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World’s best chocolate spas

What’s the next best thing to eating chocolate? Bathing in it of course – so to celebrate Chocolate Week, from October 8-14, we’ve found you some of the world’s best chocolate spas. From chocolate bean polishes to cocoa whipped baths and thick chocolate massages these treatments help firm and moisturise the skin while giving it an extra boost of antioxidants.

Antigua

Experience taste of the Caribbean at Antigua food festival

If your destination checklist includes sun, sea, sand and great food then look no further than Nonsuch Bay in Antigua, which is set to host its first gourmet festival this November.

Downtown Philadelphia

Best places to be and be seen in... Philadelphia

Philadelphia may not be the first place you’d think of for chic underground cocktail bars and swanky sky-high restaurants. But, as a city that is often disguised as New York in films, Philadelphia has its fair share of stylish bars, lounges and underground speakeasies.

Carpaccio of courgettes with goat's cheese at El Olivio Restaurant, Deia, Mallorca

Gourmet Mallorcan cuisine at El Olivio restaurant in Deia

The small quaint village of Deià on the island’s north coast is the epitome of luxury Mallorca, home to stylish celebs and some of the best hotels and restaurants on the island. The best of these is the opulent La Residencia hotel and its restaurant – El Olivio, serving gourmet Mallorcan cuisine.

World's best places to eat cupcakes

World's best places to eat cupcakes

It's almost the end of National Cupcake Week, so we thought we'd give you a little Friday afternoon treat. In recent years the cupcake has taken the world by storm, becoming the latest fad in the world of desserts. You can now find them at major fashionable events and are even being used in place of wedding cakes.

Treat yourself to a luxurious meal in Ireland

Where to dine in Ireland

Ireland is home to some splendid restaurants, so if you have made use of Irish holiday deals and been able to save yourself a bit of cash, you can treat yourself to a luxurious night out without feeling guilty. Here are some of the most renowned eateries in the country.

Jade Jagger opens new restaurant in Bodrum, Turkey

Jade Jagger opens new restaurant in Bodrum, Turkey

Jade Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger has opened a new glamorous restaurant, The Secret Garden, in the Turkish resort of Bodrum.

Crystal Cruises launch new wine and food themed cruises

Crystal Cruises launch new food and wine themed voyages

Crystal Cruises is to launch a range of food and wine themed voyages headlined by culinary experts from around the world.

Afternoon tea at the Cavendish in London

Afternoon tea at the Cavendish in London

Afternoon teas are becoming all the rage across the UK, now a popular girly day out, hen do or birthday celebration. So, we sent our writer, Esme Fox for tea at three to discover what this revived fad is really all about.

Copenhagen to hold Nordic cooking festival

Copenhagen to hold Nordic cooking festival

Copenhagen is to celebrate its Nordic culinary heritage during its Copenhagen Cooking festival which will be held from August 24 to September 2.

Olives are common in Cypriot dishes

A guide to Cypriot cuisine

One of the best things about going on a luxury holiday to Cyprus is having the chance to try the local cuisine. Cypriot food borrows more than a few ingredients from neighbouring countries, yet still manages to conjure up some unique flavours.

Japanese is now third most popular holiday cuisine

Japanese is now third most popular holiday cuisine

A new study has found that Japanese is now the world’s third favourite cuisine when on holiday.

Is this the most expensive meal on a cruise ship?

Gold leaf risotto introduced onto luxury cruise

The introduction of a very rare ingredient to a dish on Le Champagne's menu means that the Sliversea cruise ship may be serving the most expensive meal ever available on the high seas.

Top dishes to try in Guernsey

Top dishes to try in Guernsey

You can have a luxurious getaway when staying in self-catering accommodation, as you'll discover when arriving on a flight to Guernsey and entering your holiday home. Here, you'll be able to pamper yourself with homemade dishes made from local ingredients.

The world’s most expensive bottle of wine

The world’s most expensive bottle of wine

Penfolds, a Southern Australian based winery has just released the world’s most expensive bottle of wine. The wine is on sale for a staggering £109,000 per bottle and is sold in specially designed hand-blown glass ampoules.

Sample a Sally Lunn Bun in Bath

Sample a Sally Lunn bun in Bath

Treating yourself to afternoon tea is a key ingredient of any chic getaway and if you're planning to book a Bath holiday home, you're in for a treat. Pop along to Sally Lunn's, where you can sample an iconic Sally Lunn bun with your brew.

New chocolate lovers’ city break opens in Edinburgh

New chocolate lovers’ city break opens in Edinburgh

Travellers can now enjoy a gourmet getaway to Edinburgh with a new chocolate lovers’ city break which has been launched by luxury boutique chocolatiers, Coco Chocolate and Princes Street Suites, prestigious city centre apartments.

Mediterranean festival food recreated by your own personal chef

Mediterranean festival food recreated by your own personal chef

A specialist villa company - Coastline, is offering guests staying in Mallorca or Corsica, the chance to enjoy traditional fiesta fare recreated by their own personal chef from the comfort of their own villa.

The world’s most expensive ice cream sundae with 23-karat gold

The world’s most expensive ice cream sundae with 23-karat gold

The Frrozen Huate Chocolate Sundae at New York’s Serendipity 3 restaurant is the world’s most expensive dessert at $25,000 USD (£12,000).

A dish from Mugaritz - 3rd best restaurant in the world

Spain and USA best for top restaurants

Spain and the USA are the top countries for the world’s best restaurants according to Restaurant Magazine, who announced the world’s top 50 restaurants today.

World’s best places for wine tasting holidays

World’s best places for wine tasting holidays

Imagine cycling from vineyard to vineyard through the rolling green hills, sipping your favourite Pinto Grigio, Merlot or Chardonnay, paired with world class gourmet cuisine and beautiful scenery - this is a relaxing holiday at its most luxurious. We’ve come up with a list for you of the world’s best places for wine tasting holidays.

World’s best restaurant comes to London

World’s best restaurant comes to London

Danish restaurant Noma, twice voted the best restaurant in the world at the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards’ in 2011 and 2013, will be setting up a temporary pop-up restaurant in the ballroom at Claridge’s Hotel in London.

The Caribbean chocolate cruise

Chocolate cruise comes to the Caribbean

Learning to make chocolate, whilst sailing the azure oceans of the Caribbean - that's the experience that a new cruise is offering foodie travellers who want to explore the iconic luxury island destination.

Afternoon tea at the athenaeum hotel

The athenaeum hotel is named London’s top place for afternoon tea 2014

The athenaeum hotel, located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, has been awarded the prestigious Tea Guild Award for the Top London Afternoon Tea.

Company launches singles’ wine and champagne weekends

Company launches singles’ wine and champagne weekends

Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours has now launched a range of champagne and wine weekends in across Europe, ensuring holidays with like-minded travelling companions.

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In search of the real Mallorca

La Residencia Hotel, Deia, Mallorca

Not content with her solely her teenage clubbing memories of Mallorca, Esme Fox goes in search of a more rustic and luxurious side to the Spanish island at the renowned La Residencia Hotel.

Quirky luxury hotels - A Room for London

Quirky luxury hotels - A Room for London

Though not technically a hotel, this room could possibly have the best view in the whole of London. When you picture this you’re probably imagining an exclusive pent house suite on top of some iconic building, not a wooden boat perched precariously on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre, as if left there by retreating floods.