My pretty London valentine

From sunset views to Paris’s latest export and spa experiences for two, FOUR’s round up of what to do this Valentine’s Day in London

Cocktails in the sky This weekend is the time to get involved with one of the capital’s biggest attractions, the Coca-Cola London Eye experience, as a series of events launch from tomorrowuntil Sunday. In partnership with The Cocktail Trading Co., the limited experiences include a 60-minute capsule ride on the London Eye accompanied by a series of specially crafted Valentine’s Day themed cocktails, as guests take in the 360-degree...

February 08, 2017

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Luxury and everything in between

With over 4,000 luxury properties across 50 countries – Edge Retreats is a collection of the world’s finest on and off-market luxury villas, curated into a seamless booking experience.

To provide that all important edge and high level of service, a trusted network of professional property managers and owners offer local expertise and on-the-ground support across every destination. Each villa in the collection has been hand-picked by the team’s tastemakers, who scour the globe to create a portfolio of truly exceptional properties. With villas averaging £10k per week right up to £150k a week, Edge Retreats promises...

February 04, 2017

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Nature’s land

With the northern lights becoming an increasingly popular travel destination, now is the perfect time for Aurora-gazers to visit Iceland, writes Kerry Spencer

Iceland is one of those mystical places that I’ve felt inspired to visit for years. Finally, 2013 was my year. A good year, too, as the Aurora Borealis—commonly known as the northern lights—often seen dancing in bright shades of green and pink across the Arctic sky, are supposedly going to be at their most visible in 11 years, from September through to March 2014. Iceland might be a small country, but its diverse landscape is...

January 30, 2017

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Fat of the Land | Humble Roots

Sybil Kapoor explores the Kochi Prefecture in Japan in search of the yuzu – a citrus fruit and Asian cooking staple that’s growing in international stature.

As I wandered through the crowded Farmers’ Market on Sunday morning in Kochi in Shikoku, admiring the persimmons and queuing up for the fluffiest sweet potato fritters, I noticed a pervasive aroma drifting on the mild November air. It was an energising fragrance that hinted at bergamot and grapefruit. “Oh, yuzu!” exclaimed my Japanese companion, sniffing the air in delight. “Can you smell it? It reminds me of my childhood. We...

January 29, 2017

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