Category: Europe

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

There is something special about biking along the coast. Maybe it is the refreshing salty breeze keeping you cool, the sunlight sparkling like diamonds on the vast blue sea, or the possibility of a refreshing dip when the ride is done. Europe has the most gorgeous biking locations in world, and this includes some fantastic […]

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

Scotland’s immense beauty is reason alone to visit, never mind extras like whisky trails, world-class golfing, the fairy pools of Skye, or actual castles in the sky.  Luxury accommodations are as varied as the country’s landscape, with properties to match your preference whether you lean toward urban hotels, rural hunting lodges, tiny inns, or private […]

A new luxury micro- and mini-bikini brand from Barcelona: BE YOU MINI

A new luxury micro- and mini-bikini brand from Barcelona: BE YOU MINI

Born in Barcelona in 2013, as a the result of a long family tradition of custom tailoring, BE YOU MINI is a new, luxury, micro- and mini-bikini brand distinguished by its minimalism, luxury and exclusivity. It is not only elegance and minimalism, it’s a range of new sensations for women. Feeling confident and sexy is […]

The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

For four days every year in the city of Požega, the Slavonia Music Festival is held to celebrate the harvest of the region’s grapes among winegrowers and winemakers. Located in the region of Slavonia in eastern Croatia, the festival takes place in the town’s central square of Trg Svetog Trojstva (The Holy Trinity Square) and […]

Miss Saigon returns to London

Miss Saigon returns to London

Rumours of a return to London for Miss Saigon have been around for several years now and so it is fitting that the 25th anniversary of its world Premier in London should be marked by a new production and a return to London’s West End and the Prince Edward Theatre in Soho. Film rights were released […]

Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

The grouse season in the UK opened on the 12th August and right now you can find some of the best grouse in the market because the birds are still young enough to offer a deliciously tender meat. The breast of grouse is the most tender part; it is rich and is scented with the […]

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

If you’re travelling with that special someone, then you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. Romance does though mean different things to different people. Here’s my pick of the […]

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

I recently tested the MappLore app, available on the iPhone and iPad.  It’s very simple and easy to use, but with practical applications for travellers also. There’s also a very useful YouTube video that runs through it all in a nutshell and is a useful starting point, but here’s a written explanation of how it […]

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

Culture may not be something you immediately associate with Mallorca, but the Spanish island has a thriving cultural scene – including art, ballet, opera, and music of every genre. There are several annual music festivals, each comprising a series of concerts over a certain period. These range from the intimate weekly open-air jazz concerts of […]

Viking culture and a new food festival in Denmark

Viking culture and a new food festival in Denmark

Next month will see the arrival of a new food festival which coincides with Scandinavia’s largest cultural festival – the Aarhus Festival. Taking place in Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus since 1965, the festival is a celebration of art, theatre and music with exhibitions, free concerts and installations popping up everywhere, adding extra colour to […]

The best ski resorts in Italy

The best ski resorts in Italy

Skiing in Italy conjures up images of the majestic Dolomites, the sunny days and the long runs on pristine white snow. It also beckons the images of the long and languorous lunches to be had both on and off the slopes, and the hospitality of the Italian people who embrace visitors, particularly children of whom […]

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid celebrates 100th birthday

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid celebrates 100th birthday

She may not look a hundred years old but this week Copenhagen’s Litle Mermaid is hitting a milestone anniversary. On Friday 23rd August 2013 The Little Mermaid statue in the Danish capital, inspired by the fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen, celebrates her 100th birthday with festivities taking place in major cities around the world. The […]

Ooh la la! The 7 best streets to shop in Paris

Ooh la la! The 7 best streets to shop in Paris

As the pulsing fashion capital of Europe, if not the world, a Parisian shopping experience will offer everything from luxury haute couture houses to sprawling chainstores. If you’re searching for authentic French labels, or eccentric designer stores, you can take your pick of those too. Below is the definitive list of where to part with those […]

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Married with three grown children, four cats and a dog, Bridget King is owner of Lilylola and has always had an insatiable passion for fabric, textures and fashion, combined with a deep appreciation of the human form and sculpture. Her career started in advertising and progressed predictably into fashion and retail. She is highly motivated […]

The top luxury ski resorts in Switzerland

The top luxury ski resorts in Switzerland

Switzerland is well renowned as a unique skiing destination. It has strong influences from its French, Italian, German and Austrian neighbours, yet retains its own distinctive identity. Geographically breathtaking, with the Alps, rivers and glaciers, Switzerland is stunningly beautiful. It is one of the richest countries in the world, and it pays to have a little […]

5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is an ancient city with a palpable feeling of glory and history. Walking among the stoned streets, the haggard merchants and young lovers it oozes history. A day roaming Rome wears down the body and the mind. To keep sharp and maintain energy levels it can’t be all pasta all the time. Here are […]

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