Magic in Morocco: Essaouira is an adventurers and surfers' paradise rich in African, Oriental and European history.
The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week, an annual highlight of the global regatta calendar, saw a record entry of 83 yachts.
Yves de Contades jetted off to Morocco to luxuriate in the finest hotels, spas and restaurants in Casablanca and Rabat.
Fishing with dolphins
Yves de Contades took a luxury tour of the Sultanate of Oman and went fishing with dolphins.
Fascinating Hangzhou city, on China’s east coast close to Shanghai, welcomed back at the beginning of the month the internationally acclaimed ‘Impression West Lake’ staged production and nightly spectacular. The one-hour show of local legends and myths is presented in five seamless acts and was
Yves de Contades interviewed Mr Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan Tourist Minister and he has many fascinating things to say about the new developments and changes in that stunning country. Morocco has a superb balance of the old and the new. They are embracing new technological advances whislt retaining their best traditions. The aim is to create a country that remains unspoilt and build a lasting tourist industry with a focus on luxury and sutainability.
Dukes is a very short cab ride from Victoria station up to the heart of St James.
It is beautifully located between the Ritz on Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace, down a lovely little old Victorian London Mews.
194 countries were polled on the cost of living, leisure and culture, the economy, the environment, health, infrastructure, risk and safety and climate.
The Chewton Glen Hotel has a fabulous bar and restaurant and our Lord and Lady reviewed it for International eXcellence whilst staying at the hotel and Spa. As you go through the foyer entrance, past the old staircase to the rooms and the grand piano, the restaurant stretches out along the windows over two rooms overlooking the gardens. Country house comfort and style. But first the bar for a quick refreshment.
Chewton Glen hotel in the New Forest is one of the best places in the UK to go for a revitalising weekend break or a weeks complete relaxation. It is truly a multi award winning hotel and a Relais & Chateau member since 1971 with a fantastic Spa. My wife and I travelled down there to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.