A day at the Daylesford

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 […]

A country escape to the Cotswolds

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 […]

Fondation Carmignac and the Imaginary Sea

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 […]

A day in Porquerolles

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 […]

A weekend in Hyères

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

A day in Nice

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 […]

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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.

A day in the desert

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.

A weekend in Marrakech

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.

Winter stay at the Soho Farmhouse

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 […]

A short break in the South of France

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 […]

A weekend in Bordeaux

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 […]

Forty Eight Hours in Avignon

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 […]

A weekend in Amsterdam

  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 […]

Summer in The City

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 […]

New York

I arrived in New York to a light dusting of snow, which made this trip even more special and festive. New York is one of my favourite places to visit, especially at Christmas. I arrived late in the evening but luckily I managed to have a quick dinner at Maloney and Porcelli (they do really yummy […]

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