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 [...]
Avignon is a small city in the Provence area of France. It’s very much a hidden gem inside the walls. I stayed there for a brief few days at the beginning of August. Avignon is known for the Palais des Papes, the Pont d’Avignon and its annual arts festival ‘Festival d’Avignon’. There is a vast choices [...]
For the weekend I luckily managed to plan a flying visit to Amsterdam. Currently in Keukenhof (just outside Amsterdam) there is an amazing flower show until May. I stayed at the Dylan Hotel right in the middle of ‘De Negen Straatjes’ (Nine Little Streets). It’s a cosy boutique hotel with a lovely courtyard. In [...]
I know its autumn now but I keep reminiscing about my summer in New York. So here’s a list of places that I thoroughly enjoyed that you should definitely try to visit if you’re in the Big Apple! In Hudson River Park you can enjoy going kayaking for free! It’s a terrific activity to get [...]