One of the most glamorous places to meet your friends at this year's fair will be in the Conde Nast TravellerVeuve Clicquot Champagne Bar in the Gallery area. For it, Clarissa Mitchell of the Raj Tent Club (Stand G57) has designed a spectacular double pergola tent, Decorating homes Home interior photos which was handmade in India (right); for details about buying or hiring tents, drop by at the fair or visit RTC's showroom at 36a Lansdowne Crescent, W11 (tel: 0171-221 4273). Veuve Clicquot will be serving its quintessential La Grande Dame (below right) and Yellow Label Champagne as you browse through the fair catalogue, or buy a special-price subscription to Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Plan your next break with the help of Elegant Resorts (Stand GA118), or Relais & Chateaux (Stand GA120), which produces a guide of twenty-three classic hotels in the UK as well as its superb 1999 international guide of hotels and restaurants worldwide.
To order, call 0800-960239. Orient Express Hotels (Stand GA136) offers its guests the highest standards of comfort and service in unique environments. Dream of staying atthe Hotel da Lapa in Lisbon, its most recent acquisition.
Orient Express Hotels, Sea Container House, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 (tel: 0181-568 8366). Tasting Places (Stand GA124) offers a series of week-long cooking holidays in stunning locations throughout Italy and Thailand, designed for people who love and appreciate fine food and wine. For information, call 0171-460 0077.
Cazenove & Loyd (Stand GA116) specializes in African safaris. Botswana, South Africa and Kenya are just three of the countries in which this company can tailor a holiday to your taste. Below is a room at Galdessa Camp in Kenya.
Cazenove & Loyd Safaris, 3 Alice Court, 116 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 (tel: 0181-875 9666) WILL HE BE FULL OF LIFE FOR YEARS AND YEARS? HE CAN BE WITH ADVANCE.