Wellness

Fitness Finesse: 6 healthy reasons to go running on holiday

28 Jun , 2017  

Holidays and foreign travel can often play havoc with even the most disciplined of fitness regimes and for many people time away usually means disruption to one’s exercise routine. Even with the best intentions, finding time and motivation for a quick work out or spritely jog when in new surroundings or the holiday-mindset can be […]

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Destination

The Summer Cottages of Newport

7 Jun , 2017  

Renowned for being the summer home of America’s wealthiest families during the gilded age of the 1920’s, the famed mansions, or ‘summer cottages’ as they were ironically  known, of Newport, Rhode Island are now a lustrous reminder of an extravagant by-gone era that was characterised by opulence and excess. Once alive with the sound of […]

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Charity Work

A Chance to be a Child: Messiah’s Story

13 Apr , 2017  

On 23 March 2017, The Grace Foundation, through its ‘Give with Grace’ initiative, presented its second annual donation to SOS Children’s Villages, which amounted to  $72,700. The event took place at The Mayflower Grace in Washington, Connecticut, in the presence of Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages USA, and the senior leadership team of […]

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Destination

A Romantic Getaway to Santorini

27 Feb , 2017  

Regarded by many as the most romantic of all the Greek islands, Santorini’s dramatic landscape, picture perfect clifftop villages and breath-taking sunsets have all helped to shape this enchanting island into the perfect location for an intimate summer break among lovers, both young and old.  With whitewashed towns, pretty blue domed churches, warm Greek hospitality […]

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Wellness

A Spiritual Escape: 5 Benefits of Practicing Yoga on Holiday

7 Sep , 2016  

Long before Prometheus, helper of mankind, trickster and master craftsman, people were attuning themselves with the practice of yoga and meditation. To learn more about these powerful healing properties, we spoke to our resident yoga expert at Grace Santorini, Sjaan van de Langenberg. Here, she shares her thoughts on the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation […]

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Destination

The Topography of Cafayate

7 Sep , 2016  

Cafayate (or, cah-fah-zha-tay as the locals pronounce it) used to be a backpacker’s dream but now it’s serious business for serious wine makers and romantics escaping the humdrum existence of city life. You can even spoil a walk by playing on one of the country’s best golf courses – preferably with a glass of crisp Torrontes in […]

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Wellness

BEAUTY AT HOME: GET THE GLOW BY UPPING YOUR DIY GAME

2 Sep , 2016  

As well as saving money and ditching potions filled with mystery ingredients, you’ll find that most effective skin treatments are already in your home. We teamed up with the experts at The Mayflower Grace Spa to bring you DIY beauty at home.   THE MAYFLOWER GRACE OAT MASK An all in one moisturiser, exfoliator and deep cleanser. […]

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Food + Drink

Fabulous Foodie: Lobster, Fettuccine, and Cognac Coral Butter Sauce

2 Sep , 2016  

Here at Grace Hotels…we think that everyone should have that one showstopper which tests your culinary capabilities and is a crowd-pleaser at any dinner table. Step forward…steamed lobster nestled on fettuccine with Cognac coral butter sauce! Created by Derek Bissonnette, Executive Chef at The White Barn Inn.   Ingredients (serves 4)  4 x 1.5 Pound Lobster 1 lb. Fresh Fettuccine 0.5 […]

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Wellness

Reconnecting with Nature: the Benefits of Forest Bathing

2 Sep , 2016  

Those who have never partaken in the immersive experience of forest bathing, which is rapidly growing in popularity, might be wondering how you actually take a bath in a forest. One does not need to wait for it to rain. In fact, there is no water involved at all. This much talked about therapy was […]

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Food + Drink, People

The Mayflower Grace: The Mind behind the Menu

2 Sep , 2016  

‘Because the palate tastes passion.’ In an interview with food wizard chef Isaac Olivo, Isaac talks about his own inspirations for the new menu at The Mayflower Grace, and why passion is the difference between extraordinary dining experiences, and those that pass without a thought. With his flair, originality and passion, Chef Isaac has created dishes […]

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