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John O'Ceallaigh

Digital Luxury Travel Editor and London Editor — The Telegraph

It's 'O'Kelly'. @TelegraphLuxury Travel Ed;@TelegraphTravel London Ed; Ultratravel Contributing Ed. Tweet about luxury travel & London stuff. IG @johnoceallaigh

Something Special: secret Venice revealed on The Gritti Palace's speedboat tour — It was an hour into our private speedboat tour of the islands surrounding Venice when the true purpose of the city's "must-do" gondola rides suddenly occurred to me: by confining millions of slow-moving tourists to the congested waterways immediately surrounding the Grand Canal, they cleverly ensure the lagoons and island villages that ring the city centre are reserved for the enjoyment of solitude-seeking locals.

Moroccan-style glamping and complete escapism in Kasbah Tamadot's Berber tents — Set, at 1,350 metres high, into a mountainside and overlooking the Asni Valley, the property is enveloped by gardens abundant with figs, peaches, walnuts and pomegranates, and guests walking its grounds might encounter slowly shuffling tortoises, drifts of butterflies and darting birds radiant in neon green and cobalt.

Something Special: flowers at Four Seasons George V-Telegraph

London public art design and free installations — Taking place this year from September 17 to 25, the London Design Festival celebrates the best of domestic and international design and provides something of a treasure trove for design aficionados - until its conclusion, venues throughout the city will host ingenuous pavilions, unique installations and various other testaments and tributes to the transformative towers of intelligent and unexpected design.

The revival of Concorde — James will be well placed to cater to that demographic. During the aircraft's heyday, he worked as a tour operator and chartered Concorde 19 times for luxury trips. A particularly extravagant excursion was a one-day visit to the pyramids in Cairo in 1982; priced at £780, it was marketed as the most expensive day trip in the world.

Setting sail for the Cannes Yachting Festival — As yachting events go, for glamour nothing quite matches the late-September Monaco Yacht Show - the proliferation of superyachts jostling for space in the principality's harbour is a sight to behold - but its reputation for showcasing new and unexpected vessels is ensuring the annual Cannes Yachting Festival continues to

British Airways offers free upgrades to first class — Also of appeal will be the opportunity to dally before flights in the airline's expanded network of first-class lounges. BA's Concorde Room lounges are available exclusively for customers booked in first class.

the savoy royal suite review dream suite — 's most lavish abode, the newly opened Royal Suite provides all the grandeur you'd expect from one of London's most lauded grande dames, as well as a unique perspective on modern-day London. A procession of Thames-facing rooms stretching across the hotel's fifth floor, the suite's views of the South Bank are compelling, ever-changing and entirely peerless.

four seasons george v paris wine cellar cave something special — When Le Cinq, the restaurant at the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris, was awarded its third Michelin star in February, it provided warmly welcomed confirmation that this is one of the best fine-dining establishments in the city. What has long been without dispute, however, is that the hotel is a haven for wine lovers.

Notting Hill Carnival 2016 guide: Everything you need to know — London's Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival. About 500 people attended that year; now up to 2 million people go each year.
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Sep 22, 2016

The House of Givenchy’s first spa in Monaco and third spa worldwide will open at @MetropoleMonaco hotel in February #luxurytravel

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@MO_LONDON I didn't realise you did so many treatments for men; look great - thanks for the alert

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