Riga – Arts, architecture, culture and black balsam

Located on the crossroads between Western and Eastern cultures, and with a turbulent history, it is clear that many nations have left their footprint on Latvia, yet the country remains steeped in its own traditions. Today it is an enlivening combination of rich history and contemporary cool, and its capital, Riga, is quickly becoming a coveted destination, particularly for those with a passion for the arts.

 

 

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Grecotel Corfu Imperial

The recently remodelled Corfu Imperial Hotel is situated on a stunning private peninsula with vistas overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea. A destination steeped in natural beauty, Corfu with its turquoise waters, towering cypress trees, golden-sand beaches, handsome Italianate architecture and unique cuisine, makes for an unforgettable holiday.

 

Grecotel Corfu Imperial

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Villas on the French Riviera

A true paradise, the Côte d’Azur is widely renowned as one of Earth’s most luxurious destinations. For decades the world’s elite has descended on the French Riviera, drawing inspiration from its mesmerising Mediterranean views as much as they do from the royalty, diplomats, actors, artists and entrepreneurs that rub shoulders there. Here are five of the Riviera’s most striking villas and little about who owned them.

 

Villas on the French RivieraI and the kids are in the gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

 

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Spiritual awakening

Did you know that Ayurveda is one of the oldest sciences known to mankind? Indian medical science is probably as old as the Indus Valley Civilisation, dating back to 3000 BC. We’re talking Early to Mid Bronze Age here – around the same time as Egyptian civilisation was developing, and much before the Greeks, Romans or Anglo-Saxons ever took power.

 

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Goodness of divine healing – Ayurveda

I’ve always been fascinated by alternative medicines, be it homeopathy, mineral treatments or Ayurvedic medicine.

When I was little, my grandmother would give me special herbal teas with rose leaf or sea buckthorn, berry jams during winter and in summer months she’d make me special plantain compresses for the numerous cuts, stings and bruises I’d obtain while running in the garden.

Some of these things you take with you throughout your lifetime, passing them onto your own children, while other tips and tricks you pick up en route.

 

 

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Lose yourself in the luxury of Les Cinq Djellabas, Marrakech

Expect fine dining, shady olive-tree lined gardens, sweeping terrace vistas of the Atlas Mountains, beautifully manicured gardens and a whole host of Morrocan tradition when you step inside the 5-star surrounds of Les Cinq Djellabas – a discreet oasis nestled on the outskirts of bustling Marrakech.

 

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The magic of Marrakech

 

 

The hectic pace of Marrakech is something no guidebook can prepare you for. A truly intoxicating mix of relentless hustle and bustle, unfamiliar scents, fairytale-like vistas, bright palettes, mouth-watering morsels, markets, mountains and a whole lotta magic – Morocco’s megapolis is somewhere everyone should experience at least once. Here’s a rundown of our favourite things to do…

 

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Tremezzo

 

Awash with incomparable Italian design and overlooking the country’s most iconic lake, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo has over a century of rich history.

An Art Nouveau landmark, visitors can expect to be greeted with unparalleled vistas of Lake Como, Villa Carlotta’s famed gardens and the stunning Grigne mountains. Reopened in March for the Spring season with a host of new activities on offer, the lavish facilities have gone from 5-star to off the darn scale!

 

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