Lord Jim’s is the place to go for a long, relaxing, fishy lunch or dinner on the river in Bangkok. It’s like being under the sea as you walk past fish tanks into the oval, glass room with it’s blue hue. The swirling lines on the carpet and ceiling glimmer like the ripples of waves. … Continued
Baan Klang Nam, which means House on the Water, is where the locals go, real Thai, hardly any tourists and absolutely buzzing. This isn’t a romantic hotspot but it is a great family restaurant. You can even take the mother-in-law if she’s tagging along. A converted teak house right on the Chao Phraya River with … Continued
True Grace candle makers have perfected the art of creating different seasons in ones living room, whatever the weather outside. Whether it be the Moroccan Rose of spring or delicious Orangery of bright summer sunshine, the candles infuse a room with balmy scents, much more vibrant than the usual ones on the market. It”s a … Continued
This is a hotel that seeps into your psyche and lures you back time and again. Set amidst scented gardens, overlooking the glinting bay of Mirabello, the Elounda Mare is quintessentially romantic. The traditional whitewashed buildings are stylishly furnished with rugs, antiques, and comfortable furniture, and the overall sense is of space and privacy. It’s … Continued
It’s a hotel restaurant, but you feel as though you’re stepping into a Thai village, simple, cool and spacious, a refuge from the mad bustle of Bangkok. Thiptara, which means ‘heaven on water’, is set beside the Chao Praya River, and is so utterly dreamy and romantic that if you’re not with someone you love, … Continued
The litmus test of a good scent is when both men and women say, Mmmn, you smell divine ! That’s what I’ve had since I turned to Jo Malone’s Grapefruit Cologne (100ml £61.00) beautifully bottled and so catchy that people turn round and notice. The entire grapefruit collection brings rays of sunshine and a zesty … Continued
In the steaming, electric atmosphere of Bangkok, one of the world’s most exciting cities, The Peninsula Hotel is a supercool, sophisticated refuge. Reaching up 37 floors, its panoramic views are the most breathtaking in the city. All the rooms in the W-shaped glass and steel tower overlook the meandering Chao Praya River and awesome sprawl … Continued
The Blue Haven Hotel in Tobago is a perfect place to stay and soak up the island’s lazy days, lush vegetation and glittering turquoise seas. It’s stylish, intimate and welcoming – with a perfect palm-fringed beach of soft sand.