Saturday, 28 April 2018

007 Related hotel: Villa Magna


Location: Madrid, Spain
Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 22
Bond connection: Madrid photo call of "Skyfall" (2012) took place here

Villa Magna is situated in the Spanish capital’s fashionable Salamanca district, Villa Magna presents the perfect union of old world sophistication and contemporary elegance.

This five-star property stands out for its stylish modern decor and unparalleled service that ensure guests feel genuinely at home during their stay. The hotel’s privileged location in downtown Madrid makes it easy to explore the cultural and gastronomic riches of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

007 Travelers met hotel's public relations people, they told us what they knew about the photo call event and we took a couple of photographs indoors and outdoors.

In 2012 the photo call of "Skyfall" was held here. Daniel Craig (James Bond), Javier Bardem (Silva), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and director Sam Mendes attended the event.

Sam Mendes, Javier Bardem,
Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig at 

Madrid photo call in Villa Magna hotel
Photo: Getty Images

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Meet Pierce Brosnan

Support Red Nose Day USA and Best Friends Animal Society and
Go to the Premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018) & Meet the Cast


Get glammed up and attend the London premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" with writer Richard Curtis

Share a celebratory toast with Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner and Josh Dylan (plus potentially Meryl Streep!) before the film

Meet Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth after the premiere to ask them all about the movie

Score tickets to Mamma Mia! the musical

Get flown out to London and put up in a 4-star hotel

Source and photos: Omaze

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Daniel Craig and Baby Bond

Congratulations to Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz!

Rachel Weisz revealed the news to New York Times saying:

"Daniel and I are so happy.”
She added: “We're going to have a little human. We can't wait to meet him or her. It's all such a mystery.”

Craig (50) and Weisz (48) are expecting their first child. Daniel has a daughter Ella (25) with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon. They were married between 1992-1994.

Rachel has a son Henry (11) with director Darren Aronofsky.

Sources: Sunday Express and New York Times

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Hinx back for Bond 25?

Dave Bautista (Hinx) in "SPECTRE" (2015) published a photo of him with SPECTRE logo on Instragram. Does this mean that Hinx is not dead? :)

Photo: Dave Bautista Instagram

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

007 Event: Anthony Horowitz on James Bond (1 June 2018)

What: Anthony Horowitz on James Bond
Where: Royal Festival Hall, London, England
When: 1 June 2018, 7.30 pm, approximate run time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Age recommendation: For ages 16+.


£15 - £35 Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Join Anthony Horowitz in conversation as he discusses his new 007 novel and the explosive prequel to "Casino Royale" (1953), "Forever and a Day" (2018).

Copies of the new book "Forever and a Day" are available for £18.99 when you buy a ticket to the event.

Source: Southbank Centre
Photo: The Telegraph

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

"Forever and a Day" competition for UK residents

Dead Good Books are giving a lucky 007 fan the chance to be one of the first people in the world to read "Forever and a Day" (2018) by Anthony Horowitz, while luxuriating in surroundings enjoyed by both James Bond and his creator Ian Fleming

To be in with a chance of winning a night at The Savoy Hotel, London, with a limited edition advanced copy of "Forever and a Day" and a Martini; simply fill in your details here. Good luck!

Note: This competition is open only to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 years or over. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on 30th April 2018

"Forever and a Day", the explosive prequel to "Casino Royale" (1953), is published on 31st May 2018

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Source: Dead Good Books

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

The launch of Sunspel Ian Fleming collection (17 April 2018)

WhatThe launch of Sunspel Ian Fleming collection - drinks reception
Where: Sunspel Notting Hill, 23 Kensington Park Road, London, England
When: 17 April 2018, 6-9 pm

Tuesday 17 April 2018, at Sunspel Notting Hill store celebrates the launch of Ian Fleming Collection. 

Chief executive, Nicholas Brooke, will be there to discuss the collaboration’s unexpected origins.

And they will be serving gin martinis.

The author of the Bond novels was a fan of Sea Island cotton such as Sunspel’s. In homage they have created a special collection made from this rare fabric, which has been used by Sunspel since the early years of the 20th century.

Explore the Ian Fleming collection here

Source and photos: Sunspel

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Friday, 13 April 2018

007 Related restaurant: Sobrino de Botin


Location: Madrid, Spain
Address: Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17
Bond connection: Pierce Brosnan ate there with his mother while visiting Madrid in 2016
Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2017

Sobrino de Botín founded in 1725 is the oldest restaurant continuously operating in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The artist Francisco de Goya worked in Cafe Botin as a waiter while waiting to get accepted into the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The restaurant is mentioned in an Ernest Hemingway novel and the book Fortunata y Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós (published 1886-1887).

Pierce Brosnan ate there with his mother while visiting Madrid back in 2016. 007 Travelers followed Mr. Brosnan's footsteps and dined here also. Pirita ate "Salmón Ahumado", Mika ate Veal escalope "Escalope de Ternera". We drank a half bottle of red wine (Vino Tinto de la Casa) and Agua Mineral, and we had also desserts "Tarta Botin" and "Crema Catalana". This is the restaurant that can be highly recommended to all who are searching wonderful food in Madrid. The staff is really friendly and dinner was just perfect!

"Salmón Ahumado"

"Escalope de Ternera"

"Crema Catalana"

"Tarta Botin"

Pierce Brosnan and his mother May SmithPhoto: Getty Images

Pierce in front of Restaurant Botin 
3 March 2016
Photo: Getty Images

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Jaguar Land Rover official partner of 007 ELEMENTS

Jaguar Land Rover is the official partner of 007 Elements – a state-of-the-art installation in Sölden, Austria – it was announced today (11 April 2018).

007 Elements, located at the top of the 3,050m Gaislachkogl peak, offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the world of the iconic secret agent in a new mountain-top location next to the ice Q restaurant used as the Hoffler Klinik in "SPECTRE" (2015). Interactive displays featuring Jaguar Land Rover technical content along with the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR used for filming SPECTRE will form part of the experience.

Visitors will also see the latest Jaguar Land Rover technology, with the artificial intelligence systems and 90kWh lithium-ion battery from an electric Jaguar I-PACE performance SUV used to power a wireframe model of the C-X75 concept car that starred in a spectacular car chase through Rome in SPECTRE.

Jaguar Land Rover vehicles have appeared in nine Bond films since "Octopussy" in 1983, when Roger Moore made a dramatic escape in a Range Rover Classic driven by Bianca (Tina Hudson).

007 Elements will open to the public on 12 July 2018. For further information visit

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Monday, 9 April 2018

007 Food: Salad by P.J. Clark, cold pheasant, strawberries and cream with champagne

Food: Salad by P.J. Clark, cold pheasant, strawberries and cream with champagne
Bond book appearance: James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"The woman insisted that she would prepare a lunch by herself - salad by P.J. Clark, cold pheasant, strawberries and cream. Bond wanted to take care of the champagne."

John Pearson: "James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007" (1973)

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

In Memoriam: Soon-Tek Oh (1933 - 2018)

Soon Tek-Oh, Korean-American actor, who played Lieutenant Hip in "The Man with the Golden Gun" has passed away at the age of 84.

007 Travelers sends condolences to his family and friends.

Born: 29 June 1933, Mokpo, Japanese Korea (now South Korea)
Died: 4 April 2018 Los Angeles, California, USA


Soon-Tek Oh (Lieutenant Hip) and Hervé Villechaize (Nick Nack) in
"The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Soon-Tek Oh with Roger Moore (James Bond)
in "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Thursday, 5 April 2018

007 Related hotel: Hotel Ritz Madrid


Location: Madrid, Spain
Address: Plaza de la Lealtad, 5
Bond connection: Madrid photo call of Pierce Brosnan's movie "Evelyn" (2002) took place here

Hotel Ritz is a belle époque palace hotel managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and located in Madrid’s “Golden Triangle” of culture. It is located directly opposite the Museo del Prado and close by other major galleries including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Also nearby are the Buen Retiro Park and Botanical Gardens. The hotel’s façade is a listed national monument and it sits in gardens with a terrace restaurant.

It is a five star luxury hotel located in Madrid, Spain at No. 5 in the Plaza de la Lealtad, Retiro district, next to the Prado Museum and opposite the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. It celebrated its 100-year anniversary in October 2010 and was renovated in 2013. It was built by King Alfonso XIII in 1910 to model a royalty hotel.

007 Travelers had a lovely afternoon at the terrace of beautiful Hotel Ritz Madrid. We stood in front of a staircase where Mr. Brosnan also was back in 2002 when promoting his movie Evelyn. 

We ate some snacks and drank refreshments, we both ate Cesar Pollo salads and drank a glass of wine and a lemonade. Such a wonderful way to spend a time in Madrid :)

Mika / 007 Travelers

Pierce Brosnan in front of Hotel Ritz Madrid
Photo: Getty Images

Pierce Brosnan
Photo: Getty Images

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

007 Food: Two cups of coffee, one egg and slices of toasts with Cooper's Vintage marmalade

Food: Two cups of coffee, one egg, and slices of toasts with Cooper's Vintage marmalade
Bond book appearance: GoldenEye (1995)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"He shaved and dressed - slacks, a white sea island cotton shirt, soft espadrilles and blazer - in his usual time, then went through the small living room into the tiny kitchen where he carefully cooked his normal breakfast, or near enough his normal breakfast - the best meal of the day, and the most important he always considered.
The coffee was not his much beloved De Bry brewed in an American Chemex, but it was near enough and brewed in an earthenware jug. He had managed to lay his hands on Cooper's Vintage Marmalade, wholewheat bread for his toast and eggs very similar to the ones from French Marans hens. Unhappily there was none of the deep yellow Jersey butter, but he found the local variety very much to his taste.
He took his time over the two cups of coffee, the egg boiled for exactly three and one third minutes and his slices of toast."

John Gardner: "GoldenEye" (1995)

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