As you drive up the long road to Daylesford Farm you see a striking building that combines honey hued stone and an airy expanse of glass, framed with Farrow and Ball green. There is a sense of lightness about the place and a serenity that envelops the whole estate. Based in the Cotswolds, it’s known [...]
Honey coloured buildings, lush landscapes and charming villages. Idyllic is definitely the right way to describe the Cotswolds. I spent a couple of days there over the New Year, so I was lucky enough to see the villages still lit up by Christmas decorations. It’s a destination within easy reach of London, just a two-hour [...]
I decided to devote an entire post to this Foundation, as it’s simply not enough to have just one paragraph about it in my post on Porquerolles. It was one of the most immersive exhibitions I have ever been to. There is an incredible sense of serenity when you visit Fondation Carmignac, you are really [...]
Idyllic comes to mind when I think of Porquerolles. I visited this tiny island by way of a ten minute water taxi from Hyères. It’s possibly one of my favourite places I’ve visited in the south of France - much more low-key and relaxed than other places in the south. Porquerolles island was bought by [...]
The coastal town of Hyères on the French Riviera exudes Côte d’Azur charm. A medieval town with warm colourful buildings, it’s full of character, and with palm trees everywhere
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.