Villa Monticello, Ghana’s premier luxury boutique hotel was crowned Ghana’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards (WTA) red carpet African Gala ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on 10th October, 2017. Villa Monticello was also recognized at the ceremony as Ghana’s Leading Boutique Hotel and Ghana’s Leading Hotel Suite for its Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Suite. Since its inception in 2011, the Accra based hotel has won a total of six coveted World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global tourism industry.
The magnet of the prospect of exciting food in a delightful hotel will draw us out of our crowded corner of the South East; a 200 miles’ round trip was well worth the agonies of the Dartford Crossing and the M25.
Now that Winter has arrived it's time to change your skincare and makeup. As the weather gets colder and the central heating goes on, your skin becomes dehydrated and sensitive. If you haven't done so already, it's time to change from lightweight summer moisturisers to something a little more hydrating.
My go to favourite is Manuka Secrets Day Cream which is an all natural skincare from New Zealand, its main ingredient being Manuka honey which is good for all skin types and creates a perfect make-up base.
One of the great benefits of Lavenham is that it is not really on the way to anywhere for most people. This village has grown to be a small town but the centre still has the feeling of a village community. This is possibly because so many of the houses in the centre are of the same Tudor period as there are over 350 Listed buildings from the very grand Guildhall to former bothies. They must share the same endless problems of living in delightful but high maintenance houses. If Lavenham had been in the Home Counties, property developers would be salivating at the numerous sites that th
Photographs by James Mason
So what was looking like a fairly standard week, was suddenly made significantly more exciting when this little gem of an invitation popped up in my inbox! An evening celebrating the latest issue of the UK’s best mens fashion and lifestyle publication, surrounded by male models with a sprinkling of celebrities? Oh go on then!
One customer will shortly be taking delivery of two unique McLarens, created to his individual specification by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). Called the MSO R Coupé and MSO R Spider, they are the latest in a lineage of McLarens produced as personal commissions, a service that sees the customer working closely with MSO to agree the direction, scope and specification of a project.
In the Kremlin no one can hear you scheme. So read a poster outside the building in Warren Street where a screening was held of ‘The Death Of Stalin’, the new film and Soviet satire directed by Scottish satirist and Oscar-nominated Armando Iannucci, which hits British cinemas this October.
Iannucci, who has been described by The Daily Telegraph as the “hardman of political satire” and directed the critically acclaimed ‘The Thick of It’ TV series and the film ‘In The Loop’, was attracted to the graphic novel that was turned into The Death of Stalin.
London-based handbag designer Esin Akan launched her Eponymous label in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. An award-winning graduate of London Business School and Central St Martins, Esin designs ‘smart bags for smart women’, which cleverly adapt to different situations throughout the day.