This landmark hotel opposite the docks in Southampton, literally on the water and adjacent to the ramparts of the old city, has been revitalised! The legends that are Leonardo Hotels have swooped in, buffed, detailed, improved dining with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and are updating the fabulous family leisure facility as we speak! The […]

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New Bosses from Leonardo Hotels (at the now lesser spotted Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton) are proud to share the beautiful love of the new Spa under the Caudalie brand… We have sampled this selection of products – and sampled the rooms in the 174-bed landmark hotel – it makes sense in terms of Boat […]

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With men’s pampering booming internationally, our beautifully smelling friends at Solid Cologne have used a waxy tip from the ancient Egyptians and produced a series of evocative fragrances for men, presented in wax to be rubbed directly onto the skin. The six delicious scents evolve as the body’s temperature changes throughout the day, and are […]

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The Hilton Hotel has made its mark on more than the skyline of the seaside town, thanks to TV hotshot (and some would say hotpot) of Saturday Kitchen, Food Uncovered, and King of the Wild fame Matt Tebbutt… He has come to Bournemouth as executive chef of quirky Schpoons and Forx, the Hilton’s first restaurant […]

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What you need… 2 cups Pistachios (soaked in water for 4 hours then drained) 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Basil 5 Garlic cloves 1 tsp Salt (Himalayan if you have it) What to do… Place the basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a high-power blender and process until dark green in […]

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Win Dinner for Two in Ocean Palace Chinese Restaurant in the Harbour Heights Hotel, in Sandbanks, Poole. Our dear friend Ken Hom OBE assisted in the curation of the new menu and the authentic Chinese restaurant is making a real impact in its new home in FJB’s Harbour Heights Hotel overlooking Poole Harbour – just […]

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More Like Holiday Gin! It’s always a welcome we love – the Holiday Inn on the M4 – the first step of a great trip, domestic or international out of London Heathrow. The landmark hotel that sits proudly on junction 4 has become more Holiday Gin than Holiday Inn by opening the new ‘Gin Parlour […]

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Tales of the Rover Bank… Just off the A34 and close to the Kassam Stadium – it is hard to believe that one is just minutes away from a 30-acre oasis on the banks of the River Thames. This is where medieval meets modern and it starts with check-in. An open-plan area of lounge, reception […]

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THE PIG group is a personal collection of small lifestyle restaurants with rooms, where the focus is on authenticity and informality of design, food and service There are currently five PIG hotels; THE PIG, THE PIG-near Bath, THE PIG-on the beach; THE PIG-at Combe and THE PIG-in the wall. With an obsessive commitment to home-grown […]

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