Welcome to The Journal

A place to note our travels, share our musings, hot new tips and the most recent must-see, do, go-to places to have caught our imagination; the very best of London and further afield. Welcome to the world of Bon Vivant.

The Best Spas in London

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For a day spa massage, facial, full body treatment or a relaxing day all about you, read our guide to…

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The Best Brunch in London

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From fry-ups to baked goods, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options and free-flowing Champagne, read our guide to the brunch in London….

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Social Wine and Tapas – Jason Atherton in Marylebone

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Jason Atherton’s latest restaurant is Social Wine and Tapas in Marylebone.

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Barry’s Bootcamp London – High-Intensity, Fun Training in Cool Surroundings

Spas

For high intensity interval training, try Barry’s Bootcamp London.

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Wimbledon Restaurants: Where to Eat, Drink and Celebrate the Tennis

Restaurants

Read our guide to the best Wimbledon restaurants and bars.

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The Raffles Istanbul – Hotels and Restaurants in Istanbul

Hotels

We visit some of the best new luxury hotels in Istanbul, namely the Raffles Istanbul, the St Regis and Soho…

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Gondwana Game Reserve, South Africa

Hotels

Situated 20 minutes inland from Mossel Bay at the start of South Africa’s famous Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve is…

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Boschendal Wine Farm

Hotels

Only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, South Africa’s stunning wine region is centred around the towns of Stellenbosch and…

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Ellerman House, Cape Town

Hotels

Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, this Relais & Chateaux property is one of the finest…

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Le Mas de Pierre – A Chateau Hotel in St Paul de Vence

Hotels

We visit the Relais and Chateaux hotel Le Mas de Pierre just outside the village of St Paul de Vence.

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The Best Italian Restaurants in London

Handpicked

From Michelin-starred food to bowls of pasta, meatballs and free-flowing prosecco, read our guide to the best Italian restaurants in…

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – 2015

Restaurants

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony was held in London on Monday 1 June with the world’s top chefs…

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Chateau St Martin and Spa, Vence

Hotels

For a relaxed, elegant hotel in one of the prettiest areas of the South of France, we recommend a visit…

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The Month Ahead – New Restaurant Openings – June 2015

Events

Read our guide to the latest new restaurant openings and events for June 2015

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