Review: El Cafe – Shipston on Stour

El Cafe El café would be more at home on the beach front in Spain than in a Warwickshire market town.  We visited it on a Saturday night after my boss had mentioned it a couple of times in passing to alleviate the end of honeymoon blues. El Café is[…]

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Weddings at the Crazy Bear

Weddings at The Crazy Bear

Getting Hitched at The Crazy Bear Based on my previous ‘Honeymoon in Morocco’ posts, it probably won’t come as any huge surprise that we recently got married. Where we got married is a little bit more unusual in the traditional sense – The Crazy Bear. We have long been fans[…]

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Review: Davidoff ‘Pause’ Selection

Davidoff ‘Pause’ Selection Whilst perusing World of Duty Free in Gatwick, I found in their humidor a Davidoff selection that caught my eye. Having never smoked them before, I thought their ‘Pause’ selection might present rather a good opportunity. None of the sticks were too large, so I wouldn’t find[…]

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New Humidor

Honeymoon in Morocco: New Humidor

Finding a New Humidor in Marrakech While we were touring the souks of Marrakech, we were starting to get a bit tired of our guide just taking us to the various touristy shops (where I’m pretty sure he may have been taking a cut for any sales), and thought I[…]

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Cocktail Snobs

Honeymoon in Morocco: Cocktail Snobs

Cocktail Snobs: There’s a Time and a Place So, I’m no stranger to being pretentious about a drink.  I used to be a cocktail bartender, and am perfectly comfortable ordering ridiculously complex drinks off-menu.  However, there is one rule: there’s a time and a place.  I won’t go into an[…]

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Kasbah Tamadot

Honeymoon in Morocco: Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot: The Finest Hotel I Have Ever Stayed In For our final two days of our honeymoon, we headed up to the Atlas Mountains, to Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, just outside of a small town called Asni approximately an hour away from Marrakech. I’m going to start with a[…]

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Villa Makassar in the Bustling Medina of Marrakech

Honeymoon in Morocco: Villa Makassar

Classic Art Deco: Villa Makassar Both Anna and I decided that we preferred the idea of a city break to celebrate our wedding, rather than lying prone on a beach somewhere.  Given that it was spring, a review of potential locations at the Kuoni office led us to Marrakech and[…]

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