Author Archive for Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande is Founder and Director at Passepartout Homes, a curated portfolio of spacious villas, selected for their ease of accommodating extended families, large groups, weddings, corporate retreats and other private events. The company was born out of her desire to share her family holiday home combined with a passion for travel and interior design. Paola prides herself for knowing each client by name and is dedicated to learning their idea of perfect holiday home. Besides running Passepartout Homes, Paola also works as digital Marketing and Social Media Manager for luxury holiday villas and advises home owners on vacation rental best practices.

Villas not hotels: the truly luxurious option

Villas not hotels: the truly luxurious option

With a plethora of temping options open to the savvy twenty-first century traveller, it has become increasingly important to evaluate each different type of luxury accommodation in its own terms. Interestingly, the reasons for choosing a villa over a hotel come down to similarities as well as differences that have arisen between the two forms […]

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

Gin: the new trendy drink of choice

From Bristol to Brisbane, and Manila to Madrid, gin has become one of the trendiest drinks at cocktail bars around the world. Long considered a drink for ‘mature drinkers’, while vodka was the trendy cocktail spirit of choice, gin has experienced a rebirth, going through a contemporary makeover and winning over young drinkers who are […]

Thailand’s top new trends – golfing and nature safaris

Thailand’s top new trends – golfing and nature safaris

Think Thailand and images of golden buddhas, temples, paradise beaches and green curries spring to mind. All of these attractions are available to savour in Southern Thailand, but the region is enjoying a renaissance in less stereotypical Thai experiences too, from world class golfing to pink dolphin spotting. The golf scene in Phuket is buzzing, […]