Hotels We Love

Hotels We Love - The Savoy in London

Karen Walker | November 15th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of The Savoy
I’m a sucker for a grand hotel and an elegant afternoon tea so I was excited to experience The Savoy post renovation. In a city of many impressive and legendary hotels The Savoy stands out. The tea parlour is one of its highlights and the afternoon tea up there [...]

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Hotels We Love - St. John Hotel in London

Karen Walker | November 6th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of St. John Hotel
There’s always another hotel to check out in London and St. John is a little charmer. Superbly located smack bang in the middle of the West End and in an adorable little building, the rooms are wee but nicely designed and the ground floor cafe’s a great spot for [...]

Europe, Hotels We Love, London, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Dolphin Island in Fiji

Karen Walker | June 29th, 2012

Dolphin Island is less of a holiday resort and more of an elegant beach home. Not just because on our weekend there we’re the only guests but because Dawn, the island’s manager is actually more of surrogate Mum. As soon as our little dinghy pulls up at the island’s pier Dawn is embracing and [...]

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Eateries We Love - Brasserie Terminus Nord in Paris

Marion Hume | April 23rd, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
They’ve been shucking oysters and stacking shellfish over ice into platters of “fruits de mer” at Brasserie Terminus Nord since 1925. This Paris brasserie is still superb and the best news, it is bang opposite the Eurostar terminal.
The chic way to travel; arrive at Gare du Nord two hours ahead of departure [...]

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Hotels We Love - The Westin Vendome in Paris

Marion Hume | February 24th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Martin Grant
There are times when a girl wants to be grand, and it doesn’t get grander than room 5054 (or, to be precise, junior suite 5054) at The Westin Vendome, Paris.
Why? Because room 5054 has two terraces and the most fabulous panoramic view from the Pantheon to the Louvre across the Tuileries [...]

Europe, France, Hotels We Love, Paris, Stuff we Love

Where To Buy Quirky Gifts in NYC – A & G Merch

Deana Bianco | January 13th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of A & G Merch
I love to give presents. Whether it is a special occasion or for no reason at all my first stop is A & G Merch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is the store where you find one of a kind knicknacks you are proud to give, even in [...]

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Hotels We Love - Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore

Marion Hume | January 3rd, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Fort Canning
The thing with Singapore is a hotel opens and six months’ later, it is so jam-packed, you can hardly find space for you and your baggage in the lobby as you try to check in. This is Boomtown and make no mistake.
So it is nice to discover there is a [...]

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Paris at Christmas

Marion Hume | December 17th, 2011

Photos by Patrick & Oscar Rignell
Why Paris just before Christmas? It’s so pretty. Chilly though. Pack gloves.
The Montalembert is a fashion favourite. At Christmas time, you can curl up by the fire, nibble on gorgeous Christmas treats (thanks to the great in-house chef) and then wander out to eat chestnuts [...]

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Hotels We Love - Dive

Karen Walker | October 16th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Dive Hotel

There’s a lot to love about Dive. It’s an intimate, boutique hotel, well put together and with a perfect location just across the road from one of the best city beaches you’ll find anywhere in the world. If you’ve chosen to be this close to the water it’s a shame [...]

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Hotels We Love - Le Richemond in Geneva

Marion Hume | August 3rd, 2011

Photos Courtesy of Le Richemond
Home. That’s what Le Richemond, Geneva feels like, although you may wish your home was this well appointed.
Geneva is a funny city to stay in, given its hotel population is a weird mix of the world’s activists attending conferences at any of the many UN agencies and the world’s wealthy visiting [...]

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