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Pikeperch fillet with pea-mint purée and raw marinated carrots
Perfect for a light lunch or healthy dinner, this fresh, easy-to-prepare recipe looks very pretty on the plate. Combining a delicate fillet of fish with a vibrant pea and mint purée and an array of colourful marinated carrots, this flavourful dish is a guaranteed hit at a dinner party.
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Why wellness is the new watchword in travel
Throughout history, different cultures have had different interests in ‘wellness’. To some, it was the antithesis of illness and the warding off of disease. To others, it was the tenet that would help define their approach to life, from Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks to the 5,000-year old tradition of Ayurveda.
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Exquisite Europe: the magic of Munich with Nymphenburg
From a bespoke 5-course dinner on your rooftop terrace to an indulgent Bavarian spa treatment and exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to Nymphenburg Castle, The Charles Hotel is offering its guests an extraordinary opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Munich.
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Why Putting Children First Makes the Perfect Family Holiday
Oliver James, one of Britain’s leading experts on child psychology, has really understood the effect that travel has on children, and why it is so important to their development. Adults have long regarded holidays as not only a way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, but as a way to learn, build bonds and create life-long memories. Children are no different in this respect, but what stimulates them is distinctive from their parents.
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Irene Forte Skincare: The Sicilian Secret to Glowing Skin
Inspired by Sicily and with ingredients handpicked from Verdura Resort’s organic farm, Irene Forte Skincare has been painstakingly developed over three years. Named after its founder, Rocco Forte Hotels Wellness Director Irene Forte, Irene Forte Skincare is a multi-benefit, natural and sustainable skincare brand that is the Mediterranean diet for your skin. Here, Irene Forte introduces the brand, and her secret to glowing skin.
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The Rocco Forte Christmas Gift Guide for Boys and Girls
Add a little extra sparkle to your Christmas shopping this year with our gift guide for boys and girls. Whether you choose an exciting experience or a toy that will be treasured for years to come, each gift will remind them of your family holiday in our host cities.
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Meet the Makers: Germany's Finest Artisanal Brands
The marriage of tradition and modernity lies right at the heart of Rocco Forte Hotels’ design philosophy. As a brand, we’re committed to building on the illustrious history of of our properties, whilst creating a destination that dazzles the modern traveller.
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Traditional Seasonal Treats to Try at Europe’s Christmas Markets
Steeped in folklore and myth, these timeless traditional treats have been present at Europe’s Christmas markets for years. When you’re exploring the snow-sprinkled streets this winter, look out for these delectable seasonal delicacies.
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Bavarian Delicacies You Must Try in Munich and Where to Find Them
Beer halls and bustling markets. Butchers and bakers. As the capital of Bavaria, Munich is the region’s culinary heartland, overflowing with places to sample tasty local delicacies. When visiting this vibrant German city, seek out these delicious regional delights on a gourmet adventure.
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Olga Polizzi’s Five Interior Design Tips
“Nowadays hotels are more like homes and homes are often more like hotels,” explains Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design, Olga Polizzi. “When I’m designing, I always think about things personally – what would I want in a room?” If you’re looking to transform your home, here, the interior design expert shares her simple tips on how to recreate the elegant atmosphere in her own home.
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5 Things to do in Munich During the Summer with Your Family
From underground adventures to experiences that are out of this world, Munich is packed with family-friendly fun during the summer months. Enjoy the best the Bavarian city has to offer with a stay at The Charles Hotel and get stuck into these fantastic things to do with your family.
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The Best Wild Swimming Spots in Bavaria
Bavaria is home to spectacular outdoor lakes, including the famed ‘Five Lakes’ area, where you can take a plunge in clear, natural waters surrounded by stunning scenery. Pack your swimsuit and join us for a wild swimming tour of the region, all an easy train or car journey from the sumptuous surrounds of The Charles Hotel in Munich.
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A Bird’s-Eye View of Bavaria
With its fairytale castles and carpets of forests, Bavaria is a destination that looks even more astonishing from the air. This summer, The Charles Hotel in Munich is giving guests the opportunity the experience beautiful Bavaria from their own private helicopter. From up high, you can look down on the region’s stunning heritage buildings, like the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace and modern masterpieces such as the Allianz Arena. Flying above the Disney-esque Neuschwanstein Castle, you can peer between its dizzying turrets and feel the drama of the sheer cliffs upon which it’s built, back-dropped by the shimmering Alpsee Lake.
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Who Will Win the World Cup 2018?
With the World Cup in full flow in Russia, and the last 16 all but finalised, we’ve made our predictions as to who might clinch the title in 2018. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to see a match in St Petersburg, you’ll still be able to keep up with all the action with live screenings at our hotels.
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Olga Polizzi on Design
Finding that perfect alchemy of comfort, character and creativity is every interior designer’s greatest challenge. Deputy Chairman and Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, Olga Polizzi keeps her finger firmly on the pulse of design trends while carefully considering the history and culture of each hotel’s location. Here, she shares a behind the scenes glimpse of the design process and her passion for interiors.
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