Champagne Afternoon Tea at the 5* GL Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona

The 5* GL Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona has introduced Afternoon Teas with difference. Think Paris and London and between 16-19 every afternoon you can partake of their Majestic Champagne Fashion Tea with delicious treats by Nandu Jubany (Majestic’s one-star Michelin chef) and a live pianist in El Bar.

Majestic Fashion Tea

The hotel in Paseo de Gracia is surrounded by national and international fashion shops, so when you’ve shopped til you drop or need a little refreshment to be ready for more, pop into the Majestic for a sumptuous treat.

Two types of menu are on offer with bite-size sweets and savouries, tea, coffee, chocolate and champagne. Choose between five designer eclairs: Perugia by Brunello Cucinelli, Pasion Romana by Bulgari, Sweetie by Jimmy Choo, 2015 by Rosa Clará y Fiamma by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Bulgari Eclair
Bulgari Eclair

Majestic Fashion Tea
A delicious eclair to your choosing, homemade Majestic plum cake and hot beverage.
Price: 16€

Majestic Champagne Fashion Tea

Start with a savoury bite, the choice of eclair accompanied by a glass of Champagne Ruinart, followed by an eclair from the Fashion Menu, a slice of homemade Majestic plum cake, a macaroon and a hot beverage.
Price: 31€

Just the thing to take the weight off your feet before heading out to burn off the calories and do some more shopping.

The Best Luxury Spanish Villas

The luxury Spanish villa market has a huge range of exclusive villas, styles and prices. Is a personal chef a must? Do you want an isolated property? Games room? Spa? Horse riding on site? So many decisions and choices to be looked at and made, but where do you start looking?

I’ve put together three of my favourite sites, picked and linked to my personal choice of property on mainland Spain from each one of them. Some sites focus only on Spain, while others feature fabulous villas worldwide.

From Abercrombie & Kent Villas I’ve chosen Villa Sancha in Ronda, Andalucia. Not far from the Costa del Sol but world’s away in scenery and calm. Villa Sancha has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12. Just 10 minutes from Ronda, one of my favourite small Andalucian towns, and the gorgeous White Villages and with great views of Grazalema National Park.

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From Elegant Resorts it’s a more modern touch near the coast at the stylish golf Villa El Cano. With 10 bedrooms, sleeping up to 25 guests this villa with Mediterranean views next to Los Flamingos golf course may well keep you on site with gymnasium, sauna and hot tub, two swimming pools and huge gardens. If not Puerto Banus and Marbella are just a short drive away.

Villa El Cano

The Big Domain – My choice on The Big Domain, as the name suggests offers large houses for groups, is Mas de la Serra, Catalonia. An eight-bedroom stone farmhouse sleeping up to 20 people. This is a real getaway set in 60 acres within the mountains in the lesser known town of Teruel in the region of Aragon, inland between Barcelona and Valencia.

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If you’d like help and advice with your holiday planning just contact me via my Only Spain Trip Planning Service.

Luxury Classic Cars

Malaga Automobile Museum not only holds a great array of classic cars but the building itself has an interesting history. Housed in an old 1923 tobacco factory the collection of over 90 classic cars is laid out in various themes, such as Belle Epoque and Dolce Vita 50s giving you the whole era-feel of art and design when each car was being driven and a mannequin decked out in period dress.

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If you’re a lover of Hispano Suiza, Bugatti,Delage, Packard, Auburn, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes and Ferrari complete with leather-trimmed ostrich or crocodile, rare woods, Lalique mascot, dashboard-pearl, ivory and silver handles, they’re all here.

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There’s also a unique collection of vintage hats by Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Givenchy, Balmain, Oleg Cassini, Dior, Chanel etc.

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A gorgeous combination of luxury, history, art and culture with a touch of something for everyone – cars for the guys and fashion for the gals.

Photos Courtesy of Lorenzo Hernádez – Lui G. Marín and Malaga Automobile Museum

5* Spa Hotel in Mallorca

The 5* Blau Porto Petro Resort & Spa a short walk from the pretty port of Porto and near the Mondrago Nature Reserve covers 900m of coastine. White sandy coves, warm, aquamarine water induce relaxation in this beautiful luxurious Majorcan resort.

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The 319 bedrooms, suites and villas offer sports, gym and spa for those with high expectations and more active guests. There are also Yoga and Pilates classes or snorkeling equipment and bicycles explore the surroundings.

Blau Porto Petro

All the rooms have soothing views of the Mediterranean Sea and are neutrally decorated. There are four fabulous retaurants – The Galani gourmet restaurant and Ran de Mar restaurant which specialise in Mediterranean cuisine. Restaurant Midori which is Japanese and Restaurant La Finca an open air Spanish cuisine restaurant.

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The Wellness Spa offers a huge range of treatments including Ayurveda programs in more than 1,200 m2 of soft lighting, the aroma of essential oils and relaxing music. Why not try the Water Therapy Circuit equipped with:

Hydrotherapy pool
7 showers – including Scottish Hot & Cold Shower, relaxing essences, stimulating essences, Grand Canyon.
Finnish sauna
Roman thermae
Hammam
Ice fountain
Jacuzzi
Relaxation area
Treatment rooms
Bar and unlimited mineral water service
Gym and fitness room