Entries tagged: Thailand

The Siam

The Siam

Spa Whisperer Nigel Franklyn steps into Bangkok’s most exquisite boutique hotel and discovers the ultimate urban retreat. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Upon entering The Siam, which opened in mid-2012, you feel as if you have walked onto a movie set of a genteel country retreat. It is old school glamour. It is iconic. I’ve been on and off property since the construction began, and it’s wonderful to see the hotel become something much greater than the bricks and mortar. With the dust settled, the doors open for business and everything springing into […]

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Farm to Table

Farm to Table

With the official arrival of fall our thoughts turn to the colors and tastes of the harvest season. Reap the benefits of farm-fresh ingredients and the quaint details of a country escape at some of our favorite destinations, all with working farms on-property and each ideal for a visit during North America’s autumn. GIBB’S FARM, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Boasting an on-site dairy and acres of organic produce, herbs, and coffee, this historic farm house is the perfect retreat on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater. Bakery-fresh breads and ingredients straight from the field make each meal a special experience for […]

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Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on August 20, 2013. It has been updated with 2017’s festival dates.  Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. Cooler weather on both hemispheres means more outdoor fun, and these notable events in Ireland, India, Argentina, and Thailand will leave you ready to explore. Read on for more fall festivals and celebrations across the globe. Ireland Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August, 2017 Dates to be Confirmed Singles looking to mingle head to County Clare for this annual […]

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Great Beach Retreats: Private Villas With a Beach View

Great Beach Retreats: Private Villas With a Beach View

In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world with breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities to calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. Designed to draw the outside in, an open layout with a wall of glass doors that can be completely pushed open effectively blurs the line between indoor […]

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An Asian Medley

An Asian Medley

In the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey explores experiences beyond the typical in Southeast Asia. We’re whetting your appetite for the history, color, and culture of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia with our handpicked selection of the best of Southeast Asia’s experiences – some out-of-the-ordinary exclusives that only Ker & Downey can deliver, others simply new ways of experiencing the region’s timeless treasures. Bangkok Thailand’s capital is a city of contrasts, with towering skyscrapers next to the pointed peaks of wats and flashing neon reflecting off the gilded roofs of ancient temples. There is no better […]

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