French Painter (1864-1901). Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec, along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, are among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period.
Our journey begins in the Greek capital of Athens. It’s one of the oldest cities in the world. It’s the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, modern medicine, mathematics, free speech and the power for you and I to vote for our elected officials. The city is also packed with ancient ruins, many of which are amongst the most recognisable sites on the planet
Now that I’ve arrived in Ithaki, it’s time to explore what this ruggedly beautiful island has to offer. It might be small, but sure packs a punch. Because it is so tiny, it’s easy to see a whole lot in a little bit of time. From here, my journey will then take me to Lefkada.
This episode I’m leaving the big smoke, and heading across the Aegean to Epidavros. Here I’m going to delve into the history and unique culture of the region. It’s a part of the country that many of the city dwellers visit for holidays, but for some reason, most foreign tourists don’t make it part of their itinerary.
Hydra is one of the busiest ports in Greece. Everyday thousands of visitors come by ferry to stroll around the harbour area, eat at the cafes, swim in the clear blue waters and take donkey rides to explore the town’s laneways. There’s no denying the beauty of the place, or its unique attributes.
Inside one of the best new hotels and bars, the Mondrian at Sea Containers. Tour Shoreditch’s shops, markets and pubs with two British fashion legends. Meet star chef Jason Atherton at his bespoke restaurant. One of London’s most famous hotels the Dorchester plus what to buy at historic department store Fortnum and Mason.
The "City Of Light's" best hotels, including Le Meurice and Shangri-La Paris. Take a guided walking tour of the chic St Germain district. Inside the famous Parisian department store Le Bon Marche, and its incredible food and wine hall. The top hidden bars and restaurants for a night out. Explore the world’s biggest antique and flea markets in Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen plus more.
Inside one of the world’s most famous hotels - Raffles and its massive new make over. Luxury in a villa suite with private pool at Sofitel Sentosa. Check out Singapore’s top restaurants Burnt Ends, Bincho and Cheek by Jowl plus the coolest bars now open. The incredible Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. The Art Deco restaurant with a multi million dollar gin bar. Why Changi Airport is the world’s best, counting a butterfly zoo amongst its many attractions.
Take a walking tour through Berlin’s rich - and tragic - history, where the past is never far away. Visit the Waldorf-Astoria hotel with Berlin’s highest hotel room and Adina hotel Hackescher Markt. The rooftop bar where you can watch Berlin Zoo’s monkeys at play. One of Berlin’s best restaurants with a wine list to match. Inside a travel expo like no other - the ITB travel show and more.
Featuring Hawaii’s best places to stay for business and pleasure, including Four Seasons Maui, and the ever growing Hilton Hawaiian Village. A guide to Waikiki’s best bars and restaurants including the famous Duke’s with live music from a famous performer. Take a North Shore drive and eat the best shrimp meal from a food truck, before swimming with Hawaii’s green sea turtles. See the wild canyons and rainforests of the Big Island with a helicopter tour and more
David Grainger asks his team to do the impossible; recreate a car that went missing more then 70 years ago from one of the most flammable metals on earth. A man with a dream rolls into The Guild looking to transform his Lincoln Continental into a killer movie car from the 70s. Can the team manage two huge total recreations and deliver a long time restoration classic, a ‘63 Thunderbird, to its owner on time?