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Château Les Carrasses
Château Les Carrasses review of Château Les Carrasses

Château Les Carrasses is a 19th Century building in the Languedoc area in the South of France. It's a former winery, but looking at it you would be forgiven for not knowing that. It looks more like a glamorous Hollywood...

 

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Saint James
Saint James in Paris
Saint James

As the only château-hôtel in Paris, the Saint James Paris hotel is a sight for sore eyes. It stands minutes away from the Arc de Triomphe, but you would never know once you pass its stone walls. Once you are inside, you might as well have stepped into the realms of Vanity Fair. It is a mansion hotel in every sense of the word, and that first glimpse of its...

Le Cinq
Le Cinq in Paris
Le Cinq

Le Cinq can be found inside the George V Four Seasons Hotel, Paris, offering fine dining at its finest. This restaurant truly does sit at the top of when it comes to exceptional food, first-class services, and breath-taking, opulent surroundings. The whole experience in Le Cinq was faultless from start to finish. From the moment I saw the two wrought iron...

Sushi SORA
Sushi SORA in Tokyo
Sushi SORA

There are good restaurants and there are bad restaurants, there are restaurants with divine food, restaurants with divine views and there are even feel good restaurants that offer an electric atmosphere. Then there are restaurants like Sushi SORA; restaurants which are sort out and not fallen upon, placed few and far between, restaurants that provide more than...

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxford
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons can be found nestled in the beautiful countryside of rural Oxfordshire. The brainchild of Raymond Blanc, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons recently celebrated its 30th birthday. Considering we’d left it that long, we thought it was time to take a look, and find out if it really does...

 

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Four Star Zinque reviews
Los Angeles
 

Zinque is located in West Hollywood on Melrose. It's a small bar and restaurant, with a secluded garden patio area that's home to tables and chairs of various shapes and sizes. We decided to dine outside as it was a lovely...

 
Five Star Bagatelle reviews
Los Angeles
 

Bagatelle is located on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles. It's only open over weekends, so visiting options are limited, but it's more than worth the trip. It's a great venue for those looking for more than just a dining...

 
Five Star Il Cielo reviews
Los Angeles
 

Located near Beverly Hills, Il Celio has a discrete yet intriguing presence. The entrance is an archway nestled in an array of greenery. We passed through into the courtyard where we dined for the evening. There is a romantic...

 
Five Star Skybar reviews
Los Angeles
 

Located inside the Mondrian Hotel in LA is Skybar. An interesting and fabulous location to enjoy something a little different from many of the other bars in LA. Here you can enjoy fine poolside cocktails with stunning views,...

 
Five Star Koi Los Angeles reviews
Los Angeles
 

We have visited Koi in Los Angeles before, and as we had an enjoyable and satisfying experience last time we knew what to expect. It's an intimate restaurant, with attentive staff and an interesting menu. We were once...

 
Four Star Tagine reviews
Los Angeles
 

Tagine is a restaurant owned by Ryan Gosling. It's located on Robertson, Beverly Hills and offers a small and intimate dining experience with fine Moroccan cuisine. There are a small amount of tables, so we advise booking...

 
 
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