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California Live: blog

With 24 days, 9 stops, 4 flights, 33 interviews and a lot of driving ahead of us, our Black Tomato film crew needed to hit the ground running when we got to California – we had a lot of people and places to film in a pretty tight schedule. We all met up at Heathrow Terminal 2 and did a kit check before heading for the lounge. We were flying…

The view over the pool at La Plantacion Hotel, Tenerife

Hotel Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur

Belonging to the prestigious brand of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, this effortlessly stylish hotel is located in the south of Tenerife, Costa Adeje. Exquisite decoration and stunning tropical gardens accentuate the elegance that stretches to each corner of the hotel. With 165 rooms to choose from in varying styles, and in close proximity to the beach and to one of the best golf courses on the island, this…

The hotel's large pool

Hotel Las Madrigueras

At the Hotel Madrigueras guests are provided with luxury and quality down to every last detail. With 44 rooms and 13 suites, the impeccably decorated hotel features luxurious furnishings and gentle pastel tones. Uniquely located next to the Golf Las Américas championship golf course, this luxury Tenerife hotel is the perfect escape for keen golfers. The hotel values the beauty and exclusivity of the tranquil area it is set in,…

Terms & Conditions of Black Tomato Canada Moments Competition

BLACK TOMATO CANADA COMPETITION – TERMS & CONDITIONS   By registering your details on the competition page you will be automatically entered into the competition. The competition prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative provided. The competition is open to those aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Black Tomato Limited, their families, cohabitants, agents and anyone connected to the promotion. The closing date for entry to the…

Oakland city

Urban Wine Trail

Along the waterfront of Oakland lies Jack London Square, affectionately named after the great American literary figure who spent many an hour drinking here. There are a riot of bars and restaurants, you won’t find it hard to get a slice of that much talked about Oakland foodie scene. Once an industrial port, it is now the essence of new, revived Oakland, brimming with secrets to surprise and delight. It…

Luxury Trips to California | Black Tomato

Fly in Style

California. With a laid back approach to life like no other, why wouldn’t your flight match this? All holidays should start the moment you leave your door, not the moment you step off the plane. And with Air New Zealand this is certainly the case; flying nonstop daily from London Heathrow, California isn’t as far as you once thought. The little touches Much like us, Air New Zealand recognise the…

The Montreal skyline, Canada

A Moment in Montreal

This is it; our last stop on what has been an epic adventure through Canada. Montreal; so quirky, colourful and unique, seemed like the perfect place to round off our trip and this is one city we knew wouldn’t disappoint. We were lucky enough to be staying at the beautiful W Hotel. An establishment dedicated to innovative design and providing unique experiences, it was the perfect backdrop to our time…

A lake in Whistler, Canada

A Moment in Whistler

Canada has always been a Black Tomato favourite, so this is one project we've all been seriously excited about. With so much to see and experience, it was hard to keep the itinerary under control (we could spend YEARS in this place) but we think we'll manage to cram in some of the most exceptional aspects of this vast country into 15 days. From Vancouver to our final stop in…

Taiwanese kitchen scene

Feed me Taiwan

Taiwan; It’s eclectic and innovative and, word on the street, a foodie’s haven. You heard it here first; Taiwan is making headways amongst foodie culture. There’s more to this cuisine than just the intrinsic ingredients and depth of flavours; it’s about getting out there and experiencing the food; through smelling, seeing, and feeling. And there’s no better place to do this than in the food markets. It’s time to dig…

A stunning Colombian sunset

There & Back

Here’s a few of your need to knows before you go... BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO Colombia is truly a year round destination, especially along its Caribbean coastline where sunshine is guaranteed almost every day of the year. Officially, the country’s dry season runs between December to March, and this is probably the best time of year to go if you plan on doing a lot of trekking in…