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Eating out, Food & Drink

Pan-fried Aylesbury farm snails, Dorset black garlic, grilled baby beetroots, confit chicken wings and fried frogs legs served at Angelus restaurant in London, England.

French dining in London: Angelus

Angelus restaurant and lounge (4 Bathhurst Street, London W2 2SD; tel. 020 7402 0083) is a smart yet laid-back, serving seasonal, French style cuisine in the heart of Bayswater. “You can come and have whatever you like with whoever you want; we don’t see, we don’t hear. It can be […]

by × March 24, 2016 × 3 comments

Experiences

Boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.

I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2

Is Muhammad Ali the greatest sportsperson of all time? There’s new fuel for that classic pub debate at the O2 in London, where the exhibition I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2 runs until 31 August 2016. The exhibition conveys the life story and career of the man […]

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Grooming & care

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five blades.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide – an even closer shave

There was a time when having two blades on a razor was revolutionary – one hundred percent more than was then the norm. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five. Inflation, eh? Well, of a sort. While we chunter over the rising price of beer and clothes, the five blades […]

by × March 13, 2016 × 1 comment

Grooming & care

The Bluebeards Revenge shaving foam and brush.

The Bluebeards Revenge – men’s grooming products

Wake up and smell the coffee…there’s nothing like a good, close, wet shave and hot shower set you up for the day. The Bluebeards Revenge have created a range of men’s grooming products to help you look and feel your best. Have you spotted their shaving and hair products in […]

by × March 6, 2016 × 1 comment

Places, Travel

Luxury Spa destination near Ipoh, Malaysia - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat at Ipoh, Malaysia

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a luxury spa and wellness resort with 25 villas set on the edge of jungle close to Ipoh, Malaysia. The resort’s garden villas have private courtyards. Each one has a hot tub, a pool and a dining area. The water villas, meanwhile, overlook a canal. […]

by × February 29, 2016 × 1 comment

Eating out, Food & Drink, Places, Travel

The bar at St Mary's Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland, England.

St Mary’s Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland

The former administrative building of St Mary’s Hospital, an asylum that once treated up to 2,000 patients at a time, is today a gastropub with 11 bedrooms. Known as St Mary’s Inn, you can find this pub and B&B a couple of miles south-west of Morpeth in Northumberland. The hospital […]

by × February 22, 2016 × 1 comment

Experiences

Bait Al Baranda in Muscat, Oman

Bait Al Zubair in Muscat, Oman

If you’re keen to learn about the traditional jewellery and clothing of Oman, then make sure the Bait Al Zubair Museum, in Muscat, should be on the agenda during a visit to the Sultanate. The museum is the home to artefacts providing insights into the heritage, culture and communities of […]

by × February 2, 2016 × 1 comment

Places

The Cornich at Muttrah in Muscat, Oman.

Bait al Baranda museum in Muscat, Oman

The Bait al Baranda provides visitors to Muscat with an overview of the Omani capital’s history and culture. The name of the museum translates as “The Veranda House” because “baranda” is the local pronunciation of veranda. “The building itself is over 100 years old; so it is one of the […]

by × January 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Clothing & accessories, Gear, Kit

Snugpak ML 3 Softie Smock, lightweight outdoor clothing used by mountain leaders, climbing instructors and military personnel.

Snugpak ML 3 Softie Smock

The lightweight Snugpak ML 3 Softie Smock is British-made outdoor clothing designed with input from experts including military personnel, mountain leaders, climbing instructors, meterologists and professional navigators. The smock is designed for use in a mixture of terrains and weather conditions. It provides protection against wind and is effective to […]

by × January 8, 2016 × 3 comments

Footwear

Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots.

Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots

Chunky and comfy, Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots have energy absorbing heels and Thinsulate insulation. They are water-resistant and have steel toe caps and mid-soles, making them ideal for tough work or walking conditions. The soles are resistant to hot contact to up to 300°C. The waxy, leather exterior uppers […]

by × January 1, 2016 × 0 comments
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