Author Archive for Kathryn Burrington

The perfect weekend in Paris

The perfect weekend in Paris

Paris is well known for being one of the most romantic cities in Europe and makes the perfect location for a short break. However, if you want to experience Paris like a local, rather than stay in a hotel consider renting an apartment for the weekend. Avenue Story, Guest Apartment Services and Haven in Paris, […]

Enjoy a luxury break in ‘England’s playground’

Enjoy a luxury break in ‘England’s playground’

Goodwood House, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, is one of England’s finest stately homes and the focal point of an amazing combination of unique sporting events set in the most stunning of locations. The estate, affectionately known as ‘England’s playground’, offers world renowned horse racing at its racecourse perched on top […]

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

This year the Tour de France celebrates its 100th birthday. The first three stages will take place in Corsica at the end of June and will cover 500 kilometres of some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes you will find anywhere. This is the first time the famous cycling race has visited Corsica sparking […]

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is a beautiful city with a history that spans more than more than 2,500 years with so many fascinating things to see and do – so much so that the wonderful culinary experiences you can have there sometimes get overlooked.  Here are my top five tips for tracking down the best  food and drink […]

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

Last month two earthquakes rocked the villages and towns of northern Italy including the late medieval and Renaissance town of Ferrara. Established by the powerful Este dynasty this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles, black magic and imposing architecture suspended in time. Although there was some damage to the magnificent buildings in […]

The magic of Corsica's music festivals

The magic of Corsica’s music festivals

La Balagne in Corsica, with it majestic mountains, glorious white sand beaches, charming towns and villages and luxury yacht filled marinas, with not a high-rise building insight, makes a delightful setting for a wonderful variety of fesivals held throughout the summer. Two of my particular favourites are both music festivals held in the ancient town of […]

April in Apulia, Italy - the top 5 reasons to visit

April in Apulia, Italy – the top 5 reasons to visit

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Puglia (or Apulia as it is known in English). Although yet to be discovered by the masses, the main attractions of this charming region of southern Italy can still get extremely busy in the height of the season and are best enjoyed earlier in the year. The evenings […]

5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a delightful town in Northern Corsica, with an ancient citadel overlooking a luxury yacht filled marina and is well known for its superb Jazz Festival held each June. There is a myriad of good restaurants to choose from but here are a few of my favourite ideas for quality dining in and around […]

Luxury 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel re-opens in Senegal

Luxury 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel re-opens in Senegal

With its beautiful private sandy beach, spa, marina, outstanding gourmet cuisine, wonderful staff and delightful rooms set in pretty gardens, the 5 star Lamantin Beach Hotel is considered one of the most luxurious in the resort of Saly 50 miles south of Dakar. Following a devastating fire, the hotel re-opened at the end of last […]

Top 3 luxury, boutique and eco-chic hotels in The Gambia

Top 3 luxury, boutique and eco-chic hotels in The Gambia

The Gambia in West Africa has been a popular destination for many years for seekers of winter sunshine. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa and is surrounded on three sides by its big brother, Senegal, with a small strip of coastline along which a thriving tourist industry has developed. Justifiably known as ‘the […]