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Try all the best restaurants of the world in a culinary odyssey

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Cheval Calico House is near many restaurants in London
A luxury, British website has created a once-in-a-lifetime epic travel itinerary that will take one couple to all 109, three-Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, for the cool sum of about  £180,000.
It’s a six-month culinary odyssey that will take two people to the world’s top dining addresses across 12 countries, including Lung King Heen in Hong Kong, Sushi Yoshitake in Tokyo, Per Se in New York and Le Meurice in Paris.
Created by VeryFirstTo.com with HolidaysPlease, participants will sample some of most iconic, famous and avant-garde dishes in contemorary gastronomy, such as “salmon poached in a liquorice gel” at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and “pineapple bubbles” at Juan Mari Arzak’s Basque restaurant Arzak. Visits will average one restaurant every other day.
According to the Michelin ranking system, restaurants that boast all three stars represent dining destinations which are “worth a special journey.”
Dishes are no…

Rare whisky collection from The Dalmore created for Harrods

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Cheval Knightsbridge is just a few minutes from +Harrods
Scottish distillery The Dalmore has partnered with Harrods to launch The Dalmore Paterson Collection, named after master distiller Richard Paterson who assessed, nosed, tasted and selected each whisky blend for the lot of a dozen bottles.
The price tag for the world’s only collection of its kind? A cool £987,500. 
Whiskies range in date from 1926 to the 1990s and make up a surprisingly personal collection linked to Paterson. Bottles are named after either important figures in Paterson’s life such as his father and grandfather, as well as James Whyte and Charles Mackay, the founders of The Dalmore’s parent company.
Bottles are handcrafted, full lead crystal decanters made by crystal house Glencairn, while luxury jeweler Hamilton & Inches hand-engraved the silver that embellishes the bottles. All 12 bottles are presented in a wooden case that took cabinet maker Gavin Robertson more than 700 hours to design and craft.
Accompanying t…

Bicester Village - one of the best places to shop in London

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Cheval Hyde Park Gate is waiting for your visit this Summer in London! 
Ready for some shopping? That was a retoric question, we are always ready for a good shopping spree. 
So, if you are in London and have already seen all the must-go cultural spots, you are ready for this tip.
The Bicester Village is a unique concept in outlet shopping. Part of the Chic Outlet Shopping®, it is defined by its luxury brands, charming open-air ‘village’ settings, a welcoming and superior service, a calendar of events and, not least, exceptional value for money. World-leading brands offer their authentic previous seasons’ collections with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price, in their own luxuriously appointed boutiques, all year round. 
+Bicester Village is home to over 130 designer outlet boutiques offering up to 60 per cent off previous seasons’ collections from the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brand names including, Anya Hindmarch, Aquascutum, Bally, Cath K…

A Londoner's Beauty Summer Kit

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Cheval Gloucester Park has a Boots nearby.
We wait all year for the summer to enjoy the best of the open air. But staying more outside means more time standing up, less sleep, more time in the sun and a lot more walking. And that can make us look tired... which is not at all the face of summer.
London beauty queen +Hayley Carr set up what she calls a "post festival recovery kit", as in London summer = music festivals everywhere (and we love it). 
But we thought this selection is also good for every summer event, perfect to make you look fresh all season long. And the best? You can find all the products in London, some in stores like Boots, which we can find everywhere in the city. Here are the selected products in Hayley's words:
1. For The Hair:  Matrix Biolage Delicate Care Masque £12.50 As much of a saviour as dry shampoo is, there's only so many times you can use it without your hair refusing to do as it's asked. If your hair is used to being washed every couple o…

Packing problems? 3floz.com, the website that will save your trip

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Cheval Phoenix House is eager to have you as a guest this summer in London. 
Sometimes we can't have everything we want. Yes, we're talking about our travel beauty bags. The moisturizer is too big to fit anywhere, the face cream has a glass packing that you are afraid to brake and the shampoo is a time bomb, ready to spread itself all over your clothes. And we are not even get started on the 100ml maximum limit on the carry on bag.
Instead of giving up, leaving everything at home and once in your destination running to the closest (and sometimes not very good) market to buy everything, we found a solution. The 3floz.com website. 
Specialized in travel sized products, all approved by the TSA if you are going by plane, the 3floz has all you need for your trip. With well known brands like Fekkai, St. Tropez, Dr. Hauschka, Weleda, Oscar Blandi and others not so much (but equily worth testing) like Serge Normand, the website offers individual products or prepared kits according to you…

British Summer Time - summer festival in Hyde Park London

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Cheval Thorney Court is a few steps from Hyde Park London
British Summer Time is an annual festival of entertainment held in July in Hyde Park in London. One of the largest parks in central London, Hyde Park was created in 1637 and has hosted concerts by the likes of Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, and has been featured in countless movies and TV shows. It is featured in our Best Parks in London post. 
Starting this year, British Summer Time is a ten-day affair that features headlining performances on the bookending weekends and various events throughout the week. The festival features various attractions ranging from a farmers market and delicious food and drink vendors to musical and comedic performances to sporting competitions. 
British Summer Time draws some of the biggest names in the entertainment world to perform at the festival, including people like Sir Elton John (Friday, July 12) and The Rolling Stones (Saturday, July 13).
From Monday to Thursday, visitors will get the chan…

Tips to make the perfect Brunch

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Cheval Three Quays is going to have the perfect view for a nice brunch! Opening in 2014
Last week we talked about the best places to have Brunch in London. Because it is such a summer-kind of meal, we decided to stay in the subject.
Unfortunately, not always the sun comes out on the weekends and we have to face a gray, or even rainy, Saturday and Sunday (which should be forbidden during the Summer). And then we just want to stay in bed... But should this mean no Brunch?? NO!! 
So, if you decide to make a delicious Brunch at your own, we can help you with some tips. Remember that in every apartment of Cheval Residences, you can find a fully equipped kitchen! 
To make a good Brunch, it is necessary that the products are extremely fresh. A good tip to keep them at the right temperature is to use bowls with ice, which in addition to practical, will make a special touch in your decor.
Because it is a junction between two main meals, the Brunch tends to be a little saltier. So don't be afrai…

Savelli Phones with Diamonds and Leather - exclusive at Harrods

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Cheval Knightsbridge is close to the famous department store Harrods, in London.
We have seen many brands launching beautiful iPhones cases, with diamonds and pearls like we talked on this post, cases made with pure gold and platinum such as the Brikk cases and even iPhones made of gold, like this one by Gold & Co. But what about the Android fans? They too deserve fancy mobiles. 
And that is what Savelli is doing.  The brand, a Geneva-based company, launched a new line of luxury Android-powered smartphones for women that will be unveiled at Paris Couture Week this month.
The collection of phones, called "Jardin Secret", includes 11 models that feature blue ostrich, black alligator and iguana leathers, as well as 18-carat gold and precious stones as decoration. The models, which were assembled in the Chanel watch factory in Switzerland, are Italian designed and are mainly priced at £5,868 to £6,378, though the most expensive will cost £76,500.
Every device has the same develo…