Marion Hume

The One & Only, The Palms, Dubai

Marion Hume | August 7th, 2013

Those who cross the world with Qantas are getting familiar with Dubai (the hub since Qantas and Emirates became new best friends in April 2013).

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tinh & Lan Alice Vietnamese Restaurant, Alice Springs

Marion Hume | June 11th, 2013

The freshest food in Australia? I know it’s a challenge to get you to believe it could be in Alice Springs.

Australia

A Good Rest B&B, Alice Springs

Marion Hume | June 11th, 2013

If you find yourself in Alice Springs, bang in the centre of Outback Australia, check in to The Good Rest B&B.

Australia

Ngong House, Nairobi, Kenya

Marion Hume | November 29th, 2012

The first sight of Ngong House, when you round the corner of the dirt track under the acacia trees, is of a low-lying bungalow.

Kenya

Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

Marion Hume | November 29th, 2012

While there may be novels that change lives, it’s enough for me that one changed my thoughts on home decor. When an interview was relocated from New York City to Prague, I thought, “I must see the glass room.”

Czech Republic, How to Judge an Obscure and Odd Museum

Prague Art

Marion Hume | November 19th, 2012

Photos by Peter Hunt
If you are feeling arty, fly straight to Prague.
From Frank Gehry’s Dancing House (also known as Fred and Ginger House), the streets are awash with visual treats. You turn a corner and there are some weird babies with TVs for faces, by David Cerny, crawling towards you. Out on the river, there’s [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Slideshows

Hogmead in Nairobi, Kenya

Marion Hume | November 9th, 2012

Photos by Fuzz Dyer
If you want wildlife with your breakfast (not in your breakfast, you understand) then I can think of no better place than Hogmead, in the leafy and gorgeous Karen district of Nairobi, Kenya where a wild boar might just saunter past as you are enjoying an early morning plate of poached eggs. [...]

Africa, Kenya, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

The Prague Parachutists, Czech Republic

Marion Hume | October 24th, 2012

I am standing on the spot where the course of history changed. I am in Prague, perhaps 100 yards from Frank Gehry’s famous 1996 building, The Dancing House, but it is not modern architecture I have come to see.
Instead, I have walked into the crypt of a church you could easily stroll past and [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

Museums We Love - Museum of Glass & Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou

Marion Hume | October 12th, 2012

Photos by Petr Novy
We do love an obscure museum, especially one that is hard to reach yet delivers all it promises. It is unlikely you will be just passing through Jablonec nad Nisou, a small town about an hour and a half by car from Prague. However, if you love glass, you should make the [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Chic Sportif at The Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Marion Hume | August 25th, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Cipriani
Some hotels are world famous because they deserve it. Some hotels stay worth the hype. Such a hotel is the enchanting Hotel Cipriani, out on the lagoon in Venice. After many years of traveling, it always makes my personal “Top 10” list, because of course, it is gorgeous, the setting looking [...]

Europe, Italy, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Venice

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