Every now and again when I travel with just my husband, we fail to book accommodation until, you know, about 6 pm that night when it starts to get dark! We happened across Rignana when we were visiting some vineyards around Greve. We only stayed one night, but we managed to gorge ourselves at the restaurant and hike the nearby hillsides. I'm dreaming about when we can go back one day!Read More
This First-Aid care-pack means that if anything icky strikes, I don't have to lumber to a pharmacy in the dead of night, or play charades with a night concierge to explain my child has an earache! Or throwing up (or worse!).
Print this out and use it as a checklist for your next trip.Read More
Sozhou is all about the gardens. There are nine big ones, over hundreds of acres dotted throughout the old part of town. The gardens have been developed since the 11th century and give a real insight into Chinese design, and their emphasis on tranquility and contemplation. They are beautiful spaces and it is worth staying a couple of days in Sozhou so you can see a few.Read More
In a city where hip luxury hotels decked out in clean, modern design by big-name designers and imported celebrity chefs are de jour, it’s a mistake to think that Thailand’s oldest hotel, the Mandarin Oriental is getting tired. General Manager, Jan Goessing, points out: “Other hotels need the names of big designers, Philippe Starck and the like, but we want you to wake up every morning and know you are in Thailand.Read More
I just wanted to throw up some snapshots of where I am staying in Ubud for the Writers & Readers Festival, Svarga Loka Resort.
I had no idea when I checked in that it is a wellness retreat. I've always wanted to come to somewhere like this. It always sounds lovely ... a week getting "re-focused" and re-balanced."Read More
Fans of weekend outdoor lounging, high fashion and quirkier sartorial finds, plus markets brimming with locally made cheeses, plan your Parisian getaway in the boho-chic hub of the 6th arrondissement.Read More