The sobremesa is about the easy conversation and laughter that more easily follows after good food and wine.

The Spanish way to do a long lunch

The sobremesa – which literally translates as "over the table" – is the Spanish habit of lingering long after the midday meal is over.

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Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast.

Review: Gold Coast icon of the '80s gets a major revamp

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has undergone various transformations since it first launched, to great fanfare, back in the late 1980s with the help of superstars Whitney Houston and Frank Sinatra.

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