Category Archives: Sleep / Hotels

Lisboa, Portugal

Colourful, proud, inventive, romantic, upbeat, traditional whilst pushing into modernism, the Lusitanian capital of seven hills is a must-see place. Four-day itinerary (M-F) in Europe’s new destination for entrepreneurs with a fluent English-speaking population. Day 1: Sintra / Alfama Bem … Continue reading

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Chateau du Tertre, Margaux-France

On a recent September morning, I drove along the picturesque and rolling Route des Châteaux from Pauillac to Margaux in the Bordeaux wine country, to reach Château du Tertre. This estate of 52 unbroken hectares of vine has since 1997 … Continue reading

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HOTEL de NELL, Paris 9 – France

Last week, I stayed in an independently owned boutique hotel located on the south side of the 9th arrondissement in Paris. From the moment the taxi dropped us off, the feeling was right. Tall glass doors, fireplace, design interiors… The styled reception … Continue reading

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Pauillac one-hour walking tour #1, France

For the new season, I have a feeling health walks could be a tempting experience for our guests staying at the hotel. And what a better place to start, then by sampling it myself. Thus I designed a tour and loved it… Turn left out of the Château Cordeillan-Bages … Continue reading

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House dreaming – Antwerp, Belgium

When in Antwerp, beware…. of the architecture & fun! Last week, I was back in this creative mecca for just one day – enough to once again be swept away. We were walking to a work rendezvous when we passed a monument that … Continue reading

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NY from new heights

Each time I travel to NYC, I seem to bring a checklist of must see & do. And this September, my « NY thing » seemed to be terraces. Here are a few finds that I would happily share to enjoy NYC … Continue reading

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La Co(o)rniche – Pyla-sur-Mer, France

How many a day or evening have I dreamt of sharing fun finds and unique experiences with you in the last 3 months since we have relocated to the wine region of Bordeaux? To be honest, I have ceased counting. … Continue reading

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