Scones became popular when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, England (1788 - 1861), ordered her servants to bring her tea and some sweet breads one afternoon. The sweet breads were what we know call 'scones' and were so well enjoyed that Anna ordered the same treat every afternoon. This was the start of what has now become the very British tradition of 'Afternoon Tea'.
Whether they're scones or scons (with a silent 'e') to you, they continue to be popular around the world. Fay, Local Concierge in Switzerland, shares her recipe for vegan all 'butter' scones. Best served warm, fresh from the oven…
With just 11 weeks until Christmas, there is no better time to
plan a wintry city break. Celebrate the preamble to the holiday
season at an enchanting European city, home to a Christmas market
full of festive fare.
Here are our pick of the must-visit Christmas markets in 2019. Cinnamon spice, mulled wine and jingles await…
In the heart of Switzerland's Four Valleys, Nendaz is an unassuming and unspoilt ski resort often referred to as the 'jewel of Switzerland'. The Four Valleys has more than 400km of runs, freeride and ascents of up to 3300m.
Neighboured by Verbier, Thyon, La Tzoumaz and Bruson, Nendaz combines fresh infrastructure with traditional alpine ambience…and great après ski!
Fay, the Local Concierge at our chalets, shares the top five spots to retire to after a day on the slopes.
October. The month of chunky knits, autumnal colours, pumpkins and, of course, Halloween…
To celebrate the season, Fay, Local Concierge in Switzerland, shares her recipe for Pumpkin Pretzel. Best served warm, fresh from the oven…mmm!
Mallorca. The largest of the Balearic Islands and the star of the Mediterranean. Blessed with stunning natural beauty; a dramatic coastline, azure sea, almond and olive groves, miles of vineyards and postcard-pretty towns, it welcomes millions of visitors every year.
While many holidaymakers land at Palma's Son Sant Joan Airport and make a direct transfer to the nearest stretch of sea and sand, Mallorca is home to dozens of lesser-explored secluded coves and wild calas.
Here are five stunning spots off the beaten path
Chapter-to-chapter, cover-to-cover, under the shade of a palm tree with a cool drink in hand…that slightly beats scanning a few pages of your new book on the morning commute doesn't it?
Holidays are a great excuse to buy a new book and escape into the latest fiction. We've compiled five of our favourite reads this summer.
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