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Raw Wine announces London 2020 dates

Raw Wine Fair London 8th & 9th March. Raw Wine Week 4th -11th March 2020 sees the ninth RAW WINE London returning to The Store X in Covent Garden, with over 120 carefully selected low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wine producers from around the world showcasing their fine drinks to the trade and consumers.  Alongside the natural wine strongholds of France and Italy, RAW WINE is excited to welcome a trio of northern European producers to London for the first time. A wine producer from the Netherlands who has farmed organically for decades and eliminated all copper and sulphur usage from the vineyard; an urban, natural wine producer from Finland; and a Danish distillery that crafts sell-out seasonal spirits and was described by Wired as “the Noma of wonderful booze”! Trailblazer of the natural wine movement worldwide, Isabelle Legeron MW’s portfolio of events now includes sell-out fairs in New York, L.A, Montréal, Berlin and London. All promote wines farmed cleanly that are harvested by hand and made without excessive use of processing and additives. Visitors to the fair will also …

Say 'I do' in Greece

Why Grand Resort Lagonissi in the Athenian Riviera is the ideal place to get married. With Valentines just a couple of weeks away, it’s not surprising that thoughts of love and marriage are high on the hot topic list. With many couples opting to escape to picturesque and sunnier climes it is not surprising that the Grand Resort Lagonissi proves a popular choice. Located in a beautiful setting and offering impeccable gastronomy and sunny weather, Grand Resort Lagonissi has a dedicated wedding team to make your special day is a perfect one. Fairy-tale Backdrops and Award-Winning Venues The azure of the Aegean Sea, meticulously landscaped greenery and sweeping views of the coastal landscape paint the perfect picture. The multi-awarded wedding venues offer a catering potential for up to 1,200 guests. Exchange vows at the traditional white Greek chapel or on the beach with the sun rays beaming down on you. Nestled in an isolated and spellbinding location on the south water’s edge of the peninsula, the Veghera Club is a dreamy spot for your wedding party …

A Spring staycation for city dwellers in the Langdale Valley

Brimstone Hotel & Spa offers city dwellers the perfect opportunity to kick off their heels and say goodbye to their suits this Spring. The Lake District hotel in the stunning Langdale Valley has a unique offering, which appeals to both spa lovers and adventurers alike. With direct train links across the UK from Oxenholme and Windermere, Brimstone is easily accessible from a range of UK cities and a complimentary pick-up service from the station means urban residents can have an easy, breezy journey to the Lakes. For a staycation of ‘slothing’ guests can enjoy Brimstone Spa, available solely to guests at the Langdale Estate. Brimstone guests receive complimentary access to the spa which is complete with a private spa suite for two, seven thermal experiences, an infinity pool, a range of chill-out areas, ten treatment rooms offering specially-developed ‘Pure Alchemy’ treatments and a deli.   Brimstone’s stylish suites are the ideal place to head back to after a day in the spa, with private balconies, wood-burning stoves, gorgeous feature-bathing experiences and mood lighting control pads. Worn …

Cheese-themed hotel offers grate stay for fromage fanatics

Café Rouge opens the world’s first cheese suite Cheese-obsessed Brits need look no further for their latest fix, as the world’s first “cheese themed hotel” comes to London town from 29th January – 6th February.  The unique concept known as The Cheese Suite, has been commissioned by French bistro restaurant Café Rouge to celebrate its new extra cheesy menu, after reports reveal that around 700,000 tonnes of cheese is consumed each year, with each cheese loving Brit gobbling up approx. 27.4 grams of the good stuff every single day.  Of this figure, 20,000 diners at Café Rouge have treated themselves to cheese afternoon tea, and the number of Beef Bourguignon Burgers sold in one year put in a row would be enough to line the Champs Elysee ten times over.  Situated in the heart of London in Camden, this cheese themed getaway is really too gouda to miss out on. Fromage fanatics will be able to feast their eyes on cheese-themed wallpaper, throws and cushions as well as take selfies for the ‘gram of giant cheese installations, …

Beethoven's Birthday Bonn-anaza; celebrate one of history's greatest composers with Maritim Hotels

This year marks the 250th birthday of musical pioneer Ludwig van Beethoven. For those looking to experience his life, work and impact on classical music first-hand, international hotel chain Maritim has orchestrated the perfect package that comprehensively explores one of history’s greatest composers.  The package includes two overnight stays at the Maritim Hotel Bonn, located in the heart of the city of Beethoven’s birthplace. To help guests explore the historic city, a Bonn Regio WelcomeCard is included, providing complimentary public transport and free entry to more than 20 museums around the city. A gourmet three course dinner, Maritim’s signature lavish breakfast buffet, a Beethoven wine gift and a welcome cocktail are also included in the package.  Maritim Hotel Bonn is ideally situated between the Rheinaue and the Museum Mile with unparalleled connections to Cologne Bonn airport via the main railway station and motorway. The hotel has 410 stylishly furnished rooms and 41 suites, as well as four unique restaurants serving a wide range of renowned cuisines. Additionally, guests can relax at the hotel’s swimming pool with jet stream and …

Steigenberger Alcazar Hotel wins accolade in Luxury Lifestyle Awards

Sharm El Sheikh and the Red Sea coast have provided the backdrop to many memorable holidays.This year the Steigenberger Alcazar hotel became the winner of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards (LLA) in the category of ­The Best Luxury Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The 5-star Steigenberger Alcazar Hotel is situated in an excellent location in the beautiful area of Nabq Bay, nearly 15 minutes away from the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. The hotel offers 610 luxury rooms that create an unrivalled holiday experience for all guests. 99 of these rooms have direct access to the swim-up pool. There are also twelve suites 5 of them with private pools and two villas with private pools, as well for guests seeking maximum comfort and exclusivity. The hotel’s surroundings are landscaped with expansive gardens, creating beautiful greenery surrounding the pools.One of the landmarks of Steigenberger Alcazar Hotel is a marvellous 35,000 square meters private sandy beach. Impressive underwater scenery makes this area an ideal place for snorkelling and diving. The hotel also offers various land-based activities for sports …

Retreat to the Alps with Virgin Limited Edition’s wellness getaways

Those looking for a luxury break with a difference in 2020 can head to the Swiss Alps for an unforgettable wellness getaway at Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat, The Lodge. For the ultimate yoga, ski and holistic wellness break, enjoy a bespoke four-day retreat led by Larah Davis, founder of Ibiza Retreats and Wholeycow Verbier from 15th March. The retreat will focus on looking after the mind, spirit and body, empowering guests to replenish and revitalise. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge in Verbier, for a wellness journey like no other, as well as experience the luxuries of one of Verbier’s most exclusive lodges. Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 3,765 – (£2,955 based on today’s current exchange rate) per person based on double occupancy. Guests will be able to spend their days meditating, practising yoga and skiing in the snowy mountains. Between working on their strength, balance and well-being, they can retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. The brand-new outdoor hot tub makes for the …