With summer in full bloom, here are four floral experiences you can enjoy at your next hotel stay.
London property The Bloomsbury is a picturesque spot to spend a summer’s day, but its all-day dining restaurant Dalloway Terrace provides a fresh and seasonal menu and decor that takes perfection to another level. The totally Instagrammable restaurant is themed after a secret garden and, for this season only, the decor and menu puts the spotlight on the beautiful bee. Book a spot at the Honey Bee Afternoon Tea, served at 4 p.m. daily.
Across the pond, book the Garden Suite at The Chatwal. The Manhattan retreat is situated on the seventh floor, with a south-facing terrace that boasts plenty of space, a fountain sculpture, heat lamps for chilly nights and an herb garden. Plus, for a limited time, when you book this suite exclusively, you get access to a butler who specializes in floral arrangements.
Nearby, at The Lowell, guests can book a morning with Charles Masson, restauranteur behind the on-site restaurant Majorelle. With a penchant for flower arranging, Masson teaches guests the art, starting with an early morning trip to the flower market and wrapping up with a lovely breakfast.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
This property offers both a cookery and gardening school, but if it’s flowers you’re after, the gardening school is the perfect fit. Explore the 11 gardens and orchards, from the Japanese tea garden to the Hartley Botanic glasshouse. Full-day courses cover topics like edible flowers and pruning. All courses include equipment, a working lunch in the glasshouse, tea, coffee and viennoiseries.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
While popular destinations around the world are reeling from the effects of overtourism and trying desperately to find solutions, plenty of great destinations that have historically slipped under the radar are gaining ground. These places are great for curious travelers looking to discover new and exciting things.
Meaningful vacations are worth planning ahead for, especially when booking popular tours and destinations. Natural Habitat Adventures definitely falls into the must-experience category that you should jump on early.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Tea is a hugely popular drink. It originated from the tea leaves of Asian plants and has grown into an internationally beloved drink. Tea can be found in households all over the world and, in some ways, unites the world and makes people feel a little bit closer. Of course, there are many different types of tea, some more popular with certain cultures than others. However, there are a few teas whose love crosses borders. Whether for medicinal properties or because it just tastes good, the following tea flavors are the most popular.