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The magazine for the eating drinking traveller

25 Jan 2020

A Valentine Experience with Heart and Soul

Nab a table at Nobu Hotel’s new secret supper bar Nami for an intimate Valentine’s Day date. By Judith Baker & Jane Egginton

The Nobu Hotel in London’s creative hub Shoreditch has already caused a stir with its striking architectural design. Now it is putting itself on the map as a romantic destination with an innovative twist.

Creep downstairs to Nobu’s lower ground floor to find a hidden gem. Nobu has transformed its bar area into Nami, a tapas style bar serving distinctive cocktails and Japanese street food. With its discreet lighting, comfortable sea...

24 Oct 2019

Ocoa Bay is the only vineyard in the Caribbean. Found in Azua about one and a half hours from the Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo, its position between the Central Mountains and the sea has a dry climate perfect for cultivating grapes.  I sampled a lovely Temparillo followed by  a French Colombard of a quality to satisfy any connoisseur.

Maria Claudia and Guillermo Mallarino left careers as oncologists in the USA when they fell in love with this location.  ‘We noticed vines growing in gardens’ says Maria Claudia ‘The climate is the same as California so it seemed natural th...

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Famous for its pink sands, turquoise ocean and of course that infamous triangle, the small island of Bermuda with its  quaint Englishness has a charm all of its own. And there is so much more to it th...

A visit to a Kenyan tea farm included an encounter with the local monkeys in a surprisingly English-looking country garden 

I'm taking afternoon tea in the garden of Kiambethu  Farm in Limuru, Kenya an...

LUX FOR LESS

Reflecting on my recent  trip, I am struck by how affordable Luxembourg is. The Luxembourg Card gives free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions, a visitors’ booklet ident...

'Are you aligned with your dreams?' The invocation resonates around the circular temple, echoed by the beat of a shamanic drum. 'This is deep work. Everything is possible. We are going to go deep. I u...

In the Dark Horse in Leslieville, Toronto, locals are devouring butter tarts the size of their fists. If Canada has a national food, it is this, a hybrid creation that is part French tarte au sucre an...

The rainforest lodge is only accessible by water, so I approach by rowing boat, gliding across Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce from the former banana port of Golfito.  My guide Diego gesticulates wildly with...

Thailand has pulled out all the stops to make shopping an adventure, from the glitziest malls to the most rustic of night market.international visitors hungry for the 'next big thing'. Rod Fai, or 'Tr...

Some countries in Africa may be the home of safari, but Mozambique is becoming famous for its sea safari and the chance of see some of the world’s most iconic sea creatures. Whale sharks, manta rays,...

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