Tag Archive: Luxury Hotels

When in Lisbon: stay at the elegant and discreet Hotel Valverde

  Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is Europe’s hottest spot right now with a new cultural crowd and creative and commercial initiatives including Caterina Portas’ remarkable brand A Vida Portuguesa, the LX Factory… Continue reading

Sofitel St James celebrates la parisienne

  “Paris is always a good idea” said Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.  Celebrated around the world, the Parisian girl continues to fascinate fashion magazines and taste makers. This September, Sofitel London St James… Continue reading

When in Bordeaux: stay at the stylish and intimate La Maison Bord’eaux

  If you’re on your way to Bordeaux to visit the newly-opened wine theme park Cité du Vin, don’t waste your time looking for a hotel and book La Maison Bord’eaux, one of the… Continue reading

When in Milan: Stay at the Mandarin Oriental

Whether you’re going to Milan for Salone or Fashion Week, make sure you stay at the Mandarin Oriental. This is certainly the best hotel in Milan! The hotel features 104 guestrooms, including 32 suites,… Continue reading

When is Seville: rustic luxury at Hacienda de San Rafael

,  I recently travelled to Andalucía, Spain, and on my way back from Marbella, the white village of Grazamela, and Ronda, I was invited by the brilliant Scottish-Spanish entrepreneur Anthony Reid to spend… Continue reading

When in Paris: stay at Hôtel Bourg Tibourg – a charming and discreet medieval-oriental wonderland

Are we spending one of Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights or are we rather on the Tangier set of Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, featuring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, Only Lovers Left… Continue reading

When in Jodhpur: stay at the impeccable Indana Palace

I recently had the chance to visit Rajasthan and my itinerary included the fantastic city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is embedded with majestic monuments that you shouldn’t miss: I’m talking about the Mehrangarh Fort,… Continue reading

David (à la) Carter

Interior-designer, aesthete, style-maker, entertainer, fashionisto, story-teller or simply East-Londoner? It´s very difficult to categorise David Carter. And why would you? His nickname is David à la Carter after all so he’s a man… Continue reading

When in New Delhi: stay at Villa Amarya is an oasis of quiet

Villa Amarya, conveniently close to the airport and strategically located in New Delhi’s South neighborhood of the Safdarjung Enclave, feels like an oasis of quiet in the chaos of such a big city.… Continue reading

When in Paris: stay at the effortlessly-chic Hôtel Montalembert, a gem in the centre of the French capital

  I was recently invited to the beautiful five-star boutique Hôtel Montalembert and I was impressed by its subtle elegance, central location and impeccable service. The hotel, housed in an amazing Haussmanian building… Continue reading