A Life Enriching Experience at the Corinthia Hotel London

Unquestionably one of London’s finest, Corinthia Hotel London combines grandeur and heritage with modern freshness. Featuring seven penthouses, two world-class restaurants, the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa and much more, the hotel is a destination in itself, minutes from the West End and the River Thames. Perfectly positioned in the heart of London, the…

Top 5 Spring Gift Ideas

Spring is here – we can see it and, after a long Winter, we can feel it too! Now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. With that in mind, we have a wonderful selection of gift experiences from venues located in the country that would make lovely gifts, to…

Put a spring in your step…

We’re heading to Wales… Tre-Ysgawen Hall in North Wales and it seems only right with the arrival of March, St David’s Day; the daffodils are on their way up and out of the wintery ground and Spring is most definitely in the air. Set in eleven acres of beautiful grounds and gardens with views of…

Another chance to get together…

It is safe to come out; Christmas is over and as the credit card bills start to land to reveal the full blow of the festive finances, it is often a time when we reflect upon the last couple of weeks of the year. Did I need to get that… spend that… did they appreciate…

The seasons are a changing… and so have we!

As the clocks have gone back, thoughts inevitably turn to frosty mornings, colder days and longer nights… but… take some time to enjoy the best of now and a glorious, golden Autumn. I was reminded on a recent weekend visit through Ashridge Estate that the best of the British weather, lies simply in its variety and…

A time for giving… so make it something they really want!

As the shops begin to play a couple more festive songs, and the street decoration boxes begin to get unpacked up and down the country, it is near on impossible to miss that Christmas is coming… and for some it comes earlier and earlier each year. Each year, we dust of the resolutions of yesteryear to…

I (poodle) do!

Treats and retreats… Gift ideas for dog lovers. So we are a nation of pet lovers and now new research from PetsPyjamas reveals that 60% of dog owners would take their pet on honeymoon, if they could… and a waggingly-staggering 90% admit to buying their furry chum a birthday or Christmas gift. Gracia Amico, CEO of PetsPyjamas, said:…

Here comes the science bit…

In case you had forgotten, we have always said that experiences make the best presents and now more research has been conducted to prove it! Are you the type of person who likes to have a gift list of ideas for your loved ones, but each year it seems harder and harder to get the…

Cool Summer Gift Ideas

Ahhh…Summer! Any of the lovely hotels on What I Really Wanted would make a great retreat for either a stay-cation, a day trip or even an afternoon or evening time out during the Summer. What is especially fitting for this time of year is the selection that have access to the great outdoors, outdoor pools, golf courses, tennis…

The sweet taste of the vineyard…

If you think this hotel’s name is nothing more than a quirky link to a hint of some vague association to wines, then think again. Whilst the vines may not be visible on site here, The Vineyard’s extensive cellar holds over 30,000 bottles, a fair few of which are Californian award winners, including a unique…

Vroom with a view…

Introducing a Surrey gem that will leave you in a spin! The unique, design-led Brooklands Hotel first opened its doors in 2010 on the site of the iconic Brooklands race track and offers the ultimate combination of contemporary design with a vibrant history. The racing heritage can be seen throughout the hotel’s artwork and more…

One for the Dads…

As a relatively new Dad, Father’s Day now takes on new meaning. In previous years, I’d be scratching my head thinking what could I possibly get for my Dad. The man who, for all intents and purposes, had everything he wanted… I know he did, because I would normally be asking for it or to…