Bovey Castle is a five-star hotel set within a 275-acre private estate with its own championship golf course, offering guests the unpretentious grandeur and sumptuous décor of true English luxury on Dartmoor National Park www.boveycastle.com
In Sussex, Kent or East Hampshire you soon realise nothing is far away whether you want to enjoy the local lanes and villages of the Sussex High Weald and Kent's Garden of England, the sheer variety of our coastline from Whitstable to Chichester Harbour, or the splendour of the South Downs, you will find it all within easy reach and very accessible. We offer you over 170 hand selected properties to choose from. These range from modern apartments in Chichester to wonderful Victorian apartment conversions in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. www.amberleyhousecottages.co.uk
Step back, relax and indulge at milsoms Kesgrave Hall, a contemporary 4-star hotel with 23 fabulous bedrooms ranging from standard through to the ‘top grade’. Plenty of theatre can be found in the restaurant overlooked by the Engine Room, with head chef Stuart Oliver championing all that is great about Suffolk produce. http://www.milsomhotels.com/kesgrave-hall/
Beacon Park Boats is a family-run business offering luxury narrowboat holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick combine their love of design, craftsmanship, boating, engineering and hospitality to give you the very best in canal boat holiday experiences. https://beaconparkboats.com/
Relax in style in the heart of Suffolk’s most beautiful, peaceful countryside: come to Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf & Spa – to stay or simply to enjoy our bars, restaurant and many other facilities. Set in 120 acres of historic parkland and just ten easy miles from Ipswich, child-friendly, family-owned Ufford Park Woodbridge offers you so much more, including:
High-standard hotel accommodation, with 90 en-suite bedrooms, undulating 18-hole championship, par-71 golf course – as used by the PGA EuroPro Tour.Modern. Well-equipped health club with spacious gym and indoor, deck-level swimming pool, and the very latest thermal suite spa and much more! http://www.uffordpark.co.uk/
Beautiful grounds, surrounding a graceful 16th Century Grade 1 listed Country House Hotel. A warm welcome from friendly efficient staff, showing you through to a sumptuous lounge with a roaring log fires during the winter months, papers to read while you relax on deep sofas with a Traditional Afternoon Tea awaiting you after a stroll in the grounds. www.hintleshamhall.com
Bailey Robinson are a British based luxury travel company providing tailor made holidays across hand-picked global locations. Our experts will create a holiday to match your requirements and help you choose the best location for your holiday. www.baileyrobinson.com
Introducing the Elegant Address Luxury Property Group - a Luxury Property Consultancy providing specialist knowledge, unrivalled British bespoke service and a vast portfolio of hand-picked luxury villas, five star hotels, chalets and apartments for rental and sale within some of the world’s most glamorous, exotic and characteristic locations. http://elegant-addresslpg.com/
Give yourself something to look forward to in the New Year with a holiday from Sykes Cottages. With over 4,000 self-catering holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your 2015 getaway. To find out more, visit our website or give us a call. www.sykescottages.co.uk
Hoity-Toity enters the childrenswear market this season as a celebrated UK-made label that fuses a strong design ethos, with a sustainable approach to fashion. The 18-piece collection for girls, playfully embraces English eccentricity and charm. Limited Edition heritage prints and appliques, all produced exclusively by the small in-house design team. The creation of future heirlooms that are made to last, is the essence of this new British brand http://www.hoity-toity.co.uk/
Abercrombie & Kent Villas offer a wide range of luxury villas throughout Europe, from French chateaux to Tuscan farmhouses. As well as beautiful properties, we can also help organise the finer things that make your holiday complete with everything from private chefs to local hosts to help you make the most of your stay. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk
Number One Dart Marina is an exquisite home in a breath-taking location by the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon. For an exclusive destination with a stunning combination of views, luxury and style, within a few steps of Dart Marina Hotel & Spa, see more at www.dartmarina.com/numberone
Enriching the lives of the world's most passionate travellers. Bespoke, luxury experienced based holidays in Asia. Experience is everything! www.experiencetravelgroup.com
Le Mu is a UK brand specialising in occasionwear and accessories that will excite and delight little girls aged 2-9 years. Instilling natural confidence and style, a LeMu dress is a modern classic with sharp tailoring, comfort and elegance. www.le-mu.co.uk
Hideaways cottages provide the perfect escape from busy and stressful lifestyles. Located across the south of England from Cornwall to Kent and up to the Cotswolds and Welsh borders, Hideaways specialises in high quality properties – from idyllic, romantic retreats just for 2 to large barn conversions sleeping up to 22. www.hideaways.co.uk
Something a little different... unusual holiday accommodations such as a Treehouses, gypsy wagons, off-grid places, or cool glamping abodes are our passion. And these alternative, ecologically sensitive holidays are something more of us are seeking out. Increasingly we want things in life that are authentic and unique and our choice of holiday accommodation is reflected in this. www.qualityunearthed.co.uk
At Carrier, we have more than 30 years of experience creating luxury holidays. Our holidays are personal, bespoke and tailor-made to the desires of each holidaymaker, and we leave no stone unturned and no detail overlooked, a perfect holiday choice. www.carrier.co.uk
Caroline’s exclusive, limited edition designs are entirely hand painted hand have a vibrancy and exuberance that is unique. Each piece from her range in its luxurious gift box, make an original and stunning gift and perfect for decorating your table for summer living. www.chh-design.com
Rufus Rabbit, the funny bunny whose gorgeously packaged baby gift range was lovingly created by Anna Danielle, co-owner of the family firm The Little Dog. Dedicated to creating quality gifts with a service to match, Rufus Rabbit always goes the extra mile to create a smile! http://www.rufusrabbit.co.uk/
Atticus & Gilda is a children’s nightwear and accessories brand launched in 2013 by Conchita Scott and Lucy Gaiger . Both from a costume design background they met while working on Phantom of the Opera and have worked together many times since,latterly on Mamma Mia! Many of the trimmings you will find on the accessories are from past productions and will contain a little piece of theatre history. www.atticusandgilda.co.uk.
Beautiful designer nightwear for girls and boys ages 2 to 8. The acclaimed signature is luxurious sustainable fabrics, tailored styling, gorgeous trim and embroidery, while always maintaining exceptional comfort. A piece from the Auraley collection is a wardrobe staple makes the perfect gift. www.auraley.com
Quality Villas was established back in 1986 by Margaret Rees, the current owner, with a handful of villa properties. Today, with the same attention to detail and regard for only offering the best and most sumptuous properties, all enjoying a ‘wow’ factor of some sort, there are close to 500 villas in the portfolio. www.qualityvillas.com
Personally owned and run by Ian and Suzanne Newman, Footpath Holidays has been providing high quality walking holidays in Britain since 1983. Holiday options include guided walking as part of a group, self-guided holidays based in a single centre and self-guided holidays moving on each day and having your luggage transported. Every year Footpath Holidays organises a number of ‘tailor-made’ itineraries e.g. walks associated with pilgrimage routes, James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall, or the Arthurian Legends. http://www.footpath-holidays.com/
Step back, relax and indulge at Maison Talbooth. Twelve individual bedrooms, day spa, outdoor pool (heated to a sizzling 85˚all year), hot tub, pool house and tennis court. Guests dine at the award winning Le Talbooth restaurant beside the river Stour, just a minute away by courtesy car. www.milsomhotels.com/maison
Inntravel specialise in Slow holidays, which reveal the lesser-taken path and offer a truly individual holiday experience. From carefully crafted self-guided walking and cycling holidays, to inspiring winter snow holidays, uncover hidden corners and authentic local experiences along the way. www.inntravel.co.uk
Whether you are looking for contemporary chic or classic comfort, Suffolk Cottage Holidays' stylish, luxury cottages are the very best in Suffolk. In the heart of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our coastal and countryside cottages are set in some of East Anglia's finest locations. www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/
White Rabbit England is a luxury childrens' brand founded in 2001 by sisters Charlotte Thompson and Victoria Sullivan. We design and manufacture lighting and interiors for the nursery and special gifts for little ones. Our award winning White Rabbit lamp represents perfectly the uniqueness and quality of both the design and manufacture of everything we do to create heirlooms of the future. "Designed by us, made for you, keep forever" http://www.whiterabbitengland.com/
The tight knit family business based in North Pembrokeshire represents over 300 fabulous holiday properties throughout the most stunning coastal, countryside and mountainous regions of Wales. They began their business even before the Welsh Tourist Board existed and when they finally caught up Quality Cottages was the first company to be awarded a gold medal for services to self catering holidays in Wales, probably setting the bench mark for future standards. http://www.qualitycottages.co.uk
Wilderness Cottages offer a variety of self catering holiday properties throughout Scotland. These range in size from small cosy cottages, ideal for honeymoon couples and romantic holidays, or larger holiday cottages to sleep from six to twelve. From remote crofts to stays in luxury apartments we have properties to suit all tastes. Many cottages are open all year, have log fires and make pets welcome. http://www.wildernesscottages.co.uk/
Exclusive Escapes provide you with wonderful villas and boutique hotels all exclusive to them. All their villas offer a ‘hotel-service’ with welcome hamper, daily maid cleaning and car hire. Its coastal programme includes top-of-the-range seafront townhouses and a host of brand new opportunities to explore south west Turkey including the introduction of a new region and the launch of a brand new hotel Alavya, and four brand new super chic coastal villas, and guided trekking on a new long-distance path-the Carian Trail. www.exclusiveescapes.co.uk/
Established in May 2012, AliOli Kids burst into the online market and since built a reputation of supplying classic and timeless children’s clothes aged 0 -12 years old and accessories to clients all over the world.Online you will find beautiful baby, children’s clothes, accessories and the AliOli Kids signature sea creature swimwear, as well as a selection of other unique brands that complement the main collection. The products reflect the great design and high quality synonymous with Spanish clothes. http://www.aliolikids.com
The Pier stands proudly overlooking the picturesque harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell rivers. Long established in Harwich, the hotel boasts four stars with two rosettes for cooking. The Harbourside on the first floor of The Pier, is renowned for using locally caught seafood, much of which is landed in the harbour opposite. Head Chef, John Goff takes much of his influence from the sea so Harwich lobster and crab are nearly always on the menu served whichever way you’d like. Stay over and capture the ambience of this delightful old town, a night in The Mayflower suite, complete with telescope is a must! http://www.milsomhotels.com/thepier
Founded by Paul Carberry in 2003, New Zealand in Depth specialise in creating tailor-made holidays to New Zealand. Paul has spent more than a year of his life on the ground in New Zealand and offers a genuine personal service, taking the time to understand his clients, their interests and their needs. This is the only way to create a truly bespoke holiday experience. http://www.newzealandindepth.com/
Powder Byrne is the luxury holiday company for parents. And kids. With over 30 years of experience creating inspiring getaways for active families, we’d love to put together the perfect holiday for you. www.powderbyrne.com
Riverside Lifestyle offer a beautiful holiday let, artisan food and gifts – using our Hampshire lavender we produce jams and chutneys, bath luxuries, olive wood chopping boards and platters and a collection of luxury homely throws, rugs and blankets. Visit www.riversidelifestyle.co.uk
Boutique collection of private holiday houses sleeping 2 to 12 in unrivalled luxury in Cornwall on the idyllic Roseland peninsula. Our properties are ideal for 2 to 12 guests, couples looking for a relaxing holiday together or larger groups of families and friends gathering for a special occasion, reunion or holiday. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break of 3 nights, midweek break of 4 nights or a week or two week holiday we would be delighted to welcome you to St Mawes Retreats. http://www.stmawesretreats.co.uk/
St Brides Bay Cottages offers delightful cottages in superb locations around the North Pembrokeshire Coast. "Welcome" might be a small word, but here it has a very big meaning. The scenery is spectacular, the air is crystal fresh and the villages are full of character. The rugged beauty offers the perfect backdrop for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. www.stbridesbaycottages.com
Synopsis: The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix but Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.
Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away...
The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!
Let Ali McNamara, author of the much-loved From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, bring some sparkling sunshine into your life
Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
This delightful book is the absolute must-read book for your summer reading. We have loved all Ali’s previous books and this is one of her best. You will be completely captivated by this charming story, which has all the ingredients for perfect holiday reading. The fact that it is set in one of our favourite parts of the country only adds to its charm.
Absolutely gorgeous, we loved it. Highly Recommended!
Cool down, relax and enjoy the delights of our latest edit!
BROWN'S LONDON ART WEEKEND: 3RD - 5TH JULY 2015
Brown’s London Art Weekend http://londonartweekend.co.uk which will be happening next weekend, 3rd – 5th July.
An opportunity to experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of the world’s greatest art market destination, 100 Mayfair and St. James’s galleries and auction houses will open their doors to the public for the duration of the weekend. With free talks, walks, and 100 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.
Recommended walks have been designed by some of London’s leading creatives including Nicole Farhi and Paul Smith and will allow the public to discover their favourite haunts. Particularly significant for Nicole Farhi as she opened her first store and restaurant on Bond Street 25 years ago. Having then changed her career from fashion to sculpture, Nicole hosted her first show at Bowman Sculpture in Dukes Street St James’s – her walk truly demonstrates her fondness for the area.
Burlington Gardens will be closed to traffic for the day on Saturday 4th July, with live music, food stalls and art workshops.
Brown’s Hotel, the central hub for the weekend, will host a programme of specialist art talks covering topics from ‘How to start your art collection’ to ‘Fashion in Art’. It is also offering a sumptuous Hix and the Artists all day menu, created by Mark Hix in collaboration with Young British Artists.
VEUVE CLICQUOT MAISON ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PREVIEW OF ITS NEW VINTAGE, LA GRANDE DAME 2006 EXCLUSIVELY AT CLARIDGE’S BAR FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015
Veuve Clicquot Maison is delighted to announce a worldwide preview of its new vintage, La Grande Dame 2006, exclusively at Claridge’s Bar in London for the month of July 2015. The finest expression of the House, La Grande Dame 2006 will be the featured ‘Champagne of the Month’ at the hotel’s prestigious bar before receiving its global launch in October 2015.
The elegant sophistication of Claridge’s Bar is the perfect setting to appreciate the finesse and complexity of La Grande Dame 2006.
The vintage’s rich flavours are a taste to savour and for this exclusive preview launch, Claridge’s Bar will offer La Grande Dame 2006 by the glass or as an elite pairing with Aquitaine Caviar and Jumbo Prawn Tempura to create the ultimate indulgence this summer.
Le Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of Veuve Clicquot’s eight classic Grands Crus vineyards around the villages of Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir (53%) and Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for the Chardonnay (47%).2006 produced superb quality grapes in Champagne: full ripe Pinot Noir and very typical, fresh intense Chardonnay.
Thanks to its long-ageing, La Grande Dame 2006 is an extraordinary complex wine, intense golden yellow in colour with a nose that is mineral at first then floral, with hints of fresh fruit (vine peaches and pears) and finally overlaid with hazelnut and toasted almonds. After a few minutes, the aromas become even richer, with notes of brioche, nougat, ginger and preserved lemon. The palate is at once full, silky yet crisp and the minerality of the chalk resonates through the fleshy structure, adding to the length of the finish.
Claridge’s Bar is open from Monday to Saturday from noon until 1am and on Sundays from noon until midnight. For more information on Claridge’s Bar and the various offerings please visit the website http://www.claridges.co.uk/
Follow us on facebook
PIMM'S LAUNCHES TEAPOT POPUP BAR FOR WIMBLEDON FORTNIGHT
Pimm’s has completely transformed South Molton Street into a grassy summertime sanctuary for the next two tennis-filled weeks! The pop-up comes complete with white picket fences, a Pimm’s Teapot Bar serving the Great British tipple and specially designed Pimm’s cocktails with all the trimmings – chocolate covered strawberries and classic finger sandwiches!
What’s more – there will be screens showing all the tennis matches, so you can make the most of those precious summer rays while you soak up sporting highlights. No booking necessary, but space is limited – arrive early to avoid disappointment.
WHAT: Pimm’s Teapot Pop-Up Bar
WHERE: South Molton Street, London
DATES: Tuesday 30 June to Sunday 12 July
TIME: Each evening from 7PM to 9PM