Givenchy Pyjamas on Singapore Airlines

A Love Affair with Airline Pyjamas and Sleep Suits

While I would not have been impressed if I was one of the people on the plane that day I can’t help but laugh every time I tell people the story of how a Qantas flight from LA to Melbourne was once delayed over the size of some airline pyjamas. It all happened because some firstRead More

Singapore Airlines Suite Class Review

Double Beds, Dom and Givenchy in the Sky – Singapore Airlines Suites Review

There’s a moment where you check your watch on a long haul flight and realize there’s still eight hours to go. Usually I would greet this with a bit of a sigh and shift my weight in my economy class seat, but on my recent flight from Singapore’s Changi airport to Zurich I was thrilledRead More

Cruising into Venice on Uniworld's River Countess

Cruising Venice on Uniworld’s River Countess

When is a river cruise not a river cruise? It’s a question I ask myself as I look out onto Venice from my floating six star boutique hotel, the River Countess. This beautiful ship can happily glide along the rivers of Europe but my first experience with her is something slightly different. Rather than takingRead More

Magic Mirror TV, Mondrian Hotel Room, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Room Love, Los Angeles

On my first trip to Los Angeles my friends and I stayed in a hotel that didn’t really make an impression. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you which hotel it was, but what I do remember from that trip is going for a drink at the Sky Bar in The Mondrian and wishing IRead More

The Cubitt Room, The GNH, Kings Cross, image courtesy Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London Review

When I lived in London, back at the turn of the century, I would go to Kings Cross for two reasons and two reasons alone. To dance at Fiction in a rather memorable club called The Cross or to catch a train. And even then I’d get in and I’d get out; there’d be noRead More

Miss Kitty Fantastico at The Langham Sydney

Miss Kitty Fantastico’s night at The Langham Sydney

“Shall I order us some room service?” It’s the first time I’ve said that to a cat, but then again, it’s the first time I’ve stayed at a five star hotel with one either. I look at Miss Kitty Fantastico’s furry face and as she looks back, purring away happily, I smile. I’ll confess IRead More

Catching the helicopter from Monaco to Nice Airport

Monaco Helicopter or Taxi from Airport to Hotel

Ah Monaco, the glitz and the glamour. It’s the perfect place to arrive by helicopter and feel like a movie star, or possibly a glamorous spy. But did you know it can cost the same to hop in a chopper as it does to get a taxi from the airport? I know, it sounds crazy,Read More

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Bar, picture courtesy Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Review

Yesterday you may have heard something strange in the distance or felt a disturbance in the force field. Perhaps your dog or cat pricked their ears and curiously put their head to one side. I must apologise for that. That was me, howling ‘Noooooooo!!’ at the news that after ten years, Virgin Atlantic will soonRead More

Hayman Island, Qld

Chef’s Table at Hayman Island, Whitsundays

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I love to travel, and I love my food. So when the opportunity came to travel to the Whitsundays to experience some of the area’s foodie delights, you can imagine what a horrible day that was for me. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it was myRead More