Author Archive for Mary Clare Bland

The perfect “girl’s day” in Milan

The perfect “girl’s day” in Milan

Milan gets a bad rap. It’s often called industrial, grey and unwelcoming. I prefer to think of it as a mini New York with prettier clothes, properly made coffee, less greasy pizza and better mannered denizens. Yes, the weather in the winter can be a bit challenging, but at least there are no hurricanes or […]

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained – my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to […]

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

Discover a new definition of luxury in Marrakech

I love Morocco. It’s filled with bright colors and warm people, all illuminated by the brilliant sunlight. At night the air cools and people stream into the streets to shop, and socialize over tea in street cafes. Many Europeans go for the beaches – Mediterranean Cala Iris, fog covered Agadir, or Instagram perfect Essaouira. I’m […]