Features - Luxe

Afternoon tea

England’s seventh Duchess of Bedford set the trend for afternoon tea in the late 18th century. Finding herself unable to last from breakfast to dinner, she plugged the gap with a cup of tea and slice of cake in her bedroom, an act that caught on after she subsequently invited friends to join her. Today it’s an indulgent celebration for those fortunate enough to have a spare afternoon. Greg Sunning reveals three great places to ‘take tea’ on your travels.

Bush bashing

Human nature dictates that we all have a measure of self-esteem. So, if we’re truly honest, we all take pride in thinking we’re a good driver. We may have even attended the odd track day.

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Wedged deep in the alpine landscape of Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand’s South Island, Fox Glacier provides spectacular scenery and glacier challenges for those with a sense of adventure.

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Nikki Beach flagship resort opens in Dubai. With spectacular sea views over the Arabian Gulf, this boutique hotel is the first of its kind to open in the region.

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Location, location

New hotel trends across the Qatar Airways network.

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Five gift-able fragrances

As the year draws to a close, fragrances all vie for our attention. Whoever you’re buying for, keep these scents in mind.

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Gluten-free restaurants

Whether by advice or choice, many of us are going gluten-free, avoiding gluten in wheat, rye, and barley for a healthier lifestyle. The great news is that restaurateurs have woken up to the opportunities, and diners’ choices have never been better. So, while typically wheat-light cuisines such as Indian and Japanese remain superb choices, even previously gluten-heavy baked items and pastries are increasingly becoming options through innovative tweaks in the kitchen. Greg Sunning reveals three great places worth seeking out.

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Wild cat

Jaguar’s flagship sports car, the F-Type SVR.

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Sleep out in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is arguably at its most spectacular after night has fallen, and what better way to indulge in this majestic desert landscape than to sleep under the stars.

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Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles

Located on Eden Island, off the coast of Mahé, Eden Bleu Hotel is a luxury base from which to explore the Seychelles.

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Protect yourself from the sun

Rates of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, have doubled in the last 20 years – for instance, the UK registered 14,000 cases and over 2,200 deaths last year. It is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in people aged 15–34.

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