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Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...
Our Dubai sunset soiree

Our Dubai sunset soiree

We hosted a little Arabian-inspired pre-launch party for Grantourismo yesterday here at our villa on The Palm. As is typical of Dubai, our guest list was multicultural, and included Dubai bloggers and ‘tweeps’, and a handful of friends, all from the media, publishing, arts, hospitality,...
Scrambled Eggs with Arabic Sausage and Za’atar Toast recipe

Scrambled Eggs with Arabic Sausage and Za’atar Toast recipe

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a late weekend eggs breakfast, or a slow breakfast on a holiday. After a couple of coffees and an attempt at working your way through the weekend edition of your favourite newspaper, you’re probably getting peckish. One of...
The One About The Cleaver and Other Kitchen Utensils

The One About The Cleaver and Other Kitchen Utensils

In planning for our global grand tour I’ve had to think about what kitchen utensils I will want to use in holiday rentals along the way – and what I can justify taking in my luggage. For starters, I’m going to need a cleaver… It has also...
Deconstructing The Dish: Cooking the Quintessential Plates of Places

Deconstructing The Dish: Cooking the Quintessential Plates of Places

One of the goals of our yearlong grand tour of the world, in which we’ll focus on slow, local and experiential travel, will be to gather knowledge and experiences — an essential ingredient of the traditional grand tour. My focus will be culinary and learning about local cuisines...