It’s hard to know where to begin to describe Nice, one of the prettiest cities in the south of France that I visited during the summer. There are so many wonderful things to see and do, you really are spoiled for choice. To start off there’s Hotel Amour, which has a wonderful courtyard (like the [...]
Set in the sunny seaside hilltop in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferret is Villa Rothschild, a rose coloured villa created by Béatrice de Rothschild, for whom the beautiful buildings of Venice were the inspiration for the architecture of the house.
During the summer I took a trip to the South of France, where I stayed in Villefranche-sur-Mer for a couple of days. Villefranche-sur-Mer is a little village located in between Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Nice. It’s set on a serene bay with warm coloured houses cascading down the hillside to the sea. This charming seaside village is delightful for a tranquil weekend on the coast.
During my stay in Morocco, I went to Terres Etoiles which is ‘an oasis in the desert of Marrakech’. You’re driving 40 minutes from the centre of Marrakech into the desert, with the magnificent Atlas mountains as the backdrop. The scenery is unlike anything else, with bare landscapes and little rustic villages, far away from the hectic city.
Morocco is one of those places filled with wonder. Breathtaking landscapes, alluring architecture and tantalising cuisine - a place filled with hidden finds and exotic charm. When you think of Morocco your mind goes to 1001 Arabian Nights, The Voices of Marrakesh or Lawrence of Arabia.
I recently stayed at the Soho Farmhouse for a short break - it’s always lovely to get way for a few days over Christmas. There’s something about driving to the countryside during the Christmas season that puts you in a festive mood. The whole property is tucked away in the scenic landscape of Oxfordshire. I [...]
Nafplio is a picturesque town by the sea not far from Athens, in the Peloponnese. In Greek mythology it is named after the son of Poseidon and Amymone. For shopping, there are a couple of streets, ‘Staikopoulou’ and ‘Leof. Vasilisis Amalias’, where there are a number of jewellery shops and other little gift stores, perfect [...]
The South of France has always held happy memories for me, with its more relaxed pace compared to the cities, warm architecture, colourful landscapes, farmers’ markets and small cafés in which to while away the hours. I’ve been going to the South of France since I was a child and while I was there this year [...]
Symi is a Greek island in the Dodecanese, known for its colourful and cheerful looking houses. I have come to Symi every year since I was little, so I’ve seen it develop a lot over this time and become more popular with travellers. There are so many things to do in Symi, you will never [...]
Bordeaux is a city in the South West of France. You might know Bordeaux for its wine. I went to Bordeaux for a short weekend trip. It is a very walkable city, beautiful architecture, delightful gastronomy with plenty of activities and lots of culture. Contrast cafe is perfect for brunch - their orange, mango and [...]