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IF YOU believe the old Rodgers & Hammerstein song, all you need to do to lift your mood on a bad day is to whistle a happy tune – if only life really were so simple. But it seems that a positive outlook has worthwhile outcomes beyond merely getting you more easily through the day. [...]
The Fellow24 York Way N1 9ATel: 0207 837 3001Cost per person without wine: £25 KING’S CROSS is still a funny old area. Try as the developers might, it’s never quite become the next Hoxton or Angel. And for anyone who prefers a good Burgundy to a hip-hop night, it’s not much of an evening destination. [...]
ST PANCRAS GRANDThis high-profile effort from Searcy’s – designed by interiors guru du jour Martin Brudnizky – is just the place to eat the likes of potted salmon, stew and duck under the eye of a large clock and bulbous, elegant lamps. The soft purr of the Eurostar arriving and leaving is a wonderful aid [...]
THAILANDAnantara, on the north of the island of Mai Khao Beach, is wonderfully tucked away from the main tourist areas of Phuket and Kuoni is now offering seven nights for the price of five, a saving of £366 per person. Each of the 82 villas comes with its own 33 square metre pool, set either [...]
THINK of Mayfair and you probably don’t think of greenery. Sure, there’s tidy old Grosvenor Square for you to spread out in at lunchtime on a sunny day, or the island of grass at the centre of bustling Berkeley Square. There’s even Hyde Park once you take your life in your hands and fight your [...]
DUNDEE WHARF, 100 THREE COLT STREET, E14Price: £1.2mThis eighth-floor apartment is within walking distance of Canary Wharf and has panoramic views over the Thames and the city skyline. The arrival of Crossrail will make it ideal for those who commute in to the City and Mayfair. But unlike some Docklands’ bachelor pads, it comes with [...]
FOR all but those who like the sweaty equipment and tortured grunts that characterise the communal fitness centre, the home gym is the ultimate luxury. Rolling out of bed for a cup of coffee, straight into your gym kit and onto the machines has got to be heaven on a stick from the point of [...]
FilmThe Time Traveler’s wifeCert: 12A BASED on the best-selling and much-loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger, this film has its work cut out from the start. How do you depict a serious love story in which the man has a genetic condition that makes him visibly slide around in time? How do you show the same [...]
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