Ice Hotel Church @ Jukkasjärvi, FInland

The Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi

All right stop. Collaborate and listen. Ice is back… Every year, when Torne River turns to ice a new Icehotel is created in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, located 200 kilometer north of the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden. The ice of the river is transformed to to form an immersive experience of design and architecture. The hotel is actually in operation all year … Continue reading The Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi

Hotel Cafe Royal Ten-Room

Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

it looks like Can’t cook won’t cook may have finally got an upgrade by the London restaurant scene as the Hotel Café Royal’s Ten Room Restaurant invites diners to submit four or fewer of their own ingredients for the restaurant’s top chefs to concoct a bespoke culinary menu. For £70 a person, and after 48 hours notice of your shopping bag, the chefs will discuss … Continue reading Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

Cutting The Cost Of Your Family Ski Holiday

While ski holidays are great fun for active families, it’s true that they can be much more expensive than sunshine breaks when you factor in the cost of flights, accommodation, equipment, ski passes and so on. But, if you’re determined to enjoy some snow with the family, there are ways to keep the cost down. Here’s how: When should we book? Follow the general holiday … Continue reading Cutting The Cost Of Your Family Ski Holiday

Packing for a Winter City Break: Tips for Him

Winter city breaks are increasing in popularity as more and more holidaymakers realise that a holiday does not have to mean two full weeks in the sun. One way of beating the British winter blues is to treat yourself to a weekend break, such as a romantic escape, ski trip, or shopping and sightseeing. While less time out of the office may be the more … Continue reading Packing for a Winter City Break: Tips for Him

Why holiday in Sardinia this summer?

As the British Big Chill sets in even further, many are finding comfort in thoughts of this year’s summer holiday.  Instead of jetting off to Spain or Portugal this year, why not try the Med’s somewhat forgotten island, Sardinia, and sample a culture as passionate as it is beautiful.  Sardinian legend tells that once God had finished creating the earth, he scattered all the left-over … Continue reading Why holiday in Sardinia this summer?

Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to take Stratford by storm this summer, East London has cemented itself as a ‘must visit’ destination for tourists – many of whom will be taking mini breaks to the capital. With such a huge offering, it can be a cloudy wilderness of possibilities for those strapped for time. So we’ve put together the top five must … Continue reading Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

5 not to be missed pantomimes

5 Not To Be Missed Pantomimes Christmas is on the horizon which means that the pantomime season is officially here. It’s time to dust off you best hisses and boos, slap your thigh and get the kids down to the local theatre, to enjoy this time-honoured, uniquely British tradition. Wherever you are in the country you can guarantee your nearest panto will be a brilliant … Continue reading 5 not to be missed pantomimes

Christmas feasts from around the world

If the thought of another traditional turkey dinner makes you feel deflated, you need a little inspiration to help spice up your Christmas meal. There are loads more options out there if mince pies and prawn cocktail leave you jaded, so why not try looking further afield for menu ideas? Christmas is celebrated in hundreds of ways worldwide so you have plenty more to choose … Continue reading Christmas feasts from around the world

Top Five Christmas Shopping Destinations around Europe

It’s official! There are less than 2 shopping weeks left until Christmas and soon enough shoppers will start to crowd the high streets and toy stores on the hunt for this season’s hottest gifts.  If you’re looking for a more adventurous shopping experience this year, why not head to one of Europe’s greatest shopping capitals to really get you in the Christmas mood.  Whether you … Continue reading Top Five Christmas Shopping Destinations around Europe

Salzburg – Music to Your Ears

Renowned as the birthplace of Mozart, famous for being the beautiful setting for the ever-popular The Sound of Music movie and celebrated for its popular music festival, Salzburg is an elegant and cultural metropolis. Nestled amongst the scenic mountains and lakes of Austria, a visit to this picturesque city is a must for fans of music, culture and history. Classical Chic… Salzburg is a centre … Continue reading Salzburg – Music to Your Ears