Tarraco is the Latin name of the Catalonian port city of Tarragona in Spain. Fast forward a year or two and it is now the name of a stylish new SEAT SUV to hit the market. A few weeks back with The Everyday Man, I attended the UK media launch of the SEAT Tarraco at Amber Lakes in Wraysbury and got behind the wheel of this new model within the range.
If you are looking for a glamorous day out, look no further than the prestigious Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse. On the 1st of June Scotland’s largest five star racing day event, Ladies Day, will begin in truly glittering fashion. A sell-out event famed for its inimitable atmosphere, its a day for the ladies & gentleman to dawn their finest outfits and really dress to impress!
When visiting a restaurant most of us go somewhere local or perhaps jump on a train to the next city. I can say however I have never boarded a plane and flew to a restaurant destination. This was indeed precisely what I did when renowned chef Nico Simeone flew myself and 69 other lucky passengers to Belfast to experience the latest addition to his Six by Nico restaurant portfolio. On the menu was the six course “Chippie” theme. One which I couldn’t wait to try.
Up and down the country regional accents, words and phrases are a massive part of our history and culture. Some stand out so much they are instantly recognised as Glaswegian, Tyke or Geordie dialect. Recent research from LNER however reveals that almost half of Brits think the number of people speaking with a traditional accent is falling. Quite a sad fact indeed but one that hasn’t gone unnoticed. This month with London North Eastern Railway, I was lucky enough to work on their Track Record campaign. A wonderful, charming audio poem created to celebrate people, places and regional accents along the scenic LNER route.
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to spend an overnight in The Edinburgh Grand, a luxurious series of 5 star apartments at the heart of Edinburgh city centre. As part of the Chris Stewart Group portfolio along with the Old Town Chambers and Merchiston Residence, it is a venue I had heard much about and here at The Gentleman Select I couldn’t wait to visit.
In the past St Andrews was always a place I visited to play golf and why not, it is the home of golf after all with its incredible links courses presenting so many challenges. What I also love about the place is the narrow, cobbled little streets leading to quaint little pubs for drowning your sorrows after several wayward tee-shots during the day! Most recently however I visited St Andrews for a different reason. It was to check out the newly refurbished The Saint Bar & Kitchen, the ideal place to see what culinary delights this picturesque Scottish seaside town has to offer.
For the gent of today, it is hugely important to have some excellent go to, versatile accessories that will really spruce up any outfit. One of the most used has to be the good old belt and a particular style which looks fantastic with summer ensemble is the woven variety. There is a lot of choice out there at the moment however if I was to pick a personal favourite on The Gentleman Select, it would be the Smartweave from Arcade Belts.
There is nothing better than staying in a hotel which is packed full to the brim with style and character. Since 1881 the building which has now become The Principal Hotel on George St, Edinburgh, has been welcoming guests into its delightful surroundings. It is made up of five listed Georgian townhouses in what is a truly stunning location in the capital’s city centre. Fast forward from those wealthy citizens who entered many years ago and I recently found myself lucky enough to be a guest at the hotel, spending an overnight where I experienced its charm and elegant ambiance to the full.
Earlier in the month I mentioned of my excitement at adding another great feature to The Gentleman Select website in the form of the first travel and hotel review. Delightfully I have been on more travels, this time experiencing the hospitality and delights of an astounding boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh the details of which I couldn’t wait to get started writing about. The establishment I speak of is the Radisson Collection on the Royal Mile.
Last month was a hugely exciting time for The Gentleman Select. I embarked on a little adventure to Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and in the process, also added a new and exciting section to the website for the first time. Travel. I must admit when I first got news of the opportunity to stay within the globally renowned Radisson hotel chain, specifically the Radisson Blu in the centre of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, I leaped at it.