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The BVI Spring Regatta

Monday 28th March – Sunday 3rd April The BVI Spring Regatta is as much about the racing as it is the atmosphere and enjoyment. This Caribbean Regatta sees around 80 boats take to the water from all over the world. The US, Great Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and Puerto Rico are all set to take on […]

Dubai World Cup

Saturday 26th March The Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race, and has carried a purse of ten million dollar since 2010. The race was dreamt up by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1996. The Sheikh, who serves as Vice President and Prime minister of the UAE, also owns Darley Stud & […]

The Boat Race

The 162nd Boat Race takes place on Sunday 27th March Hugh Laurie, the actor most famous for his lead role in TV series ‘House’, rowed in the Cambridge Blue Boat in 1980. Ran Laurie, his father, was in the team between 1934 and 1936 and went on to win Gold at the 1948 London Olympics. […]

Lake Tahoe – StaaG ski resort handbook

Lake Tahoe – North America Resort height: 1,990m – 3,080m Lake Tahoe is famous for the amount of variety that it offers its visitors. Every type of skiing and snow sport fathomable are enjoyed in at least one of the resorts. With every level of skier catered for as well as every budget and taste, […]

Zermatt – StaaG ski resort handbook

Zermatt – Switzerland Resort height: 1,620m – 3,900m Total piste length: 183km Even as a car-free city, Zermatt caters for the needs of skiers in every way imaginable; its awards for eco-friendliness are the result of motorists having to park nearby and travel by train into the city centre. With almost 200km of pistes, as well as […]

Whistler – StaaG ski resort handbook

Whistler – North America Resort height: 675m – 2,285m The terrain is undoubtedly the main pull of Whistler Blackcomb, countless accolades and records have been attained, in conjunction with the vast and varied terrain. Coming together at the base of Whistler Village, two mountains converge and are interconnected via the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Popular amongst […]

Val d’Isere – StaaG ski resort handbook

Val d’Isere – France Resort height: 1,550m – 3,450m Total piste length: 300km The town coupled with the terrain make this one of the most popular resorts amongst Brits. Quality is the cornerstone of this resort and only top quality fixtures are featured. The snow is also a sure thing and keeps the most seasoned of skiers […]

St Anton – StaaG ski resort handbook

St Anton  – Austria Resort height: 1,304m – 2,811m Total piste length: 280km From its accessibility to its heritage, St Anton’s ticks a lot of boxes. With a mere 2,680 inhabitants the town itself is a charming place with a great atmosphere. In terms of its accessibility, St Anton’s is within easy reach of three international airports […]

Verbier – StaaG ski resort handbook

Verbier – Switzerland Resort height: 1,500m – 3,330m Total piste length: 150km Verbier is a popular resort amongst the young fashionable set. It is the largest and most popular resort of Switzerland’s 4 Valleys. Its appeal can be attributed to its idyllic location, challenging terrain and emphasis on après-ski. Its accessibility is also a plus point, situated […]

Morzine/Avoriaz – StaaG ski resort handbook

Morzine/Avoriaz – France Resort height: 1,000m – 2,350m Total piste length: 110km Found within the Portes du Soleil area, Morzine and Avoriaz are two closely situated ski resorts. Despite their close proximity and growing popularity amongst international skiers, the resorts have some notable differences. Morzine is the more established of the pair, having welcomed skiers for more […]

Through the lense with…Tony Burns

Special Mention, Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Monochromal Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 You can buy this and other Travel Photographer of the Year prints online here. Profile Tony Burns is a photographer from the UK and has been been shooting professionally since 2011. His corporate and personal work have focused mainly on Brazil […]

5 of the best bars in the world

5 of the best bars in the world What constitutes as a perfect bar is a highly subjective question; there are sports bars for avid sporting fans, cocktail bars for those preferring a, fruitier, more sophisticated affair, and whisky and rum bars for the connoisseurs amongst us. Faced with such a myriad of different drinks, […]

Through the lense with…Sahil Lodha

Special Mention, Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Vanishing & Emerging Cultures Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 You can buy this and other Travel Photographer of the Year prints online here. Profile Sahil Lodha is currently based in London. His work explores the human condition, the plight/celebration/journey of mankind and the triumph of the human […]

Milroy’s of Soho

Milroy’s of Soho From humble beginnings in 1964, Milroy’s of Soho is now a favoured haunt of whisky connoisseurs and novices alike, all keen to revel in the rich history, slick interiors and impressive selection of whiskies Milroy’s has to offer.  John ‘Jack’ Milroy was the founder, and since its inception in the 60’s the […]

Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition The Travel Photographer of the Year Awards is described as a contest, ‘run by photographers for photographers.’ It has returned this year to the Royal Geographic Society to showcase its latest winners, and StaaG is one of the proud sponsors of the awards.  Just off Exhibition Road in London, […]

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (London: 8th June – 16th August 2015) With glowing reviews from The Times, The Telegraph and the Evening Standard, it was with high hopes that we visited the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. With The Times claiming the Exhibition ‘has never looked so impressive’, and The Telegraph adding it was ‘a bastion of the […]

Through the lense with…Tom Pepper

Winner, New Talent Portfolio – Metropolis Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 You can buy this and other Travel Photographer of the Year prints online here. Profile Amateur photographer, and now full-time doctor, Tom Pepper won the 2013 New Talent category of Travel Photographer of the Year, with a portfolio of images which he shot while on medical […]

Through the lense with…Jasper Doest

Winner, Joint Winner – Portfolio – Wild Stories Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 You can buy this and other Travel Photographer of the Year prints online here. Profile To Jasper Doest, photography is always about emotion. Whether it’s a travel documentary, a conservation story or a standalone piece of art; it must be an expressive image, an […]

StaaG Awards for Aesthetic Excellence – Final concepts & winner

Countryside creatures, pop-out postcards and stags made of sweets: Inside The StaaG Awards for Aesthetic Excellence 2015/16 ‘I’m very proud of all of you and everything you have done over the last month…’ Alastair Barlow, CEO StaaG Over the course of a month, seven carefully selected students from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, University […]

Through the lense with…Pete Downing

Winner, Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Wild Stories Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 You can buy this and other Travel Photographer of the Year prints online here. Profile Pete Downing runs his own Chartered Surveyors practice and is an enthusiastic amateur wildlife, travel and landscape photographer. Now with increasing image sales and recognition, he […]