nothing more quintessentially English than holding an afternoon tea party. Especially if you are in a hotel named after Winston Churchill. I …
Review: A Bistro that cuts the Mustard

Review: A Bistro that cuts the Mustard

It’s not often I hang out in West London, and I could probably count on one hand, the number of times I’ve …
An Edible story at St Luke’s Kitchen, LIBRARY

An Edible story at St Luke’s Kitchen, LIBRARY

It’s a Saturday night in Covent Garden and we’re midway through our starters at St Luke’s Kitchen when I feel the …
Wedding Venue Inspiration: Burley Manor, The New Forest

Wedding Venue Inspiration: Burley Manor, The New Forest

If you’re searching for a picturesque countryside hotel to host your English wedding, you might like to check out Burley Manor. Burley Manor …
Hotel Review: The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Hotel Review: The Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Before I visited Thailand and Cambodia, I had this idea of Bangkok being a mad, chaotic place with an oversaturation of high-rise buildings and …