Destination

Six Reasons to Visit Casco Viejo

17 Mar , 2017  

Internationally renowned for its rustic beauty, unabashed authenticity and distinct local charm, no trip to Panama would be complete without a visit to bustling Casco Viejo. Dwarfed by the modern day shiny skyscrapers and lavish residential condominiums that have sprung up around it, and set within the shadows of international commerce and the widespread social […]

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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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Culture

From Mykons to Mykonos

2 Sep , 2016  

Ever wondered where the name Mykonos might come from? According to Greek mythology, Mykonos owes its existence to the island of Delos. Here we delve into the myth that tells of some brutal events which quite literally shaped the island. Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, god of the sun, was tormented for years by fearful […]

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Culture, Food + Drink

The History of Wine in Argentina and Cafayate

7 Sep , 2016  

The History of wine in Argentina and Cafayate Viticulture was brought to Argentina during the Spanish colonization and later on by the Christian Jesuit missionaries (they were clearly onto a good thing!). It was Father Juan Cedrón who established the first vineyard in Argentina in the 16th century with cuttings from the Chilean Central Valley. The wine industry […]

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