Recently we booked some of our favourite travellers a week-long stay at the beautiful Birkenhead House in Hermanus. While the annual accolades from Condé Nast and other tastemakers are well-deserved, it's the clifftop location of this beach house that we adore. Whether for breakfast, dinner or even a massage, this perch provides all the reasons we need to add it to "Tables We Love".
In a country full of fantastic lodges, Otahuna is one of New Zealand's best. The grand house built in 1895 is lovely, but we all know it is the people that make the difference, in this case it is chef Jimmy McIntyre. In our series of Tables We Love, we present two very different experiences Otahuna can provide. A fabulous lunch with a view and a divine dinner fit for royalty both wonderfully prepared by Jimmy. Two Impresarios have been to Otahuna and we agree it offers some of the best eating in New Zealand.
Imagine sitting down in talcum powder-soft sand for a candle-lit meal with that special someone, and that view stretched out in front of you. We present another table that we love, this time from Zanzibar, created by Mnemba Resort, one of the dreamiest we've ever seen!
We travel to eat. A great table adds to the experience of a trip.
We love this one placed at the edge of the Sahara in Morocco. Dar Ahlam, a Relais & Chateaux hotel near Ouarzazate gets it.
Spend a Luxury Christmas in Australia
We've got a family of three heading Down Under for Christmas this year!
They'll be hitting up the big city (Sydney) for three days, exploring the wildlife of Tasmania for seven days, and experiencing the beauties of the Great Barrier Reef on Hamilton island for four days.
We love this pic, showing people eating fresh oysters straight from the sea with a lovely glass of local Tasmanian wine.